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Carrigan Plastering

  • Member since 26 May 2011
  • wLocation: Bournemouth
  • rFeedback score: 7 jobs 100% positive
  • lInsurance verified: Limit £1,000,000
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external render

Ykem_53 18th May, 2011 Plastering
5 Answers u39
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For the scratch coat as we call it the trade , the mix should be 4:1 , the best way to achieve this is gauge the sand in 12 litre bucket brought from any mechant ( builders bucket). Add mortar plasticiser preferabley febmix.When mixing the mortar you should looking in the mixer at the blades .The mortar should fall from the blades like dog ears. Sounds funny but this is the best consistancy. Bead with scratch coat using either plastic or stainless steel stop or bell beads to get the finish. The Best sand is Plastering sand from any mechant. Once mix starts to pick up scratch up with a scarifier. Thickness around 10 mm. Amount of plasticer to use approx a cup full for 1 mix . Most importantly around any windows or heads of doors use Hessian Tape , which will lstop any cracks on the corners of the heads . A problem i always see on rendering thats not been applied correctly. This MUST be done before scratch coat is appied !
For Top coat the mixing process is exactly the same. Except NO mortar plasticiser, Replace this with Waterproofer, Around a cup full with water . If you are near the coast maybe half a cup more .Due to nature sea salts in the air, which can corrupt the mortar mix over time.
Hope this helps ,
R Carrigan

Carrigan Plastering 26th May, 2011
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Anybody use carlite bonding? is it better than sand/cement render

Ygrobbo 14th Jun, 2011 Plastering
12 Answers u61
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Hi there ,
I am suprised the plasterer did not want to use sand and cement . Especially Old brick work , this is because the suction , even when sealed with a slurry or P.V.A mix . Gives the plasterer an easy skim coat with muilti-finish.
Carlite Bonding is a backing coat i grant you , but most plasterers would prefer to use hardwall instead of bonding . Carlite bonding is courser and design for use on plasterboard , and basically any background. Which can mean setting times can vary . Being of the old school ways , you cant beat float and setting with sand and cement. The walls will be solid and fixing things to them , will be easy.
Always here to help
R. Carrigan

Carrigan Plastering 14th Jun, 2011
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What's the best way to remove flaking paint from bedroom walls?

Ymoojay 23rd May, 2011 Plastering
8 Answers u12
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Either rub back and use gyroc easi-fill for the cracks , depending on how bad apply a couple of coats. Leave to dry and sand back .
Or hire a professional to re-skim

Regards
R Carrigan

Carrigan Plastering 26th May, 2011
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Best solution for removing dated Artex look

Ysolentsurfer 8th May, 2011 Plastering
14 Answers u15
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This problem soley lies with the thickness of the artex , if its broken leather , straight forward re-skim. If its a thick type of galaxy . I would use carlite bonding and level ceiling out , then re- skim . This is an easy job for a plasterer . No need to rip ceiling down , if artex is ok .
hope this helps
regards
R Carrigan

Carrigan Plastering 26th May, 2011
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Underfloor hangers

Yhaim_47 27th May, 2011 Flooring
3 Answers u3
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Acoustic sound block plasterboard may be the way forward. Its is quite expensive , but does the job .
Regards
R. Carrigan

Carrigan Plastering 28th May, 2011
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Can cracked rendering be repaired without taking it all off, its only a year old?

Ydor_65 9th Jun, 2011 Plastering
6 Answers u2
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If the crack has appeared above a window or door , this could mean the joint between the lintal and blockwork needs to be taped with hessian roll, then rendered .
hope this helps
R. Carrigan

Carrigan Plastering 10th Jun, 2011
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Angela , i totally feel for you , right first thing is whoever done the plastering . Didnt seal the artex before hand , which will leave cracks , crazes and bits falling out. Due to high suction on the artex . P.V.A must be used first to seal the artex !
Pricing of the ceiling in question with materials and labour between £200 and £400, The reason im not being exact is not knowing what type of artex is being skimmed over. Example if it was just broken leather pattern , there would be no need to apply a backing coat to level the ceiling off. If it was a heavy galaxy artex , it would need to be level off. This is because multi finish ( skimm coat ) should not really be applied thicker than 3mm .
I really hope this helps and you get what you wanted in the first place.
Regards
R.Carrigan

Carrigan Plastering 20th Jun, 2011
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Flexible mortar - such a thing?

