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  1. S

    Wall Render Touching Path

    Hi, I bought some No Nonsense 649+ Specialist Mortar Repair Cement to fix some cracks in a path. My missus also wants me to fill the gap along the bottom edge of the garage wall. As the driveway is lower than the garden the path actually sits higher than the bottom of the garage, so no DPC...
  2. E

    Crash course in rendering retaining wall....

    Good evening everyone, My next job in the landscaping project is to render the retaining wall (see photo). Is there some info online that provides any info? I've watched a few YouTube videos etc but wondered if anyone has any nugget tips? I will need to get some beads for the corners and some...
  3. C

    Filling external cracks

    Hi Everyone, I'm looking for some advice on how best to fill these external cracks / gaps on the front of my 1950's Semi-Detached property. The first image shows cracks in the top corner of the concrete / cement (?) around the window. The second image shows a crack in the pebble dashing...
  4. J

    How bad is this render?

    I would really appreciate opinions on this. I'm considering buying an end terrace house but the state of the render, or the potential expense of replacing it, is putting me off. The render is fully intact and feels quite solid to touch, but when tapped it seems hollow in places so I presume...
  5. R

    Is this bonding plaster, cement render, or a cat under the finish?

    A builder says it is bonding plaster, another says cement, the postman says it is a medieval cob wall, and Mrs Bucket down the road thinks its her lost cat. For the love of god, put Mrs Bucket out of her misery and tell me this is some kind of cement render. Pic attached
  6. stevo_89

    Monocal Render Damp Patch

    Hi all, We are in the process of buying a new build and our snagger highlighted a damp patch on the VPI monocal render. The developer (small developer - only 10 houses in total) went to VPI straight away and the response from the contact there was as follows: "The Monocal render that has been...
  7. P

    Render cracks on external wall, no crack on internal walls

    Looking for some advice on a property. Cracks in render are where extension (circa. 1970s/1980s) meets original building (circa. 1920s). Survey came back to say there’s potential progressive movement. There are no render cracks on the ground elevation, damp cause is fine and there’s no rising or...
  8. M

    Wet patches on interior wall around new window after rain (Ed.)

    Hi, We have had these wet patches appear above a new window - window was repealed by the company but every time it rains the patches spread & get worse. We have discovered multiple cracks in the render where the wet started so we are getting the house re-rendered. I just wondered how long it...
  9. DampDan

    Damp / Slate DPC / Render Breaching

    Hi! Recently purchased a C1856 settlers cottage that was assessed as having rising damp during the pre-inspection. Got an "expert" out to check and they confirmed rising damp, which they can fix for bulk coin. Been reading this forum and I am 100% certain I can do something about this without...
  10. V

    Render thickness dispute

    Hi, newbie here and a foreigner too, so bear with me as I'm trying to explain the issue My neighbour wants to render their extension, which happens to be a boundary wall going into my back garden. Very narrow back garden, may I add. Before I go into the actual question I want to clarify that I...
  11. TheLevster

    Achieving a render patch match

    I’m looking to repair a crack in some render but I’m not sure how the original finish was achieved. I’ve attached a couple of images, does anyone know how this effect is achieved? I initially thought it was a tyrolean gun finish, but it seems too smooth in between the bumps for that to be the...
  12. D

    Blocking up garage door

    Hoping for a bit of advice. We have a single garage not attached to the property, but shares one wall with the neighbours garage. Since it’s too small to fit most current cars, I’m looking at converting it to an office, and to do this would require blocking up the garage door, which I’ve come to...
  13. D

    Ashlar / Render material

    Morning all. Currently doing some repairs on my 1897 Victorian house. I am pretty certain that the solid walls are ashlar facing with a rubble backing but trying to figure out the material of the ashlar itself. From reading, it could also be Ashlar render which was popular in 19th century. You...
  14. wtr

    Finishing Internal aerated concrete blocks

    Hello all, I have Internal aerated concrete blocks (aac) that have been painted. I've read https://www.diynot.com/diy/threads/wet-plastering-aerated-lightweight-blocks.177624/ And I'm undecided on what I need to do. 1. Do I render? Then skim? (What's difference between plaster) 2. Originally...
  15. G

    Hydropliolite paint direct onto concrete walls

    Hi all, We are currently having the blown crepi on our house repaired. The house is concrete construction and has a thin layer of a type of crepi followed by paint (sorry, I don't know what crepi is in English, I am in France). The builders have scraped off the loose crepi, and opened out any...
  16. Tom1234567

    Render not in line with drive runoff

    Looking for some opinions on this, new driveway with new rendered block Wall. 50mm gap between beading and driveway block on the right and no gap on the left Builder is suggesting that this is for drainage…. Makes no sense to me. Does this require completely removing and starting again or can...
  17. J

    How to spec out scaffolding requirements

    I'm thinking of doing some work on the gable wall of our house and would need scaffolding installed. Set back ~30cm (is that gap allowed?), from the part of the wall to be worked on. This would be to allow some repairs to cracks in the render of the wall, some repainting, and then installation...
  18. P

    z stone plinth to DPC, render above - detail

    Hi All, I am after some detailing guidance with regards the interface between a stone Z slip plinth adhered to blockwork up to DPC, abutting a render finish above DPC. The wall I am building will be dense concrete block (it is not built yet). The stone slips I am thinking of using are 25mm...
  19. J

    Copes and render

    Hi all, Looking for advice regarding render and DPC. Looks like old tar, the removed render had been serverely damaged by frost, the bricks too. My thinking is, remove copes and use a modern DPC. Then ideally a lime finish like a this Lux product...
  20. J

    Render over 1930 pebble dash , tips advise. HELP

    I`m planning to render the tired looking and over painted 1930 pebble dash. I know someone will say to remove the pebble dash completely but doing that would cause load of vibration and crack on a fully refurbished house. I was thinking to nail the EML mesh to the existing render than 2 coat...
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