Why Is Plastering Important? Strength And Beauty
New Zealanders and Aucklanders may be surprised to hear the words ‘home and plaster’ in the same sentence. But the difference between the two is as vast as the Patuna Chasm, in Wairarapa. The art of plastering holds a unique significance, especially for homeowners in West Auckland. Plasterers in West Auckland are skilled craftsmen who bring not only their expertise but also a touch of creativity to transform houses into true works of art. Whether it’s restoring the historical charm of a villa or giving a modern home a sleek finish, these plasterers play a pivotal role in shaping the architectural identity of West Auckland residences.
Plastering has been used by builders, painters and decorators for centuries. Think of Jordan Valley in 7500 BC. While it’s seen ups and downsides over the years, this important part of home design and construction remains a staple.
Plastering, which is not to be mistaken with plaster cladding, has several important purposes. It smooths out the rough surfaces on the walls.
Gorgeous and versatile
Plastering rough edges creates a beautiful finish that, according to a modern home and décor magazine, can instantly add artistic gravitas to your home.
Plaster is also a relatively quick and low-cost way to finish a wall. Plaster provides a stable base for many textures, paint finishes, and other fixtures.
Easy to maintain and strong
Plastered surfaces are easy to maintain and clean. Dust is less likely to adhere to them. Repairs are usually easy and cheap, even though some plaster walls crack with time.
Plastering adds strength and durability, as well as a touch of contemporary beauty to any space.
The cement in a building releases chemicals that, depending on its construction, mix with plaster to strengthen the bond.
Cool and eco-friendly
Modern home builders are increasingly turning to lime plaster, a material that is eco-friendly, reduces energy consumption, and has a natural climate control.
Plaster has a natural, environmentally friendly quality: it’s breathable and free of VOCs and chemicals.”
Plaster, when applied correctly in the right context, has a density that can help soundproof rooms. It also offers good insulation, and some fire resistance (especially when compared with drywall). Plaster can help keep a room warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
It’s easy to understand why plaster has been used by civilisations throughout history. From the ancient Egyptians to the modern eco-friendly homes that are made of materials such as straw-bale, and finished with lime-plaster.
Plaster’s durability is evident in the age and condition of many old buildings.