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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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Hi am Mark roofers northeast owner I'm 43 years of age and have been in the roofing business for over 20 years I am part of our family run business all the work we carry out is of a high standard of workman ship we have 100s of pleased customers so our work can be viewed before you hire our company our team are friendly we guarantee all work carried out by us and as our customer you do not pay nothing till you are happy with our work thankyou look forward to meeting you in the future mark roofers northeast

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Reviewed by denise on 25/9/2018

Completed the job in a timely manor, I am satisfied with the work and would use again

I am a self employed Plasterer and Tiler covering all aspects of internal and external plastering and kitchen/bathroom wall and floor . I am a sole trader but do also have other tradesman that assist myself in larger projects.

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Reviewed by Mark on 25/9/2018

Very happy with everything Evaldas and his team did including plastering, painting, brickwork, and tiling. Recommended

S.R.G Contracts is a local family run business with over 35 years experience in our industry. Contact us for a fast effective assistance with all of your Roofing and Building needs. We are happy to offer free advice and provide free roof checks and estimates to all customers. As a long standing business in the community, we are fully insured and pride ourselves on being fast, efficient and reliable. We have a huge customer approval rating in Glasgow and the surrounding areas because we always go the extra mile to make sure our customers are extremely happy.

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Reviewed by Emma on 25/9/2018

John got back to me pretty much straight away after problems with roof from storm damage. He came out that night and sorted the job really quickly. Great communication and reliable, Would definitely recommend.

BJ Construction is an Ltd company with a professional and experienced team.We deliver excellent, high quality services like painting & decorating, plastering, rendering, tiling, dry lining & a lot more.We also collaborate with a plumber & an electrician.

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Reviewed by Lucy on 25/9/2018

Big john has been amazing! very open about the work that needed to be done including some problem areas associated with the bathroom. he discussed the cost and work to be done in detail so i knew exactly where my money was going. he has kept me updated every step of the way and spent 3 hours with me shopping for materials to get the best price possible. both him and his team are polite and professional and tidied after each day. i would definitely recommend John and his team and I would use him again!

M & j Davies groundwork’s and roofing are happy to help with all your needs we have a range of tradesmen that are employed full time Roof tiler/slaters Joiner Grounds workers Plasterers/roughcasters We take pride in our work and all staff are well mannered and good at what they do we aim to please all customers We have been established since 2002 and have over 40 years experience in roofing and groundwork’s

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Reviewed by brenda on 25/9/2018

poor service - looks like they flung the paint in the two window sills - all over the side walk the guttering and window . never received a second coat - looks like it wasn’t sanded either - left mesages and had no reply to come fix the poor workmanship ! they were looking for £80 so it was lucky i never paid them as i now need to get someone to fix the problem -

We are a roofing company based in Kent but also covering the south of London. All of our employees have years of experience we also offer a 10 year garuantee with all of our work

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Reviewed by clifford on 25/9/2018

Excellent work and no fuss just completed job to a high standard with photos of issues and remedy.

We have over 12 years experience in internal plastering and external rendering. We cover all aspects of plastering including Venetian (polished plaster).

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Reviewed by Mark on 25/9/2018

Excellent from start to finish. Came and quoted and was very flexible with times. Sheeted up all of the carpets and washed down the walls afterwards. Even did a couple of small extra patches for no charge. Very happy with Antony's plastering and would be happy to recommend and use again.

Abigail Construction are a local based firm of General Builders and Brickwork contractors. We have over 30 years experience and specialise in all aspects of brick/masonrywork internal and external house renovations and improvements.

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Reviewed by Rachel on 24/9/2018

Gavin was really reliable and did a great job! He even went the extra mile when the job took a bit longer than expected. I would recommend his services to others.

hi was on another site 98 ratings then went to Ireland to build 48 log cabins , back now to start again ,have jobs that can be viewed and reference you can contact, I offer a complete building service to a very high quality

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Reviewed by Emma on 24/9/2018

Very good job,very reliable did exactly what he said he would do. Highly reccomended we will definetly use chris again Thank you

We are a young enthusiastic dynamic duo who have recently moved into the area and are ready to work hard. We are experienced in painting, decorating, minor repairs and gardening. We will consider any job and supply quotes without obligation. We work quickly, efficiently and always celan up after ourselves. We have a good reputation and are looking to establish ourselves in this area.

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Reviewed by Maureen on 24/9/2018

Very polite, pleasant and very reliable. We are very pleased with his work. We won’t hesitate to have him back for any other work we need doing.

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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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  2. Get quotes

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  5. Job done

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