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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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Hi my name is Davy i have been plastering 30 years in the industry i do roughcasting and all modern renders i have been on building sites all my working life now i have been self employed 15 years doing domestic work and working for small building firms . Other skills l have are External wall insulation and Venetian plastering

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Reviewed by Jamila on 21/3/2020

Job not yet done but he arrived on time to give quote and was very thorough in his explanation.

A.K.M Render Systems are specialist in high preformance renders colour renders and Brickeffect render we do not have pushy sales men what you see is what you get we believe in giving fair prices for quality work all our work comes with 10 year guarantee

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Reviewed by peter on 28/5/2019

Friendly Team very reliable and professional did an outstanding job which we are very happy with. They were very tidy. We would have no hesitation on recommending this company to anyone nice work job well done

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.

I'm Frank of HomeRoofline I have 15years experience in the roofing industry. and I specialise in flat roofs, re-roofs, UPVC fascias and soffits plus guttering, tiling, slating, and all roof repairs. I'm a member of FairTrades and Homepro Insurance therefore, I give a 10 year insurance backed guarantee, on new roofs flat roofs and Upvc installations which will give you piece of mind that the work will meet all your requirements

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Reviewed by Margaret on 6/3/2020

Good workmanship and reasonable price. Frank was very helpful. Would recommend.

Hi I have been in the building trade for over 25 years I have run my own business for 15 years I am very honest and totally reliable as my rating will prove .

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Reviewed by Mark on 20/3/2020

Paul discussed the job with me and sought my opinion during the progress of remodelling my wildlife pond. He was prompt, polite and professional and cleared up each day and after the job leaving the garden very tidy. I will use again for any “odd jobs” I need doing in future

First choice Tradies we specialise in driveways landscaping and all property improvements over 35 years experience in building and construction industry.friendly reliable and extremely professional new to rated People

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Reviewed by Jim on 15/10/2019

Richard and his team are very hard working and reliable ,and carry out their work to a very high standard. I would recommend them to anyone.

hi welcome to my company , ive been in the building trade for 15 years with a vast experince in the building and tree surgey/landscaping industry,all my work is always carried out to the highest of standards to over exceed to customer expectations

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Reviewed by Lesley on 15/2/2020

Very neat job, their attention to detail was very good, happy with the end result.

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.

Hi ive been in the building trade for 20 years and still enjoy my work and take pride in it ,i start and complete a job as im doing it in my own home, im competitive and punctual and never run more than one job at any time, regards Darren

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Reviewed by Chris on 12/10/2019

Good quality workmanship. In 10 weeks Daz only missed one day due to a breakdown with his truck. He was accomodating when we requested some alterations to the original job as quoted. He worked several weekends to accommodate our moving in schedule. Work overran a little but this was due to additional groundworks required due to sewer build over. Very happy with the finished works.

SDS are a locally based team of highly skilled experienced craftsmen who specialise in all aspects of plastering and painting. We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction which has been the key to our success. Affordable quality is assured when using SDS.

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Reviewed by Rodney on 4/4/2020

DO NOT GO NEAR THIS COMPANY. A year on and having spent several thousands of pounds, from having my external woodwork painted and the paint is peeling everywhere. When I recently contacted Perry, the owner of the business, he did not want to entertain the prospect of rectifying the defective paintwork. He even went on to say that the problem was with the type of wood! I've has many other tradespeople who have taken a look at the woodwork and are staggered at how bad the job has been as carried out by SDS.

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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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