ok guys you scared me, getting SS EML (not galv), managed to get for £25 ex VAT next day.
Ok noted comments re carrier board, anyway my renderer said ply/membrane/EML is good, he's a perfectionist and i've seen his work a few years down the line so I'm happy to stick with that this time.
Ok fair point. Don't know the whole story though - if it rusted because the render failed and let moisture in (due to poor workmanship / paint going). Or regardless of this, can galv rust inside just from the moisture within the render.
Beads, different matter, they're exposed...
Hi Andy, thanks but you're jumping to conclusions.
Username is tongue in cheek.
I like to do things properly but unfortunately don't have bottomless pockets.
Defo not a £30k kitchen - half that if i'm lucky.
If money was no object it'd be an easy decision to always go for a better spec.
Thinking about it... my brother had identical dormers built about 4 years ago. Checking back on the site pics, he didn't have any battens on the sheathing ply, in fact (questionably) he didn't even have membrane, just ply, mesh and render. His dormers look totally fine 4 years later... surely...
Ok thanks for the tip jmoss5. Sorry to be thick, but how do you stop the render going through the EML and filling the void between the battens? If it does fill the void and touch the sheathing ply (or the roofing membrane over it) then it destroys the point of this.
Surely the EML isn't enough...
I'm doing a new post as this one isn't open for further replies - https://www.plasterersforum.com/threads/riblath-galv-or-stainless.47004/
Its this usual debate about galv vs SS EML. In this case, dormer cheeks (6x) on a self build chalet bungalow. I've more or less already decided on galv...