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    22/02/2022 - Paul Atkins Plastering  0 Comments
    Replastering Your Home on a Budget

    Are you tired of the same colours on your walls? Perhaps you’re sick of taking the time to re-paint your room only to be met with peeling patches and paint that never lasts. If you want a new look to change up your home but can’t afford the exuberant costs of renovating, plaster is your best friend.

     

    Not only do major renovations take so much time but they can also be taxing. With replastering services, you don’t have to break the bank or tear down walls to give your home a makeover. In this post, we’ll be discussing how much plastering costs and how it can refresh your home.

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    11/01/2022 - Paul Atkins Plastering 0 Comments
    Quick Guide on How to Paint New Plaster

    So, you’re painting new plaster and want to achieve a professional finish. At this point, you must be wondering how and when to apply mist coat paint. Perhaps you’re looking for the best paint for new plaster.

     

    Painting new plaster is a tough challenge that many homeowners face when a new wall has been built or a room has been replastered. When painting new plaster, it’s important to remember that you’re not painting an ordinary wall. The task requires more preparation and patience, and there are extra steps you need to take.

     

    Find out everything you need to know about painting a freshly plastered wall in this post.

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    23/12/2021 - Paul Atkins Plastering 0 Comments
    9 Tools Used During Plastering

    It’s no secret that having the right tools can make a world of difference when it comes to a specialist trade skill like plastering. The right tools save the users time on the job while also delivering a better result to give the project that extra touch of quality. From window trowels and snips to saws and drills, these must-have tools can get any plastering job done right.

     

    We have gathered the top tools that any industrial professional and DIYer should have to complete any plastering job.

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    17/11/2021 - Paul Atkins Plastering 0 Comments
    Why Choose Our Plastering Repairs?

    Plaster is among the most commonly used construction materials in the world. Over the years, it has been the go-to choice both for home owners and builders alike because it is affordable and easy to work with. It’s also very easy to repair, unlike other materials that may need to be replaced once they show signs of damage.

     

    But plaster isn’t exempted from wear and tear. There will be times when it will show signs of damage like other construction materials found inside and outside of buildings. In our previous post, we talked about the most common plastering problems and some tips to fix them.

     

    To review, let’s take a look at these common plaster defects and their symptoms and why you should let professionals handle the necessary plastering repairs.

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    29/09/2021 - Paul Atkins Plastering 0 Comments
    Taking Care of Your Plaster

    One of the most common materials used in construction across the UK is plaster. This material is popular as it is relatively inexpensive, simple to work with, and also easy to repair. However, it doesn’t last forever and will eventually show signs of general wear and tear or damage, just like other construction materials.

     

    You may find your plaster ceilings and walls develop issues with ageing, so it pays to know what types of problem can occur and how to rectify them. That way, you can do necessary plastering repairs before the issue becomes bigger and more expensive. Let’s take a look at the most common plastering problems.

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  • 01/09/2021 - Paul Atkins Plastering 0 Comments
    The Difference Between Dry Lining and Wet Plastering

    Are you in the middle of a renovation or a redecoration project? Between dry lining and wet plastering, which option are you choosing to finish internal walls and ceiling? You need to decide between the two for getting that professional finish.

     

    Understandably, making a decision is very difficult as both options have their pros and cons. There are many factors on which the two are differentiated, which we’ll look into in today’s post. Read on to help you decide which is the better way to get that professional finish on your interior walls.

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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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    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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    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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Paul Atkins Plastering values your privacy and is dedicated to protecting your personal information and providing you with notice about what personally identifiable information we collect and how it is used, what choices you have regarding the collection, use and distribution of that information, the security procedures we implement to protect that information and what access you may have to correct any inaccuracies in the information we have collected from you.

What Information Is Collected
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Here are the types of information we gather:

Contact Information: We collect and retain personal contact information that you submit to us voluntarily and this includes, but is not limited to, your name, mailing address, web address, telephone number, and e-mail address. This information may include your full name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and, where provided, your fax number. Such contact information may be used, for example, to communicate with you when necessary with respect to transactions. Additionally, we may collect contact information provided to us during any correspondence relating to customer support, as well as in connection with products and services offered on our Websites.

Financial Information: We collect and retain certain financial information from when you purchase our products and services. For example, when you sign up for any other product or service through Paul Atkins Plastering, we require you to provide a credit card number and billing address before we will process that application. We will not sell, share or rent any financial information collected from you except as disclosed in this Privacy Policy or as necessary to fulfil any order for our products or services.

Demographic Information: We may collect and store anonymous demographic information (such as your postcode, gender and age), and use this data to tailor your experience on our Websites, provide content that we think you might be interested in, perform general improvements to the Websites, and display the content according to your preferences. Such demographic information may be shared with partners, market researchers and other third parties on an aggregate, non-personally identifiable basis. No personally identifiable information will be linked to such aggregated demographic information that is shared with third parties.

Other Information: We collect and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, our servers track the type of web browser you are using and the page from which you link. Additionally, we log IP addresses (a unique number assigned to every computer on the Internet) in order to improve security, analyse trends and administer the Websites. We may track your movement within the Websites, the third-party website pages from which you were referred, access times and browser types. We use this information to gauge the effectiveness of our Websites, track information for statistical purposes and to improve the products and services we provide. We collect this information to better develop a sense of what services our customers need and identify areas of improvement to the Websites. We may use such information for marketing purposes, and to send information to you that we believe might be of interest. In addition, such information may be shared with partners, market researchers and other third parties on an aggregate, non-personally identifiable basis. No personally identifiable information will be linked to such aggregated information shared with third parties.

