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Pebble dashing – that traditional rendered finish – is a specialist job. Find a local expert who can help you with a new finish or repairs to an existing pebble-dashed wall.

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Reviewed by Gary on 2/11/2018

Got him into do the plastering and he did such a good job that I got him to do the painting. Would recommend to anyone! A++

Family run business fully-qualified tradesmen working to high standards and always working along side our customers to get the perfect end results .Roofing and roughcasting is something we as a company specialize in and take a huge amount of pride in. Check out our Facebook - Supreme Roofing & Roughcasting Thanks

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Reviewed by Dee on 9/11/2018

Great work carried out by Chris and his team , would highly recommend

Im a sole trader, offering a competive quotation for a high standard of workmanship. Slating, tiling, leadwork, guttering, upvc roofline, Velux windows & roughcasting. References can be supplied from previous customers.

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Reviewed by ThomasThote on 26/10/2018

job was done quickly and a good price would use paul in the future

Hi we are a family based outfit, I have over 25 years experience and my dad much more, we take on large and small jobs and would always be happy to give a fair quote and any information you may require.

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Reviewed by Gavin on 31/7/2018

Good job

Here at CM Roofing and builders we specialise in all aspects of roofing and roughcasting.UPCV Fascia and guttering. Covering all repair and replacements. We also cover all aspects of building work. No job to big no job to small.

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Reviewed by Ruth on 28/3/2018

Needed some tiles replaced and the chimney rough casting done to satisfy my home report and our buyer. The guys came out,assessed and completed the work in the same day as they knew it was urgent. They worked clean, tidy and efficiently. Very happy with the work. Invoi e received quickly. Would use again. Thanks

ALL ASPECTS OF PLASTERING WORKS UNDERTAKEN AT (RPS) ROBINSONS PLASTERING SERVICES WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON BEING PROFESSIONAL,TIDY,LOOKING AFTER OUR CUSTOMERS AND MOST OF ALL CARRYING OUT OUR WORK TO THE HIGHEST OF STANDARDS -FULLY INSURED -FULLY QUALIFIED -18 YEARS EXPERIENCE

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Reviewed by Noelyne on 2/12/2018

Would recommend

hi we are a plastering company with 30 yrs experience,,,, we work within 50 miles of cardiff even further occaisionally ,,,, all work is guarenteed and finished to a high standard ,,,,,

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Reviewed by Chris on 28/10/2018

Arrived as arranged and did a very good job

We are two time served tradesman who strive to provide the best quality job we can

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Reviewed by sam on 27/11/2018

excellent rendering job, very fair price, turned up on time and travelled a long way to get the job done for me. join between the old render and the new was a bit scruffy and some mess around front door. Overall would recommend.

TROWEL MASTER IS A PLASTERING COMPANY IN FALKIRK COVERING CENTRAL BELT OF SCOTLAND. WE OFFER A PROFESSIONAL AND COMPREHENSIVE PLASTERING SERVICES WITH MANY YEARS OF EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN THE FALKIRK AREA

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Reviewed by James on 9/8/2018

Oscar did a fantastic job of plastering our kitchen and bathroom. He came out and gave us a quote ( on a Sunday) and started the work on the Monday. He was very pleasant, clean and the quality was great. Will definitely be using him again!

We are family business doing roofing and building work for over 40years we always on time and look leave our customers happy for repeat business we have long list happy customers and always looking for more

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Reviewed by David on 30/11/2018

posted the job and John came out the next day. agreed the works and it was done for an agreed price on time. The roof has passed its first test with the heavy rain, so would recommend John. Left a good job after being let down by others

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Pebble Dashing specialists - what you need to know

Pebble dashing is a rustic-looking wall finish, with tiny stones embedded into a layer of wet render. Typically used on exterior walls, it’s a traditional technique that’s been around for decades and stands the test of time.

If you’re trying to decide what type of wall coverage is right for your house, then this hard-wearing, low-maintenance option could be a real contender. For a tidy and professional finish, you’ll need a specialist plasterer or renderer with plenty of experience, as it’s not as easy as it looks.

The fundamentals are simple in theory (a wet render and stones), but the application itself is the tricky part. The pebbles are applied with a flick of the wrist, which is a laborious and lengthy process, depending on the size of the wall being dashed. To give you the best chance of decent and long-lasting coverage, it’s best for the work to be carried out during a spell of good weather.

Cost of pebble dashing

Most tradespeople will charge per job, as opposed to per day, because the drying process can take time. Your quote should take into account labour costs, scaffold hire and materials, as well as preparation costs to get the wall ready for rendering.

 

To pebble dash a full exterior, you can expect to pay the following:

  • Terraced house: £3,000-£4,000
  • Semi-detached house: £4,000-£5,000
  • Detached house: £5,000-£6,000

Pebble dash repair

Although this method of wall coverage is hardy, it may occasionally need repairs. This can be a result of general wear and tear or weathering. Because we’re prone to frequent bad weather in the UK, it’s important to keep your walls well maintained.

Leaving crumbling render compromises the quality of the wall, as water can find its way in and cause damage. A plasterer or renderer will be able to determine the extent of the problem and quote accordingly.

Can you render/paint over pebble dash?

If your pebble-dashed walls are in need of decoration, and you’re not sure if you want to maintain this style, then you have a few options.

It’s possible to paint over pebble dash, as long as any damage and cracks have been repaired beforehand. Painting over pebble dash can be a tricky task though, as the surface is uneven and difficult to roll or brush over.

The other alternative is to re-render your walls. This can give a fresh look and alternative finish to your property. And it’ll then be easier to paint too. Re-rendering is a big job, which may require your plasterer to strip the pebble dash back to the building’s original brick work. Read more about how to remove pebble dash here.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

Although pebble dashing is a skill that requires a good level of experience, having a qualification is not essential for working on a domestic property. Some tradespeople may choose to gain qualifications from reputable bodies such as City & Guilds.

Planning permission for pebble dashing jobs

Generally, you won’t need planning permission for pebble dashing the exterior of your property, or for repair work, as long as it’s in keeping with the current appearance.

However, if you live in a listed property or conservation area then you may require approval from the local authority. It’s also worth speaking to neighbours before pebble dashing your house, as it can drastically change the appearance of a building.

Insurance your tradesperson needs

A reputable plasterer or renderer should have public liability insurance to protect against any accidental damage when pebble dashing your property.

Questions you should ask your tradesperson

  • Do they have plenty of relevant experience?
  • Can they provide a warranty on their work?
  • Can they remove pebble dash?
  • Can they repair existing pebble dash?

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