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    Overcoating ewi - dry dash finish

    Cheers malc, one of my neighbours tried this but to be honest it removed quite alot of the chips. He got a company in to clean it with a solution, whether or not that was the problem in not sure. I'm In the West Coast of Scotland, heavy rain and wind constantly, so render never stays looking...
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    Overcoating ewi - dry dash finish

    Not posted for a while. Bought my house 9 years ago, ewi was done 11/12 years ago and the dry dash finish could be doing with a freshing up in the next couple of years. I've overcoated plenty of dry dash with enewalls exposed aggregate top coat and the stone pack equivalent. So there's no...
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    Pinning mesh

    That was the guy giving me a hands exact arguement, suppose there's always going to be different views on things and that's why I always like different opinions rather than just assume I'm always right
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    Pinning mesh

    Exactly my argument, cheers for clarifying that one
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    Pinning mesh

    Patch over the pin sounds like a good idea, will just be a normal scratch with the scratchcomb to take a dry dash finish. Still loads of that gets done up here in scotland and is mostly all the external work I get.
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    Pinning mesh

    Thats what I was going for, sometimes just prefer to hear it from more than just myself when doing something for the first time
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    Pinning mesh

    In the next few weeks I've got a job where it will be the first time I'm using a spec which recommends pinning render mesh to the existing render. Mostly all the jobs I've done up until now have been striped right back to the brick. Using my common sense I would reckon it should be pinned while...
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    New builds in scotland

    I worked on an ewi job there when I was just labouring about 8 years ago, not the prettiest of places
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    New builds in scotland

    To be honest with you I had that luxury myself up until about 6 months ago when we got a new fleet of vans with trackers etc. Would get all my work out the way for dinnertime then move onto my own private stuff after but unfortunately thats now knocked on the head til evening's and weekend etc...
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    New builds in scotland

    Totally understand that, I'm not self employed though, I've always worked books in. Basically the company I work for have went from doing full house refurbishments internal and external to more mantainance based, so can be a long day at times and I'm used to working at a good pace and should...
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    New builds in scotland

    Just wondering if anyone here from Scotland has done much site work and how is it? I know its only really render and roughcasting for us as basically all internals are and taped and filled. In the 9 years since I left school I've always done refurbishment or domestic jobs but getting boring...
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    Self employment, is it really worth it?

    Probably 40% of my work is there, it's funny everyone from round here hates it but anytime you meet someone English who's moved up or theres quite a few American ex Servicemen they all say they love it
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    Self employment, is it really worth it?

    I'm ten minutes from there, it's been left behind the rest of the world
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    Scratchcoat for dry dash

    think theres more than 1 coat going on there
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    Scratchcoat for dry dash

    Actually remember the webber guy doing a demo for us in college at the start of my apprenticeship, totally forgot all about it til just now. I'm pretty sure I got a t-shirt with "one coat dash in a flash" right across it
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