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Plasterers apply plaster to the walls and ceilings of the home to enhance the space. Some projects they carry out include:
Plasterboard installation is an important part of the building process and is best performed by an experienced tradeperson. Gyprock® plasterboard can be used in most areas of the home, as different formulations have been developed to suit different areas.
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If you are having your home wet plastered, this is simply where the plaster is applied to the walls or ceiling while wet and it will harden after it has been applied. This is also known as solid plastering. Some surfaces that plaster can be applied to include brick, stone, concrete and sheet lining (such as plasterboard).
Plaster can be used in older style, period homes such as Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco and Federation homes. It can also be used in modern homes to create sleek, modern lines. Types of plastering include:
Ornamental plastering is the use of plastering to create decorative effects such as leaves, vines, flowers, and even complete designs. You are only limited by your imagination and the skill of your plasterer.
Gyprock® plasterboard is a machine made sheet that is made up of a gypsum core encased in a strong liner board. It is used to create walls and ceilings that are strong, smooth and durable. Gyprock® plasterboard comes in a number of varieties to suit your needs, including products that can be used in wet areas, varieties that provide insulation against noise, and a variety for fire protection.
Plasterboard sheets should be installed by a professional as they need to be fitted horizontally on walls and at right angles to ceiling joists. A professional will be able to minimize the number of joins between the sheets.
Gyprock® cornices are also available for the wall ceiling/junction, and plaster usually supplied as a powder and then mixed with water is used for patching and smoothing rough surfaces.
Plasterboard is easily paintable to whatever colour you desire and is very cost-effective. Gyprock® plasterboard is also easy to repair should it become damaged.
Depending on where you live your plasterer may also need to be licensed to carry out the work. There is more information about the licensing requirements for plasterers by state on Licensedtrades.com.au.
Ask the professional what experience they have and also for contactable references. You will also need to get at least three quotes. Finally, be comfortable that the professional you choose will be able to get the job done to your satisfaction.
Plasterers will work out their rate based on the area involved, with hard plaster costing in the region of $45 to $90 per square metre. You can expect to be quoted a flat fee for a room or house - a figure which does not include removal of existing plaster and does not take into account difficult access.
* Gyprock® is a trade mark of CSR limited and is under license.
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