From building walls and floors to resurfacing ceilings and even creating decorative features in a home, plasterers are skilled tradespeople who can specialise in a wide range of areas.

It can sometimes be tempting to try to carry out the work ourselves, but with Brits spend a staggering £34 billion every year on fixing botched DIY jobs, it is often best to rely on the experts. After all, plastering is a very highly skilled and physically demanding job, so hiring a tradesman will guarantee a faster process and a better finish than a homeowner could achieve by themselves.

When will you need to hire a plasterer?

Plastering is more complex than just filling the odd hole in the wall. There are actually two main types of plastering: fibrous and solid plastering.

Fibrous plastering focuses on ornamental work, such as creating moulding or columns to complement interior design plans.

Solid plastering, meanwhile, involves applying plaster to various indoor or outdoor surfaces to create a smooth and sturdy finish. This can also include protective plastering, such as pebble dashing exterior walls for example. Additionally, most plastering companies should be able to offer a dry lining service. This is when plasterboard is used to create floor partitions and walls in the interior of a property.

Whether you require simple structural or restoration work, protective plastering or something much more decorative, a skilled plasterer will be able to help.

Things to consider when hiring a plasterer

To ensure that the tradesman you hire is properly trained, it's best to inquire about their qualifications. If a plasterer has been in the trade for a long time, they should have a 3, 5 or 8 year apprenticeship, along with an advanced craft City & Guild qualification in plastering. If they are more newly qualified, then they should hold a level 3 SVQ or a level 1, 2 or 3 NVQ in plastering.

While qualifications are important, they are not everything. It is recommended that you also ask to see examples of their previous work from similar projects. It’s also a good idea to ask for testimonials from previous customers to get an idea of the plasterer’s quality. 

At Hoppy, we make it easy to find all kinds of local tradesperson services, from decorators to plumbers and even those that are a little more niche. It might surprise people just how many incredibly skilled stonemasons there are in their area and Hoppy can help you find experienced experts that you can trust.

How does it work?

All it takes is just a few clicks. Simply register by entering your postcode and add filters to find the type of tradesperson you’re looking for. If you need assistance with a larger or more complex project, you can post your job to receive custom quotes. We’ll bring you all the top recommendations in your local area, with hourly rates clearly displayed so you don’t even have to negotiate a quote. Once you have found a job listing that fits your needs, you can choose an appointment date that suits you and make a secure online payment, saving you time and money.

Find Plasterers near me with Hoppy

We make hiring local plasterers quick and easy. In partnership with Plentific, we’ll bring you top recommendations for a variety of different tradesperson services in your local area, from plasterers to painters and plumbers. Just input your postcode, search different job adverts, filter by job type and find a tradesman today.

Hourly rates are clearly displayed, so customers don’t have to worry about negotiating plastering prices. They can simply pick the job that suits them, select an appointment date and then make a secure online payment through the Hoppy website. We hold all payments until the work is completed. Plus, with the Plentific Guarantee, if your tradesman is unable to complete the job, we’ll arrange for another expert to take over your project for you.

Enjoy added peace of mind knowing that all tradesman services on the Hoppy website are provided from Verified Plentific Pros, meaning they have undergone a rigorous screening process to ensure they are qualified, experienced and reliable.

There’s no need to ever settle for less. We’ll save you time and money and help you to find a tradesperson you can really trust to make your home a Hoppy place to live.

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