1. O

    Full Time Plasterer needed in Romford/Essex

    Afternoon Gents, We are a family run renovation company with a good team, thankfully business has been hectic and we need a full time plasterer to join our team. We've currently got 4 plasterers and 3 apprentices. Our work varies from 1 day to 4 week jobs, and we would welcome an immediate...
  2. M

    K-Rend damp patches after rain

    Hi there, I'm just after some help/advice please. We have had a rear ground and first floor extension which has been fully rendered in K-Rend. When we get a lot of rain i'm seeing damp looking patches on the first floor external walls, at first i was thinking it was the window sill, but can see...
  3. R


    Hi everyone. I’m looking for a bit of advice, I have some wet lines on render that I completed on Monday. The lines were only visible as of today. I had originally specked the job for a stipple coat then Weber tuc followed by Weber pral m. The customer didn’t want this and was pushing for s&c...
  4. S

    Tanking slurry

    So a few days ago I applied 2 coats of Bostik tanking slurry to a block planter I have built which I want to finish with render but after reading a few more things about rendering tanking slurry I’m now concerned that I’ve done it wrong: Have I left it too long to render? I applied the tanking...
  5. T

    Looking for advice on under bay window wall issue

    Hi all, I’m looking for opinions and advice as to what the issue I am experiencing is and a solution for it. Please see my attached photos; a section of the exterior wall under my bay window has what looks to me a damp patch (particularly worse when it rains, as it is today when these photos...
  6. A

    Help! how to fix the monocouche on bad plastered facade??

    The subcontractor did the monocouche on a very bad plastered façade, specifically where the electrical tubes are placed in the walls, as you can see in the photos. Also the render of the monocouche is really bad. any idea how this can be fixed with the minimum cost. Is it possible to cut the...
  7. D

    Timber framed bay window

    Hi all, new here so please go easy on me. The render below between my living room and bedroom bay windows is cracking and appears to be falling away from the house on one side, leaving a gap at the top where rain can get in. In a couple of weeks time my windows are getting replaced and the...
  8. V

    Bathroom walls - undercoat/skim or render?

    Hi, Taking tiles off the wall and some of the plaster just came off with the tiles and now need to repair plaster which is about 2cm thick in some places. Not sure if this plaster and needs new undercoat and skim before tiling over it or am i supposed to use cement render as its a bathroom...
  9. B

    Repointing needed or not

    When doing internal rendering with sand and portland cement on solid wall to bring to level for skim finish....would you bother with repointing the old brickwork (that originally had lime mortar) before the first scratch coat or not needed?
  10. H

    Victorian House replacing sand and cement render

    Hi, Just bought a mid terrace victorian property which has some blown textured render out the back of the property. There is also some thicker render at the front, which is in better condition and not blown. The walls are 9" thick brick without a cavity. We're starting to get estimates to fix...
  11. B

    Sand cement render on top of existing plaster

    I have a bowed solid exterior wall that needs levelling out upstairs in bedroom in my Victorian propety so I believe no cavity wall. By most it is out of level by about an inch in middle. Wall was already plastered with multi finish and bonding applied in some places on top of original lime...
  12. M

    Scored and Rough Render Finish

    Hello Im an architect and looking to specific a project with a render finish similar to the attached photo. Could anyone advise on what you would call these two methods of render finish? The lower half appears to be a rough dragged finish but not in any particular direction, while the top half...
  13. dubbs

    External render wall corner / bell cast beading setup

    Hi - Can someone please have a look at the diagrams below and advise if diagram A or B is correct for the beading setup for a corner wall to render the walls with a bellcast at the bottom. The house currently has a bellcast. If neither are right can someone please advise how this should be...
  14. T

    External Renderer North Merseyside/West Lancs

    Hi everbody, hoping someone may be able to help. I'm looking for an external renderer for the first floor and chimney of a 1920's house. I'm up in the very north end of Merseyside/West Lancashire. Does anyone operate in that area or can recommend someone that does? thanks.
  15. G

    DIY rendering help

    Hi there as a farmer I’ve no right to be on here!:censored::LOL: But every time I search for answers on google and come here I get ‘you’ve reached the maximum amount of views’ so here I am. Currently building our class q, I’ve done the roof, cladding and fair bit of the groundwork’s, builders...
  16. L

    Advice needed on stained flags

    Hi all, i have had a contractor in and he has dropped some weber mushroom on the flags and i cant get it off! i have tried brick acid but it hasn't budged can anyone recommend a cleaner or method Thanks Les
  17. G

    fassacouche - floated then sponged?

