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    • Camster
    • By Camster 21st Sep 17, 11:53 AM
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    Quote for plasterboarding and skim coating bedroom
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    • 21st Sep 17, 11:53 AM
    Quote for plasterboarding and skim coating bedroom 21st Sep 17 at 11:53 AM
    My bedroom has lath & plaster walls, but the plaster is coming away from the walls over large areas, so I've decided to strip it out and get the walls plaster boarded and skim coated. I will do the plaster and lath removal and the plasterer will fit the boards and skim.

    The room is 3.8m x 4.5m and the walls are 2.8m high.

    I've had a quote of 770 for the job, and I wanted to check if this is a reasonable quote for the job. I'm in Scotland.
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    • jrrowleyws
    • By jrrowleyws 22nd Sep 17, 7:27 PM
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    I'd be inclined to fit the boards myself as the plasterer may be adding a bit of contingency money onto the price as they don't know exactly what they are going to be presented with. I find the cost of plastering is dependent on how busy the spreads in the area are... If everyone is busy then prices are generally a bit higher than if it is quiet. I'd have thought you'd be able to get it down by a hundred quid but depends on where you are and if people are busy etc.

    Few things to consider if you haven't already...

    Do you have plaster and lath ceilings? Be careful not to disturb them... Or take it down/overboard at the same time. What are you doing about woodwork? Are you replacing skirting and door frames?
    • glasgowdan
    • By glasgowdan 23rd Sep 17, 10:21 PM
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    • 23rd Sep 17, 10:21 PM
    Sounds competitive. If their work is good quality then hire them.
    • Cocorita
    • By Cocorita 24th Sep 17, 7:57 PM
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    • 24th Sep 17, 7:57 PM
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    • 24th Sep 17, 7:57 PM
    It's VERY expensive!
    I had 3 rooms fixed (re-bonding/patching/skimming), roughly same size as yours, old tenement, no plasterboard (I hate that stuff), and the price was 490 for each room. And an impeccable job!
    • Camster
    • By Camster 27th Sep 17, 8:44 PM
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    • 27th Sep 17, 8:44 PM
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    • 27th Sep 17, 8:44 PM
    I'd be inclined to fit the boards myself as the plasterer may be adding a bit of contingency money onto the price as they don't know exactly what they are going to be presented with. I find the cost of plastering is dependent on how busy the spreads in the area are... If everyone is busy then prices are generally a bit higher than if it is quiet. I'd have thought you'd be able to get it down by a hundred quid but depends on where you are and if people are busy etc.

    Few things to consider if you haven't already...

    Do you have plaster and lath ceilings? Be careful not to disturb them... Or take it down/overboard at the same time. What are you doing about woodwork? Are you replacing skirting and door frames?
    Originally posted by jrrowleyws
    I have minimal DIY skills and don't have time to fit boards myself, so this wouldn't be an option. The room has a lath & paster ceiling which seems quite sound, so I was looking to get this skim coated and was given a price of an additional 100 for this.

    The door frames shouldn't be affected, but the skirting will be renewed. I had a similar job done in another room previously, and the skirting was damaged when it was removed, so it will be all new stuff in this room.
    • Camster
    • By Camster 27th Sep 17, 8:49 PM
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    • 27th Sep 17, 8:49 PM
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    • 27th Sep 17, 8:49 PM
    It's VERY expensive!
    I had 3 rooms fixed (re-bonding/patching/skimming), roughly same size as yours, old tenement, no plasterboard (I hate that stuff), and the price was 490 for each room. And an impeccable job!
    Originally posted by Cocorita
    The problem is I've had two other plasterers come out and look at the job, but never got back to me with a quote, and another two who said they would come out to quote, but never turned up, so this is the only quote I've had.

    Is your quote for re plastering the complete walls in the room, as that's whats needed in mine. If you are any where near Glasgow please pm me with the plasterers details if you don't mind.
    • agentk
    • By agentk 29th Sep 17, 10:06 PM
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    • 29th Sep 17, 10:06 PM
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    • 29th Sep 17, 10:06 PM
    Seems ok to me 250 ish materials guy and lad 2 days 250 a day.Expect them to start late finish early though
    3.55kw 2 systems 2.3 se 1.25 sw installed may 2011 and oct 2011..

    I have never been mis sold anything but i have bought a few things i didnt need!
    • glasgowdan
    • By glasgowdan 30th Sep 17, 6:56 PM
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    • 30th Sep 17, 6:56 PM
    Camster what area of Glasgow are you in? I'll give you the details of a very good guy we use for tiling and plastering
    • Camster
    • By Camster 30th Sep 17, 7:02 PM
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    • 30th Sep 17, 7:02 PM
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    • 30th Sep 17, 7:02 PM
    I'm actually in Paisley, but near the Glasgow boundary.
    • Cocorita
    • By Cocorita 4th Jan 18, 3:30 PM
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    I'm sorry I missed your post. Do you still need a plasterer? I can try and find my plasterer number and send it to you. I'm in Edinburgh, but maybe he could be willing to go to Glasgow?
    • Camster
    • By Camster 4th Jan 18, 3:35 PM
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    I haven't went ahead with the job, but I intend to soon, so I will be needing someone.

    Thanks for the offer of your plasterers details, but I would prefer to use someone more local to me.
    • road2manchester
    • By road2manchester 5th Jan 18, 12:06 AM
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    Leave the old stuff up. You are creating a lot of work for yourself. Any plasterer worth his salt would run a mile if the board was done DIY and then he was expected to put it right. If it fails later you would blame him
    Good work is not a cheap option, and despite being in the trade for 40+ years I would not plaster for a perfect finish..... its a pro job if you want it right,.....
    • Camster
    • By Camster 5th Jan 18, 11:23 AM
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    Sorry, I can't leave the old stuff up because its coming away from the walls in large sections.

    I've no intention of fitting the plasterboard myself. The job is for a professional to fit the plasterboard and to skim coat it after I've stripped off the old lath & plaster.
    • Cocorita
    • By Cocorita 5th Jan 18, 6:40 PM
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    Do you need to remove the old lath and plaster at all? A good plasterer (like mine) will work over the lath and leave it as new.
    • Camster
    • By Camster 5th Jan 18, 6:45 PM
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    Yes, it all needs to come off.

    The external walls are going to have insulation fitted and I was happy to leave the other walls untouched, but when I stripped the wallpaper from these walls, I found large areas where the plaster had detached from the laths and was almost falling off the walls.

    I think my only option would be to have plaster re applied to the laths, or board and skim.
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