Setting the finish line

Third generation, traditional plastering techniques. Up-to-date innovative modern-day technologies.

About Us

Smooth Operators was set up nearly two decades ago. Whilst a very aptly named job description, the faint sound of Sade being sung ominously is never far away. However now that it’s got your attention, there is more here than a cheesy pun.

Studying cabinet making and bricklaying may sound like an odd combination. But this is what started me on a journey to gain a broad spectrum of skills and a deeper understanding in construction.
Plastering is heralded as the highest skill in the building trade which propelled me into learning this trade during an intensive period with a third-generation plasterer. Since then, I am continuously enrolling on courses to keep up to date with new technologies as they arise. Anything that gives me the upper hand in providing an easier and better quality job.

First and foremost we are plasterers, experienced in every traditional aspect a plasterer should be. Not to be mistaken with just a fair weather skimmer, we plaster, render, screed and cove. Plus any caveat of that, dry lining, Venetian plasters, cornice, all renders, damp work and self-levelling compounds etc. We are specialists in levelling, flattening and smoothing surfaces. Up down and side to side.

We also excel in floor and wall tiling as plastering is the pre cursor to this.

These skillsets are necessary in kitchens and bathrooms. I subcontract to many fitters as well as kitchen and bathroom companies. I also offer a complete service to design, supply and install new kitchens/bathrooms. All remedial works necessary are managed, including the rip out, building work, electrics, plumbing, fitting and decorating. From start to finish.

With 15+ years of intensive experience, I have built up a team of experienced, reliable tradesmen, enabling me to take on jobs as a whole and project management. Throughout Crowthorne and Wokingham, we are familiar to most local reputable building firms as subcontractors.

Not your typical builders or plasterers, we have an acute eye for detail and take every effort to remain clean in your home.

If you’re uneasy at the thought of navigating the wild west of the building trade, rest assured that I come highly recommended by others that have already done the vetting for you and personally oversee every job.

Do you have a wall or ceiling you want smoothing over?

Or maybe you’ve had the builders in and you’re tired of looking at those bricks and mortar.

Whatever the job, we turn houses into homes, transforming building sites into spaces you want to live in.

Expert finishes inside and out.

It is this ethos along with a never-ending pursuit for perfection that has allowed us to fill a niche in the building market.

Skimming and re-skimming
Plasterboard fixing and sticking
Hard-wall and skim
Insulating and drylining
Coving and cornice
Damp proof injection
Venetian marble and stucco plasters
All types of rendering
Traditional waterproof sand and cement render.
Through coloured silicone and acrylic renders. K-Rend & Weber certified
Floor screeding and self-levelling compounds
Pebble dash, splatter dash, rough cast and tyrolene

When a surface is plastered, it is new and our quality testifies this unlike so many others. No sanding, no filling – just how it should be.

Full Kitchen and bathroom fits. Design, supply & Install. All building works managed
Route finding for damp and remedies
Floor tiling
Wall tiling
Anti-fracture matting
Waterproof shower enclosures and wet areas
Renovations and alterations
Steels and knock throughs
Project management
“I have had Storm work for me plastering on many jobs over the last ten years and he stands out from what is normally a messy trade. He is punctual, polite and extremely accommodating in all my dealings with him. I can unreservedly recommend him.”

- Ian Howlett

“I have used storm over a period of ten years. He has always been very reliable. He is always very conscientious and my customers have valued this at all times. I wouldn’t use anyone else.”

– Dean & Dean Building Services

“I have used a lot of tradesmen and different plasterers during my time installing kitchens. Storm has been the part of my team who is always receiving unparalleled feedback from my clients. His workmanship is second to none and has always been willing to go that extra mile to accommodate the customer.”

- Wickes Kitchens

"I decorate a lot of new build work and go over a lot of different plasterers work. The difference between Storms work and another’s can halve my time on the job. Whenever I arrive on site I ask who the plasterer is and am always relieved to hear when its him. Sanding and filling is the bane of my life but Storms ceilings and walls actually are a joy to paint. "

– Finishing Touch Decorators