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I am currently stripping wallpaper in a small bedroom (3m x 2.5m) which I plan to set up as a home office/study.
The property was built in the 60's and 2 of the walls which are nearly fully stripped (shown in the images attached) had a thin polystyrene layer so have taken all this off. One thing I have noticed is that one of the walls has what looks to be a green plasterboard...or at least I assume it is plasterboard. This wall just backs onto our stairwell.
Is this plasterboard and is it normal or do I need to be worried about anything?
Only ever seen the standard white plasterboard so just wanted to check.
I plan to get the walls skimmed just to give a better finish before I paint. I assume this will be ok on that wall?
And finally, anyone have a rough idea on what it would cost to skim a room of this size? Realise it is a "how long is a piece of string" question but any rough figure to budget on would be ideal.
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It could equally be water-resistant MDF....... is it actual 'plater' (if you scrape it)?
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Around here (South West Wales) good plasterers charge £8 - £10 a square metre, but allow extra for travelling & setting up, which takes just as long on a small job as a large one. So, this forum is wary of estimating prices but that equates to 3m x 2.5m doubled, times the height (2.4m?), I'd say £350 - £400. My old guy would charge me £250 plus materials but he's not exactly perfect.StevenGibbs wrote:And finally, anyone have a rough idea on what it would cost to skim a room of this size? Realise it is a "how long is a piece of string" question but any rough figure to budget on would be ideal.