Category: Plastering

How to repair a Victorian lath and plaster ceiling 1. The cracked ceiling before any work. The client advised the crack was caused by a leaking pipe in the ceiling above which had since been repaired. There was a slight bow to the ceiling around the crack and from inspection the plaster was coming away […]

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How to install internal wall thermal insulation   1. Original wall Solid non-cavity wall, north facing and cold to the touch 2. Adhesive applied to wall The adhesive used is British Gypsum Dri-wall adhesive, mixed using a refina paddle mixer to a thick consistency. The wall is marked with pencil lines showing where the edge […]

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How to repair minor cracks in plaster Minor cracks in plaster are very common as modern plaster is much harder than traditional plasters and less accommodating of any movement. They can be caused by settlement, paster shrinkage, changes to the house structure or damage. I often see hairline cracks in ceilings in rooms below where […]

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