Removing pebbledash back to brick

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Hi all,

The subject line says it all really; is it possible to remove pebbledash back to the original brick?

I'm looking into buying a house with said pebbledash but it looks awful; assuming the house was built at the same time as the others on the street, there's some really nice brick underneath which would look a lot nicer...

Thanks,

Alex.
 
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It is possible, and is often done. Sometimes the p/d comes away to leave a clean brick face, but if too much cement was used in the render then you could be left with unsightly white patches. A further unknown is that most of the p/d might come off cleanly but a v. visual patch might look terrible. Cleaning mortar stains off brickwork can be a fraught business.

You can experiment on a patch "out of sight" somewhere on the elevations and see what happens. Whatever, if it's not painted then do not paint it.

Pics would help.
 
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Stay away from all such expensive nonsense. This is the faux stone rubbish from the seventies being resurrected for the vulnerable in the year 2011. The faux stone failed in every way possible, including looking appalling and gave rise to damp problems and court cases - the only people to profit were the scum sales people who probably moved on to holiday shares and consolidated debt scams.
Notice that they even gave it a French name, what class, excuse me while moi vomits.
 
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Doubt you will get it off without damage to brickwork, will need either new dashing or maybe smooth render to repair.
 
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So, confirmation, the guy's a spammer - nothing else to be said really.
Spam in Spam out.
 
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So, confirmation, the guy's a spammer - nothing else to be said really.
Spam in Spam out.

Nope, just a retired architect, designer and mujlti million ££ project builder with 46 years experience in the industry and the noggin to get the facts right before spouting off uneducated and biased opinions that do not help the person asking the initial question.
Constructive answers please. Compendium Head.... lots of stuff to offer, little use for hearsay.


:mrgreen:
Yea yea yea, makes a few posts and brags of this or that and you don't see 'em for dust! :rolleyes:
 
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