At one point or another you’ll need some plastering work done on your home. And even if it’s a small portion and so tempting to go the DIY way, the truth is that plastering is not an easy task. You better leave it to the experts if you want excellent results. You might also be tempted to hire a person who does general home improvements. The truth is he will not be able to do a top quality job that fits well with the rest of your expert home finish. It might look like an extravagance but professional Sydney plasterers will be able to provide a top quality finish on your wall and do it in the shortest time possible.
There are many plasterers in Sydney but you need to choose wisely. Beware of the con men, cowboy builders and rogue traders who are only after a quick buck. So here are the things that professional Sydney plasterers should have and you should look out for them when looking for a plasterer.
Professional Sydney plasterers are licensed by NSW Fair Trade. The license shows that a plasterer has gone through training and passed all the necessary tests. Ask to see the license and confirm that it is up to date. A professional plasterer will also be a member of a professional association such as the Master Builders Association (MBA), the Housing Industry Association (HIA) or the Association of Wall and Ceiling Industries (AWCI).
Much is learnt through experience when it comes to plastering work. An experienced plastering contractor has dealt with all the hiccups that can possibly occur in such projects. It means that they will deal with problems in your project more efficiently and swiftly. Other than that, a plasterer with broad experience has a network of other professionals he can recommend to you for other jobs in the project. Look for a plasterer who’s been in business for at least five years.
Choose a company with a good reputation in Sydney. A professional plastering contractor will have multiple customer feedback and testimonials for you to look at. Make sure you go through these testimonials on their website. Are they mostly positive or mostly negative? Testimonials will give you an idea of who the plasterer really is but they’re not enough, ask for references. A professional plasterer should willingly provide contacts of a few of his past clients.
Of course, the plasterer will be working on your property and you want to have a good rapport with him. Reputable plasterers have in their arsenal good customer service. They are friendly, flexible and have good interpersonal and communication skills. Be sure to ask how the plasterer handles his customers when you call references.
Plasterers offer different prices but make sure you choose the one who fits your budget. It is recommendable to get three quotes and compare prices. Be cautious of the lowest bid – it is not always the best. It could be that they are providing services that are below standard and using low-quality products. Sometimes good quality comes at an extra cost.