Plasterers replies please
I know a few on here are Plasterers and was wondering for a bit of advice
Could any of you tell me how much a plasterer charges per Sq Metre, just had a quote here in NI and wanted to check if it was reasonable as I have no idea
Am trying to get house ready for sale and am quickly running out of money
Well, i used to be a plasterer, many moons ago, not really sure what the going rate is anymore, as i always do my own (just replastered my whole house).
are you having the whole rooms done? or is it patching work? is it just re-skimming? or are they taking it back to brickwork? if so is it being dry lined? or sand & cement? depending on these would depend on cost!
sry, i have probably made a bad problem worse!
If its cheap you want, maybe just a thick wallpaper???
Last edited by BAZnDAF; 04-04-2008 at 12:15 PM.
My brother who's a plasterer says it really depends on what needs doing whether walls need repairing etc he also says in private homes you don't normally get quotes per sq metre they price job as a whole, he also said without seeing the work its difficult to give a definate answer, he suggested getting a few quotes as that might help. Hope this is of some help. Hope it goes well
Thanks for the replies guys
When I took the wallpaper off the walls a load of plaster came off too, then another wall needs re-skimmed as the old fireplace was a long brick one and was replaced with a smaller fireplace, it looks like the plaster was put on with a spoon
The whole walls are a mess and I am fed up with the whole thing, probably 'cause my heart is no longer in the house and I just want to get to Adelaide
My worry is there are 40 other houses on the market within my area and all of them are the same as ours, so need our's to look amazing so someone will ignore all the others and buy this one quickly
I do the quotes for my husband he's a plasterer.
I base some quotes on £10 per sq m, then add or take money off if its fiddly or straightforward. If its an average size room, to repair areas then skim walls and ceiling it would be about £500.We do not charge per sq m.
Thanks Laura that's a great help
Assuming that the rest of the walls and ceiling are sound and only need a reskim it would take 1-2 days depending on how many hours the plasterer puts in each day, i have done a full bedroom including the ceiling in a day but thats a long day trust me.
and theres the other problem, if the plaster is comming off just by taking the wallpaper off then chances are there will be quite a few patches. The problem comes when the backing plaster is loose, as you need to keep cutting it back until you get to solid plaster, and this can create some large areas. When I was doing my own house I had instances where I ended up with just a small patch off plaster left ON the wall, personaly I find it easier if 80% of the wall is back to brick then just remove the rest.
Now to really cut the cost, do it your self! costs around £4 a bag of plaster (multi finish) and have a go. you will need to use a PVA bonding adhesive on the old plaster first though to seal it and give it a key.
Shame you don't live closer
Last edited by BAZnDAF; 04-04-2008 at 01:28 PM.
how much does that work out to then? at £7
The living room is 24ft x 11.5ft and sunroom 9ft x 8ft (although 1 wall is patio doors & another large window) £450 for both