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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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We are a family run business with 20 yrs experience in the building trade we are honest and very reliable.We specialise in plasterwork/roofing/general building bathroom specialist/kitchens installs/all work is guaranteed, we also carry out insurance work.

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Reviewed by sarah on 20/7/2018

they gave quote for job ,said they would do it, then no correspondence thereafter.

Here at total property solutions are aim is to make your dream project a reality. We always use the highest quality materials, and work is always finished to a high standard. We don't accept any payment until job is completey finished.

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Reviewed by Johanna on 20/7/2018

Dealt with Pat who was very friendly and helpful with advice. The team worked incredibly hard in the unusual hot weather and completed the job in good time. They were tidy and efficient and did an excellent job. I am very pleased with the end product and would recommend them.

Steadman Catling provide garden services, pond fitting, pond maintenance, waste disposal, fencing, landscape design.

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Reviewed by Anne on 20/7/2018

They were very helpful; removed all the fly-tipping in the alleyway behind my home which was my original request. Also tidied up and levelled the area affected; and cleaned up my garden, even the bits that had not been affected by the items being removed. Talk about going the extra mile! Will use them again.

DJH Carpentry and Building Ltd offers a friendly and reliable service. We are a family-run company and pride ourselves on doing professional high quality work and treat every job as if we were doing it for our own homes.

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Reviewed by Asim on 20/7/2018

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dan for the fantastic work he did with fitting my skirting boards. He was on time, professional and just got on with the work. I would highly recommend him and I have already asked him to return to complete some further work. If you are looking for a reliable, friendly and professional service, please use Dan he did a fantastic job.

Welcome to Fix4U. My name is Michael I am a skilled tradesman that's been working in home Renovations and repairs for the last 10 years. I come highly recommended from my previous customers and i look forward to helping you improve your home.

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Reviewed by Josie on 20/7/2018

Received a call from Michael in the morning.he arranged to visit and quote later same day.he gave good solid advise on sort of gate I should go for .i was happy with his guote and he arranged to call later to make gate made to measure.i found Michael a very respectful young man so very friendly and caring.his work was outstanding he took his time to ensure everything was to top standard..I was more than happy with final result.id certainty recommend Michael to my family and friends.great guy thank you

SMP plastering services with over 30 years in the trade.

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Reviewed by Tom on 20/7/2018

Very friendly and knowledgeable. Work is flawless, will definitely use again! Recommended.

Caledonia have been a family run business for 20+ years, with a wide range of property maintenance experience. We offer a vast range of services which include but are not limited to; -Landscape design -Roofing and building work -Garden and tree maintenance Over the years Caledonia have maintained a high quality and standard of work, ensuring only the best for our customers. We endeavour to be as competitive with our prices providing customers with an affordable service which we are very proud of. Please do not hesitate to get in touch for a free no obligation quote. James, Caledonia

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Reviewed by Greige on 20/7/2018

Hard working,friendly guys. Pleasure to do business with. Quality workmanship.

Hello my name is Kevin Williamson I have over twenty years experience in building and stonework property maintenance and repair i run a small family business with low overheads and pass savings to customers

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Reviewed by Saq on 20/7/2018

Polite, friendly and professional. Turned up on time, very reasonable quote and left the place spotless. Would definitely recommend.

Our company was established in UK 7 years ago,Before that we have worked in Portugal,France.We are experienced in refurbishment work,all carpenter work,bathroom fitting,all kinds of external insulation and rendering finishes.We are all certificated.Our work is supported with references. We will do our best to satisfy everyone with the quality of the work we can offer.

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Reviewed by Brett on 20/7/2018

Stan and his team came in to salvage a failing job part way through. Stan was 100% committed to customer job satisfaction -and this was proved beyond doubt, I was not happy with an area render following the scaffold being taken down ( 2weeks after job finished). I spoke to Stan who without quibble came back for the day with his team and rectified the issue at his own cost. This is rare to find a tradesman who honors his commitments and that's why I would have no hesitation in recommending & using again. A1!

We are small team of friends working on the private sector for more than 8 years. We are keen to give a top finish on every job we do as it represents us and our skills.

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Reviewed by John on 20/7/2018

Nicu and his team did a professional and thorough job in clearing our garden. The price was fair and Nicu was happy to clear a huge volume of rubbish promptly from the property to avoid upsetting neighbours. Overall a pleasure to work with and would use again.

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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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How our service works

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  2. Get quotes

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  4. Pick a tradesperson

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  5. Job done

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