This page shows one of the many routes we take to transform your property as each property has unique requirements. The photos below show the property before work commenced.
After the scaffolding has been erected, our first step is to do a full survey of each exterior surface, evaluate the needs and plan our work before commencing. We always go through our plan with the customer and explain each step so they understand the work as it is being carried out.
We then pressure wash the exterior surfaces to remove old paint and hack off any loose or blown render so the house is ready for repair. This preparation phase is key to making sure our coatings last as long as they do. All debris is removed from the site so the property is easily accessible and clean.
All areas of loose or blown render is then repaired. We embed a nylon mesh into our initial render coating to add strength, flexibility and to help overall smoothness depending on surface type. This stops any cracking forming under shrinkage or natural property movement.
After our initial coating of glass-reinforced concrete render (GRC) and nylon mesh, we then add 5 polypropylene plugs per square meter. This anchors our rendering system to the wall ensuring it will never fall away and is another key factor to giving our coatings their long life. We then add a second render coat to hide the plugs and smooth out the wall ready for coating.
As you can see when compared to a photo from the start, even half way through the process the exterior walls are showing a large improvement.
"Attention to detail is the key to our coatings' long life"
Each area of render is repaired in the same manner as above. The edges of each wall and window reveal has a PVC roughing bead added to the render, this adds strength to these delicate areas and as we do not use cheaper galvanised options. This eliminates rust forming.
As we approach the coating phase, we make sure to protect all PVC and windows using a protective plastic film.
We also cut out any cracking with a diamond cutting disk and fill these gaps with structural resin to bond the two surfaces back together, add strength and allow for movement. We also use many other methods to repair other types of wall defects.
Our first step in the coating phase is to roller on an undercoat to prepare the surface for the final coating.
We then spray on the final coating in the colour of your choice. Once finished and dry, we will do a final quality check of the whole property with you to make sure every inch is to your satisfaction.
As you can see from the photos below, the transformation is drastic and the house now looks significantly improved.
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