Your home is your castle. But over time it can start looking tired or develop problems that need fixing. You may have moved into a new home or are in the process of remodelling your current one. Either way, there may come a time when you need the services of a good quality plasterer.
Well, here at J & H Lynch, we pride ourselves on the quality of the plastering services we offer our clients. Our experts have years of experience creating personalised solutions for a variety of domestic customers in and around the Oxford area.
We can offer both traditional and modern plastering solutions, including skimming walls (see our skimming section here), removing and replacing cracked or damaged plasterwork, filling holes, and treating and replacing mouldy or damp plaster. We understand how stressful issues with your home can be and our fully trained team can provide quick solutions that offer excellent quality at a reasonable price.
What is Plastering?
We all think we know what plastering is, right? But do we know why it is essential to our homes? Plastering, (or plasterwork as it is often called in the trade), is the process of applying a smooth layer of plastering materials over ceilings and interior or exterior walls to create a level, clean, and attractive finish.
Plastered walls not only look good but they allow you to decorate your home with paint or wallpaper as well as providing a surface to hang pictures and other items from.
Plastering is often applied during construction but may also be reapplied when remodelling or renovating your home or to fix any issues you have with current plasterwork.
What is Domestic Plastering?
Domestic plastering is a service offered to residential homeowners and their premises. It is different to commercial plastering in that jobs are generally smaller scale and require less time to complete.
Domestic plastering solutions can range from full wall skimming, to removing and replacing damaged plasterwork, to filling holes. The range of issues plasterwork can develop makes each job unique and requires bespoke solutions to fix. This is why all our plasterers discuss problems with customers in detail before offering them the right solution for them.
Domestic Plastering Solutions Offered by J & H Lynch
Problems in your home can become stressful very quickly. That’s why our team work quickly and efficiently to make sure your plastering issues go away.
All our plastering solutions are tailored to meet your needs and address your issues while keeping disruption to your home to an absolute minimum.
Here are some of the plastering services we offer:
Full Premises Plastering Solutions
Have you moved into a new home? Have you had a new extension built on your property? Have you remodelled your loft or living room? Are your walls becoming tired or have they succumbed to damp? If any of these statements apply to you then chances are you need our help. Here at Lynch Brother Homes, we provide an extensive and complete plastering solution for your home that includes skimming walls and ceilings, filling holes, patching problems, and sprucing up plasterboard.
No property is too big or too small and we have experience working with all types of property, including:
- New-build properties
- Stone cottages
- Post-war housing
- Apartments and flats
- Outbuildings and garages
- Commercial properties (see our commercial plastering services)
Partial Plastering Solutions
You may not need your entire home (or a large part of it) replastering but require a solution for one room or area. Maybe you have water damage in your kitchen, or you’ve remodelled the study? Maybe your roof has leaked, or you have a hole in your bedroom wall? Here at Lynch Brother Homes our team of experts will find a professional solution for you no matter how big or small the job.
Removal of Defective Plastering
One of the first things any plasterer will have to do when fixing a plasterwork issue is to remove any damaged plaster from the surface. This may be done in small areas or across entire walls and will be dictated by the underlying problem. If the issue is localised, specific areas of plasterwork may be removed. If the issue is widespread or the plasterwork is tired or poor quality, then the entire surface may need to be stripped. Our team will professionally remove plasterwork without making a mess. They will also ensure surfaces are correctly prepared so any new plaster bonds correctly and lasts.
Filling Holes and Cracks in Plasterwork
Holes and cracks in plasterwork is a common problem experienced by many homes. Our team of professional plasterers are fully trained in the art of preparing holes and cracks so plaster or filler bonds and applying new plaster to create a smooth, clean finish that is indiscernible from the surroundings with the naked eye.
Fixing of Current Plasterwork Issues
Plasterwork can develop many issues over time. Here are a few that our team can help you with:
- Bond Failures – Bond failures are where plasterwork peels, flakes, or comes away from the underlying wall structure as the result of movement, poor keying, moisture in the wall, or the wrong grade plaster being used. Bond failures often require the removal of existing plaster before new plaster is correctly applied.
- Damp Issues Within Plasterwork – Moisture can penetrate plaster and the underlying wall structure leaving it discoloured or damaged. The first thing our experts will do is locate the cause of the damp and advise how this can be resolved before removing the damaged plasterwork and replacing it with a clean, smooth solution that lasts.
Types of Plaster Our Professionals Work With
Our experts work with a variety of different plaster solutions to suit your needs, including:
- Gypsum Plaster – Gypsum plaster is one of the most common types of plaster and is cheap, fireproof, and has excellent moisture resistance and thermal properties.
- Lime Plaster – Lime plaster is generally found in older properties and requires more maintenance than gypsum.
- Portland Cement Plaster (Stucco) – Stucco is a durable and long-lasting plaster compound (can last anywhere between 40-90 years) often found in commercial premises.
- Clay Plaster – Clay Plaster can be expensive but looks great and is a great eco-friendly option.
For a complete guide to the types of plaster you can get in the UK head over to this page at diydoctor.org.uk.
Why You Should Use Us for Your Domestic Plastering in Oxford?
Here at J & H Lynch, we are incredibly proud of the plastering solutions we offer. All our plasterers are qualified, skilled, and trained to deal with all types of plastering solutions and decorating techniques.
We offer our services primarily within the Oxford region and have a vast wealth of experience with properties in the area. No job is too difficult, too big, or too small for our friendly team.
Speak to one of our team today or leave us a message in the contact us section to see what we can do for you.