I read survey results recently that revealed 95% of us suffer procrastination problems, putting off or postponing

I remember back in the day when artex was all the rage.

I know that each trade has its own jargon and it can sometimes be confusing for the layman.

Not got a clue what I am talking about? It’s a plasterer’s thing so let me explain.

A hawk, also known as a hand board, is the flat looking tool that a plasterer uses in combination with a trowel to achieve a smooth finish of plaster on a wall. The hawk holds the plaster ready for use.

As it is Christmas, I thought I would lighten the mood a little this month and give you a selection of plasterer jokes. Apologies for their corniness!


Lime has been a vital ingredient in building throughout history. Here are some interesting facts I have discovered: