Lath and plaster on timber framework Lath and plaster walling techniques (see right) were commonly used from the early eighteenth until the mid twentieth century for internal, non-load-bearing walls. The laths are horizontal strips of wood (normally about 25mm by 6mm (1 by 1/4 inch)) fixed by nails to vertical upright timbers forming the framework...
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There are many reasons for building a wall such as to ensure that your home and/ or property is secure as well as to improve the appearance of your home and/ or property. There are so many types of walls constructed such as brick walls, concrete walls and fences but the popular and common choice...
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You may be wondering what are beads? There are different types of beads but most are designed to achieve the perfect finish and ...
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Cement render is a really popular way of finishing the exterior of new build properties in the UK because it’s one of the most economical ways to finish a home and it’s also highly attractive. Another benefit of rendering is that rendering is a straightforward technique to employ which almost anyone can learn to render...
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Silicone rendering may be a possible solution for: property owners who have to unnecessarily spend large amounts of their income on heating due to dampness being present within the structure of the property If you live in a house where damp is a problem property owners who are unable to insert insulation into the cavity walls. Note...
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The question of how long a rendering lasts is a complex question because there are so many factors  involved.  Often, the questions relating to how long rendering lasts often fail to take into account the many problems associated with certain types of rendering and some of the benefits of others. We will start with the...
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Renders come in many different types and some of the more recent acrylic and other modern renders are manufactured. For someone who wants to know how to make a render, they will find themselves bewildered and overwhelmed  by the large amount of articles and websites containing information about the cement mortar and lime renderings. It...
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All cement renders irrespective of how they are formulated will eventually develop surface cracks due to the nature of cement curing and hardening. Sand and Cement renders are highly alkaline, rigid and brittle surfaces that develop surface cracks through cement shrinkage and thermal expansion & contraction from daily temperature fluctuation. Sand and Cement Render is...
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Everything needs a change on regular intervals or else it becomes very ordinary and loses the ability to catch the person’s attention, whether it’s living or non-living. As we clean our residential or commercial property and decorate it with beautiful accessories, we must take proper attention towards the outer area also because the exterior appearance...
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Ashlar detailing provides an aesthetically pleasing effect within the render finish and is achieved by cutting recessed joints into the “green render” using simple tooling. The effects can be quite stunning but good execution by the applicator is paramount and Parex will offer training and advice when this is required. There are some basic rules with regard to Ashlar cutting that should be observed. These are regarded as...
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