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    Garden retaining wall, concrete block k-rend and cavity?

    Hi folks, I’ve done quite a bit of research but can’t find the exact answer to the exact question I have; do I need a cavity in a 2 skin concrete block wall to satisfy k-rend requirements? Background. I have had a 1.5m block retaining wall built and hope to k rend it (eventually after other...
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    K rend, traditional render, any other alternatives?

    Using this lockdown time to research. 1930 house with patched sand cement render from waist height. We are intending to strip all the render and replace. It has a Dutch style roof with a pillar support on one corner and there is a crack above that area. We've had some exploration and the timber...
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    K Rend on a lime mortared house

    Good evening, I've recently moved into a Victorian terrace that was covered in cement rendering for the last 30 years. The builder who removed the rendering recommends that I re-render with K Rend (silicone) instead of lime because, he claims, it is breathable. The K Rend website certainly...
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    Painting new K Rend render

    Hi, I posted this in the plastering and rendering section the other day, but realised it's more of a paint question. I got a guy in about 3 weeks ago to apply some Fine Texture K Rend to some new blockwork seating I've had built. He did a K Rend undercoat one day, which looked neat, then he...
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    Crumbling K Rend

    Hi, After a bit of advice. I got a guy in about 3 weeks ago to apply some Fine Texture K Rend to some new blockwork seating I've had built. He did a K Rend undercoat one day, which looked neat, then he came back the next day and did the top coat but I don't think he did a very good job...
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    External Render Options...

    Morning all. I have a 1930 3-Bedroom Bungalow, built from Norfolk Reds. The brickwork is extremely scruffy, it has had alterations over the years where non-matched bricks were used and there are various other faults that are simply too much to do anything else with. As much as I hate to say it...
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