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    Why does every tradesman I met slag off their peers work when they see it?

    Over the years mate every single time lol. Is it the first rule in every manual or something?
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    Only need to wear a mask for mixing and sanding?

    Aye, want to play it safe. Thanks. Read so many threads on here about many of you having the lungs of heavy smokers without the smoking, which seems deeply unfair btw!
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    Will a gap between render and fascia cause damp issues/blow the new render?

    I hear electricity will be too expensive for tradesmen's tools by then. In fact we will all be getting day rider bus and train tickets to recharge shiet.
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    Will a gap between render and fascia cause damp issues/blow the new render?

    Thanks. problem is scaffolding will be gone in one week (if im lucky) and I may not get a busy renderer with months of work lined up to do anything any time soon. So ill probably have to choose between hop[ing a decorator knows how to attach to outside render or just use the shiety silicon myself.
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    Will a gap between render and fascia cause damp issues/blow the new render?

    Hes the only one to see it in person though, but I guess he isnt responsible for fitting the render to the soffit in his work. It was only small stretches of the front that had that big a gap. Oh man I'll look again tomorrow. Think half the width had no gap at all, some 1 cm. small portion 1.5.
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    Will a gap between render and fascia cause damp issues/blow the new render?

    my roofer said its not bad being at most 1.5cm gap in some places and to just use exterior caulk to fill it. Got some ordered up.
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    Can a noob handle this small bit of plaster

    Well thats what I get for framing it with a simple yes/no answer. Lessons learned lol.
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    Will a gap between render and fascia cause damp issues/blow the new render?

    Is a viccy terrace, no cavity and granite. Lime render too :)
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    Will a gap between render and fascia cause damp issues/blow the new render?

    My roofer will do it, ima muppet it likely. Still curious what dangers are for this to be left out of curiosity? Is it just insects n critters getting in more easily or can the new render actually get blown after enough years left like that? Thanks all.
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    Can a noob handle this small bit of plaster

    Thanks, I just bought a sander for the sills which I can save for this now too :), ill get on some youtube tutorials for mixing it up etc
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    Can a noob handle this small bit of plaster

    \didnt really want to get a tradesman in for such a small job. and yeah the gap from the new skirting looks shiet I know.. thanks.
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    Will a gap between render and fascia cause damp issues/blow the new render?

    Yeah I defo cant do this myself, the gap is highly varied acroos the wall. I dont have to limit myself to just renderers and roofers I guess. Im in a huge rush due to scaffold timing so hopefully find someone tomorrow. Ill try everyone short of decorators I guess.
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    Will a gap between render and fascia cause damp issues/blow the new render?

    ok cool, so any old plastic trim should be fine. what do I use to glue the lime render to the trim and to the trim and the soffit though? Thanks.
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    Will a gap between render and fascia cause damp issues/blow the new render?

    Its not visible from below, Im just worried about damage?
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    Will a gap between render and fascia cause damp issues/blow the new render?

    Perhaps I am catastrophizing? It doesn't look good though. This is fresh lime btw. Thanks for looking anyway.
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    Chancers paradise

    There are a lot of people advertising depserately for people whether theyre individuals or businesses, so even if you're not a chancer and just a noob with little no reputation atm, maybe you can find work; although it seems like the plasterers may also be scammed in these groups in terms of bad...
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    Chancers paradise

    it defo. has been a chancer's paradise, especially on f-book lol. I totally didnt join the bandwagon or anything, totally didnt join the darkside, https://www.facebook.com/groups/447683745311583/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/1527347477529930 I totally trust FeiFei from CHy-na !
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    Are the self maintenance aspects of silicone and monocouche render over-rated?

    Musk grossly exaggerates everything especially related to timelines, dont worry about it. looks like I will just have to wait, I was prepared to pay almost double average, scammy long-stocking quoted 500% though pmsl.
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    Are the self maintenance aspects of silicone and monocouche render over-rated?

    How long have they been used for rendering also, I dont want to use anything that hasnt been tested by time! Is good old sand and cement still superior, or are their supporters afraid of change??? Read more...
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    How much above the average price would you go for a decent renderer/plasterer?

    I checked in several forums also several websites where you can advertise for a local job have a rough cost of plastering and rendering per metre on average, they were all roughly the same. I increased the amount by 30% anyway and assumned upper bounds for skip and raising the er, scaffold...
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    How much above the average price would you go for a decent renderer/plasterer?

    I was trying to also subtly imply those answering on forums, but maybe I should have made it less subtle just for you. I worked out how much it should cost now for almost everything thanks. The first quote wasnt actually that bad, but he wanted to do a room I didnt want to even touch, which...
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    How much above the average price would you go for a decent renderer/plasterer?

    If times are busy, 50%? Please help me not get ripped off lads, inherited a house after both parents passed last year; had some serious piss-takes so far haha. Is it harder to remove this material btw? Thanks.
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    DO we always have to replaster fully after efflorescence?

    yeah, its mostly sorted. well except for the rendering of cracks outside.
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    DO we always have to replaster fully after efflorescence?

    I got a 90k quote lol for this and rendering
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    DO we always have to replaster fully after efflorescence?

    room1: room2: other half of the wall isnt too bad. room3: room4: All sources of the damp have been sorted, but I was told that eflorescence means the salts will stay there and continue to draw moisture from the air. But its minor enough in rooms 1 and 3 to not matter right? It was...
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    DO we always have to replaster fully after efflorescence?

    So in half the relevant walls in my house the plaster has blown, but in a couple there is barely just a tiny bit of discolouration. I got told by a damp surveyor that even in those I use should fully replaster and seperate the damp and new plaster with a membrane. Mr Johnny rippoff merchant is...
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    Any idea the cause of the damp?

    Yeah, it's looking much better. I forgot to take a photo of the previous appalling plaster job, you'd be shocked. There are cracks outside the houe though in the worst spots, are they bad enough for me to make a damp surveyor worth it? Also can a plasterer deal with something like a very old...
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    Any idea the cause of the damp?

    Its looking much better after getting trickle vents sorted , even though I was proper ripped off. Well the last area/ photo isnt looking better, wallpaper is bubbled; still its not got worse, that could stilll be from the now repaired roof. Will a decent plasterer be able to easily see if...
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    Any idea the cause of the damp?

    No idea, this is the outside where I may have been conned into thinking water was penetrating by my roofer who tried to get the plastering job after he finished the roof. It's a Victorian property and a quick google suggest brick or local stone. Damn, I can't believe I can't easily find out.
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    Any idea the cause of the damp?

    Ok, thanks guys. Do you think rotating the dehumidifier through rooms and upping the heating a bit will be enough, or should I also open half the windows for a few hours a day? I don't live there so will have to find some work to do for a couple hours when airing it out.. Can I get away with...
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    Any idea the cause of the damp?

    That's a joke right? I got a plasterer to give me a quote tomorrow, but am I wasting my time? Should I rather get a "damp specialist" to find what the source or can the plasterer figure it out? Also have heard huge con artistry regarding damp work in general so really unsure what to do (other...
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    Any idea the cause of the damp?

    Sorry for the repeat. The first two are from the ground floor and the last 4 are from the first floor directly above it. I had to fix the roof recently (3 floor house) but not sure if it's all from there.
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    Who's right about this plastering/rendering: my builder or "the one with the attitude problem" ?

    Right, so I'm in a forum and some annoying forumite is saying my builder doesn't know what they are talking about. I know nothing about nothing though, so I feel compelled to check somewhere else suitable like here! I really hope that the one with the attitude problem is the wrong one! It's...
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