Venetian Polished Plastering
Venetian plaster is a wall and ceiling finish consisting of plaster mixed with marble dust, applied with a spatula or trowel in thin, multiple layers, which are then burnished to create a smooth surface with the illusion of depth and texture.
Venetian plaster can be tinted, or colored using natural or synthetic colorants. The ability to tint Venetian plaster is especially helpful when a specific color of “marble” is desired, or when a color that does not exist naturally is wanted.
Float and Set
This is the term used for the traditional style of plastering often referred to as ‘wet plastering’, where a backing layer is applied first to the brickwork or blockwork. This process requires a wet undercoat plaster such as Thistle hardwall or Thistle bonding to be spread across the surface. Once this layer has been ruled to a flat, level finish it is allowed to harden before a skim coat can then be evenly applied. This method of plastering enhances the U-Values of the wall, helping to keep your home insulated.
The decorative concave moulding placed at the junction between wall and ceiling, providing a tidy finish and stylish visuals to the room. Arriving in a number of different forms and sizes – we have great experience in applying the decorative touches to your interior design projects with a smooth coving finish.
Tacking & Dry Lining
Tacking is the mechanical fixing of plasterboard using screws. It can be applied over timber stud work or fixed to the MF System. Dry-lining is the bonding of boards to the walls using plasterboard adhesive – both achieving a flat finish ready for plaster.
Tape & Joint
A preparation mainly used with commercial properties and with ever decreasing frequency – the tape and joint application requires fibreglass tape to be applied before applying a filler and the finishing top coat layer.
Sand Cement Render
The traditional classic and most common standard finish, the sand, cement, render application to exterior walls has remained relatively unchanged for decades – and is the most popular choice for its obvious durability benefits and cost effective value.
Although no longer as popular as with recent years, we have great experience in providing a pebble dash exterior finish to homes. Also known as drydashing, roughcasting and harling – the process involves inserting dashings of shard into the sand and cement render, applying evenly across the exterior wall and smoothing for a decorative, stippled finish that actually has its origins in Roman times.
One of the biggest changes to the plastering industry came with the introduction of monocouche, and it has proven very popular ever since. The modern through-coloured and textured finish has swept the UK, revolutionising the look and feel of homes everywhere.
Monocouche is a through-coloured product, meaning there is no need for decoration after the product has been applied. As well as the clear design and aesthetic value that this provides, one of the main benefits of of this method is the complete lack of expense or maintenance required in the proceeding years, whilst looking highly decorative and ultra-modern throughout the duration.
Skim coat plastering is a two coat application of gypsum based plaster to achieve a smooth flat finish. This is the most popular and common form of plastering, and is what most people associate with the term plastering. It can be applied over a multitude of backgrounds, including plasterboard, existing plastered walls and artex – troweled to a smooth finish ready for paint.