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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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Reviewed by Sheila on 19/10/2020

Ray arrived on time gave me a fair quote and did the job same day. Cleaned up after great tradesmen would highly recommend

20 years of experience in all aspects of plastering/rendering - Traditional flat render - Pebble dashing - Tyrolean - Dry lining - Skimming - Reskim over artex - Coving - k rend coloured renders Clean and reliable honest tradesmen

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Reviewed by Richard on 22/10/2020

Great job! Exactly as described very professional and fair price. Will definitely use again.

Make your home as comfortable and attractive as possible and get on with living.There's more to life than decorating.If you looking for help,solutions to make your interior design ideas come alive I'd be happy to support,advise or simply do it for you.

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Reviewed by ROBERT on 8/5/2019

Jimmy and his team were first class, excellent standard of work. Also clean and tidy as the job progressed.

Plastering and damp proofing specialists established for more than 40 years city and guilds qualified and all work guaranteed no subcontractors all work carried out by ourselves

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Reviewed by Liz on 12/10/2019

Really helpful and professional

We are a reputable Edinburgh plastering company we are insured and experienced in all aspects of plastering on all types of jobs for renovations to new builds call now for a free quote no job to big or small.

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Reviewed by Donna on 29/10/2020

Great job done by Gareth at Plaster Tec. Quick and efficient service at a reasonable price.

Happy home building services ltd with over 15 years within the building trade, mainley specialising in plastering, and rendering.

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Reviewed by Emma on 26/9/2020

I’m a very nervous client as I have experienced many tradesmen who have not been legit or finished the job less then satisfactory. However, Adam was a refreshing surprise... his communication and flexibility was great, his workmanship was excellent and the job finished was perfect! Thank you so much!

Sweet Plastering & Carpentry is a small local business who pride themselves on carrying out a high standard of workmanship with a reputation of great customer service. We carry out all aspects of building work internal and external by qualified tradesman.

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Reviewed by Eddie on 12/5/2020

Excellent job. Very pleased with result and a reasonable price. Andy was prompt, polite and professional. Would definitely recommend him.

I'm a fully qualified plasterer & builder, working on old and new residential properties. We specialise in small & large extensions start to finish, new porches, full garage conversions, new bathroom refit’s and conservatory's. All plastering and building work undertaken. No job too big or small. Always work in the cleanest safest way possible. Top quality assured. Free quotes and advice.

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Reviewed by Alan on 2/3/2019

These two experienced and very knowledgeable craftsman took time at every stage of the work to make sure that the end product was what we wanted. Advice was given on the cheapest way to keep cost down and still maintain the high standard of work. Following the completion of my work these tradesmen have done building work at my daughter’s and also my mother in law’s homes. Very pleased with the work and would certainly recommend them for all types of building work.

We have over 20 years of experience in ground work and landscape gardening and building services and our aim is to put our 20 year experience into your home so you can have a good experience using our service

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Reviewed by Alec on 28/7/2020

James assessed the job giving a realistic price and time scale for the work. I agreed and gave James the go ahead. James and his team arrived on time every day and worked tirelessly throughout the day. The boys were polite, respectful, and just got on with things. The standard of workmanship was excellent. The finished patio area looks amazing. They left my home looking tidy, removing all rubbish and even hosed the drive down. I fully recommend JMG building and landscapes. Many thanks Jimmy.

With many years of experience in UK and abroad we provide vast variety of services from design, build, architectural drawings, domestic or commercial refurbishments, conversions, extensions, internal decorations, external decorations and roof repairs.

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Reviewed by Doug on 12/10/2017

Filipe and Christian have been absolutely brilliant. Very professional, polite and cheerful throughout. I have them multiple tasks and they did as requested and more. I definitely recommend them and if I move house/require work I will go back to them. Thank you!

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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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