Plaster Ceiling Repairs
Understanding Plaster Ceilings
Plaster Ceiling Repairs Perth
Given the different types of plaster ceilings used across commercial and residential buildings, it’s important to have a good understanding of which form of plaster ceiling you’re dealing with if you’re intending on undertaking plaster ceiling repairs.
At Heron Ceilings, we’re familiar across all plaster ceilings and we can definitely help you to establish the most appropriate repair works moving forward. Learn more about how we can help you.
Lath and plaster
Ceilings that were constructed prior and up to the mid-1950’s were often built using lath and plaster systems. This process involved attaching lath and plaster to beams of wood within the roof. These days, it’s a common finding that most property owners requiring ceiling repairs will have this type of ceiling structure.
Laths are thin wooden strips which are attached to the base of the wooden beams by nailing them together. Plaster is then applied to the laths in three layers of lime putties:
- The first layer, also referred to as the render layer occupies the gaps in the middle of each lath to establish the stronghold between each lath.
- The second layer, also called as the floating layer allows the third layer to have that plain smooth texture.
- The third and last layer, better known as the setting layer is necessary for the aesthetics of the ceiling. This final coating provides your ceiling with that smooth glossy finish.
Given the ease-of-application and efficiency in installation, pre-made plasterboards have replaced much of the lath and plaster ceilings in current times.
Plasterboard application is relatively simple and quick to install and generally involves nailing pre-cut plasterboards into ceiling beams to secure them well in place. While plaster ceilings are durable and hard-wearing, like anything they are prone to wear-and -tear and damages. Plaster ceiling damages can come in forms of water damage, dents, cracks, mould and other common problems.
If you have issues with your plasterboard ceiling, you can never go wrong with Heron Ceilings’s first-rate solutions for plasterboard ceiling repair in Perth.
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Perth ceiling repairers
To save time and money, to ensure great results, and especially to assure safety inside your home or office, turn to the trusted experts for plaster ceiling repairs in Perth.
Heron Ceilings offer competitively-priced and industry-standard ceiling repair solutions that will bring your ceiling back to its former glory. Speak to us today!