Ah economy of plastering brings bumpy finish. Having said that most of the
walls in this 1930s terrace are wobbly tilted, bumpy or curved near corners.
I don't think accuracy was strived for at the time in 1939.
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In my 1905 (ish) house the plaster often curves outwards at the top and
bottom of a 2.8m high internal wall by around an 25mm. No corner seems
to be 90 degrees. Everything seems to have done by eye without using a
straight edge, spirit level or set square. When the windows were
recently replaced it was discovered that the window pillars were not
And accuracy (of plastering) had not improved much by 1976, when
my house was built.
The only thing the plasterers had developed to a fine art was
applying a wafer-thin coat of gypsum plaster over the sand and
cement base coat. The latter was also weaker than normal so that
any sort of remedial work breaks through the gypsum top coat and
the base coat disintegrates into sand and fine dust.
On 28/07/2019 20:58, Brian Gaff wrote:
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