How to Find a Good Local Plasterer
What do you have to think about when finding a good local plasterer. Plasterwork is a highly skilled profession, with its tools and techniques. The cost of rectifying poorly done plasterwork can prove to be more than hiring a professional in the first place. There are so many plastering companies around these days and it’s become tough to decide on which one can cater to your plastering needs adequately.
This guide will provide you tips to help make the search easier.
The first step to finding a good local plasterer is to make inquiries from people around. The best plasterers are most likely to be recommended by friends, family, and customers who have been impressed by their work in the past. Check out their website and related websites. It’s not difficult these days as computers and smartphones are easily accessible and you can get tons of information on prospective plasterers with just a few clicks and taps.
Take particular note of details like:
- If they have completed similar work to your demands before.
- The kinds of plastering they specialise in (e.g., coving, lime plastering or rendering)
- If they have any certifications, say, NVQ or City & Guilds qualification
- How long they’ve been in business (experience counts a lot!).
Note that lots of sites have fake reviews. So be careful in looking. Many listing websites can verify customer review to and point out if they’re fake or real. So, do well to ignore unverified reviews.
Next thing to do after drawing up a shortlist of prospective plasterers you want to hire is to reach out and get their quotes. It might be pretty obvious, but it is pertinent to get more than one quote as it does more than save you money; it also enables you to know more about the plasterer you may end up hiring.
Then schedule a meeting with the plasterers in person to get a closer assessment of the person you are hiring.
Deciding on a Local Plasterer
After deciding on a particular local plasterer, agree on terms of the job. Ensure to state what you want in clear words, agree on a payment plan, and completion time. It is advisable to draft a written agreement and have it signed by both parties to avoid any future breach of contract or any other problem.
Feel free to demand to ask if the local plaster has any insurance documents and demand to see them, to allay your fears and be clear of what happens in the case of a poorly done job or any other issues likely to happen. A plasterer worth their salt will have no problems discussing what happens in the event things go wrong and providing T&Cs that would apply.
Since you’re here…
CEC Plastering comprises a team of professionals who specialise in general skilled jobs including the repair and restoration of existing ornamental plasterwork. Based in Southampton, Hampshire and servicing across the South Coast, our master craftsmen have ample experience in installing and renovating classic and contemporary plaster mouldings using traditional materials.
We ensure quick response times and FREE delivery of plaster mouldings on orders over £50 within a 30-mile radius of SO31 8AW.
Looking for the best Plasterers around Southern UK? Call 07753 729767 or visit our contact page to get started.