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Render 'Upside Down' On Lintel Above Front Door?

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by EViS, 6 Oct 2015.

  1. EViS

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    Our plasterer/renderer has said he won't render the circa 50mm reveal/lintel above the front door as over time with the door slamming this is likely to crack/fall off and advised that in his experience a uPVC trim is always the best solution.

    First I've heard of this, could anyone advise?
     
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    Is he rendering the external jambs of the door reveal?
    Has he rendered all around the window external reveals, including the soffits or reveal head's.

    FWIW: a plastic angle bead/bell cast and a plastic stop bead against the frame should take up any vibration.
    There are other ways of picking up this kind of thing including PVC trim.
     
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    The jambs have been rendered, yes. The soffits go right upto the windows so there is no reveal head there, only the front door.

    He's fitted a bell cast above the front door and it looks very smart. Only the lintel and 20mm of overhanging blockwork is now exposed.
     
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    Then why not go with the trim?

    FWIW: the window frames should be set back a min of 75mm according to common sense and FENSA.
     
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    is it a wooden door, or plastic?
     
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    The only reason not to go with a uPVC trim is render will look more elegant (unless of course it cracks and falls off). The door and windows are all uPVC and are set back 75mm.
     
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    then put render on it if it cracks and comes off then go with the trim its so small its not worth worrying about
     
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    Perhaps you could fix a mesh first? That should hold it up.
     
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    Instead of doing the job twice, or complicating it, just put up a bit of pvc trim.

    Bish bosh.

    Job done.
     
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    Ok, so his advice is genuine and you don't tend to render the underside of lintels?
     
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