Yaires69uk 25th May, 2011 Extensions
7 Answers u6
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How about lime puddy? It's elastic and performs like cement You can use Hydrolic lime mix that's very simple - only use with caution! Toxic while wet but the next best thing to nature after dry...

Carrigan Plastering 26th May, 2011
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i have 2 badly sagging bedroom ceilings. Is it best to pull them down or under board?

Ymissgenuine 22nd May, 2011 Plastering
8 Answers u14
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I would definately replace ceiling , with counter-battening if need be . Then a good plasterer could leave a decent ceiling , i personally would never under board a sagging ceiling .As water/moisture could be trapped in the affected old ceiling . Which could leave problems for the future.
hope this helps ,
R.Carrgan

Carrigan Plastering 26th May, 2011
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Average Cost of Reboarding/Replastering

Yplutonium_cake 11th May, 2011 Plastering
5 Answers u6
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A days work for decent plasterer with materials £300 to £400
hope this helps ,
regards ,
R Carrigan

Carrigan Plastering 26th May, 2011
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Do I need a permit from the Council to demolish and rebuild the front wall of my house?

Y49swin49 25th May, 2011 Bricklaying
3 Answers u4
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Your response to the first question about demolishing and rebuild of the front wall .I think the first two guys covered it. The internal plastering you have a few options, The cheapest and quickest way is to dot and dab , then skim the wall, Job done . The only draw back is fixing things to the new wall . Me personally being an old school plasterer , i would float the walls in sand and cement then skim . Which is just as cheap and will stand the test of time .
hope this helps ,
Regards
R Carrigan

Carrigan Plastering 26th May, 2011
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I want to re-train as a Plasterer - Kettering - NN14 4XE

Ybonytone 10th May, 2011 Plastering
5 Answers u3
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Look through your local papers and call all the plastering contractors , all they want is hard working labours with common sense . i would say if your hard working , reliable they will train you .
Hope this helps
R Carrigan

Carrigan Plastering 26th May, 2011
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Moving a stud wall in a bungalow.

Ynovice_43 26th May, 2011 Conversions - General
4 Answers u1
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Stud walls are not usually not load bearing , checking the attic.
Regards
R Carrigan

Carrigan Plastering 27th May, 2011
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i have 2 leaks in my roof

Yemem 27th May, 2011 Roofing
3 Answers u1
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I think you need to be in the post a job section .

Carrigan Plastering 28th May, 2011
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Hi Rob ,
Being a stud wall i take it there is no load bearing issues. A good plasterer will be able the move a stud wall . Then if you want it somewhere else , using metal stud work, or timber . This is something i have done many times .
Hope this helps
R.Carrigan

Carrigan Plastering 4th Jun, 2011
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This definately the wrong sort of beading . You should be using either a plasterboard thin coat stop bead , or thin coat angle bead.
Hope this Helps
R . Carrigan

Carrigan Plastering 4th Jun, 2011
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The roughcasting on the front of my house is crumbling. Does it need replacing?

Yrod_68 3rd Jun, 2011 Plastering
8 Answers u1
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Blown render needs to be cut back as far as needed , if not problems will arise again. Any blown render which has happened due to water intake . Must be accessed And water proof render applied.
Hope this helps
R, Carrigan

Carrigan Plastering 4th Jun, 2011
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Leaking ceiling above bay window

Yreebs 10th Jun, 2011 Restoration & Refurbishment
5 Answers u3
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On fixing the ceiling , a good plasterer should be able to sort that out. The problem with the bay window sounds like a job for a window fitter . Sounds like it not sealed correctly. Both of which you can find on yell.com or your local paper. The first job must be fixing the leak , then fixing the ceiling.
hope this helps
R.Carrigan

Carrigan Plastering 10th Jun, 2011
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Should a rendered house stay unpainted

Ysimond_30 13th Jun, 2011 Plastering
4 Answers
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Hi there,
Quite honestly ,all the rendering works i have carried out have all been painted . Apart from specialists colour renders like k -rend. It is actually up to you though, If painting is the way you wish to go . Depending on location i.e . by the coast . I would recommend using an oil based paint , due to salt in the air. If not any water based paint used for cover over external render is fine.
Always here to help
R .Carrigan

Carrigan Plastering 14th Jun, 2011
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My new rendering keeps cracking?

Ydor_65 13th Jun, 2011 Plastering
4 Answers u2
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I agree with above comment , if mesh or webbing is not used , especially above window and door heads , these are the likely places to crack .
Always here to help
R. Carrigan

Carrigan Plastering 14th Jun, 2011
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