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What Our Clients Said

A good, honest and hardworking company. We used IR Plastering to re-skim our kitchen and the service was excellent. Will use this service again.

- M James, Rossett

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Boarding / Dry Lining

Plaster boarding, otherwise known as dry lining is usually requested when re-fit work or restoration work has been carried out such as a new bathroom, kitchen or new windows. It is a modern cost effective way of transforming or partitioning a room which not only saves time but gives superior results too. It has replaced the old lath and plaster method which was not cost effective due to the extra materials needed and required a lot more time to finish.

We can carry out small or large repair or patching work as required and will always advise the best way to achieve an expert finish. We often notice that skimming a full wall can work out cheaper than trying to blend in repair work with an existing wall.

We offer a choice of plasterboards depending on the application and they are: standard, thermal, fire rated and moisture resistant.

Standard plasterboard can be suitable for most applications where normal sound levels, fire specifications and structural properties are found. Standard plasterboard can be fixed at double thickness to give greater facilitation to fire and sound levels. The board has two faces and it is normal practice to decorate onto the brown side and plaster on the ivory side but it makes no real difference which way round the board is fixed.

Thermal plasterboard has a thin metallic film on the reverse of the sheet. This metallic film stops warm vapours from passing through the board which can lead to condensation when they pass through to a cold surface. Thermal plasterboard is commonly used when plasterboarding a building to keep it well insulated and warm.

Fire rated plasterboard simply has glass fibre and other additives added to the core to resist fire in most domestic situations. Fire rated plasterboard normally comes in a pink face which can be painted or plastered.

Moisture resistant plasterboard has silicone additives in the core making it suitable for wet and damp areas or as a base for tiling in wet areas. This type of plasterboard normally comes with a green face and is not usually plastered. They are brilliant in high moisture and humidity areas, however as all gypsum based plasters soak up moisture quickly, they are not ideal to plaster on.