In 1999 Donhead re-published William Millar's 'plastering bible', "Plastering Plain and Decorative", in response to the current shortage of material on traditional plastering techniques.
The success of this title has now encouraged the re-publication of Verrall's own classic work on plastering. "The Modern Plasterer" combines his two volumes in one book and provides an invaluable source of information, not only for plasterers but also for designers and specifiers who want to understand plastering methods and materials better.
Verrall's book starts at a basic level then progresses to more complex work and provides copious drawings and diagrams to illustrate the material.
He presents detailed information on the characteristics of different plaster and their uses, the varieties of lathing available and how to apply and finish flat lime plaster.
It also explains how to set up and run different types of mouldings, the casting of mouldings and uses of fibrous plaster. The new Introduction to this edition states 'Whereas Mr Millar's book assumes a certain amount of existing experience and understanding, Verrall starts at a level which is more akin to the understanding of the modern reader.
This really is, therefore, an excellent reference book for anyone wanting to rediscover and learn about traditional plastering'.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 512 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 25/02/2000
- Category: Building construction & materials
- ISBN: 9781873394458