    Anyone every floated & sponge fassacouche? Rather than scratched back? Customer wants it floated then sponged in a naples colour. Ive never floated & sponged it, just wondering if anyone ever has? & was it just like your kc1’s etc cheers
  18. W

    Render garden wall

    Hi, I’m looking for opinions on this “finished” wall (first image) by a local “professional”. One wall complete, image attached, rest of images are the scratch coatS. I am after a nice smooth finish ready for painting. Few questions really: 1) is this as good as I can expect from a...
  19. R

    K-Rend concern.

    Hi experts. During this covid period I had my house K-rendered. This was purely done due to the old bricks being painted over, some walls were pebble dashed and painted. I also had my windows changed so there was a lot of cement patches around the windows. It was all looking old and cracked, so...
  20. G

    Desperate for render advice

    Hi Everyone, I've just bought my first house which was renovated by the previous owners. They rendered the entire rear of the house but after just a few months one side of it is full of cracks and what looks like damp patches. When I tap it, it sounds hollow, whilst other areas sound solid...
  21. D

    Advice from render experts! Rust?

    Hi All, I had a small development project (house conversion into flats) done three years ago. At the time I had contracted all works out. My builder recommended a mosaic plaster and we went with Ceresit C77 mosaic render as the top coat on exterior. The finished job looked brilliant. Three...
  22. L

    Sharp sand for rendering?

    Have been asked to match this render for a client... Only a small garden wall. Have always used plastering sand only .. She doesn't want a textured paint on.. Am I right in thinking if I add sharp sand to the top coat it will achieve something simular to this finish? Slightly concerned with the...
  23. L

    K Rend damp marks?

    Hi - Recently I've noticed random damp patches on my 3 year old K render below a window and near frontdoor entrance. The damp markings seem to be worse when bad weather hits. When the weather is nicer the staining is still present I believe - less so maybe as the aspect is south facing so may...
  24. S

    Hp12 base

    Might be a stupid question. But can I put on my first pass of hp12, run through with serated edge. Then bed my mesh in. Next day, hp12 over it and , level, spat, sponge etc. Bringing it out to the beads. Ready for top coat. Having trouble doing big gable ends all in one hit, but worried if I...
  25. Y

    New here...

    New here and not a pro by a long stretch but trying to do a couple of small jobs for myself and this place seems to be the best for it, alot of knowledge here! I'm putting up a small curved wall in back garden and ready to render but so many options available... I'm putting a couple of pics up...
  26. D


    hi, i have blistering on my render, which i suspect is the thin coat on top of render. the render sounds solid but i can pop the blisters with my finger. my question is, could i scrape off the blisters and anymore thats flaky and prime it and re apply a new 1.5mm thin top coat.
  27. worthwords

    Surrey Looking for someone to chip off and re-render(?lime) 1930s house

    Surrey, near epsom KT20. Don't think sand and cement is the best option for this house as it was built to be breathable. The rough cast render is falling to pieces after it was painted with impermeable paint and the cavity filled with insulation which has trapped moisture in the masonary. The...
  28. F

    eze k4 machine for sale

    Eze k4 rendering and screeding machine 2019 model 20m of materials hose 20m water hose 20m airline hose Electrical cable Regular small spray gun Water barrel Eze genset 20 KVA petrol (generator) Petrol can -Extras worth £445 Test pipe outlet Mini jet wash attachment hose for cleaning...
  29. B

    EML galvs vs SS (rendered dormer cheeks)

    Hi I'm doing a new post as this one isn't open for further replies - 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...
  30. W

    Render help

    Can anyone help?? Can I standard sand and cement this type of wall for rendering ?
  31. Q

    What to do

    Solid 9" walls all back to brick, lime mortar. Pebble dash at rear original brick at front. What is the correct way to go about putting this back S&C with water proof and skim? S&C up to a meter then dot and dab Batten and board ? The more guys i get in the more confused i am getting...
  32. Bluebells

    K Rend or Weber

    I’ve recently had a new porch built and with the walls inside the porch now being plastered (previously bare brick) it’s become apparent how bad our rendering is, as every time it rains, the new plaster is soaked from water getting in. We’re now looking at knocking the current rendering off...
  33. Bluebells

    K-rend, Weber, and weather conditions

    I’ve recently had a new porch built and with the walls inside the porch now being plastered (previously bare brick) it’s become apparent how bad our rendering is. I’ve just spoken to one plasterer who when I said I wanted k-rend (as I was advised this by an electrician earlier today as it has...
  34. Q

    Internal render on 1906 solid brick property

    Looking for some advice please, house built in 1906, solid 9" wall. Lime mortar, lime plaster. House has been gutted back to brick. What is the best way to go about rendering the internal walls, plenty of arguments regarding cement not allowing soft brick to breath ect, what's the alternative...
  35. Skatersaml

    Skim over internal render??

