Taping and Jointing is a trade designed for bringing plasterboard up to a standard that is ready for professional snag free decoration.
It was originally designed as an alternative to plastering. The basic difference between plastering and Taping and Jointing, is that when plastering an area we would apply tapes to all the joints in the boards. Then we would skim coat the whole surface of the plasterboard with plaster. If taping and jointing the same area, we would still tape all the joints then we would apply 3 coats of jointing compound to the joints only. Once these are dry we sand down the jointing compound to a perfect smooth surface.