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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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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?

Hawk plastering provide plastering and rendering services to domestic and commercial properties we under take insurance work 17 years experience in the trade

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Reviewed by Sadie on 21/5/2024

very satisfied with the work my rendering looks very good the boys were very pleasant did a good clean up after they had finished would recommend them

I have 28 years experience in the building trade. I started out training as a stonemason which lead to general building and am qualified in both. Please see pics for examples of some of my work. I will take on work ranging from small maintenance jobs up to extensions and house builds and anything in between. Brick/stone walls, rendering, fencing, patios, garage conversions, roof repairs to name a few. I am fully insured and reliable and guarantee to keep good communication throughout any work I take on from beginning to completion..

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Reviewed by Kevin on 1/6/2024

Put the job on Rated people on a bank holiday and Steve got back to me that day. Came and looked at the job when others didn’t just quoted without looking. Turned up when he said he would and did an excellent job. Cleaned up after himself taking all the old wall away. Highly recommended

We are family business doing roofing and building work for over 40years we always on time and look leave our customers happy for repeat business we have long list happy customers and always looking for more

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Reviewed by Allyson on 13/6/2024

Freedom roofing turned up when they said they would and completed the work to a very high standard. They done such an excellent job I got them to do a wall too, also an excellent job. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone needing work done. John and Darren are both very nice hard working young men. Well done boys an excellent job well done.

We are your local roofing experts. From new roofs and flat roofs through to roof and chimney repairs. We have all of your roofing requirements covered. We have many years of experience and hundreds of satisfied customers. All of our work is fully guaranteed for 10 - 25 years and insurance backed from the Confederation of Roofing Contractors. Customer satisfaction is key to our business so we make 100% sure that all your requirements are met and you are completely happy before final payment.

Rm property maintenance is a family run business with nearly 20 years experience behind us offering you a wide range of service at affordable prices specialist in all Upvc products and roofline products guttering repaired. And renewed

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Reviewed by Jean on 10/5/2024

Iv hired Painter Boy Duncan to do my job he so nice and iv just to give him a ring when we want him to start which we certainly do .

Having worked for myself for 30 years in most aspects of construction and maintenance my good reputation means everything to me. I pride myself on leaving a satisfied customer who will recommend me to family and friends.

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Reviewed by Adam on 8/6/2024

Very fast quote and work was carried out at within a a few weeks to a good standard. Would highly recommend

I've been plastering for 35 years and I take great pride in my work.

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Reviewed by des on 24/4/2024

Frank did an excellent job. The walls are perfect! I would definitely recommend.

As a full time firefighter I compliment this role by being a fully qualified plasterer with certificates up to NVQ level 3. I also hold a teaching qualification in plastering. I pride myself on excellent customer service and working to a very high standard. I have been plastering for over 25 years and originally started out working for my fathers company doing a time served apprenticeship before setting up my own business. The projects I have worked on have ranged from managing teams of plasterers for high profile developers such as Charles Church and Bryant Homes. Restoration work for English Heritage and working with private individuals on domestic work ranging from skimming a small ceiling to renovation and extension projects. Proficient in the installation of Dryrod as a rising damp solution. NVQ level 3 diploma in plastering (construction) - solid (full)(QFC). VTCT level 3 preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector (QCF).

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Reviewed by Jane on 26/3/2024

Very professional and made a really good job

we provide reliable solutions to all your plastering and building needs. We are both fully qualified tradesmen, we pride our selfs on an outstanding service to every job we do,with competitive prices.

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Reviewed by Owen on 12/11/2023

Absolutely fantastic work. Speed and efficiency from the start. I posted my job and Tim got in touch within about an hour, had quoted within an hour more. The work was completed on time and to a really top quality, the team were great, really friendly from start to finish. Would highly recommend using apex for any plastering jobs you need doing.

Hi my name is Dorian I’m qualified level 1/2plaster.I have 15years experience i used to work for plastering company in all domestic and commercial plastering.Im reliable friendly and my costumers satisfaction is my priority.Work is always carried out to a high standard and cleanliness is assured.Quality of work is guaranteed.No job is too small or to big as can work along side a team of 2 other plasterers that’s I have worked for long time or myself as individual.Based in Crystal Palace

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Reviewed by Phillipa on 22/5/2024

Experienced roofing company covering Ayrshire, Glasgow and surrounding areas. We do all aspects of roofing incl all roof repairs, full reroofs, chimney restoration/removals, guttering and uvpc fascist and soffits. Good quality at very competitive rates.

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Reviewed by Kelly on 29/5/2024

Kevin completed job quickly and efficiently at a very reasonable price.

