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  1. BigBruvOfEnglandUK

    Big Bruv in building private nightclub drama in Ibiza

    We very recently finished building a private club under a client's house. He had a party there last night. The sound system and the lights are fantastic. You can not hear a thing from outside. Not even if you stick your ear up against the fresh air vents going in or out of the building. The...
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    Painting a lime render finishing coat on blockwork?

    We have built some concrete block walls in a garden and they now have a scratch coat coat on them. As is usual down here, we have not used sand for the scratch coat. Most of the mortar for brickwork and scratch coats here is made from a grey crushed granite like stone and cement and this is what...
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    Rendering a swimming pool question

    I can render but I don't know anything about rendering a pool. The pool is not going to be tiled. What do I need to know? What additives etc? I am in Spain so a lot of the products you get in the UK may not be available here. We have Sika, Morcem, Puma and Weber products available so if any of...
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    Ideas for a fake external wall?

    Some carpenters phoned me this afternoon. They have been asked if they can build a fake wall. They called me for ideas and also to ask me to render one side of the wall for them. The wall would be about 4m long by 3m high and braced all along the back side. They have asked if there is anything...
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    Tile adhesive, mesh and then rendered?

    I'm a general builder so not familiar with all plastering and rendering techniques and materials (which is why I'm on here). The fella working on the house next to one I'm working on, scratch coated an old wall today (Yeah I'm nosey). It had a lot of fine cracks and flaking paint so yesterday he...
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    Venetian Plaster vs. Microcement in a bathroom?

    Are there any advantages of one over the other as in durability etc?
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    Hello from Ibiza, Spain

    I probably should have posted in here first? Brit ex-pat in Spain. I just found this forum this evening. Lots of interesting posts here.
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    Why would Venetian Plaster be peeling?

    New member here. Hello from Spain. I went to look at a bathroom a few days ago. The customer had some Venetian plastering done by another builder about a year ago but it is peeling off. They had the fella around to repair some of it but the repair looks a mess so now they don't want him back...
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