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Guide to Plastering Prices

PlasteringPlastering is a quick and easy way to help keep your home strong and secure – plus it costs a lot less than you might think!

Whether you’ve just moved into a new property or simply fancy redecorating the place, plastering is always a good place to start with home refurbishment and interior decoration. A good plastering job provides a strong, durable base for you to work with, so new wallpapers or coats of paint won’t look garish, crooked or misshapen when they are finally applied.

When you are budgeting for plastering costs, you should make a list of all the things you want out of a good plasterer. For starters you want someone who has experience in the field and knows exactly what they’re doing; a competent contractor will lay out dustsheets and remove large and/or valuable items from the room before starting work, and provide waste disposal facilities for old, removed plaster if necessary. They should also arrive fully equipped with all the tools and materials necessary to get the job done on time, and to a standard that suits you.

Plastering, Re-Plastering and Ceiling Plastering Costs

So now you know what you’re looking for – but exactly how much does a plasterer cost? Well, the following table lists the different plastering rates according to the size of the project and exactly what kind of plastering job you are looking for:

Plastering Re-Plastering Ceiling Plastering
Small £530 £255 £228
Medium £630 £290 £285
Large £985 £400 £450

Of course, these plastering prices are just estimates based on a number of different jobs, and for the most accurate information about the cost of plastering you should get in touch with as many different local plasterers and/or national companies for free, unbiased quotes. Some might prefer to charge plastering prices per square metre, or by the hour rather than for an entire job. If you fancy giving the plastering a go yourself that’s fine too – just make sure you feel confident enough with the allocated time and materials you’ve gathered to get the job done at a high-quality standard; otherwise you’ll end up with a poorly plastered, shoddy looking wall that only needs to be re-plastered by a professional anyway. (Plus don’t forget that you will have to budget for and purchase all the materials and tools yourself, which could work out to be just as much as a single plastering job by a qualified contractor anyway!)

Remember, prices for plastering will also vary depending on where you live and the kind of plastering job that needs completing (walls are usually cheaper than floors and ceilings, while simple square rooms are often plastered at a lower cost than strangely shaped upstairs rooms or awkwardly set-out hallways and landings etc). Just make sure you look around for the best deal and compare a number of different quotes before taking up a final offer!

*All prices sourced from Accurate as of March 2013.

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