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Replacing render with boards

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by chriselevate, 5 Dec 2017.

  1. chriselevate

    chriselevate

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    I'm having my front room redone and one of the walls needs re skimming. A biulder has suggested that as the render is loosing in a some places it's just as easy to hack off, re board and re plaster. Is this typically what is done these days?

    Just dot and dab 12.5mm PB to the inside wall after the render has been knocked off and then skimmed?

    Thanks.
     
  2. As long as there's no damp at the bottom of the wall that gave rise to the wall being rendered, then what he's proposing is reasonable. Check that the outside ground level hasn't been raised over the damp course, and hack off a bit of the render at the bottom 6" of the wall, and get it checked.
     
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    Perfect, thanks for that. So it’s an internal wall for this one but great tips for the external ones that I may have considered it for too. Thanks for that.

    I’m guessing that by dot dab 12.5mm and a good skim will get a great finish. The wall is actually one where a wood burner is going into the chimney. I’m guess this is ok to do? The inside of the chimney will be fire cement rendered and outside it’ll be the PB and skim.
     
  4. Sounds as though you've got a plan.
     
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    Brilliant, thanks.
     
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