Plastering quote / advice- how much?

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Found 19th May
I need a hallway ceiling re skimmed. A false ceiling was put in about 9 years ago and skimmed but either due to movement or the dodgy scouser who did it there are now cracks on a few of the joints.

Is 8 x 1 metre and about 2.3m high. I reckon a skilled plasterer could do it within a couple of hours but not too sure about any waiting times.

Any advice on how much I should be paying for a good job?

Thanks in advance

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£150-200 in my recent experience, but really depends where you are in the country

going rate is £50-60 per wall in our area, generally that's classed as 2.4 x 4m

£150 a day for a skilled tradesman. I'd also suggest putting up new plasterboard first as we had our house skimmed 3 years ago and all the ceilings have cracks where the old board joins are... if we had put up new boards and scrim tape that prob wouldn't have happened. Live and learn I guess.

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Thanks for the responses. We have a proliferation of chancers and conmen and cowboys round here

Replacing our condemned boiler was a complete nightmare finding someone reasonably priced and honest. Ironically after about 7 quotes it was a recommendation from a neighbour who serviced hers and he was the cheapest by a long shot and put in the best boiler - Vaillant - when others wanted to put in Baxi and Gloworm

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chrisbluebird

£150 a day for a skilled tradesman. I'd also suggest putting up new … £150 a day for a skilled tradesman. I'd also suggest putting up new plasterboard first as we had our house skimmed 3 years ago and all the ceilings have cracks where the old board joins are... if we had put up new boards and scrim tape that prob wouldn't have happened. Live and learn I guess.



Thanks - but that is exactly what has happened haha! False plasterboard ceiling put in to accommodate down lights so was scrim taped - that's where the cracks have appeared!

Like a said a dodgy scouser, Ray, with a basin haircut did it. But it may be movement instead of Ray's rush job.

BTW if Ray was Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Geordie, Manc, Cockney or Brummie - he still would have been dodgy!

This post is a bit "RAY-sist" LOL Leave Ray alone..
Edited by: "staffs1959" 19th May

Cracks in skimmed plaster at the joints is common and will happen again - you're better off just filling it then repainting

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staffs1959

This post is a bit "RAY-sist" LOL Leave Ray alone..



Haha seriously Ray deserves it! I'll draw you a mental pic.

We live in the South. Scouser, 55 ish, 5'6"ish - Tom Cruise kind of size, 15 ish stone. Haircut - spiked on top - obviously with product - basin ish at the front - obviously a home cut.

Ray or Ray - mond - needs a song like Dolly Parton's Jolene...

Try mybuilder.com and ask for quotes.

I paid £150 for a similar job a few months ago but If I were back at my old place in London it would have been more like £200+
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