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Rendering Options

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by nine1, 5 Oct 2008.

  1. nine1

    nine1

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    We are currently building a new home in the central belt of Scotland.
    Ideally we wanted a smooth white render finish on the outside as popular with many of the house building companies
    However the architect has recommended against this stating its too difficult to get a level smooth finish.
    Instead he has proposed a 20mm wet dash render mixed with Blue Circle Snowcrete.
    I am not too keen on this finish due to the off white colour and rough texture
    Can anyone advise what other options there are which would give us a more modern and smooth finish.
    Any thoughts or assistance on this would be appreciated.
     
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    go with the flow... or go the opposite way and have a stone effect or brick render look>>>>> decopierre on youtube is facinating and a real altenative. Lime render, breathable and any color.
     
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    A lewel smooth finish should be no problem for a compitent builder.
     
  5. kingandy2nd

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    It’s your house, so you can have whatever finish you like.

    It may cost a little more for you to get someone in to give you a smooth finish (some building firms are willing to take on a non-smooth rendering job, but won’t take on a smooth render because of the additional skill required). Relative to the cost of any new-build, getting a smooth render job shouldn’t be material.

    Don’t listen to your architect on this one - it’s you that’s going to have to see your house everyday, not him or her.
     
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