Does this look right?

#1
Hi all,

I hope I'm posting this in the right area - if not, mods please move it to the right subforum.

After a few weeks looking for a plasterer, we finally found one on checkatrade who would come in and give us a quote. He didn't have the best prices but had over 30 positive reviews and we thought: well, we get what we pay for.

They did the job over three days which included removing existing wallpaper and plastering the walls and ceilings of two lounges. When they finished, the 'boss' told me to let him know if I wasn't happy with anything - I had a look around and noticed some plaster drops but he told me that they can be scraped off with a putty knife or something similar, which is fine.

The problem is that I only found some imperfections afterwards (when the plaster was dry). I didn't spot them right away and I know it's my fault for not checking the work properly before paying. Now I'm not sure if this is normal and something I have to deal with it myself (with filler, sanding, etc) or if this is the plaster fault. I don't want to ask him to come over so he can tell me this is normal so I'd like to ask for your opinion.

I've added some pictures below - what do you guys think? Is this normal and something I can/should fix it myself or should I ask the plasterer to correct it? Thanks for you help!

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#4
Should I ask him to come around and fix it? Do you guys think it's an easy fix or does he have to remove the plaster and plaster it again?
 

Vincey

Private Member
#6
Clicked on this thread quick time to check it wasn’t one of mine
 

Cornelius

Well-Known Member
#8
That’s disgusting workmanship, appalling.
 
#10
Can’t believe someone would leave a customer with this kind of workmanship! Should be jailed for that imo o_O:wtf::cachetada:
 
#11
I just called and sent him these pictures. He said these are normal and that any decorator would be able to fill and sand it to make it right. He also said these are due to the heat and plaster expansion.
He offered to come around to fix it by sanding but I'm not so sure if the result will be satisfactory.

Also, he told me to try filling and sanding it myself but I'm worried that it'll make it worse. I'll probably ask him to deal with it himself because I was expecting a nicer finish - no need to be perfect because I know I might have to apply some filling after the mist coat but I was hoping for something way better than that.

I'm almost sending him the link to this thread so he can view the opinion from other plasterers.
 
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Smudger1

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#12
RAF ! How you didnt notice how bad it was after final trowel is strange ?
 
#13
I.d ask for cash back . Prob even mention small claim as that is f**k**g terrible even bu my standards
 

Cockney1

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#17
Hi all,

I hope I'm posting this in the right area - if not, mods please move it to the right subforum.

After a few weeks looking for a plasterer, we finally found one on checkatrade who would come in and give us a quote. He didn't have the best prices but had over 30 positive reviews and we thought: well, we get what we pay for.

They did the job over three days which included removing existing wallpaper and plastering the walls and ceilings of two lounges. When they finished, the 'boss' told me to let him know if I wasn't happy with anything - I had a look around and noticed some plaster drops but he told me that they can be scraped off with a putty knife or something similar, which is fine.

The problem is that I only found some imperfections afterwards (when the plaster was dry). I didn't spot them right away and I know it's my fault for not checking the work properly before paying. Now I'm not sure if this is normal and something I have to deal with it myself (with filler, sanding, etc) or if this is the plaster fault. I don't want to ask him to come over so he can tell me this is normal so I'd like to ask for your opinion.

I've added some pictures below - what do you guys think? Is this normal and something I can/should fix it myself or should I ask the plasterer to correct it? Thanks for you help!

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I’m afraid that work is absolutely atrocious!!! To actually go to someone’s home and do this is totally unacceptable! FFS How many times!!! JUST because someone advertises on checkatrade it doesn’t mean they are a qualified professional tradesmen!!! :muyenojado::tonto:
 
#18
Thats shamefull....
I dont no how he has 30 positive reviews for that.
I guess people just wont confront bad workmanship.
 

Djr

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#21
Ha ha they'll be more skins on that than an onion soon
 

essexandy

The Lake Governor
#23
I'm just not convinced that this thread isn't just another windup.
No one would need to ask if that is acceptable work, or not notice the state of it before it had dried.
 
#27
He might of give him the Braille version.
Old builder did my garage. When we were setting it out he got me r
To hold tape . Kept telling me in a inch out a couple etc. In end i went to him and his end of tape was completely rusted. I said what the f**k is that. He said its in braille.
 

Donzo

Well-Known Member
#28
If this is genuine, the whole review system is damming on check a trade, that work is bad as I have ever seen. Put a review on it,,,,, though I have heard some of these online sites make it difficult to negative someone without a process.
 
#29
Wasn’t a council plasterer was he I’ve seen some just as good as that today, but honestly that’s shocking get him back tell him you want it put right
 

paulf

Well-Known Member
#31
That's got to come off there's no way I'd skim over that. The state of it shows it wasn't done by a plasterer so you can just about guarantee no proper preparation was done.
 

Dropsalot

Private Member
#33
Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahaha...........rofpmsl.........
Stoppit.........stoppit.........ahahahahaha......
“Didn’t notice it at the time”.......................ahaha hahahaha.........that’s visible from space!!!
Gotta be a wind up.......
Orrrrrr..........maybe it’s @Peterthepole’s first go, crafty eh? A little practice ee voo before doing your own job?
 
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