Different Special Plastering Materials Used In Construction


Technology paved way for a lot of things and has changed the construction industry for the better. With it comes new materials and equipment which is the main reason why structures are stronger than before and the design is no longer limited. Technology has the same impact in the plastering sector with the development of special plastering materials which served different purposes. These special plastering materials are used by plasterers in Sydney to create plasters that will meet the demand of the clients.

Plasters are used inside the interior of a structure to protect it from various elements such as dust, wear and tear over time and vermin among many others. It is also adds aesthetic to a structure. While there are common plastering materials used such as lime, cement or aggregate, there are also special materials developed with the help of technology. These materials have better characteristics in terms of sound proofing, durability and weather and fire resistance.

  • Asbestos Marble Plaster. This gives the plastered surface a finishing touch similar to marble. The effect can be achieved by combining cement, finely powdered marbles and asbestos.
  • Gypsum Plaster. This is obtained by heating the gypsum between 160 and 170 degrees Celsius in order to get plaster of Paris. It hardens fast after water is added. Lime is usually added in combination with plaster of Paris which is used in plastering and repair. The resulting material is fire-resistant, light-weight and sound-proof.
  • Acoustic Plaster. This material is the result of combining cement mortar with gypsum. Two coats are done with each coat having a thickness of 6 mm. Chemical reaction occurs with the gypsum which creates bubbles that make the plaster a good material for soundproofing. This is the reason why it has been tagged as acoustics plaster. This is commonly applied in auditoriums and cinema halls.
  • Granite Silicon Plaster. This is achieved by adding silicon mix, characterized by high elasticity, to granite. The plaster material does not easily crack and it used for premium quality applications by plasterers in Sydney who are working in high-end projects.