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Do You Need a Professional Plasterer?

Plastering is the process of covering rough walls and uneven surfaces with a material called plaster that is soft when applied, and dries hard. Plastering is one of the most ancient building techniques, with the earliest known recordings of plastering dating back to 7500 BC, and it’s known to have been used all over the world, from Africa to China.

So why has this been such a popular technique throughout our history? Plastering is essential to building a lasting, comfy and beautiful home. Here’s everything you need to know about it and the benefits of hiring a professional to do the job.

By covering your walls and ceiling with a mixture of lime or cement concrete, sand, and water, your wall becomes more waterproof and smooth, enabling you to paint it any colour. Plastering also helps prevent dust from gathering in your home.

However, plastering is notoriously tricky and messy work, and it’s incredibly easy to get wrong doing it yourself. That's why plastering is one of the great skilled trades, as the results of a skilled plasterer will by far out-do a DIY job and last for many years.

Why Use a Professional Plasterer?

There are many reasons you might want to employ the services of a professional plastering contractor. Some of these include:

  • Complexity: Most complex tasks are way too difficult for a DIY job. Not only is plastering physically tough, but it is also a highly skilled trade, which means, in the majority of circumstances, it is a job best left to professionals. This will save you time and money in the long run and ensure an end result you’re happy with.
  • Skills and technique: Hiring a plasterer gives you peace of mind knowing that the job will be done to a high standard. A professional will have years of acquired skill and technique, meaning the job will be finished much quicker than you could possibly do yourself. If a quick turnaround is needed, plasterers can use techniques like plaster skimming, which means applying plaster to pre-existing walls and ceilings.
  • Specialist tools: Many plastering jobs will require specialist tools and skills, which you simply won’t have access to if you opt for the DIY route. This is especially true if you’re looking for a special textured effect, also known as artexing, or a screeding treatment for your floors.
  • Peace of mind for the future: A final advantage of hiring a professional plasterer is that, should anything go wrong, either during the job or further down the line, you have someone to go back to. Should an issue arise when you do it yourself, you may have to redo the entire job, costing you valuable time and money. Hiring a professional plasterer is well worth the initial cost, knowing that the job will be done well and that you’re protected.

Looking for plastering services? We’re guaranteed to have the right tradesman for you. Search HaMuch to find qualified tradesmen near you.

Finding Plastering Contractors Near You: Why Use HaMuch?

At HaMuch, we don’t earn commision from callouts or sales. Instead, our revenue comes via paid listings from our service providers and traders. When you post a job, our tradesmen bid for the opportunity to be chosen for the work. Because of this, you can be sure that you’ll only receive interest from qualified professionals with the knowledge and experience required for the job.

How To Find Plastering Services Near You?

To find plastering contractors near you, follow our simple three-step process:

  1. Post your job: Find your location, either by typing in your postcode or town, or selecting from our extensive list of regions, counties and cities in the UK. We ask you to select your maximum budget, so that you never pay more than what you can afford. Post the details of your job and we’ll match you with tradesmen in your area who are qualified and experienced to do the work. 
  2. Get quotes: We’ll send your job listing to professional plastering specialists in your area. We’ll notify you via text when three tradesmen have expressed interest in your job.
  3. Select your tradesman: Review the profiles and experience of the tradesmen interested in working with you. You can use HaMuch to read customer reviews from people just like you, compare rates and see how close they are to you. You can even communicate with tradesmen to discuss the work before making your decision — you’re in complete control!

Our search tools are designed to help you find a tradesman that best suits your needs, budget and location.

Finding a plasterer near you couldn’t be easier. View customer reviews, filter by budget and start talking to qualified professionals immediately, whether at home or on the go, all using HaMuch.

