Plastering consists usually of 2 'sets' or coats, applied in quick succession during the same session. The second coat is smoothed as it hardens, to give a smooth finish like to eggshell.

The time taken to dry varies according to the underlying surface, but will usually take a number of days. During the drying process the wall will appear darker in the areas that still retain some moisture. Once dry and pale, it's ready for decorating.

Pebble dashing

Is applied in two phases. Initially a render base coat is applied, after which a 2nd coat is applied. While the 2nd coat is still wet the pea-shingle is embedded within it.

It protects the underlying brickwork from weathering, and can be useful to cover existing cracks and Imperfections.


Applying a coat or more of sand and cement is called rendering. The composition of the render is usually made of sand and cement and can also be mixed with small stones. Rendering has to be allowed to dry before it can be painted.

We can provide all aspects of plastering and rendering:

  • Damage ceiling repairs or removing and replacing
  • Walls skimming
  • Plastering
  • Rendering
  • Pebbledashing
  • Floor screeding
  • Plasterboarding and Drylining