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Plastering Drying Times
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Plastering Drying Times

In this article, we explore a common question relating to plastering drying times. How long does it take for the plastering to dry? The answer is not as straightforward as it seems as there actually isn’t a definite answer. There’s so many different factors that affect plaster drying time and we will dig into it in more detail.

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Why does plaster crack?
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Why Does Plaster Crack?

Cracks can be a sign of plaster damage, and it’s true that cracks are part of the history of buildings. They are, however, also signs of structural weakness that can lead to further problems if not fixed. So why does plaster crack? Are there ways to prevent them? Are they fixable?

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building materials price increasing
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Why Are Building Material Prices Increasing?

The shortage in construction materials is likely to continue creating supply chain pressure going into 2022 and beyond, but despite recent reports suggesting otherwise, suppliers have been reporting an easing of supplies and have been recording higher profits on their stock. We address the question why are building material prices increasing and what you can do about it.

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Cost to plaster a room
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How Much Does It Cost To Plaster A Room?

If you’re looking for plastering options and wondering how much it would cost to plaster a room, this article is for you. If your home’s interior walls have lost their lustre, you might need to have the wall plastered and renewed. This procedure will leave you with a smooth base for decorating. 

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hire a good plasterer
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How To Hire A Good Plasterer

Consider this article a guide on how you can hire a good plasterer. Whether you’re looking to plaster an entire home or just a simple patch here and there, knowing the basics will help you decide if the work is even worth it. 

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Suspended ceiling cost
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Suspended Ceiling Cost

Suspended ceilings are a great option if you’re looking for change, but don’t want to make too big of a statement. It’s quick and easy to install, but with the right design, it can look aesthetically pleasing. If you’re unsure of how much installing a suspended ceiling cost, you will find all the details in this article.

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Machine Spray Rendering - Ralph Plastering
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Machine Spray Render vs Traditional Render

Wall coatings are an easy way to make any structure look like new without expensive renovations. It adds an element of character and personality to every home or business. In this article, we are going to explore the two main options to apply – a machine spray render finish or a regular, hand-led rendering technique.

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Ceiling replacement cost
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Ceiling Replacement Cost: Factors to Consider

How much does ceiling replacement cost? Ceiling repair or replacement can be a difficult and costly job. To help homeowners get a handle on the financial commitment they need to make, let’s understand the elements of a ceiling and see other factors that should be considered before making any ceiling replacements.

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Plastering Advice

Best Type Of Plaster To Use

There are hundreds of plaster types, each with its own characteristic properties. While most plasters look identical on the outside, their compositions and their applications differ from one type of plaster to the next. Generally speaking, you will find more than a dozen types of plaster on the market today. But what is the best type of plaster available or you?

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plasterboard types
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Best Plasterboard Types

Here you will find answers to some frequently asked questions about the installation processes of plasterboards. This guide is intended for anyone that is curious about the three plasterboard types that are available and/or looking for information on which board would be best for their project.

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