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Why Buy Through Plasterers 1 Stop Shop

If you are still wondering whether we are the online plastering supplies shop for you, thenA thermometer topped with the word Satisfaction measures the happiness a person or customer has with his or her experience. read on. Here are the reasons why you should buy from us:

  1. Genuine goods with competitive prices. We have relationships with a variety of plastering supply manufacturers who supply us with their products for great prices, whose savings we then pass on to our customers. This is particularly true in the fields of plastering and rendering machines.
  2. We develop our own machines so that we can make it possible for you to buy the same high quality, but at a price that’s affordable.
  3. Plasterers 1 Stop Shop is the leading online plastering supplies shop.
  4. Quality control is 100%. Each of the plastering products that we send out are checked and double checked beforehand.
  5. Opening hours. We are open every day of the week including a couple of hours on the weekends, just in case you want to stop by our physical shop.
  6. Outstanding customer service. Our well-trained team are happy to help you to find what you want, and assist in any way that they can.
  7. Where possible, we offer a warranty on our products. It’s not every company that does this. However, giving our customers a fair and satisfying experience is close to the top of our list of priorities.
  8. Secure payment methods. We use internationally recognised ways to pay that are safe and strictly confidential.
  9. We offer FREE training with each of our plastering and rendering machines.
  10. We are the main distributor for the entire MTEC range in the UK. We offer finance packages so that you can have the machine that you know will transform your business.

Browse our products today and give us a call if you need extra info. We’re here to help and are happy to do so.

Plastering and Halloween

Halloween masks and costumes have been an old tradition on every Halloween day. Thelittle girl with plaster mask showing stop desire for individuals, young and old, to get a unique and ‘attention-catching’ mask forces people to search from one store to the other. This problem can be easily solved by making your Halloween mask with plaster. This will allow you the possibility to get a mask that is designed purposely for your face, and it will fit on your face perfectly.

The plaster allows you to design the mask just as you want it. This gives you the possibility to wear a mask on Halloween day worn by no one else. With other machine-made masks, it will be hard to see a manufacturer who spends much on design and produces a limited number of masks with his design. This means that it will be far more expensive for you to get a customised mask to wear on Halloween day if you intend to use factory produced mask. But this is possible on the cheap side if you choose masks made from plaster.

Using a plaster mask for Halloween is also ideal because it does not only give you the choice to choose the design for your mask, but it also allows you to choose the colours you like on the mask. There is no better way to celebrate Halloween than wearing your dream mask, painted in your favourite colours or the colours you think will make it look scarier or funnier. Halloween masks made from plaster will, therefore, give you more confidence as you step out of your house on Halloween day. With a plaster mask, you are not intimidated by anyone’s mask because you feel confident that you are the scariest ‘creature’ out there with no other like you.

Making your own mask also allows you to choose the type of mask your children can wear easily. Considering that you know your kids better than anyone else, you can design face masks of the animals each of them like and blend them with their favourite colours and other attachments. There is no doubt this will make your entire family enjoy a great Halloween day with everyone having the mask of their dreams.

With the use of plaster sculptures and other internal decorations on walls, you can create a Halloween theatre that will be full of fun and surprises for both adults and kids. The plaster allows those designing sculptures with the ability to produce different types of sculptures year after year without waste of investment in abandoning old design as when compared to other sculptures produced with machines. Using sculptures made from plaster will, therefore, allow a full-packed surprise theatre for families to visit. This is due to the flexibility involved in making sculpture from plaster; the only limitation you may get is your imagination when you work with plaster.

Your Halloween will be incredibly amazing if you consider making use of masks made from plaster, designed to meet your expectations. This is because, with just as few as two people, you can make a mask or sculpture for yourself if you know how to make one. Making masks with your family will be a special moment to treasure. If you want to know more about making your own mask, there is a wealth of information out there on the internet…and you don’t need to be that “crafty” either to get good results!

What Does Brexit Mean for Plasterers?

The plastering business has been booming for the last few years and things have been Brexit spelled out in individual letter on a map of Europepretty good. People always need competent and talented artisans who know what they are doing. When the UK voted to Brexit on 23rd June, many businesses across the country might have given a little more thought about what the future holds.

Whether you operate a large plastering business or are a sole trader, uncertainty is often a big problem, particularly when it comes to the home improvement market.

