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Plastering Contractors

AB Drylining offers professional plastering and rendering services primarily for commercial clients. Our team are CSCS certified and PASMA and IPAF accredited. We complete commercial and industrial projects of all sizes throughout the South West in places such as Bristol, Swindon and Bath. Each project is undertaken with the utmost care and professionalism whether it is plastering the new school hall or getting that new office block ready for interior decorating.

AB Drylining also offers Monocouche rendering. This is a decorative finish applied to the outside of buildings that is also used for protection against weather damage.

A wet plastered finish is traditional, trusted and familiar. The surface is covered in mortar and then smoothened with instruments which combined with a skilled hand leaves that perfect finish. When the wet plastered area has dried it can be decorated however you see fit. Plastering is the ideal and most popular way to make damaged wall surfaces as good as new again.

We use high-quality material suppliers that you are familiar with


  • Plaster or render consists of cement, sand and water

  • Render generally contains more cement than plaster because it needs to be weather resistant, which is its main function

  • Inside walls can be easily cleaned, have a better appearance and are easier to decorate (paint or wallpaper) over

  • All external walls are protected against the heaviest weather

Why AB Drylining

  • We take pride in our work from start to finish

  • Competitive prices with high quality finish

  • A reliable and friendly service

  • We work closely with our clients

Wet Plastering

Wet plaster is traditionally favoured for its matching look and appeal of familiar materials. It also offers better soundproofing than drywall and there are no potential issues around fixing items to the wall.

This is the plastering material of choice for those that love masonry. It uses either cement based renders or gypsum backing troweled onto the surface. The process is simpler and leaves a smooth and enduring finish. Since the plaster is wet and pliable it is ideal for those difficult areas that aren’t suitable for plasterboards. It is also worth noting that it makes for a better seal around openings increasing airtightness.

Wet plastering does tend to be messier however, since it needs time to dry and you are dealing with a non solid substance. Things can happen during this drying process such as fine cracking which can mean callbacks and redecorating. It takes a skilled professional to avoid such issues and unfortunately not everyone who picks up a trowel is suited to the task. AB Drylining has more than a decade of hands on experience so you know you are in good hands.

Different types of plaster

Lime mortars and clay plasters are traditional materials that offer a far more natural option. We often hear such requests in the same sentence with ‘breathing wall designs’. These options are more expensive but worth the money to those that pursue them. If you are the kind of person that like to keep in green and get closer to nature then you might find these kind of materials more to your liking.

Why is plastering important?

Increased fire resistance, insulation, lower energy bill, weather resistance, easily cleaned, and attractive to name just some of the reasons.

How long does it take for plaster to dry?

It takes about 4 – 6 days for wet plaster to dry and it is advisable to wait at least a week before decorating. If you haven’t had to plaster a room before this might seem like a long time and that is due to the nature of the plaster.

By leaving a window open moisture that is drawn from the walls can escape and aid the drying process.

How much does plastering a room cost?

Of course, it depends on the size of a room. Generally it is £12-15 per meter squared.

Plastering a small room is likely to cost in the region of £180 – £350 whereas a large room can be as little as £700 or over £1,000. The best thing to do is to call us and we can give you a good idea over the phone.

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