Interior Plastering

IMG_0119The main purpose of Interior Wall Plastering is usually to create a smooth surface to decorate and a number of different techniques can be employed. Plastering is a skilled job and the quality of the finish of the plastering will be the determining factor in the appearance of your final build.


Whether you have a new build, a development or are refurbishing a premises we can help you to achieve the finish you want.  We only make promises we can stand over and you are guaranteed that we will meet both times and budgets promised.


This is why all of our clients recommend us.



Gyproc Skimcoat is a versatile finish coat plaster which can be used for finishing most backgrounds/linings such as Gyproc Undercoat Plasters, Gyproc Plasterboards and Sand & Cement.

Gyproc Skimcoat has a controlled, graduated set and produces surfaces that are free from shrinkage cracks.

Key Features of the Gyproc Skimcoat

  • Provides the highest quality aesthetic finish
  • Provides high impact and scratch resistance
  • Suitable for use on a wide range of backgrounds

Sand & Cement Render

Cement rendering is the application of a premixed layer of sand and cement to brick, cement, stone or mud brick. It is often textured, coloured or painted after application. It is generally used on exterior walls but can be used to make a feature of an interior wall.


Depending on the ‘look’ required, rendering can be fine or coarse, textured or smooth, natural or coloured, pigmented or painted.

Dry Lining

The technique of dry-lining involves applying plasterboard to a timber or metal frame or potentially onto blockwork to provide additional insulation.


Although this technique is normally used for internal fit out (i.e. constructing internal walls), it can also provide an excellent solution to damp problems.


Dry-lining is advantageous in many other ways. Installation is quick and it provides you with the flexibility of being able to change the design and internal shape of rooms in the future.


Sand and Cement with Smooth Skim Coat on Top

This is a combination of the first 2 items above and provides a smooth skimmed finish on top of a keyed rendered finish.


Hard Coat & Skim Finish

Gyproc Hard Coat is a gypsum undercoat plaster for use on most masonry backgrounds.  Applied in conjunction with a final coat of Gyproc Finish Plaster, it provides a smooth, inert, high quality surface to internal walls.

The combination has excellent impact resistance, quick surface drying, and a high resistance to efflorescence and gives a durable base for the application of decorative finishes.

Key Features:

  • Superior impact resistance
  • Fast drying for earlier painting – paint up to 15% sooner
  • Finish coat can be applied as soon as Hard Coat is set or can be wet down for later finishing
  • Air-tightness – When applied to masonry walls Gyproc Hard Coat finished with a Gyproc finishing plaster can provide a significant contribution to the overall air-tightness performance strategy of a building.  Test results undertaken in a UKAS accredited laboratory demonstrate that the application of Gyproc Hard Coat + Gyproc Skimcoat finish over 100mm concrete blocks, laid on edge, can offer an air permeability performance of 0.03m³/h.m² (50Pa)
  • No shrinkage cracking will occur with the use of Hard Coat with a Gyproc Finish Plaster, unlike sand & cement


As with any job undertaken by McAuliffe Bros Plastering, we will consult with you to help you to choose the most suitable finish.


All of our work is also planned in great detail to ensure that whatever price and time estimation is correct.


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