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Pebble dashing is a traditional rendered finish and a job for a specialist. This hardwearing finish is low-maintenance and offers long-lasting coverage if done correctly. Find pebble dash rendering costs below as well as a local pebble dashing supplier with our simple search tool.

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Home Improvement Specialist, We are a family run business with over 30 years experience. We specialise in Roughcast, Roofing and Full renovation work. We provide a site survey report and also a full guarantee for all work carried out. Highly Recommended company! Web page eliterenovationsgroup also find us on TRUSTPILOT

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Reviewed by Derek on 26/7/2019

Highly recommend ERG from start to finish a professional job Mark and his team did a great job

35 years experience of plastering, damp proofing and rendering indoor and outdoor. Reliable team who get the job done with minimum mess.

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Reviewed by Chris on 3/4/2019

Didn’t use him in the end but the price I received was good and he turned up to view the job when we arranged.

Aqua Roofing & Building are a specialist company ready to take on all matters of the building trade. Whether it be a single slate repair or a full home renovation we have the work force, skill and knowledge to deal with projects of all sizes and nature. We cover all aspects of works from plastering and painting to damp proofing and preservation. We welcome all domestic, commercial and industrial works covering Edinburgh, all Lothian regions, Fife, Glasgow and the borders. All our works come with a written guarantee to ensure peace of mind to our clients for completed works to keep to the highest standards for years to come.

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Reviewed by John on 28/7/2019

Kris and his men were punctual and polite. The work was carried out quickly and to a good standard. Had difficulty matching the colour otherwise they have got 5 stars. Would be more than happy to use Aqua again.

I’m Peter McGinty , I am a time served Roofer and Roughcaster with over 15 years experience .

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Reviewed by Andy on 28/6/2019

Peter was quick to come an scope the job, gave a good price and completed the work quickly = Happy customer. will definitely definitely use again in the future.

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

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Reviewed by Agnes on 16/3/2019

messaged me no quote

Company I have I opened 5 years ago. I also worked for some contacts ratings are visible and you can turn them on to see it.

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Reviewed by John on 28/5/2019

Also painted around a birds nest despite being asked to leave. As a result of this the chicks have died.

I have been a plasterer for the past 40 years I work with just me and my son, I cover everything in plastering, I have a wealth of knowledge. So please don't hesitate to ask me any questions

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Reviewed by Grace on 16/7/2019

KC plastering did a fantastic job - it can’t have been easy plastering our tiny kitchen and hall. They worked unbelievably hard and cleaned everything up afterwards too - I would absolutely recommend them!

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 Joanne on 3/7/2019

Chris and his team were excellent. Chris was very good at keeping me updated, the guys were courteous and efficient and the end job was done in good time and to a high standard.

FAMILY RUN BUSINESS FOR FOR 15 YEARS FATHER AND SONS, ALL WORK FINISHED TO A TOP QUALITY STANDARD ALL WORK GUARANTEED

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Reviewed by Andrew on 18/4/2019

Prompt response had the work done in a day or so of first contacting them Wouldn’t hesitate to use them again

compleat property maintenance over thirty five years experience in the building trade

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Reviewed by Juliet on 4/5/2019

Friendly and thorough.

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Pebble Dashing specialists - what you need to know

Pebble dash 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.

Trying to decide what type of wall coverage is right for your house? 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 because 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 bit. 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 to carry out the work during a spell of good weather.

What can pebble dash rendering cost?

Most tradespeople will charge per job as opposed to per day. That’s because the drying process can take time. Your quote should also factor in labour costs, scaffold hire and materials, as well as preparation costs. 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 render 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. We’re prone to frequent bad weather in the UK, so it’s a good idea 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 dash walls need decoration and you’re not sure if you want to keep this style, you have a few options.

First, it’s possible to paint over pebble dash as long as any damage and cracks are repaired beforehand. Painting over pebble dash can be tricky though, as the surface is uneven and difficult to roll or brush over.

An 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

Pebble dashing is a skill that requires a good level of experience, but it’s not essential to have a qualification to work on a domestic property. Some tradespeople may opt to get a qualification from reputable bodies such as City & Guilds.

Planning permission for pebble dash jobs

You won’t generally need planning permission for pebble dashing the exterior of your property or for repair work – providing it’s in keeping with the current appearance.

If you live in a listed property or conservation area, however, 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 render?
  • Can they repair existing pebble dash wall?

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