Renovation - Plastering walls - Dot & Dab?

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by Unclehr, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. Unclehr

    Unclehr New Member

    Going to have my 1950s house renovated downstairs. The plaster is in a shocking state so it's all coming off back to brick. I get the walls dot & dabbed or float & set plastered? Not had anyone round to look yet, would like to get the expert and humble opinions of Screwfix's finest first!
  2. dobbie

    dobbie Well-Known Member

    Do it properly and get rendered and set or hardwall and set.
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  3. CGN

    CGN Well-Known Member

    Insulated PB internally on external walls. Float and set the rest if poss.
  4. mitefix

    mitefix Member

    Find yourself a good plaster who can float the walls Thistle tough coat and skim.
  5. gas monkey

    gas monkey Well-Known Member

    just a thoght you should could insulate the walls then d/d and plaster
  6. rogerk101

    rogerk101 Well-Known Member

    By far the best rooms in my house ... the ones that everyone praises ... are the ones without any plaster / plasterboard. I took the walls back to brick, then painted them with a cement slurry, before painting them with real paint. I've used a variety of colours, but you can clearly see the brick patterns on all of them.
    Not only does it save a lot of time and money, but it provides instant character.

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