As a Plasterer I have seen many ceilings where the owners of the building need to employ a Gyprock Plasterer – because it is my trade and I notice gyprock in particular, it is akin to a Painter knowing when a house needs a painting job.

Some Gyprock ceilings have been sagged so much that it boarders on dangerous, this is when you call a Gyprock Plasterer.


I have been asked to quote on some gyprock ceilings especially bathroom ceilings, that do not have adequate airing, and the mould due to moisture from steam on the ceiling has made the ceiling damp hence there is a constant chill in the air, this is when you call a gyprock plasterer.


What Problems Constitute calling a Gyprock Plasterer?

If a room requires a new cornice, sometimes there is no need for the old cornice to come down, by picking the right cornice, the new one may go over the old.  This is a decision an experienced Plasterer can make. He will use his skilled craftsmanship to repair the cornice to look new.


After a heavy storm, there is often water damage, this may be an Insurance job or not.  If water has gotten into your ceiling and wall, you have to check that the water has not spread and damaged the gyprock in another area, other than the immediate area.  This is when it is advisable to call out a licensed Gyprock Plasterer.


There also maybe electrical wiring involved, you could be advised by the Gyprocker to get an inspection done by a qualified Electrician to make sure the water has not touched wiring as this can be very dangerous.


Cornice has a way of falling off if it is not put on properly in the first place.  Fibrous Plaster cornice is heavy and ideal to fix it to the timber in the ceiling if possible.


Lets get organised first before you panic and call out qualified trades people when you are not ready for them to commence the work.


5 Tips on getting organized prior to getting the Plastering job done


  1. 1. Is it a practical time for you to ask for a quote on a job?
  2. 2. Have you organized the safety and daily needs of your household?
  3. 3. Have you made alternate arrangements for your family?
  4. 4. Have you budgeted for the repairs, and your finances in place so that the Tradies can be paid on completion of the job?
  5. 5. Have you organized the pets and are the Trades people safe?


Time to call a Plasterer and request a quote, do your due diligence, ask to see his License to make sure he is qualified and compliant to complete your plastering job. then award your job to whom you deem would be the best  Sydney Plasterer.