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Basic plasterboarding and finishing course


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Social distancing
Class numbers will be restricted to no more than 4 people.
Those attending class will be asked to bring their own masks and gloves please.
Benches and tools will be wiped before use.

If you are about to do some renovations or just want to add to your skill set join David for a skills class and learn the techniques and tools of plasterboard construction. Becoming a good plasterer requires a lot of skill and many months of practice some plasterers would say years. It not just knowing how to put the material on the wall, it's knowing when, how thick, the right mix, how quick and this usually changes every job as it depends on the suction of the wall, the temperature, what type of wall you are plastering and the list goes on but it doesn't need to be this complicated.

The main reason people plaster over plasterboard which always struck me as a bit odd, is to give better durability to the wall. Skimming the wall creates a polished hard surface resistant to knocks, however, many countries around the world only render and plaster over blockwork using plasterboard or drywall as the Americans call it for internal walls on studwork. That way the plastering is done for you and all you need to do is finish the joints and paint. For most homeowners this is more than good enough as a finished wall without the added expense of hiring a plasterer. It's pretty hard wearing, you can paint it, repairing any damage is easy and all of this you can do yourself with a few skills and a little confidence.

So if you are knocking down some walls, putting up some walls, opening up doorways or just want to cover up an unsightly wall yourself, this class is designed for you.

Learn these skills:
How to cut and fix plaster board to walls and ceilings
How to tape square edge and tapered edge joints
How to cut and fix angle beads around windows, corners and reveals
How to cut and fix stop beads
How to mix plastering materials
How to use trowels and hawks
Surface preparation and skimming
Fixing holes and touch ups
Sealing the wall and prepping for painting

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Those attending class will be asked to bring their own masks and gloves please.

Tea and coffee are available throughout the day. There is no lunch provided so bring your own or there is a local shop 1 min drive away. Local train station is aprox 10 mins walk and parking is available at the workshop.


Kirsty Duffey at Great British Woodshop
Cherry Lodge, Oakcroft Rd
Oakcroft Rd
West Byfleet
KT14 6JH
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  • Adults
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  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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2 hours (2:30pm to 5:30pm)

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Great course, with clear and helpful direction from David. I have gained a good understanding of basic Plasterboarding and filling and now feel fully confident in tackling my dining room ceiling! I am also very envious of your amazing workshop David!


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