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Differences Between Plastering and Skimming

Differences Between Plastering and Skimming

What Are The Differences Between Plastering and Skimming?

Whilst there are differences between plastering and skimming techniques, they both achieve the same end, which is beautifully finished walls, ready for decorating. Deciding between the two usually comes down to the kind of surface you’re dealing with and, whichever you choose, the technique is best carried out by a professional.

In this blog, we’ll consider the differences between plastering and skimming, and recommend when to use one or the other.

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Plastering and Rendering

Plastering and Rendering

What are the Differences Between Plastering and Rendering?

If you’ve ever worried that you’re asking a plasterer for render when you need plaster, or vice versa, this blog is for you. There are real differences between plastering and rendering, which are to do with both their use and their composition. We’re taking a look at the purposes of each of them, in order to clear up any confusion.

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What is Coving?

What is Coving?

What is Coving?

When decorating our homes we spend a good deal of time thinking about flooring and walls, whilst the ceiling tends to be less of a priority. Coving turn the ceiling into a feature in its own right. It’s simple and decorative, drawing the eye upwards. Coving adds a new dimension and a touch of historic elegance to rooms or hallways.

What is coving? Well, it was created back in the 17th century to improve the appearance of the angle where the wall of a room meets the ceiling by replacing it with an elegant plaster curve. Whilst 18th century coving favoured simplicity of line, the Victorians introduced intricate patterning to beautify the curved surface.

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Pebble Dash Rendering

Pebble Dash Rendering

Pebble Dash Rendering FAQs

Pebble dash rendering first started to appear extensively in the 1930s, when it was recognised as a cost-effective way to cover poor brickwork. Prior to that it was popular as a weather coating on coastal buildings, reaching right back to the medieval period, and it was also used as a stylish finish for stately homes.

Fast forward to the 21st century and pebble dash rendering gets much the same response as Marmite; you either love it or you hate it. The pebble dash finish is created by throwing pebbles at external plaster. These are pressed into the render and provide a naturally coloured, rough textured surface.

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Plaster Skimming

Plaster Skimming

How Does Plaster Skimming Differ from Plastering?

The term ‘plastering’ is used in the trade to cover all types of plastering, including plaster skimming, traditional plaster work and coving. Skimming is one of the many techniques that a plasterer will apply where it’s appropriate to a specific job. In this blog we take a look at what skimming is, when it’s used, and the material involved in its application.

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What are the Benefits of Dry Lining?

What are the Benefits of Dry Lining?

Need a room plastered quickly? Want to improve the profit margin on a refurbishment? Require cost-effective, high-quality plastering for a new build? Dry lining is the ideal solution in each of these cases. But, aside from efficiency and cost effectiveness, there’s a whole range of advantages to choosing dry lining. So this blog considers “What are the benefits of dry lining?” and comes up with a few that may surprise you.

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Rendering External Walls

Rendering External Walls

10 Benefits of Rendering External Walls

There are few things you can do to your home that are as instantly transformative as rendering external walls. Whether you’re looking to add value to your property, enhance its outward appearance, or increase its value to buyers – rendering is an ideal solution. In this blog, the Logic Plastering team has come up with 10 benefits external rendering provides for your home, or commercial premises.

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Types of Render

Types of Render

Different Types of Render For Your Home

The UK may be a temperate zone, but the weather can still throw pretty extreme conditions at the outside of your home. Over time, rain, frost, snow and sun can all leave their mark on a property. In this blog the Logic Plastering team looks at the types of render that you can use to protect your brickwork from wear and tear – and be the envy of the neighbourhood!

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Types of Coving

Types of Coving

The Different Types of Coving to Choose From

A couple of years back clients were getting in touch to ask: “Is coving old-fashioned?”. Now coving is a hugely popular option for enhancing and brightening interior living spaces. No matter whether you have a Victorian villa or a new build, coving provides a pleasing ‘finish’ for interiors, and provides great opportunities for elegant colour contrasts.

The current question we get asked is: “What types of coving should I choose for my home?” so in this blog the Logic Plastering coving team provides a guide to selecting the type and material you need.

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Plastering, Dry Lining and Coving in Ampthill

Plastering, Dry Lining and Coving in Ampthill

A recent report carried out for The Telegraph placed Ampthill first in its ranking of small and medium-sized UK towns to live in. It’s not hard to see why! This lovely market town with its landmark water pump at the centre is always busy and feels prosperous. It’s had part to play in history too. St Katherine’s Cross in Ampthill Park marks the site of the castle where Henry VIII housed his first wife whilst trying to secure his divorce from her.

Ampthill has been an important trading centre for centuries, and this is evident in the historic mix of buildings that make up the town. Much of the town centre was remodelled in the 1780s, but there are also Victorian villas, early 20th century terraces and new builds in the mix. Over the years the Logic Plastering team has had the opportunity to work on some fascinating buildings, from a range of periods, across the town.

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