    Hi All, Totally new here so please bare with me! My bathroom walls are currently tiled. There appears to be a keyed render behind this against the external walls (the bathroom is on an extension). I'll be removing the tiles and am hoping to skim over the render. Is it possible to skim over the...
  36. Skatersaml

    Skim over internal render?

    Hi all, My bathroom wall is currently tiled with what appears to be a keyed render behind (there is some sort of a grey thin coat inbetween the render and the time adhesive). I want to remove the tiles and skim over the render. Is this possible? If so, do I need to use a bonding agent or can I...
  37. P

    External Porch overhang from extension rendering

    Hello all, I would like to render a External Porch overhang from an extension, but unsure how I could go about this? I would like a modern smooth finish to the underside. The area is around 1m x 2m which overhangs... Currently it is just beams so unsure as to which board / method to use to...
  38. R

    Shocking rendering

    Hi gents , I unfortunately decided to build a new house that was supposed to finished march 16 !! Apart from being turned over by the QS over paying the builders We have managed to find some of the worse tradesmen I have ever seen , please can you advise me what you think of the parex render...
  39. 0

    Pulling In

    What does the term “pulling in” mean when talking about cement rendering. I’m new to the forums as you can probably gather but keen to learn about rendering. Cheers
  40. J

    Rendering over very uneven brickwork

    I have done a fair bit of internal wall plastering but never attempted any rendering until now. I have a brick outbuilding at the end of my garden and i am hoping to render all of the internal walls but the brickwork is all over the place. Every wall is different and in places you're looking at...
  41. J

    Lightweight Roughcast 8m2 Swansea

    Hi All, I'm looking for someone to render a small porch extension on my house. It's a timber frame and will need a roughcast render to match into the existing house. I'll be putting the render board on over the next couple of days, but I'm not in a massive rush to get it done, whenever suits...
  42. F

    Split sections using K-Rend FT

    Hi, new to the forum and looking for some advice. I'm doing some renovation and have had a new 2 storey gable wall rendered by a subcontractor. The base coat has been applied to the full section but the top coat has had to be applied in 2 sections as there wasn't enough top coat supplied...
  43. R

    Scott rend

    Hi can anyone tell me if its ok to apply Scott rend top coat to a cement scratch coat. Trying to save pounds. Any info welcome. Its just 4 little garden walls getting done. Cheers
  44. S

    Dot and dab dusty walls

    I'm a spread don't normally do dot and dabbing, iv brought a house and iv knocked every bit of plaster off because it was blown, and now it is dusty as f**k I tryed dabbing onto it and some boards stuck and some still bounce what shall I do? Wet the walls with water? Or pva?
  45. J

    For sale monocouche and beads

    Any one want to buy monocouche 35 bags colour off white, corner beads, joint beads, drip beads message me on here thanks.
  46. E

    Can you go over k render with and sand and cement 4 in 1 mix?

    Hi Can someone help answer my questions? if k render is applied to a garage and has stared to show the block work,then the customer mentions they would like it sand and cement rendered now, is it possible to SBR the k render then apply a 4 in 1 scratch coat? Thanks
  47. William Simpson

    Stucanet Lath alternative

    Hi, Looking to see if there is an alternative to Stucanet S Lath? I'd be using enewall renders as well with this as customer had already agreed finish. would be going onto an old farm house renvation.
  48. R

    Removing Tyrolean Render thin-ish coat

    Hi all, I'm no plasterer, the most experience I have is drylining and getting someone in to skim over. Our house has a tyrolean render to the front elevation, it seems like a thin coat as you can see the joints of brickwork through the finish. We would love to expose the brickwork completely...
  49. Spreadinator

    Plastering a fire place

    hello all I had a call from a woman wanting me to quote for re plastering her fire place.she is having a wood burner fitted. she also wants the inside of the fire place plastered to a smooth finish. Boarding with fire board isn't an option as the space is very limited and dabbing boards on...
  50. C

    New member here, supplier of plastering & rendering consumables

    Morning all, I work for a company called PM Hardware, we have been around about 3 years now. I myself have worked for a few hardware companies over the past few years but now settled here and building up the Staffordshire and Derbyshire areas and also the east Manchester/south Manchester and...