Cost to Plaster a Wall – A Price Guide

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Wall Plastering

Plastering a wall

We contacted several plasterers and asked them to provide us with a quote for repairing and then plastering a wall and a separate price to render an entire small room.

Most of the quotes were supplied by email, we just sent some photographs to the plasterers and most were happy to quote without visiting the property first. A few did insist on checking the wall first.

As is the case with all of our examples here at Quotation Check, we also dragged in a few friends and family members to gather quotes for us as well.

As you can see, the average cost to plaster the walls of a small room is £360.00 but check out our tables below for more prices:

Quote 1 – A Simple Patch Repair

The chart below is based on our research into plastering costs for a small repair to a wall:

LocationSmall BusinessLarge Business (5+ employees)
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London Area£175.00£175.00
South, SW and Midlands£150.00£175.00
Outer Region and North£150.00N/A

Quotation 2 Plaster a Whole Wall

The chart below is for a whole wall to be plastered, this is based on the quotes we received from our chosen traders:

LocationMedium Sized BusinessLarger Business (5+ employees)
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London Area£225.00£325.00
South, SW and Midlands£250.00£275.00
Outer Region and North£175.00N/A

Quotation 3 Plaster a Small Room

We expect this work to take one day, or 2 x half days. As always the figures are based on our research into costs charged by plasterers:

LocationMedium Sized BusinessLarger Business (5+ employees)
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London Area£400.00£475.00
South, SW and Midlands£375.00£425.00
Outer Region and North£325.00N/A

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If you are looking to repair damage to wall then you may be able to have a patch repair done, this is fine if you intend to paper over the wall. But if you looking for a smooth finish, perhaps because you intend to paint the wall, then it might be best to plaster (overskim) the whole wall.

Factors That Can Increase/Decrease The Cost

If you need to move/adjust plug sockets then another tradesperson will need to come in, that will add more cost.

The prices we have displayed on this page are for over-skimming. If you want new boards as well, then will cost much more and the whole job will take considerably longer.

If you live in London then the prices can be considerably more than areas north and far west of the United Kingdom.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

(Q) How long does the work take?

(A) A couple of hours for small repair, allow half a day for a whole wall. It will probably take less m=but half a day is what your plasterer will need to charge to cover his time.

(Q) Is the work messy?

(A) Yes, plastering can be very messy. Best to remove all the furniture first. Your plasterer should cover the area with a sheet first though…

(Q) What is the cost of the materials?

(A) Tub of PVA: £15.00. Bag of plaster: £7.00.

(Q) What are plasterer’s minimum charges?

(A) This depends on location. But most plasterers wouldn’t take on a job for less than £150.00. Once the cost of the materials and fuel costs are taken into account, there isn’t much left from £150.00. Then there is tax and national insurance etc.

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One Response to “Cost to Plaster a Wall – A Price Guide”

  1. liquidNovember 13, 2016 at 12:02 am #

    You don’t render a internal wall would change that information

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