Pebbledash and roughcast are forms of render in which the top coat is roughly textured by pebbles or stone fragments. As the terms are used today, they each have different meanings. For pebbledash, clean material is thrown at the freshly plastered surface then pressed in, so the colour of the material is visible. For roughcast,...
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If you want to give your house a facelift then rendering your external walls is a way to go about it. There are a few things that you should avoid before you even think of starting such work. First of all make sure that the right rendering materials are being used otherwise your work will...
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There has been some debate over what materials to use when rendering external walls. More specifically, some have advocated the use of PVA glue as an adhesive, sealer and bonding agent applied to a cement/ sand mixturewhile rendering the external walls of a property (note that in this instance, the term PVA glue refers specifically...
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 There are a variety of factors to take into account when deciding on the price to render a house. Due to this complexity, this article will address the question of how much to render a house in the most general sense, aiming to show you how reduce the cost. The article will also elaborate on...
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Paint removal from enriched architectural surfaces is a sensitive area. Firstly, removal erases the historic record embodied in the paint layers. Secondly, physical damage to the underlying material can and often is caused by either the cleaning agent or the tools used. Where plasterwork is concerned, no matter how sensitively undertaken, removal of softened paint...
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Sand and cement rendering has three serious disadvantages: structurally, sand and cement is inflexible so it is prone to cracking. During situations where the sand and cement rendering material experiences extreme weather such as during Summer or Winter, large temperature changes causes the render to expand (Summer) and contract (Winter) abruptly, resulting in cracks. Once...
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Renders have many uses, they are not used solely on their ability to make a property look more attractive. Many renders are not only designed to be used on parts of a building where there is a damp course, but may be used in older properties. Older buildings may not have a damp proofing course...
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