What you need to know about plasterers

What you need to know about plasterers
A plasterer is an expert in the supply and installation of plasterboard (also known as dry wall plaster). The majority of homes and buildings in Australia will have a number of rooms, if not all, with plasterboard internal walls and ceilings.

Use our home improvement directory to find a professional and reliable plasterer. Get some quotes and advice on the right type and amount of plasterboard your job requires. You may be advised to use fire rated or acoustic plasterboard for your walls and ceilings.

A plasterer will be able to install plasterboard in new builds, extensions, renovations and partitions as well as replace or repair existing walls or ceilings that may have been damaged. The plasterboard will be installed with the correct equipment and adhesions then sanded to a smooth finish so that the painting or wallpapering can commence.

Rendering or solid wall plastering is very much on trend particularly as an external finish to homes and garden walls. The plasterer will prepare the existing surface of the wall, mix the plaster as needed and apply the necessary number of coats to obtain the desired finish, whether it be textured or smooth.

Many older homes and buildings have decorative plaster features such as ceilings, roses, vents, cornices columns, arches and panels. A plasterer who specialises in the relevant decorative work can repair or recreate features to match the era of your home whether it is Victorian, Federation or Art Deco. Or a professional plasterer can help create a unique design by working with you, your architect or designer, to produce a bespoke finish that will add elegance, wow factor and value to your home.

To find a plasterer in your local area, search our home improvement directory.