To all you professional plasters out there I need an opinion please. I am just starting to have my extension plastered out, it's day 1 1/2 and I'm a bit worried about the work so far and need advice. The hard coat roughing has gone onto 3 blockwork walls and there are a lot more walls to go. Some of the blockwork was out of true apparently so there was a fair bit of filling out to do in some areas with up to 3 layers. I would have thought that at this stage the surface should be true, level and without hollows. This is not the case as by putting a 6' batten across there appear to be a lot of unevenness with up to 3/8 hollows and highs. Am I right in thinking that no way is this a ground for multi finish as I always thought that the roughing coat should be used to give a level reasonably smooth surface which can the be skimmed over with 3mm or so of finish plaster.
He works alone but with a labourer. Does this sound right or is it normal for plasters to work in pairs? Also he didn't batten the wall out in bays but just gone freehand. Is that right? If things are not right I want to stop now rather than continue in the hope that he will sort it all out.
Any help would be very welcome as the plaster is the finish and we want it to look perfect.