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Discussion in 'Building' started by Syko1941, 29 Oct 2003.

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  1. Syko1941

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    Have an area unpebbledashed where conservatory was taken down and left unfinished area. Wish to tackle myself, any advice would be appreciated. :rolleyes: Tom Sykes
     
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    obviously you will need to find what colour size of existing peeble dash is, i have seen pebbledashing done, wall is covered in cemet, then stones flicked from trowel onto wall into wet cement, this i am told avoids "lines" that a mechanical "spreader" will create.
     
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    Having recently had my whole house redone, and seen the first (well established local company, second generation of family owners, good reputation, Federation of Master Builders yadayadayada) fail dismally, I can assure you it is not an easy thing to do - if you've never done it before I don't hold out much hope for your chances. If you mess it up it'll mean more expense in having it chiselled off before it can be done again.

    Seriously consider having it done by an experienced specialist.
     
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    Agreed,I have done a lot plastering and pebbledashing is tricky,the sand/cement have to be the right ratio mix and wetness plus the stones have to be heavy washed with water then slightly dried out but not too dry and then you have the rendering problem of knowing when the right time to dash the stones onto the walls which is flipped upward at 45 degree then the swearing start to creep in :LOL:

    If you only got just the side of the conservatory to do there's no harm having a go,if it go wrong wash it down with paintbrush + water straight away then plan B :LOL:
     
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    For out side plastering do you just simply use sand&cement?

    I've seen in some houses this type of plastering is coming off.

    Is there any reason for that - is it because of using cheap material etc....
    or getting the job done by a Cowboy builder?

    We were thing of doing out side wall and then painting over it.

    Appreciate if someone can advise.
     
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    Yes!

    Without seeing it I don't know,most problem is rendering too thin,walls wasn't wet/moisture when applying rendering,if apply rendering when dry, fine dusts will make the rendering fall off,no sealer on walls,wrong mix ratio & moisture etc....

    Professional rendering do not fall off,Cowboy rendering do.You can always tell with a pro-plasterer & non-plasterer the way they hold & do the plaster trowel / hawk with confident & with no mess on the bottom as well
     
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    Tom - whereabouts in the UK are you?

    Was wondering if it was worth me recommending the people that did my house.....
     
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    Thanks "Ban all sheds" I live in the Surrey area, between Purley and Redhill. Why "ban all sheds" ?
     
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    OK - I'm in West London, so not a million miles away. I'll dig out their details - if they're based to the south east of me they might well be interested in your area.

    "b-a-s"?

    That's sheds as in "DIY superstores", not the small wooden refuges in the garden.

    I think that the quality of product, quality of advice and quality of service that those big stores offer is truly appalling when compared to old fashioned iron-mongers, plumber's merchants, electrical suppliers, builder's merchants, timber yards etc etc.

    And prices are high and the packaging waste from all those blister packs is disgusting.

    Like the food supermarkets, they have absolutely no respect for their customers, and fill their shelves with c**p.

    So I think they should be banned, but I'm not holding my breath....
     
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    Oh come on,they come with a 10 years warranty which is not bad,oh hang on a minute just read the small print,providing you treat the shed with wood treatment DAILY for the next 10 years :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:

    I've bought one from them temporary just to look after my lawnmower etc while I was building my summerhouse knowing I only want it to last a year.Didn't quite make it a year

    For Sale.
    One leading tower shed (slightly to the left) for sale with hairline split everywhere for air ventilation,must have sandbag weight to stop see-saw movement,need slight attention to door as it won't shut BUT still with a 9 years warranty left.Buyer must collect and organise a overhead crane to keep it intact.
    :LOL:
     
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    TOM - the company I used are based in the same area as me - at least, they have an Uxbridge phone no.

    THey may not want to travel all the way to Surrey, but a phone call wouldn't hurt - City Services on 01895 230474, mobile 0956 268042.

    MASONA - see, the garden sheds that the DIY sheds sell are poor quality.
     
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    which bit? W what?
     
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    Ickenham - why?
     
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    i am working in west london (W12), but i don't know Ikenham
     
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    Whew - that means you can't come round and lamp me for DIY-ing you out of a job :LOL:

    W12 - that's Hammersmith-ish, isn't it?

    Ickenham is in a London Borough (Hillingdon), but not a London Postal Code. It lies twixt Uxbridge and Ruislip in the fair county of Middlesex. Except that Middlesex no longer exists, apart from as a postal destination.
     
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