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    • thescouselander
    • By thescouselander 7th Oct 16, 10:29 PM
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    Plastering a wall
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    • 7th Oct 16, 10:29 PM
    Plastering a wall 7th Oct 16 at 10:29 PM
    I had a quote today to get a wall in the house plastered. I have no idea if it's reasonable but it's difficult getting tradesmen to even quote round here. Details as follows.

    Wall size = 4.5m X 2.3m. The job is to block up the fireplace in the wall with thermolite blocks then plaster over, skimming the rest of the wall for a uniform finish. Work on the roof (capping the chimney etc) not included.

    Price quoted £240; I'm in the Bristol area.


    Is this fair?
    Last edited by thescouselander; 07-10-2016 at 10:38 PM.
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    • Mr.Generous
    • By Mr.Generous 7th Oct 16, 10:31 PM
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    • 7th Oct 16, 10:31 PM
    yes if materials are included reasonable price.
    • krey
    • By krey 8th Oct 16, 11:20 PM
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    • 8th Oct 16, 11:20 PM
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    • 8th Oct 16, 11:20 PM
    For that price and small area, just buy a trowel, a bag of the plaster (will be enough) and do it yourself..
    It's far far easier than everyone else says it is..
    • somethingcorporate
    • By somethingcorporate 9th Oct 16, 12:13 AM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 12:13 AM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 12:13 AM
    Where in the country are you?

    I just had a quote of £200 for doing 3 ceilings including the hallway/stairs which is really awkward.

    We had these 2 guys plaster our new rooms downstairs and their work is exceptional - we needed it to be as use one of the walls for the projector.
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    • thescouselander
    • By thescouselander 9th Oct 16, 10:18 AM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 10:18 AM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 10:18 AM
    For that price and small area, just buy a trowel, a bag of the plaster (will be enough) and do it yourself..
    It's far far easier than everyone else says it is..
    Originally posted by krey

    I dont really want to DIY this one. We're spending a lot on doing the room up and I don't want to mess up the finish with a dodgy DIY job.


    somethingcorporate - I'm in Bristol.
    • somethingcorporate
    • By somethingcorporate 11th Oct 16, 9:47 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 9:47 PM
    Suggest £180-240 is reasonable then so you're in the right ballpark.
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    • ST1991
    • By ST1991 19th Oct 16, 5:34 PM
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    • 19th Oct 16, 5:34 PM
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    • 19th Oct 16, 5:34 PM
    I'm in Bristol area and had a quote to re-plaster entire downstairs (2 large rooms) stairway, and fill in some cracks in outside rendering, putting a lip at the bottom of the exterior wall outside to the rear to deflect rainwater for £2K. Very reasonable given the size of walls and the amount of walls/nooks and crannies. that was Uplands Preservations (found on checkatrade). Really nice guy, and we will be instructing him once the house goes through!!
    • anto164
    • By anto164 26th Oct 16, 11:05 AM
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    • 26th Oct 16, 11:05 AM
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    • 26th Oct 16, 11:05 AM
    I had in my mind it's probably a half day to skim (including set up and clean up), add in the block work and materials, then i would say it's a days work at £200 per day plus materials. £240 sounds reasonable.
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