There has been plenty of doom mongering going on, both prior to and after the decision to leave the EU. Some say we’ll be heading into financial Armageddon, a second recession in less than a decade, as the pound plummets and markets stall. On the other side of the argument is the optimistic contention that business will boom and we’ll all start feeling the results of less regulation in the very near future.

Generally, during any downturn in the economy the building trade tends to suffer. It happened after the financial crash in 2008. Construction companies stop building houses and offices because the investment isn’t there or they are worried about the economy. Home owners who were looking to renovate may decide to put off that refurbishment or plastering job until things are a little more certain.

That could mean plasterers across the UK finding things more difficult when it comes to getting work. It’s not all a gloomy prognosis though. Many believe that our economy will stumble for a little while and then readjust. That doesn’t mean plasterers, particularly small outfits, won’t have to fight a little harder for their share of the pie but there will be work out there.

Another thing that could happen is the housing market depressing. While this might seem like a bad thing, it could be good for the humble plasterer. Home owners might decide not to sell their property and opt for renovating instead. Those jobs they would have done had they been staying put could now become more pressing.

Whatever the future holds for the building trade, and plasterers in particular, there are still a few things you can do to make sure that you keep getting business. First of all, ensure you are as visible as possible with a website that shows what you offer and business cards that you can hand out to customers so they can recommend your services to friends, neighbours and family. Another tip is to keep an eye out for jobs that are already being undertaken – there’s no harm in offering your services if you see a skip parked outside a property, even it’s just putting a flyer through the letterbox.

Most small plastering businesses depend on word of mouth quite a lot. You can improve this a lot by networking with other builders who may need your services at some time or another.

The chances are that Brexit won’t be as bad as many people think. Once the various political parties have got their act together and Article 50 has been initiated, we can all start getting on with things. Hopefully, for plasterers at least, it will be business as usual.

Plastering Apprentices Report on Plastering Courses

We often have plastering apprentices buying our tools. They know that they can expect toYoung apprentice with professional plasterer receive good quality appliances at great prices from our online shop. We have to agree!

As plastering apprentices learn the trade on the job, they also take plastering courses to give them the knowledge that they need to produce tip top results. Being qualified and certified for their knowledge also means that they increase their credibility for future jobs and contracts. Having commitment always adds something extra to the CV and since 2014, it’s essential to have an NVQ in plastering to be able to perform the job at a professional level.

We took our courses when they were City & Guilds, so were curious about this certificate. We asked our apprentices about what’s involved in taking plastering courses at the NVQ foundation level and this is what they said:

  1. Preparation

As with any trade, it’s important to prep your environment before you get started. In this trade it means removing any trace of the previous plaster, mixing up the render and plaster, and getting the area cleaned up ready for application. Without knowing how to prepare your walls for the application of plaster, then you don’t really know what you’re doing.

  1. The Tools of the Trade

We recently listed out all the tools that are required by a beginner in the plastering trade. Although some say that it’s more of an art than a skill, to do plastering you need the right equipment. You need dependable tools to help you apply plaster, in addition to helping you to handle the complexities of internal and external corners and windows.

  1. Plaster and Render

The main purpose of a plastering course is how to apply plaster. Part of the curriculum covers how to render a wall prior to plastering it for a fine finish. There is theoretical and practical education on how to do this for success. As part of the rendering education, the student will learn how to repair damaged walls, which is an entirely different skill set.

  1. Finishing

No customer wants to pay out for a bad job. With plastering being such a messy job, it’s important to be able to apply plaster in a tidy manner. Ensuring that the finish on a wall is smooth and well skimmed is a skill that can take a long time to master.

Most plastering courses are around 6 weeks in duration and are the building blocks to establishing a career in the plasterwork industry.

Manage Render and Take Control with the Priomix Pragma CLP

Producing liquid screed or render is one of the most time-consuming parts of the The Priomix Pragma CLP plastering machine plasterer’s job, and if you want to combine the task with one machine, then the Priomix Pragma CLP could be the perfect option for you. This little machine can apply both floor screed and render spray, so you don’t have to spend your time doing this yourself. You can achieve a lot with this machine, and get good value from the device.

