Returning A Thru-lounge To Two Receptions

Pegasus Plasterers were in Finchley recently to return a through lounge back into the original layout of two reception rooms; a lounge and dining room as the homeowner preferred to have two separate living spaces.

The first stage of the project was to seal both doors leading to the hallway on either side of the dividing wall; so as to to prevent the dust going into the rest of the house. We then used a plumber to remove the three radiators from the walls and removed the skirting and the timber frame around the opening between the two rooms. Once the walls were clear we then hacked-off the all of the original render and cleared all the debris.

All of the walls in the property still had the original horse hair lime plaster covering the brickwork, so we had to strip the walls back to brickwork before they could be re-rendered with sand and cement and set. The original brick walls had wooden stud work integrated into them, so we had to fix EML (Expanding Metal Lathes) to the timber. The walls were then prepared with a PVA adhesive. The second stage was to plaster the walls with two coats of sand and cement render with render fibres to help prevent cracking. A scratch coat and top coat were then added, ruled flat and floated smooth and even.

The next stage was to close the doorway between the rooms by constructing a stud wall. This was done using 100mm timber and 12.5mm plasterboard to construct a stud wall.

Once all of the walls were ready, all of the walls, including the stud wall were plastered using British Gipsum multi-finish plaster. Our plasterers then applied two coats of plaster and trowelled to a smooth, even finish ready for decorating.

The final stage involved cleaning and tidying whole work area, refitting all of the radiator brackets and getting plumbers back to fit the radiators, and then finally fitting new skirting and a picture rail around both new rooms.

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We are specialist plasterers based in North London and offer our plastering services accross North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.Hertfordshire and Essex.

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