thistlebond

An Extension in Castleknock which was renovated and reskimmed over stipple ceilings in the old section, The new section was done in Insulated board plugged to the exterior walls before been skimmed The exterior was finisher in a Sponge finish to match the existing Building.

A reskim of a cottage in Co. Kildare This involved thistle bonding the ceiling and two walls. The walls were then chased to allow for cables before bonding. We removed and blocked the old fireplace leaving a hole for a vent to be put in after. The room was then skimmed before we rehung the […]

The Skimming of a house in Co Kildare. A strait forward skimm over Plasterboard slabs with Skimcoat

This house was built in the 70,s in brick on the internal walls which was then painted. the second half or the house built in the 80,s was finished the same.  Our objective is to plaster the existing brick walls to achieve a more modern finish while adhering to airtight standard, All ceilings had also […]

A re-skim of some old walls in Co Dublin, The walls were thistlebonded and skimmed the next day There was also some patching to be done in the hallway where previous builders had left some walls rough

This protect consisted of sand and cement sponge finish over block on the outside and Plaster-boarding, slabbing and skimming on the inside. The outside was first scudded at a mix of sand,lime and cement 1;1 before it was scratched with a mix at 3;1. The final cot was mixed at 4;1 and finished with a […]

This 20 meter square extension was to be boarded, rendered and skimmed on the inside with some patchwork to be completed on other parts of the house, The outside was scudded, scratched, dry dashed finished with bands with a sponge finish.

This was a small reskim of Two rooms in Dunboyne Co. Meath. We started by scraping back the stipple on the ceiling which was fairly uneven, brushing it when finished as to remove any loose particles. The walls and ceilings wher then thistle bonded and left to dry over night to dry leaving the rooms […]

This project involved Sticking plasterboard onto existing brick walls, Sticking involves scabbing large blobs of plasterer onto the walls, then placing the plasterboard against these blobs using a strait edge and level to tap the plasterboard until the wall is strait and plumb.The walls were quiet old so had to be cleaned and treated before […]

This renovation took place in Roscommon near Carrick on Shannon in a house over 110 years old and in need of quite a bit of repair. The owners of the home decided to go with an authentic rustic type finish with the plaster.The surface was prepared by the stripping of wallpaper and all loose plaster and paint, […]

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