Price is right . Is a respectable and reliable family run business who have over 30 years experience and are dedicated to giving our customers 100% Satisfaction. We also cover most aspects of building works.

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Reviewed by Wayne on 11/3/2024

Top man, great job and on time

At DCA plastering and Roughcasting LTD our experienced team of tradesmen always do an exceptional job with a smile on their face. We’re a family orientated company, working for private and commercial customers, constantly hitting high standards. This is what sets us apart from other firms. All aspects of work undertaken We provide a ‘start to finish’ professional and reliable service incorporating all trades to complete the job that you require carried out by 1st class experienced and responsible tradesmen. All our work is fully guaranteed and 100% customer satisfaction is our aim.

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Reviewed by Paul on 18/6/2024

Daniel arranged our job quickly and easily at a very competitive price. He kept us fully informed at each stage of the process what was happening and when. Good quality workmanship. Would have given 5 stars but the colour of the harling is slightly darker than the other walls, however, we appreciate that it is very difficult to get an exact match, so would say 4.5 or 4.75 stars, rather than 4. Fantastic service overall, would definitely recommend without hesitation and would use again.

Feel Free to CALL MY DIRECT DIAL NUMBER above. as I am always happy to chat. PLEASE NOTE: We only specialize in external wall coatings, rendering and/or repairs. We Don't carry out internal painting or plastering. We are a national family run business offering a local service with over 40 years' experience in all types of exterior renovations repair, render, silicone, acrylic and more. We can offer virtual quotes initially and all works come with a 15 year backed guarantee which many local tradesmen cannot offer. At The Wall Doctor, we aim to cure all the concerns you may have regarding the exterior of your property. We understand the damage British weather places on your exterior walls. and we have the cure for you,! We will always give you a virtual quote first and send you a detailed video report and proposal in the first instance. If your home requires an appointment with one of our Wall Doctor surveyors, feel free to make an appointment with us to receive a no obligation diagnosis. After treating countless homes, we are exceptionally experienced within our field of Wall coatings and renders. we can cure any issue that concerns you. The services we offer ensure your home is protected during the harsh British winters and wet weather and will always look at its best. We offer a range of products and prices available to all scenarios, so don’t miss out on our no obligation diagnosis and various other services. We are not the only Wall coating company in the UK, however we strive and succeed to be one of the best for customer interaction and satisfaction to any work performed on your property.

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Reviewed by Justin on 5/6/2024

Good service and a nice job done

Rankins Roofing & Building are a family established business with over 30 years in the building/roofing industry. We pride ourself on customer satisfaction. All of our engineers are competent and qualified technicians. We offer free no obligations quotes, all works come with guarantees & we are fully insured.

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Reviewed by Mario on 7/5/2024

John was polite and professional. Fast response, fair price and done a good job. I would use them again and recommend.

Limerich plastering specialising in all aspects of lime plastering,rendering,plaster & lath,hydraulic & non hydraulic plastering, cornice repairs and plaster conservation work.

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Reviewed by Samantha on 17/3/2022

Highly recommend Rich. He responded promptly to enquiries & his workmanship was excellent. We’re grateful that he managed to fit us in when our previous plasterer let us down last minute.

My name is Chris Moore, i have been a plasterer for over 30 years. I am experienced in all types of plastering work including traditional lime work. I am willing to visit to give quotes and references if requested. All prices will be VAT free.

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Reviewed by Matt on 7/4/2015

Good job by Chris, he slotted us in to our requirements, would definitely recommend.

Friendly, reliable, perfectionists. we enjoy the jobs that we do and we do them to the best of our ability.

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Reviewed by Nicholas on 6/3/2013

Let down twice by another plasterer and G & L Plastering came to the rescue. G & L turned up on time, worked a long day to get the job done and did a good job. I would recommend using G & L Plastering.

all aspects of plasterering undertakern plz contact daniel.

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Reviewed by Jim on 14/2/2013

Daniel & his mate made an excellent job of removing & replacing the plasterboard ceiling in my kitchen & repairing damaged plaster on the walls/skimming one wall. They got on with the job & finished within the timescale quoted. The price for the job was very competitive & reasonable. I would not hesitate to recommend these tradesmen & would definitely employ them again in the future.

Im a fully time served plastering with a strong emphasis on a clean quality job. I have city and guilds, nvq l2 and cscs card. I aim for 100% customer satisfaction, all areas worked in will be sheeted aswell any area leading to there

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Reviewed by Carole on 22/4/2013

Couldnt rate this tradesperson highly enough...very good job done, clean, pleasant and reasonable costs. Would recommend whole- heartedly!

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