Rndering a door bricked up

5 Feb 2007
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United Kingdom
I have just had a door bricked up on the front of my house, So i am gong to render it to match the rest of the front of the house. What bead is it i need to get for the edge on the bottom of the render ? Someone told me a Belcast, Is this correct?

Where its bricked up i need to use more render on the left than the right of the brick up. What do i do with the Belcast cut a bit of it off to run in with the wall?
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bellcast or bell bead is what you're after.
where the door has been bricked up on the left hand side i will need to use about a inch of render, but on the right i will only need to use 1 cm. so i need to run it in. how do i do that with the bell cast
just had another look and it looks like the person who done it used a bell cast all along the left hand side where the door was. But on the right there was about a foot to render so he never used one. But now the door has been bricked up and the render needs to match. Whats a solution here ?

Can you upload pictures on this. So i can give you a better view of what i mean?
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bell bead is one option, albeit a rigid one.

you could always fix a timber batten to the wall and use this as a shutter stop and form the render bellcast to the batten, tapering as you go. use some thing like 50 x 50mm timber as this will provide you with a broad enough platform upon which to taper the render down.
Got my materials. Going to do this in the next few days,weather depending.

Do i screw the bell cast to the wall ?
What is the best mix to use 3 parts sand to 1 part cement or 4 parts sand to 1 part cement.
Why dont you bond the wall ?

Thx for the help
Done my first scratch coat yesterday. Its going to need another scratch coat, how long shall i leave it before coats ? And should i bond it now or just wet it like the first coat?

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