Plastering Cost Summary
Average Cost = £430 for one room
Cheapest Price = £15 per metre squared for drylining and skimming a wall
Plastering can give walls or ceilings a smooth finish that is perfect as a base-surface for any painting, wallpapering or redecorating ideas you have in mind. Plastering also gives a neat finish and is a safer option for the interiors of any home – especially for those with pets or children who might regularly come into contact with surfaces. Good quality plastering also provides great heat and sound insulation, keeping you and your family warm on colder days and preventing heat from escaping from room to room – not to mention reducing the sound pollution between rooms too. Most plastering is also extremely fire-resistant, improving your property’s structural integrity– so it really does prove a worthwhile investment.
But what about plastering costs? Well, plaster prices and the actual cost of plastering (i.e. labour charges) vary depending on the type of plaster you choose for your property and how much you need (i.e. how many rooms you want re-plastering). To help give you a more accurate idea of plastering prices, we’ve devised a quick guide below:
Wet plastering is the most common form of plastering, widely used in both domestic and commercial/industrial properties across the country for the last fifty to thirty years or so. It simply involves the mixture of wet plaster being applied directly onto the wall, which has been divided into cross-section by screeds (flat, wooden battens nailed into the surface) to help keep the plaster level.
- Prices for wet plastering usually start at around £250 per wall and £160 per ceiling, although if you fancy giving it a go yourself (if you’ve had similar DIY experience and are confident enough to try it) you can save quite a bit on labour charges. You could even attend a one or two day course on how to wet plaster properly, which can often cost as little as £75 to £150.