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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

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 allan on 14/1/2019

Our initial request was for a repair to roughcast on a side extension. However once the preliminary work commenced it became apparent that we had to replace the side extension roofing which delayed the overall job and the weather was very inclement which delayed us further. However overall, I feel that the job was managed expertly and the level of communication was exemplary from Mark And Natalie. They both had to problem solve a variety of issues that developed but were up to the challenge!


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Reviewed by peter on 14/2/2019

Good job on my walls with the pebble dash,found to be a problem later on but Douglas came back out to fix the problem, thanks.

Brick & Stone Cleaning | Pebble Dash Removal | Paint Stripping | Lime Mortar Pointing | Brickwork | Stonework | Structural Repairs

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Reviewed by Darek on 31/7/2018

Lewis and his team did a very good job with restoring bricks on my old Victorian house. Painted with all kind of paint by previous owner. Lewis knew exactly what is the best way to clean it off and the result exceeded my expectation. Very good re-pointing and prefect colour match of the mortar mixing 3 different types of sand I have never heard of. Also keeps you updated regarding progress and plan for the next day. Punctual and reliable. I am very happy with the result and will certainly use him again.

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

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 Debbie on 11/2/2019

Excellent, prompt and professional service. Cannot fault any part of the service and job Would highly recommend to anyone

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 Catherine on 20/2/2019

Punctual, efficient and very tidy


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Reviewed by Noelyne on 2/12/2018

Would recommend

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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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