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How to Find a Plasterer / Renderer

Finding a plasterer/ renderer

Plastering or rendering is a big part of any building project, so choosing the right person for the job is key. Plentific can help you along by generating a bespoke list of the best tradespeople in your local area with the specific skills to suit you, as well as providing quick access to customer reviews to help you compare your options. By hiring a 'verified' Pro you will also gain coverage from the Plentific Guarantee, which will protect your investment from start to finish.

What do you need to know about hiring a plasterer/ renderer?

When considering hiring a plasterer or renderer it is important to have a good idea of the job at hand. It is good to let your potential choices assess the situation themselves to give them an idea of the skills and materials required, as the role could necessitate experience in solid plastering, dry lining or fibrous plastering, and may require aftercare. Learn as much about your job as possible, and be sure to have multiple quotes to compare.

Having confidence in your tradesperson is key, so be sure to ask them to provide evidence of any qualifications they may have. This can include completed apprenticeships, college courses or schemes organised by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). Be sure that they have a Construction Skills Certification Scheme card (CSCS) as this is proof of their skills and that they have passed a CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test. Membership in professional organisations such as the National Association of Operative Plasters (NAOP) is another good indication of their expertise and professionalism, as such organisations typically enforce strict codes of conduct and high standards for their members. If you have been working with other tradespeople or an architect on a larger product that requires a plasterer or renderer, it is likely that you can have one recommended to you. Regardless, it is important to check the experience of each of your choices. You can also ask them to provide reviews and references from clients they have worked with in the past, or even photographs from previous jobs.

After assessing the job your choices should be able to offer you an hourly, daily or fixed rate. Getting a quote is usually free of charge, so do not be afraid of waiting to compare your options. Ask for a price breakdown, as this can help you avoid hidden fees or going over budget. Tradesmen should usually be able to provide their own equipment and materials. In the event that they need to bring in additional tradespeople or materials, be sure to ask if this will affect the established price.

Make sure to confirm that your choice has adequate insurance coverage and guarantees. Renders particularly may have to work from heights and will require personal protective equipment. Their insurance should also cover accidental damage, and they should have an established policy in case you are unsatisfied with the finished product. You should be able to get all of this in writing.

An experienced professional should be able to easily provide this information. If they cannot, or are hesitant to do so, you would be wise to continue your search.

What does a plasterer/ renderer do?

Plastering and rendering are specialist skills involving layering mixtures onto wall surfaces, making a flat face for painting or for attaching mouldings to walls or ceilings. A renderer is very similar to a plasterer, but uses a different consistency in their mixture. The term ‘render’ is usually applied to external, outside projects such as ensuring that your property is properly weather resistant.

How much does it cost to hire a plasterer/ renderer?

Your choice will provide a quote based on the size and nature of the job. It is important to let them view your property so that they can properly assess the task and give you an accurate quote. The size of the project will influence the deposit that you have to pay, but you should never be pressured into paying more than 25% up front. Try and arrange to pay in installments, so that in the event that you are unsatisfied with the finished product you can withhold the final payment. Do not be afraid to ask for a price down, as this will help you avoid hidden fees, and make sure to ask your choice if their quote includes VAT.

Latest Plasterer / Renderer Reviews

by Bill S.
Very pleased with the work done for me. Very professional, very clean and tidy.
by Orly G.
Rafal is a real professional, he did a really good job. He did it quickly with no delays. I found that he is a very honest man, ask for a very fair price and do a high quality work. I would definitely hire him again for further jobs.
by Graham B.
Beyhan of Byko totally understood my vision for the project. He gave good advice when I needed it and he followed my design completely. His guys worked really hard and with great skill. They have made a superb job of the renovation, and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to others. I also like how it was a fixed price for labour and I supplied the materials. That way there were no surprises and I completed under budget. Graham
by Maddie B.
HAC Construction did a fantastic job on our garden and I will be using them again. A bit disappointed that Plentific informed me their would be two men on the job as there only turned out to be one which went over our allocated time of 2hours and therefore we had to pay for an extra hour. Also I was also informed HAC do not specialise in gardening jobs, but would be more than happy to use them again.