render repair

  1. Acejames87

    Water penetration - Chimney Cracked Render - Rafter too close (ed.)

    I have a small amount of water coming through what looks like a crack in the render on the corner of my chimney inside my loft. My thoughts are to chisel away existing render in area and rerender. The problem the roof rafter that goes up is right against the chimney stack. Any suggestions how...
  2. K

    Garden retaining wall renovation

    I need advice about my options for repairing and redecorating a retaining wall in my garden. Background New to DIY and currently in the process of laying a new sandstone patio in the raised area of the garden. Once it's done, I wanted to tackle the retaining wall, which is c. 50 cm high and...
  3. R

    Balcony Render Advice

    Hi all, hoping someone can advise on best option please. We are doing a GRP roof on this balcony as it was previously leaking. We are fitting OSB boards at the moment but debating what ideally we should use to render the surrounding wall down to the floor area. We plan on bringing up the GRP...
  4. L

    Damp on LARGE END TERRACE GABLE WALL

    Damp coming through into house just bought house. Don’t know how to tackle the rendering but it’s a disaster. What’s easier and cheaper chipping it all away and reporting bricks with lime mortar or re render can I repair the render instead and render the bits that’s came off? I really...
  5. G

    Is This Penetrating Damp? What Would You Do?

    Hi, I'm an inexperienced first time buyer. November moved in to the house to find damp plaster on 1st floor bedroom wall (external). Based on the description below and attached pics, what might be likely causes of the damp, and what repairs should I realistically expect? Are there any specific...
  6. M

    Rendering removal

    Hi Guys, I’m planning on getting external wall insulation (and having the current internal sucked out of our 1930s house as we’re sure it’s causing issues). We’ve had a quote we’re happy with but it doesn’t include removing the old pebble dash render, just making good/removing loose pieces...
  7. M

    Repairing lose render around windows + gaps

    Hi, I have been having issues with damp around the corners of our windows and after a lot of investigation the issue has been found! The windows where not sealed with silicone against the sills when they where put in. This means water goes along the sill and into the walls. I decided to check...
  8. C

    RENDERING OVER SOLID OLD RENDERING ?

    HI FOLKS NEED SOME ADVICE ON EXTERIOR RENDERING OF A VICTORIAN HOUSE. I VE CURRENTLY GOT SOMEONE RENDERING THE HOUSE. ORIGINALLY THEY SAID THEY WOULD STRIP BACK THE HOUSE TO BRICKWORK BUT HAVE STOPPED SHORT AND LEFT SOME OF THE OLD RENDERING ON THE WALL SAYING THAT IT WAS SOLID AND BY REMOVING...
  9. U

    What's the best way to patch this rendering on my house?

    Hi there, I've noticed some of the rendering missing from next to an upstairs window. I've not noticed it before but would like to repair it. I was (mistakenly) under the impression I could just go to B&Q or Screwfix etc and buy a tube of "render" and then apply it (like polyfilla) but it...
  10. D

    Crumbling render behind wallpaper

    I first noticed a bulge in the wallpaper in my lounge just below the coving. Giving it a prod it felt like the plaster behind was crumbling so I stopped. I don't want to peel back the wallpaper as I have no intention (or time) to redecorate the lounge. I then checked the small bedroom above...
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