In the fine British summer weather (all two days of it I hear you say!), it is a good time to have any exterior plastering works done to your walls – commonly known as rendering and pebble dashing!
Pegasus Plastering were recently asked to pebble dash rear extension to a home near Windmill Hill in Enfield Town. As you can see from the photos, the house has a mix of pebble dashing and brickwork already, and the owners wished to smarten-up the rear of the house and make it feel more homely.
To match in the pebble dashing we applied a 10mm shingle stones to the walls with a plinth at the bottom. As you can see from the photos, we started with the bare brickwork and applied a base layer. The base layer was formed with two coats of waterproof sand and cement render running from the ground level to the damp proof course. A 42mm stop bead, or drip bead, as it is commonly referred to, was then placed at the top of the plinth.
Above the plinth area two coats of waterproof sand and cement render were then spread over the all of the walls. The first coat of render; the scratch coat is used to straighten the walls and create a level surface with a ‘key’ for the second coat to bond to. The second coat of render, or the ‘top coat’ is then applied to the walls and the 10mm shingle stones were then applied in an even layer.
As you can see from the pictures, pebble dashing can really transform the feel of a property. Furthermore, once the pebble dash has set, the owners were intending to have the walls painted to match the colour of the upper part of the house. The final outcome will drastically change the appearance of the house and soften the profile of the house when viewed from the rear. The house now looks more homely and attractive, rather tired and cold because of the harsh looking brickwork.
If you brickwork is looking tired, or the render looking scruffy, perhaps it is worth considering this as a cost-effective means to transform your home. Find more information on our pebble dashing service here
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