Arc Plastering & Stoves

My name is Mark McRae. Arc Plastering & Stoves is based in Gateshead and has been trading for 15 years. We provide all plastering services and are also Hetas registered stove installers. We pride ourselves on consistent quality and customer care. We are tidy, friendly and most of all we provide the highest standard of work.


  1. Plastering
  2. Fireplaces & Flues

About Arc Plastering & Stoves

I established Arc Plastering in 2006 after training with a local plastering firm.
Most of my work has been through word of mouth. I take great care to ensure each job is completed to a high standard. I also take the extra time to leave the working area clean, tidy and hoovered.

Most domestic work that people require are re-skims. This is where walls or ceilings are damaged, blown or no longer have a smooth finish and the customer wants a a smooth finish they can paint on.
These are most of our jobs and our customers are always amazed at how smooth the walls are left on completion.

I have covered many artex walls and ceilings and each one is unique. It is important to know a lot about artex before you plaster. Some artex contains small amounts of asbestos, some artex ceilings will require overboarding, some high sheen artex coverings require a special primer before skimming.
You can be confident that whatever type of artex you need covering that we have the experience and knowledge to tackle each job correctly.

In addition to plastering we provide a cornice installation and cornice repair service.
I have recently finished a plastering project for a client in Durham city. On completion they decided they wanted a grand georgian feel to the large rooms. After showing them through some brochures they decided to have large Georgian style cornice installed in every room.
If you have a small area of damaged cornice we are able to take a profile of the existing cornice and either repair it on site or have some lengths made up and installed.

For the outside of properties we have experience in the application of new through coloured renders. These are exterior wall coatings that are pre coloured and require little if any maintenance.
I can provide sample booklets at request which show various finishes and colours that are available which help customers visualize what a finished job will look like.

Damp proofing has come a long way over the last 20 years and we work in conjunction with a major damp proofing supplier to ensure we are using the best products available for each individual job. Damp proofing doesn't have to be messy or overly disruptive and new methods can provide a 48hr start to fully decorated time period.

Finally after numerous requests we now provide a labouring service where i can provide a hard working labourer for job preparation including wallpaper stripping, minor demolition and much more.

Consistent Quality and Care
This is the foundation of the business and I hope we can be of service to you in the future.

Latest reviews

  • Install log burning fire

    Very professional and excellent job installing new log burner.

  • Install new log burner and flue

    Great job completed during Covid restrictions. Helpful, clean and tidy.

  • Install new log burning fire

    Mark replied to my job advert quickly and came over to quote at a time that was suitable for me . He talked me through the work needed to install wood burning fire and some plastering .
    Mark carried out the work to a high standard , he explained in full detail how to operate the stove fire .
    Would like to Thank his team Kyle & Brandon for there work .
    Mark also fixed my breast wall which had previously been done by another plasterer but plaster had blowning , he also done extra work at last minute when wanting cupboard taking out and plastering done .
    The mess was kept to a minimum and cleaned up each time .
    Mark is a cheerful guy , professional , respectful , courteous and trustworthy , I have no hesitation in recommending him .
    Not to mention he give me discount too .
    Thank you for all you work .