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Plastering Plasterer  St Albans

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  • Ceilings, Walls and Floors St Albans
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  • Floor Screeding / Skimming over Artex St Albans
  • Listed Building Character Property Ornate Plasterwork Conservation
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  • Curved Walls Complex plaster, rendered Curves - Oval Windows / Round Windows / Arches a specialty.
  • Complex Art Deco & Georgian period ornamental fibrous plaster
  • Restoration & Stucco Plaster. Church roundels & Arches
  • Early House Work. Lime Render Lime Plaster and Horse-hair, Lime Putty, Ionic Hemp, Reed, Wattle & Daub Parget Historic Restoration
  • Pebbledashing Pebble dashing Saint Albans
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  • Proper 'Fitted Skirtings Specialist - an old seldom used craft (board does not fit to plaster, plaster fits to boarding - looks far better, the correct way to do it)
  • Lime Render Hempcrete
  • Lath & Plaster

Hello, I'm John. I've been established as a plasterer for 24 years. Plastering is what I do and I Iove it, so from simple plaster board ceilings in new-builds and semis, to restoration work on Grade 1 & 2 Listed buildings. I resolutely believe in my trade, I'm 6ft 3inch tall & I LOVE CEILINGS!!!!

I'm friendly, reliable and a clean worker. I pride myself in the craft of plastering, screeding and render work.

The latest methods and materials are usually quicker, so are more cost-effective, I'm very happy to talk to you about which methods and materials are really the wiser for you and your job. Often the time-served traditional approach is still the right way,

I'm a keen amateur water-colour artist & sculptor in my spare-time, this seemingly unrelated skill is often needed in my work, and almost always in character properties. My advice and your quote will always be free.

How do I work? I was privileged to be trained by a craftsmen from a past generation. 'Fit as a fiddle' into his 90s, he had all the true skills. His name was Cyril, he was the very best of his trade - he could boast that he trained with his Grandfather at Pancreas Chambers. In Cyril's memory, I'm proud to be holding his skills. As I said, often it still stands - the age-old way, 'Cyril's Way' is the right way, please ask me more about the best way to do your work when we meet.

I like to do the best work, you'll benefit from my experience, so be it simple or complex, dare I say, as a point of honour, you'll always receive competitively priced, well crafted workmanship.

I'm not one to forget to respect your home and property, as your home, not just as another building site. I leave your job clean and tidy.


My usual work is in a 10 mile radius of Watford. Where your work is more specialist I can travel. Small jobs are fine, so from a few hours work to a whole property, I take on jobs of any size.

I will give you a free quote and advice. I work weekends too. Most plastering questions I hope are answered at the foot of this page. - for more in-depth help, I am available 9am to 8pm. Ring me now.
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This shot shows the plastering 'finish' coat.
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Plastering Plasterer Saint Albans Amersham Rickmansworth

Are you in need of a smooth finish to paint or re-paper?
You need a reliable Local Plasterer


I work in and around the Watford Stanmore and Rickmansworth areas. I'm an honest hard-working bloke and only do first class work. Ring me now, I'd love to hear from you.
Contact Me:  
    •   Plastering
    •   Tape and Jointing
    •   Dry Lining
    •   Coving
    •   Rendering
    •   Lime Rendering Stucco Plasterwork
    •   Pebble Dashing
    •   Walls Floors Ceilings
    •   Screeding
    •   Contact me, John Cooper for a Free Quote

Budget option; Some customers to save costs remove old plaster themselves.

John Cooper
21 Cassiobridge Road Watford WD18 7QL
01923 225 634 / 07900 035060



Frequently Asked Questions on Plastering

Q, How do I Remove artex from my walls?
A, Artex can sometimes be removed by using a Wallpaper Steamer, or try scraping & soaking the Artex using a wet sponge or a used washing-up liquid bottle.

Q, What is the best plaster to use
A, British plasterers use Thistle Products, made by British Gypsum. There's a range of plasters from background to finishing. Sand and cement is sometimes used as a base coat. Older properties use Lime plaster. Usually a requirement in Listed Buildings.

Q, How long does it take to dry, before you can paint it,
A,Drying times vary according to the depth of plaster and to the weather conditions, On a hot summer's day for example, Skimmed plasterboard is sometimes ready to be painted the following day. Generally a week to 10 days should be ample time.

Q, What sort of undercoat should I use first to seal the plaster
A, Ideally plaster should never be painted, this is particularly true of lime -plaster where only lime-wash or distemper should be used. Thistle walls should have a light wash of PVA or wallpaper paste. Best of all, use 'sizing'.

Q, Why is my plaster not drying out properly
A, If you use a One coat Emulsion on bare plaster, any plaster will peel. All plaster will eventually dry out, unless more water is being added to it , as in the case of a leak!

Q, When mixing Plaster what is the best mix to use.
A, The correct ratio of water added to the Plaster gives a creamy, smooth Plaster, The amount varies according to the type of plaster.

Q, Can I reduce costs
A, Yes: take the old plaster off yourself. It's often 25% of the job. If its lime-plaster and your property is Listed, keep it for re-use.

Q. Can I reduce costs more
A, Yes: Get the materials to the job ready. Why pay me to stand around in a builders merchants or on the phone ordering materials

Call me now on 01923 225 634 John or Email me Here

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