Within the building trades, plastering is one of the oldest crafts.
One advantage of plastering is that is can be repainted as often as you choose.
Pebble dash or roughcast is a form of external plastering often seen and used for country houses.
Gypsum plaster is mainly for use indoors as damp will attack it and make it crumble. The most common types of gypsum plaster are browning, bonding and metal lathing.
A highly specialised form of plastering called Venetian Polished Plaster has rapidly grown in popularity.
There are various types of plastering courses available in England. There are courses for beginners who want to pursue it as a hobby, or want to make it into a career.
The City Guilds has an entire training centre called Able Skills, where plastering is the main subject taught. There is a course to suit each person's needs, whether you are a beginner or coming in to learn some advanced technology of plastering.
Plastering is enjoying resurgence in popularity due to the introduction of new techniques and cheaper materials.
Solid Plastering is the application of wet finishes to internal walls, floors and ceilings. It also includes applying protective covering to external walls such as pebble dashing.
All stilts have adjustable legs and because it allows internal movement, it increases the stability.