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Lime render stops at first floor - flashing required at top or not? Need advice...

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by adysaes, 8 Aug 2020.

  1. adysaes

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    Afternoon all - I'm desperately in need of some advice.


    I've just had the ground floor of our victorian property lime rendered at the back (we've done a ground floor remodel so there were lots of bricked up openings/new openings etc that needed tidying up), so the render stops at the first floor. The guy who did the job advised that, because it stops at the first floor, I might need to install flashing all along the very top edge of the render in order to stop water from getting in behind the render and frost damage/render damage occurring. On two of the three walls in question there are roof eaves at the top of the first floor that go over the render however on our very back wall there are no eaves whatsoever and the roof stops flush with the brick wall below it (unusual, I know). This would mean that in theory rain could drop down directly on the render.


    So... long story short... where the render is only going over the ground floor and not the first floor (and where there aren't eaves covering one of the three walls) is it advisable to place some sort of flashing at the top of it?


    Final question - if this is the case, would flashband be suitable? Or would it need to be lead?


    Any advice would be hugely appreciated!
     
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    pictures may help. flashband ? hate it.
     
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    Here are some photos - as you can see on the end wall there are no eaves and no guttering and the renderer was concerned that moisture/rain would get in behind the render and then, when it freezes overnight in the winter months, fetch the render off the wall. He wasn't sure but he thought perhaps flashing running across the top of the render would help protect things but I've not see this done anywhere. Any thoughts would be massively appreciated... - would you recommend doing this? Would flashband suffice or does it really need to be lead? Or is there an alternative solution?
     

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    that looks like cement render , albeit containing lime. just saying.
    I can’t believe you didn’t get it all done ,especially given the spalling on the brickwork.
    proper lead as a minimum. and get it trimmed using a template. otherwise it’ll look ugly .plus if it was my house id paint it dark grey with sandtex before the winter, to match the pvc. at least then there will be some coherence.
     
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    flashband is rubbish.

    In my district at least, there are a few specialist leadworkers who are used by roofers and builders not skilled at this work. Being specialists, they do a nice job.
     
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