Plasterer: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK

Plasterer: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Plasterer near London£34£196
Plasterer near Birmingham£21£163
Plasterer near Leeds£28£170
Plasterer near Glasgow£21£167
Plasterer near Sheffield£18£147
Plasterer near Bradford£27£166
Plasterer near Liverpool£23£161
Plasterer near Edinburgh£22£181
Plasterer near Manchester£23£170
Plasterer near Bristol£24£174

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Plaster on bathroom ceing

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We have three bedrooms upstairs, all need skimming. Two large bedrooms one with a baby window and one small single bedroom.

Plastering 1 larger wall, and 3 small wa

We are hoping to possibly have poss plasterboard and plaster to gove bit more insulation..

Plastering 1 larger wall, and 3 small wa

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Skim & paint hall stairs & landing walls

Hi - I'm looking for a plasterer and decorator to skim and then paint the hall stairs and landing of a semi detached house. I would just like some quotes on this please. not sure if I need to set separate plasterer to painter / decorator

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Rates for Tradesmen in the UK

Builder

Builder: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Builders
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Eastleigh£29£207
Bracknell Forest£42£243
Amber Valley£28£199
South Kesteven£26£178
Horsham£27£206
Blackburn£29£196
Stafford£24£192
Aberdeenshire£25£250
Northampton£25£190
Cardiff£25£174

Carpenter & Joiner

Carpenter & Joiner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Carpenter & Joiners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Broadland£20£176
North East Lincolnshire£22£176
East Devon£20£164
Aberdeenshire£26£204
Flintshire£25£169
Dover£20£160
Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£40£280
Cambridge£26£215
Wychavon£25£178
South Tyneside£20£173

Electrician

Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Ipswich£29£225
Dumfries & Galloway£30£232
North Somerset£29£213
Carmarthenshire£30£212
Stockton-on-Tees£31£224
West Lothian£30£237
Bedford£38£249
Lisburn£24£174
Sefton£28£204
York£26£208

Gardener

Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Nuneaton & Bedworth£16£133
Northampton£20£144
Cambridge£20£150
South Tyneside£39£254
Brighton£28£182
Wirral£25£186
Leeds£55£194
North Ayrshire£23£170
Flintshire£23£178
Maidstone£24£190

Locksmith

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Thurrock£57£240
Bath & North East Somerset£39£222
Kirklees£35£301
Harrogate£47£245
South Kesteven£17£155
Poole£79£205
Derby£45£236
Colchester£30£125
Arun£25£180
Bracknell Forest£64£327

Cleaner

Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Vale Royal£16£130
South Somerset£20£165
Fife£30£150
Arun£28£187
Thanet£10£80
Ipswich£15£122
North Lanarkshire£13£116
Sevenoaks£20£133
Reading£19£148
Walsall£15£116

Car Mechanic

Car Mechanic: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Car Mechanics
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Mid Bedfordshire£41£231
Basingstoke & Deane£50£310
Canterbury£38£240
Nuneaton & Bedworth£38£293
Calderdale£34£185
Aberdeen£40£280
Derby£32£272
Barnsley£32£221
Brighton£45£268
Caerphilly£35£240

Heating Engineer

Heating Engineer: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Heating Engineers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Gwynedd£28£222
West Wiltshire£48£307
Wychavon£43£264
Northampton£45£255
Newbury£54£272
Angus£38£275
Broxtowe£39£244
East Lindsey£33£217
Bournemouth£43£274
Thurrock£45£259

Plumber

Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Plumbers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Colchester£46£250
The Wrekin£39£256
Amber Valley£38£244
Newcastle-under-Lyme£36£224
Cambridge£42£272
Harrogate£36£222
Maidstone£44£247
Stoke-on-Trent£36£224
Dumfries & Galloway£29£220
Southampton£40£245

Painter & Decorator

Painter & Decorator: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Painter & Decorators
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Salford£23£166
Stafford£23£150
Chester£20£144
Cheltenham£24£192
Rochdale£23£166
Belfast£19£144
Edinburgh£20£166
Trafford£23£166
East Hampshire£24£181
Doncaster£17£141
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