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    07/07/2021 - Paul Atkins Plastering 0 Comments
    Plastering: Why Is It Needed?

    Plaster is among the widely used construction materials today. It comes in different types and finishes. But what makes plaster so popular and why is it used everywhere?

     

    You see, cracks can damage the walls and ceilings of a house. These cracks usually happen due to thermal movements, foundation movements, chemical reactions, settlements, shrinkage, and elastic deformations, among others, in buildings. This is where plastering comes into play.

     

    In this post, let’s go over the importance of plastering and why it is done. Read on.

     

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  • 08/06/2021 - Paul Atkins Plastering 0 Comments
    Different Coving Materials and Types

    When installing floors, especially on commercial and industrial properties, attention to detail plays a vital role in ensuring that the floor functions properly. One detail that is often implemented improperly or overlooked is the coving. Most people think that it is nothing more than a finishing touch, but proper coves are a necessity and a legal requirement sometimes.

     

    Here, we’ll discuss what ceiling coves are for and their different types.

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  • Paul Atkins Plastering
    13/05/2021 - Paul Atkins Plastering 0 Comments
    Everything You Need to Know About Pebble Dashing

    Between the 1890s and the 1930s, pebble dashing became a common rendering technique as part of the Arts and Crafts movement. It was not only cost-effective but also very long-lasting. Because of its features, pebble dash was commonly used in post-war housing construction as a way of concealing bad workmanship.


    Pebble dashing has since become a controversial commodity, with critics claiming it is unsightly and impervious. It is also believed that it can harm a property's value.


    Nowadays, experts are quick to distinguish between post-war suburban pebble dash (a blend of sand, asphalt, and aggregate) and roughcast rendering, which involves applying slightly larger stones to the walls and then painting them. Also, they agree that in certain cases, any old pebble dash would suffice.

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  • Paul Atkins Plastering
    06/04/2021 - Paul Atkins Plastering 0 Comments
    Plastering 101: All About Plaster Types and Finishes

    An innovative mixture of cement, gypsum, sand, and water, plaster is used for various applications. It comes as no surprise why we see plaster everywhere in the UK. But what makes plaster such a popular construction material?


    We’re all familiar with it being a widely used construction material, but did you know there are different types of plaster and plaster finishes? Whether you are renovating your house or building your dream home, you should know the various types of plaster and plaster finishes and also how to go about the procedure of plastering surfaces.

    We’ll cover all there is to know about plaster in this post. Continue reading.

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  • Paul Atkins Plastering
    21/12/2020 - Paul Atkins Plastering 0 Comments
    What Does Each of Our Services Mean?

    Over time, you might have heard tradespeople talk about plastering, skimming, and coving all at once and never realised that there’s a difference in what each discipline covers. As experts in all elements of plastering and more, we thought it’d be best to ensure that our customers were as informed as possible.


    In this blog, we’ll talk you through what each service covers, where it’s used, and how it can benefit your property!

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