What are the most popular plastering jobs? What is the job of a drywall plasterer? Why use plasterboard to furnish your interior? Plastering work allows you to fit out the interior of your home or to double the interior walls in order to better insulate them. It is a material used to dress floor, wall or ceiling surfaces. To carry out this finishing work, it is possible to do it yourself or to entrust the work to a plasterer-jointer.
Everything you need to know about plasterer work in renovation or construction.
Advantages of plaster and drywall panels and partitions
The plaster has many advantages, including its low cost compared to other coatings, which make it a very popular material. It can be installed as a separating wall or as a false ceiling, adorns the facade as well as the interior walls, is preferred for fitting out spaces such as attics and is an excellent sound and thermal insulator. It is easy to install even if it requires a lot of attention and a certain know-how.
This material can be in the form of plaster or plasterboard. The best known is undoubtedly the BA13. The drywall may have specific characteristics: plasterboard waterproof, fire resistant, thermal and acoustic insulation. Finally, it can be natural or synthetic, fine-grained or thick-grained depending on the desired rendering.
Plaster is also very popular for interior decoration. It comes in several varieties which allow to adopt a very personalised decoration. In its range of products, you will find basic white, but also coloured, waxed, or even spraying plaster. The effects are different depending on the nature of the product.
This material therefore has a dual use:
► It is a masonry element since it allows the assembly of separating and insulating partitions among others and thus to arrange the space.
► It is a finishing material in the case of facades and interior walls.
Call on a professional Guernsey plasterer
The plasterer is the professional who knows how to handle and lay plaster to carry out your projects. This craftsman specialises in particular in the handling of material. Depending on the site to be carried out, the tradesman can give you the benefit of dual skills: bricklayer, ceiling and painter.
This professional installs board on the wall, suspended false ceilings, the application of coatings, joints and other finishes. Once its service is finished, the plaster support is ready to be painted.
In the list of services of a Guernsey plasterer, you will find:
Interior: It makes it possible to fill in holes and cracks and to smooth interior walls. It is a clean material that does not emit odours or particles. It can also be used as a finishing plaster. It will then be necessary to choose the size of the grain, the colour and the installation method to obtain the desired effect (waxed, smooth, roughcast, rubbed, brushed…).
It is used in 3 forms:
► Patching: it repairs a wall and makes its surface completely flat and smooth. A paint or wallpaper type coating can then be applied.
► The plaster for smoothing thickness: it smooths out the hollows and bumps in a wall. It is called filling plaster, because it smooths all the reliefs.
► Smoothing: it is applied in a thin film and is mainly used to smooth small imperfections in the wall. It is a finishing product.
Interior wall and ceiling partitioning: Plasterboards are used to mount separating partitions indoors. The difficulty arises from the thoroughness that must be given to the joints between the plasterboards in order to hide the screws. One or more fine-grained sandings are essential after the joints have dried in order to obtain a completely smooth and flat wall or ceiling. The board, wall or ceiling can then support the coating of your choice, paint or wallpaper among others.
Two scenarios arise:
► Separating partitions: they can be assembled in one piece to create an empty space and partition it as in the case of fitting out an attic or a new house. They are also under renovation when you want to separate a large space or reorganise the distribution of rooms.
► Insulating partitions and false ceilings: they can also fit into rails in order to cover an existing wall or ceiling. In the latter case, they have a dual function ensuring on the one hand the insulation and on the other hand the finish. Between the plasterboards and the original wall, an insulator of the glass wool or rock wool type is inserted.
Outdoor: Plaster is also used for facades. The laying methods are available according to the method, namely with a trowel, a float or a plaster. It will then need to be covered with a waterproofing product.
List of Guernsey plasterer jobs
The plastering and plasterwork are made in the second work. These are finishing works which make it possible to hide raw surfaces such as a concrete block wall, a concrete ceiling, etc. Plaster is a material used during the construction or renovation of buildings. You can renovate your interior at lower costs thanks to this inexpensive material.
Whether it is installing partitions, insulating facades from the inside or even hiding a ceiling in poor condition, this work is simple as long as the installation techniques are respected. In particular for gluing strips in order to lay joints. For an impeccable result, it is advisable to hire a plasterer-drywaller.
To get a more precise idea of the work that your Guernsey tradesman can do for you, here is a list of the services most commonly requested from professionals. This list is not exhaustive even if it is intended to be as complete as possible:
► Plasterboard installation.
► Partition insulation.
► Lining of partitions.
► Sound and thermal insulation.
► Arrangement of attics.
► Installation of false ceilings.
► Creation of supports (storage, kitchen and bathroom worktop, arrangement of plasterboard cupboards).
► Installation of a vault.
► Facade renovation.
► Interior plaster.
► Exterior plaster.
► Arrangement of rooms in a new house.
► Interior decoration (installation of cornices and decorative plaster mouldings).
The areas of intervention of a professional are varied: installation of suspended ceilings, installation of partitions and linings in dry plastering, production of interior plasters or even interior insulation. His knowledge of plaster and insulating materials makes him a specialist in finishing work. Often, individuals call it a ceiling light.