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£32£189
Plasterer near Birmingham£20£160
Plasterer near Leeds£27£167
Plasterer near Glasgow£21£167
Plasterer near Sheffield£18£148
Plasterer near Bradford£26£165
Plasterer near Liverpool£23£160
Plasterer near Edinburgh£21£173
Plasterer near Manchester£22£168
Plasterer near Bristol£25£177

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