Our Plastering Services

All Interior plastering undertaken, New Build projects, Renovation & repair work 

SD Roberts Interior Plastering specialist 

Using only the best tools & materials the market offers, SD Roberts can assist in renovation projects such as property development & the restoration of aging plasterwork which includes 

Dot & Dab systems
Re-skimming & Re-plastering
Drywall & Solid coats inc float & set work
Stud partitions
Chimney breast removal & bespoke plaster features
Arches, Corbels, Cornice work..

A large percentage of our work is in repairs to tired, old plasterwork including lath & plaster & mortar backing coats which over time can fail. This often happens due to weak mixes,structural movement, impact(such as nailing fixtures/drilling etc and water /element penetration or rising damp. Properties built between 1920's- 1940's were likely plastered using a portland cement backer or lime sand mortar backer topped with a white lime skim finish, the backer often contains horse or pig hair which acts as a binder allowing the plaster to flex slightly under stress.

Repairing Lath & Plaster , lime sand mortar & sand & cement backing coats

Treatment & solutions to aging plasterwork

Fibreglass mesh system

Depending on its condition, in most cases lath & plaster can be treated by covering the surface area with a super strong fiberglass mesh which is then skim coated, This system is relatively new & can reinforce aging,tired plaster enabling a perfect, crack free durable finish ready for decorating. If the lath & plaster is too damaged for mesh treatment, Then an overboard system is advised -This system involves covering the surface with a thin plaster board which is fixed into place using 50mm drywall screws. The fixings pass through into the ceiling joists / studs, compressing the existing plaster structure,creating a sound surface ready for skimming. Over board systems offer a clean, practical solution & also contribute toward added fire resistance and insulation value.


lime, cement based backing plaster on brick

Interior brick walls to older buildings were plastered using mortar based backers which often contained stones, animal hair & lime. Depending on its condition, damaged , cracked lime , cement mortar can be repaired by removing severely damaged areas & reinforcing the surface with fibreglass mesh which is covered with gypsum plaster.For a uniform finish it is best to skim a complete wall rather than patching,depending on final decoration.
Ranked 1st out of 500 UK Decorative Plasterers

For a free no obligation quote on any scale of plastering work please contact Stuart on 07904517699
serving Coventry & Warwickshire 

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