If you are looking for a plastering company in the Bradford, Leeds area then why not give us a call? A good plastering job is essential if you want to make your home look good. It is the vital base below your chosen piece of wallpaper or painting finish. Plastering has an interesting history. Plaster work was used on the ancient pyramids of Egypt and is still hard to this day! Plastering was also carried out in ancient Greece around 500BCE for temples both inside and out. The plaster used was a fine white lime succo. This work formed a great base for elaborate decorative painting. However, thousands of years even before Greece and Egypt (about 7500BCE) the inhabitants of what is now Jordan in the middle east used lime mixed with crushed limestone to make a plaster that they used for covering walls, floors, and hearths in their houses. Closer to home, in England, by the 14th century, decorative plasterwork was being used in the South-East to decorate the exteriors of timber-framed buildings. Fast forward to the present day and though there are many new types of plaster work, for example boarding, or dot and dab, there is a lot of continuity with thousands of years before. The Egyptians used reeds to apply plaster, very similar to the lathes used today. Up till the middle of the 19th century, plasterers used lime and sand to cover walls and ceilings. However this could take a fortnight to set. Gypsum plaster sets faster, but until recently was too expensive for normal tasks. It was reserved for ornamental work and imitation marble finishes called scagliola, similar to what is used in the columns of Saltaire United Reformed Church. However, with the development of technology, in the early 20th century gypsum plaster replaced lime as the binding agent for sand in plastering mortar.