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artex ceiling skim quotation

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by MarcoM, 14 May 2019.

  1. MarcoM

    MarcoM

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    Hello,

    I have had a quote to skim an artex ceiling.
    quote 350 pounds.

    Ceiling 5.8m x 4m.

    There are a couple of ceiling roses that need to be removed.

    The quote includes scraping worst bits, pva and then two multifinish coats.

    Is the quote reasonable?
    NW based.

    Regards,
     
  2. jonbey

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    Probably OK. I had a room plastered, ceiling was boarded over, but walls needed skimming too, that was £600. Room about 3.3m square.
    Scraping and preparing might add more to cost than overboarding - and with overboarding, you get better sound insulation, less artex floating in the air, maybe a better finish too.
     
  3. lostinthelight

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    3years ago around here,South East Wales, plasterers were charging £8 m² for ceilings and £6 for walls labour only on ready prepared surfaces so that would equate to nearly £200 just for spreading for your area?
     
  4. stevethespreader

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    are they original? should keep them if they are as for the price in my eyes its too much have done bigger ceilings for less
     
  5. MarcoM

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    hi yes it did strike me as an expensive quote.
     
  6. stevethespreader

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    what about the ceiling roses why have they got to come down? are they original?
     
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