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Repairing Cracks in External Rendered Walls

Repairing Cracks in External Rendered Walls

Repairing Cracks in External Rendered Walls

At Logic Plastering we often get queries about repairing cracks in external rendered walls. This is a typical query from a customer who had moved to his current house 3 years ago:

“We were warned that the render was poor when we moved in. It looked OK, though, until recently when cracks have started appearing. I’m just wondering whether it’s possible to repair the cracks, or will I have to replace the whole lot? It looks like it’s a smooth, cream coloured render that’s been used – not sure what it’s called though”

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Plastering Over Artex

Plastering Over Artex

Plastering Over Artex

Homeowners loved Artex ceilings back in the 1970s and 80s, which is why there are so many of those plaster dimples and swirls around today. Many people are happy to live with their Artex ceilings but others are determined to rid their home of them. At Logic Plastering we carry out plastering over Artex regularly, but it’s not the only option. In this blog we offer guidance on how to go about getting rid of unwanted Artex.

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What is Dry Lining

What is Dry Lining?

What is Dry Lining?

Want internal walls or ceilings plastered and paint-ready fast? Then dry lining is the solution the Logic Plastering team will reach for. So what is it? Dry lining, also known as ‘drywalling’, is a way of cladding internal surfaces without using plaster. It’s acquired its name basically because minimal water is used in its installation – so there’s little or no drying time to factor in.

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Cracked Render

Cracked Render

Does Cracked Render Cause Damp

External plastering, or rendering, protects our homes and buildings in two ways. First, it insulates them against either extreme cold, or extreme heat. Second, it weatherproofs the brickwork, adding a protective layer to ensure that walls remain dry and durable. Cracked render creates vulnerabilities in this protective layer and heightens the risk of damp and crumbling brickwork.

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external wall plastering

External Wall Plastering

Professional External Wall Plastering

Walk down any town centre street in Bedfordshire and you’ll see an attractive hotch-potch of architectural building styles, periods and ornamentation. It’s what gives character and identity to a particular place, making it unique. Ever wondered how these buildings survive over the centuries? Well, one of the major reasons is their external wall plastering.

The history of rendering can be traced back to some of the very earliest cities. The Romans introduced it to Britain and we’ve been using a variety of materials to protect our homes ever since. External wall plastering, or rendering, is important because it provides an extra skin over the brickwork. It ensures that your home stays dry, warm and protected against extreme weather, over decades – if not centuries.

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Dry Lining Services Kempston

Dry Lining Services Kempston

High-Quality Dry Lining Services in Kempston

Looking for a smooth plaster finish that’s both cost-effective and fast? Logic Plastering offers dry lining services in Bedfordshire as an effective alternative to plastered ceilings and walls. Installation is fast, and within hours you’ll have a paint-ready surface to work with. There’s no drying time to factor in, you can apply paint or tiles immediately.

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Render Repair

Render Repair

How Professional Render Repair Protects Your Home

We depend on the walls of our homes to provide a protective buffer between ‘inside’ and ‘outside’. This works metaphorically, in that your home becomes the place you can retreat to in bad times, but they also have a practical job to do. Walls keep the weather, draughts and noise out of our homes. Rendering helps with the process, by adding an external layer to protect your home’s brickwork.

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Cracks in Ceiling Plaster

Cracks in Ceiling Plaster

Cracks in Ceiling Plaster

“I’ve just noticed a crack in the ceiling and I wondered if it’s serious…”

This is a call we get regularly at Logic Plastering. It could be that a crack has just appeared in old plaster, and the caller is worried that it signals structural problems. Or maybe they’ve noticed a hairline crack that’s appeared in new plaster and customers want to know if it’s poor workmanship. We’re always pleased to help, and what any plasterer will tell you is that there are numerous different kinds of cracks, all requiring a different solution.

In this blog, we look at 4 different types of cracks in ceiling plaster, and outline the solution required:

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Dry Lining vs Plaster

Dry Lining vs Plaster

Which is Best? Dry Lining vs Plaster

When you’re decorating a room it can feel like there’s a million decisions to be made. Carpet or tiles? Wallpaper or paint? Curtains or blinds? Dry lining or plaster? The dry lining vs plaster debate is one we have regularly with our customers. We always take the time to lay out the pros and cons on each side, so they can make an informed decision.

In this blog, we’re going to go through the options if you’re looking to reline your interior wall. Hopefully, it’ll give you the information you need. If you have any questions though, you can always get in touch with the Logic Plastering team.

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Plaster Ceiling Roses

Plaster Ceiling Roses

Plaster Ceiling Roses for an Eye-Catching Feature

Plaster ceiling roses are a period feature that goes way back to the days when a room would be lit by candles or gas light. One of the functions of the ceiling rose (apart from being decorative) was to catch the grime and soot. The idea was that instead of having to redecorate the entire ceiling, only the rose would need to be painted back to its original state.

Once electricity arrived the plaster rose became useful for a different reason. Now the decorative feature was used to hide the hole in the ceiling and electrical wiring. These moulded ‘roses’ are traditionally round, and highly decorative. Originally they were quite heavy objects, being made out of plaster, but contemporary rose moulds are made of much lighter materials.

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