Plastering works are carried out by our team of experienced time served plasterers and come with our guarantee, ensuring at all times they are clean, tidy, well presented and adhere to health and safety policies.
Some of the Services Available at RT Plastering
Internal plastering, Metal Stud Partitions & ceilings, Suspended Ceilings, Metal Partitions, Partitioning, Factory Walling, Plasterboard stud walling, Dry lining, Render and Set, Tape & Jointing, lime plastering, waterproof plastering, Internal wall insulation, Lath and plaster, Bonding, Under Coat, Sand and Cement, Skimming, Re Skimming, Taping and Jointing, Coving, Corners, Rendering, Floor Screeding, Insurance work, Traditional & Through Colour, Swimming Pool Rendering, Internal, Traditional Lime Render, Interior & Exterior Refurbishment & Restoration
Because we work in partnership with SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AUTHORITY OF IRELAND we can provide our clients and customers with first class technical and design support, whether it is for a single property or for housing stock which requires a street by street approach.
Dry lining the term dry lining strictly applies to the use of plasterboard to replace the two coat wet plaster finish to internal block work. This method has grown immensely in popularity over the past years due to it being quick and relatively clean to apply compared to two coat plaster systems.
10mm of sand and cement is usually applied to block work/existing brickwork after a new Damp Proof Course has been installed or a backing to receive ceramic tiling. All corners and junctions are protected with beads.
Plaster boarding quite simply means the application of plasterboard to surfaces such as timber or metal
When plaster boarding to timber or metal we call this boarding and this is a fairly easy process. Measure the sheet of plasterboard, make any necessary cuts then fix the plasterboard to the timber/metal ceiling joists or timber/metal stud walls using drywall screws.
Plaster skimming to plasterboards is a popular method of providing a smooth, seamless surface ready to receive decorative treatment. Skim plastering gives many of the advantages of a traditional plaster finish combined with quick turnaround on site. Surface preparation simply involves joint reinforcement and plaster is trowel-applied to the wall or ceiling to a 2mm thickness.
TIMBER & METAL STUD PARTITION WALLS
Timber and metal stud partitioning is a system used for the assembly of frames for compact non-loadbearing walls. Metal stud partitioning is lightweight and the unique design of the components ensures high strength with easy installation.
Metal stud partitions are suitable for both domestic and general commercial use. They are strong, high performance systems which are:
COVING – GYPROC AND ORNATE
Gyproc cove gives a high quality look to any room, it is a gypsum plasterboard moulding in traditional cove profile. Gyproc Cove 100 is ideal for most domestic applications. Gyproc Cove 127 is suitable for larger rooms and commercial applications.
RE-SKIMMING EXISTING PLASTERWORK
If the existing plasterwork has not blown (de-laminated from the original substrate) existing plasterwork can be re-skimmed using a sealer and an appropriate finishing plaster, hairline cracks are generally due to age and shouldn’t be a problem.
Over boarding an existing lath and plaster ceilings with plasterboard is a better option to avoid any future movement on badly cracked ceilings. This is a relatively inexpensive way of achieving the look of a freshly plastered walls and ceilings.
SUSPENDED / REPLACEMENT CEILINGS
These ceilings can be constructed in either lightweight galvanised metal or timber. The lightweight galvanised gris is suspended be either strap hangers or angle sections fixed to the structural soffit. Plasterboard is then screw fixed to the metal and a 2mm skim coal of plaster can be applied to achieve a more traditional plaster finish. The lightweight galvanised m/f ceiling can be a flat level structure or curved to give various impressions depending on the clients request.
Over boarding an existing lath and plaster ceiling with plasterboard, followed by a 2mm skim of plaster is another option if they are badly cracked.
TWO COAT PLASTERING (FLOAT & SKIM)
Two coat plastering is a combination of an undercoat plaster with finish, commonly used in both new work and refurbishment. Two coat work has many advantages over render/plaster and skimming. Two coat dries faster than the traditional render and finish plaster, meaning a faster completion. It also shrinks less, reducing the risk of cracking.