The Priomix Pragma CLP is manufactured in France, and a lot of the information to be found on this machine is in French. Fortunately, most of the information on this machine is relatively simple. It offers universal render spray and a liquid screed pump in the same machine, and has a hopper capacity of 260L. As with the rest of the Priomix stable, this machine has high quality build, and comes with a warranty for two years. Any servicing or repairs, plus training in how to use the machine, can be done at PFT in Cheltenham. That means that you can get top quality education and servicing without having to travel to France to receive it, or wait weeks for repairs!

The machine comes with a Lombardidni four-cylinder engine in order to provide the power that it needs to pump out as much as 15 m/h for the liquid screed pump and the render spray which will be 60L a minute. It can reach 40m vertically, and 200m horizontally, depending upon which mixture you are using. This means that it can cover a pretty wide surface in a matter of minutes if you are screeding a floor, and can give you a similarly broad coating of render for the walls, saving you a great deal of time.

The company believes that they have kept true to the fundamentals of the render/spray machine, and have done this by concentrating upon the mixing and pumping side of the device. This means that they have chosen to move away from electronics and digital access, and instead have looked at hydraulic systems. The dashboards are designed to be economic, and simple to understand, so that users aren’t confused by a broader range of buttons, and they have simplified the controls by placing them all on one side of the machine, easy to access and locate.

The Priomix Pragma CLP itself is also built to a very high standard. The company has chosen to focus upon long-lasting and durable systems, with frames treated to ensure they are resistant to corrosion, and that each piece is painted using a shot blasting method in order to reduce adhesion of plaster. This makes the machine much easier to clean after you have finished the job. All of the pieces, including the hydraulic pumps and the engine, were chosen to satisfy demand for reliability and quality. Priomix considers that they have produced an efficient and hard-working machine that is extremely reliable and we agree.

How to Choose and Prepare for a Plasterer?

Hiring a professional plasterer can be a little bit of a daunting process. Especially if you A man mixes plaster in front of a window.have limited experience working with people in the building and construction industry. Many DIY enthusiasts may choose to give plastering a go themselves but, those looking for a perfect finish may wish to hire some help.

Another benefit of hiring a plasterer over doing it yourself is that a professional should have all of the relevant plastering tools and machines that are required, so you won’t need to invest in any yourself.

We work with a range of professional plasterers on a daily basis so we think we know what we’re looking for when it comes to a reliable and professional plasterer. In this article, we have put together a few of the options you need to think about when choosing a plastering professional and what you need to do in order to prepare for their visit.

A friend or family member may recommend someone that they have worked with in the past and recommendations from people you know are always a great start, especially if you can see work examples. We tend to find that a good plasterer will have clients that work with them for several years, as a skilled plasterer can be hard to find.

If nobody you know has any recommendations, you can turn to the internet. Sites like mybuilder.com or ratedpeople.com will bring up a list of plasterers in your local area. Another great thing about this type of website is the fact that they bring up a number of reviews left by people that have previously used their services. By reading through the reviews you can find out more about the quality of the plasterers work.

When looking for plasterers there are a number of questions you will need to bare in mind. These include: Do they have any qualifications? How long have they been plastering? Have they worked on projects similar to yours and do they have the appropriate plastering tools to carry out the job fully?

You can then contact a number of relevant plasterers to discuss quotes. The price you are quoted all depends on the surface condition, whether you need plasterboard and of course the size of the surface that needs to be plastered.

By gaining a number of quotes you will be able to find a plasterer that you can afford. You could expect to receive quotes of between four hundred and eight hundred pounds for a medium sized room. This will generally include removal of the old plaster and preparation of the new plaster, as well as fixing plasterboard and of course skimming. Obviously different plastering tools and materials will be required to render an external wall, so expect different quotes if this is needed.

Once you have chosen a quote that you are happy with, it’s time to think about what you need to do before you get them in. Plastering can be quite a disruptive and messy job. If you can remove all of your furniture that would be ideal but, we understand that this isn’t always possible. However, it is a good idea to let them have a fair bit of room. With all of A man and woman covering furniture with dustsheets.the plastering tools and machines that they may need, you will need to ensure they have the space they require.

If you can’t move the furniture out of the rooms, it would be a good idea to push the furniture close together to free up some space by the surfaces that need plastering. It is also a good idea to invest in some covers to make sure you protect your furniture, carpet or flooring.

The plasterer will also need access to water, so think about the route they will take so you can protect and cover any furniture or flooring there too.

If you decide that you want to carry out your own plastering work instead of hiring a professional, then why not take a look at our professional plastering tools to help you complete the job.