How to find a plasterer
Plastering is one of those jobs that’s easy to try, but very difficult to do well.
So if it’s anything more than just a small fix, we’d definitely recommend finding a professional plasterer near you to help.
And if you’re thinking ‘how do I go about finding a plasterer near me?’, here are a few ways to get started.
Get hold of a good recommendation
An obvious start, but if you haven’t already asked your friends and family, it’s definitely worth doing. It’s good to get a personal recommendation, and it gives you the opportunity to go round and see their work.
Ask other tradespeople if they know a good plasterer
Equally, if you know another tradesperson like a plumber, painter and decorator or builder, ask them if they know any good plasterers. They almost certainly will, and they’ll be able to tell you how much you should expect to pay, too.
Hire a Local Hero
Of course, if you don’t have a personal recommendation, the quickest and easiest way to find a plasterer near you is to choose one of our Local Heroes!
All our plasterers are carefully vetted, they all have at least three years’ experience, and every job they tackle comes with a 12 month guarantee which is backed by British Gas.
We pride ourselves on our skilled workforce and we guarantee to find you a local plasterer who can fix up your walls in no time at all.
Spotting a good local plasterer online
If you’re getting in a Local Hero then you don’t need to worry about their level of professionalism – they’re all vetted by us.
But if you’ve found a plasterer from elsewhere and you’re using them for the first time, it’s worth doing a few simple checks:
- Search for them on third-party review sites to check there are no negative reviews of their work.
- Look out for testimonials and pictures of their work on their websites and social media pages.
- Ask them to put you in touch with a couple of their previous customers.
Get a feel for how much the job will cost before they start – and get two opinions. Check out our article on how much does a plasterer cost for some prices on the most common plastering jobs.
After they’ve visited your home to weigh up the job, it’s important you get a written estimate so you know exactly what you're paying for. Make sure it covers all labour, materials and extras like VAT.
Finally, if there’s a contract involved, read it thoroughly to make sure they’re promising to get the job done by a certain date.