Research from FPDC has identified that clients lack knowledge about how plaster and drylining systems should be finished. As a result work that meets British and European standards is being rejected, exposing specialists to unnecessary additional work.

Steve Halcrow, interim director at FPDC, said: “We’ve received more than 40 technical support requests recently and over three quarters are concerned with finishing. “FPDC encounters many issues with people inspecting work using strong lights, standing close to the surface and viewing from shallow glancing angles. Under these conditions even
the tiniest little blemish can be seen. This is not a fair assessment of workmanship and should not to be used when snagging.

“We’re now reviewing the finishing standard guidelines and need contractors to step forward and help to set out clearer guidelines for the industry to design and install to.”

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