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Machine Spray Rendering - Ralph Plastering
Rendering Advice

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
Plastering Advice

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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Plasterers Croydon - Plasterers Surrey - Ralph Plastering
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
Plastering Advice

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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external wall insulation cost
Rendering Advice

How Much Does External Wall Insulation Cost?

This article will dive into the various aspects of how much external wall insulation cost, factors to consider before and during installation, applying for grants and assess if investment is justified. In recent decades, energy costs have been spiralling upwards, and this is set to continue for the foreseeable future (especially in the UK).

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dry lining cost
Plastering Advice

How Much Does Dry Lining Cost?

Dry lining is one of the popular methods of improving the aesthetics of a building. This guide will take you through the different components of dry lining cost and address the various aspects you need be aware of when completing a dry lining project.

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Screeding cost
Screeding Advice

How Much Does Floor Screeding Cost?

If you’ve ever wondered what the floor screeding cost is, it is less likely that you would’ve found a definite answer. This is largely because it depends on various factors which can determine the prices. However, at Ralph Plastering, we are committed to being as transparent with our pricing as possible.

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Wall Rendering Mistakes to Avoid
Rendering Advice

4 Common Wall Rendering Mistakes to Avoid

The wall rendering process isn’t easy particularly if you don’t know the latest tools, not to mention the techniques. In one of our previous articles, we’ve looked at the different types of rendering finishes.

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