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Replacing render

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by squowse, 24 Jul 2012.

  1. squowse

    squowse

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    Hi I have a 1905 house, there is the usual infill panel between an downstairs and upstairs bay window.
    This is made of bricks set in a timber frame. The textured render on the outside has cracks that I have attempted to seal but it is very ugly and I would like to replace it.
    Lime render sounds appropriate for the age of the house, but I have heard some horror stories about it retaining damp.
    How much of the existing render would I need to get off, tight back to bare brick? i would rather not have to do that if possible as I imagine it may be well bonded. Maybe a more modern product would be appropriate and I could get a thin coat to adhere?
    I would be interested in anyone's experience/thoughts.
    Thanks
     
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