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Plastering: The work in progress

Plastering: The work in progress

With the dawn of 7500 BC, lime salt with crushed limestone is mixed and used on uneven and uncovered walls and floors. By the 14th century, in South of England, also Andover, plasterers started using waterproof and decorative plaster commonly known as pargetting. It was found in the form of molded ornaments formed by mixture of lime salts and gypsum.

Nowadays, plastering machines mix different ingredient of plaster and form smooth consistency. It reduces the work of plasterers. There are special equipment that help spray the plaster on the screen as well.

Screed Mix

Screed in construction means a simple top layer over a solid concrete. This has a ratio of 1:3 of cement to sharp sand. The sole purpose of screed mix to give levelled and smooth floor for floor finish. Some of the eco-friendly screed mixes are made of broken glass just like plasterers in Andover use. But there is a need to locate a specialist for that.

What can you tell about the quality?

Earlier, the plastering was done by skilled but not experienced plasterers. They were mainly cowboys, nowadays there are proper commission to authorize the construction workers and plasterers.

These days, each construction company has a website that enable the customer to read the review before hiring any workers.

What’s new for plasterers?

 Contemporary designs and colors with different pattern is the new trend. Long gone are the times, where only white and grey were used as a plaster. With different types of plaster in market, it has opened a channel of creativity for many young plasterers.

The Vietnam plaster will give much smoother and finessed texture to the wall. There are many more trends that can make the customers go crazy. In the recent environmental crisis, we came across something called as green plaster, or eco-friendly plaster.

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Green plaster?

Plaster is seen as an eco-friendly product that does not emit any volatile compounds in its making. Lime plaster and mud plaster are two of the best options that can be used as a sustainable environmental product. Lime plaster has less probability of developing mold on its surface and the mud plaster will not supporting rotting, and peeling of plaster. As it is made of mud, and to make it water-proof lime water will be added.

Green plaster is a high quality plaster product. Its characteristics include durable, light-weight as it is made of broken glass pieces, resistance from earthquakes due to the same. It has no harmful chlorides. It can be applied directly to the bricks and walls, and floors. It needs the setting time of 15-30mins.

One of the interesting factor of green plaster is it will not entertain any fungus, or insects. It is also fire-resistant and in case of fire emergency the walls, blocks and steel will remain unharmed. For added benefits, it prevents rust and corrosion from spoiling the structure of the wall. Thus, it can be thought to switch to green plaster from a regular plaster

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