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Third Party Cookies: We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our behalf across the Internet. These companies may collect and use information about your visits to this and other websites and your interaction with our products and services in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. However, no personally identifiable information (such as your name, address, email address or telephone number) will be connected with such information. They may use information about your visits to this and other websites to target advertisements for goods and services and may be used to keep track of user response to each advertisement. These targeted advertisements may appear on our Websites or on other sites that you visit. The anonymous information is collected through the use of a pixel tag or cookies, which are industry standard technologies used by most major websites. If you do not want such companies to collect this information you may opt-out.

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Telephone Recording and Monitoring: To ensure Paul Atkins Plastering customers receive quality service, Paul Atkins Plastering selects phone calls for recording and/or monitoring. These calls, between Paul Atkins Plastering customers (or potential customers) and employees, are evaluated by Paul Atkins Plastering representatives. This is to guarantee that prompt, consistent assistance and accurate information is delivered in a professional manner. In contacting Paul Atkins Plastering creating an account with Paul Atkins Plastering, or by otherwise utilising any Paul Atkins Plastering products or services, you hereby consent to any such call recording and/or monitoring.

How Personal Information Is Used

Our Use: We receive and store any personal information you enter on our Websites or give to us voluntarily in any other way and may use it to contact you from time to time. We take steps designed to ensure that only the employees who need access to your personal information to fulfil their employment duties will have access to it. By registering on a Website and providing your telephone number, you agree that this action constitutes a purchase, enquiry and/or application for purposes of telemarketing laws. Regardless of the fact that your telephone and/or cell number may be listed with the TPS, you are providing your express written consent to receive future information (including telemarketing) about products and services from us and/or our affiliates, and you hereby agree and consent to our contacting you using the information you have provided and will provide to us. This means we may contact you by e-mail, phone and/or cell number (including use of automated dialling equipment and/or pre-recorded calls), text (SMS) message, social networks or any other means of communication that your wireless or other telecommunications device may be capable of receiving (i.e. video, etc.). We may also send you information or offers from time to time to the postal address or email address we have on file (as further outlined in this Privacy Policy). You further acknowledge that you are not required to agree directly or indirectly or enter into an agreement regarding our telemarketing efforts as a condition of purchasing any goods or services from us or our affiliates.

Electronic Mail: From time to time, Paul Atkins Plastering may use your personal information to contact you by electronic mail concerning our services. These communications are often intended to inform you of important information regarding your account, or about general services provided by Paul Atkins Plastering and/or its affiliates. If you do not want to receive email from us or our affiliates regarding new services, please click the "unsubscribe" link which is included at the bottom of any email you receive from us. However, in order to fulfil our service obligations to you, we will continue to send you emails regarding your account administration, as well as any necessary information, such as renewal notices and instructions. By providing us with your email address you consent to receiving communications from us electronically and all notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

Service Related Uses: We may use your personal information to contact you about the goods or services you have purchased from us, or for other purposes in which you have expressed an interest, for example, if you have contacted customer service or made an enquiry. We will also provide you with service and account related announcements. For instance, if the delivery of a service or product is delayed we might send you an email, or other message, or if there is some service issue with something you might have ordered. Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to cancel your services with us.

Protection of Paul Atkins Plastering and Others: We may release account and other personal information when we are required to do so by law, court order, subpoena or other government or law enforcement authority or regulatory agency, including ICANN, in order to enforce or apply our Services Agreement or other agreements, or when we believe in good faith that disclosing this information is necessary or advisable, including for example, to protect the rights, property, or safety of Paul Atkins Plastering, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for fraud protection, credit risk reduction or other similar purposes. Sites Other Than Paul Atkins Plastering, Paul Atkins Plastering has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or information gathering practices of other websites, including those to which we may link and those which may link to us. We strongly recommend that you review the privacy policies of every online service you use before submitting any personal information and direct any concerns to the site administrator of that website.

How Long We Keep Your Personal Data
We keep information only for as long as we need it to provide you services, manage our business or as required by law or contract. Where you have a contract with us, we will retain your data for the length of the contract, and will further retain that information for a time period consistent with our legal or regulatory responsibilities, after you terminate all your services with us to resolve disputes, enforce our relevant Service Agreement, and to adhere to the technical and legal requirements and constraints related to the security, integrity and operation of the Sites. If you have any questions about how long we will keep your specific data, please contact us.

How We Keep Your Personal Data Safe
We work to protect the security of your financial information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer ("SSL") software, which encrypts the information you input on the Site. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is completely secure and we cannot guarantee its absolute security. You can further help to ensure your security by taking a few simple precautions. For instance, it is important to protect against unauthorised access to your computer, and to be sure to sign off when you are finished using a shared computer.

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Paul Atkins Plastering assumes no responsibility or liability with regard to any theft, loss, alteration or misuse of personal or other information lawfully provided by Paul Atkins Plastering to third parties, or with regard to the failure of any third party to abide by this privacy policy or such third party.

Contacting Us
If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, you can contact us by writing to us at info@paulatkinsplastering.co.uk.