Renovating an older property can be a great way to get your dream home and climb the housing ladder, but it’s important that you do your research to be sure that the end result is exactly how you imagined. Take plastering. While it might look easy, it’s actually a real skill. Common DIY mistakes include mixing the plaster badly, taking too long so it dries, and applying it too thickly so it takes hours of sanding to fix. Watch an expert at work, and you’ll soon see why this is one job best left to the professionals.
At British Gypsum we use a network of independent plasterers who have been carefully assessed and accredited as members of our plasterer scheme. All of our Certified Plasterers agree to a code of conduct so that you know exactly what to expect from the initial quotation, right through to the completed work. And with a two-year workmanship guarantee, you can be assured of the highest quality finish whatever your plastering requirements.
Our Certified Plasterers assure the highest quality finish whatever your plastering requirements
Spend time now, save money later
To ensure that your home will work for you and your family now and for years to come, its essential to use building materials that are flexible enough to cope with everything life throws at it. Taking a ‘fabric first’ approach means you can decide where to spend and where to save. And one area where there is real potential to make a difference is the quality of your interior walls.
Real plastering is a craft. Investing the money in using a professional tradesman will offer a higher standard of finish. Of course, British Gypsum Certified Plasterers have the knowledge and experience to recommend exactly the right product for your needs so that your home won’t only look good, but stay looking that way without the need for extensive maintenance or repair.
Plaster can do more than you think
All plaster is not created equal. Our ThistlePro performance plasters offer a range of different benefits, from durability, to making hanging pictures and photos a breeze…even improving indoor air quality.
ThistlePro DuraFinish plaster is 60% tougher than standard plaster, and far more resistant to everyday wear and tear, which helps keep your home looking smarter for longer. This makes it perfect for use in high traffic areas such as halls, stairways and kitchens, where your walls are more easily prone to damage.
If you’re looking for something a bit different, ThistlePro Magnetic plaster attracts magnets, allowing for the creation of an interactive wall which can be changed at any time without the need for nails, staples, pins or blue tac. This makes it a great choice for the kitchen, home office or hallway, and ideal for kids’ rooms as they can put up their favourite posters or display their latest artwork with ease. Simply apply to new or existing walls, and once dry it can be finished with matt paint, chalkboard or blackboard paint or even covered with wallpaper.
ThistlePro Magnetic Plaster is ideal for kid’s rooms as they can put up their favourite posters or display their latest artwork with ease
Your choice of plaster can even enhance your environment and contribute to a sense of wellbeing. ThistlePro PureFinish plaster contains ACTIVair technology that locks away common pollutants called VOCs – volatile organic compounds - one of the most common VOCs is formaldehyde. These pollutants are naturally emitted into your home by people, pets and cleaning products and items such as furniture. ThistlePro PureFinish plaster will continue to work for 50 years, absorbing formaldehyde emissions as you redecorate or introduce new furnishings into your home, improving air quality and making indoor spaces healthier for longer.
For a great finish now – and for years to come
According to a survey by Nationwide, as many as six in ten Brits will have reached for the tools over the last May Day bank holiday weekend…and over a fifth will need to contact a professional tradesperson to rectify or repair the results. So if plastering is on your Summer to-do list, save yourself the misery: call in a professional from the start.