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Re plastering/ skimming - cost, time scale and mess?
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Oncemoreforluck · 06/08/2022 12:36

Currently trying to decide whether to up date very 80’s house or move…
Three double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms., living room, hallway, lobby and kitchen All need wallpaper removing from walls and ceilings!!! which we could do ourselves, then either re plastering or skimming. The kitchen has artex ceiling.

What sort of cost are we looking at (north west) to do the above, roughly how long and can we stay in the house whilst it’s being done, or are we better moving out for the duration?

Is it better to do one room and a time or bite the bullet and do the lot at once?

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Geneticsbunny · 06/08/2022 18:46

We are north west too and prices for skimming have gone up. We have largish, 6m by 5m by 3m rooms and we paid about £600 for the last room. It was £400ish pre COVID. That is just for skimming as we stripped paper and painted afterwards. The room should be completely empty if possible for skimming as plastering is extremely messy. If you want any extra sockets, it is worth getting them put in at the same time as the plasterer can sort out any holes.

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Geneticsbunny · 06/08/2022 18:49

Should take 2-3 days to skim each room maybe less for the bathrooms as there will be less wall.

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Isseywith3witchycats · 06/08/2022 20:15

we are in yorkshire and when we had the kitchen done it cost us £500 to have our plastering done this was two walls one was partial skimming and the other one was from bricks up as the wall fell apart when we took the units out

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Oncemoreforluck · 07/08/2022 07:12

Brilliant. Thanks all. I will budget for £1000 per room to be on safe side.

good tip about the extra socket too.

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switchoff1 · 07/08/2022 07:40

We’ve done nearly all our house since buying it. Found that some ceiling were fine and didn’t need a reskim once we removed the paper, some artex which we had boarded over. Living room/diner was £500 (walls only) master bedroom £450ish everything (2020) then last year had hallway and stairs (part done) all ceilings were boarded about £600. £300 for box room (everything) and then just last week quoted £370 for everything for the last back bedroom. Average 1950s semi in Sheffield. Think you would be well away with £1000 per room

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switchoff1 · 07/08/2022 07:41

we did it in stages when we were ready as it can be overwhelming. Get your sockets in if you think you want extra. We updated all of them and switches so they look more modern too. Very messy so need to get everything out the room first

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