1. AndyMurray93

    Rendering above French doors / windows

    Hello all, (Please see images attached) I’m a technology engineer so far from a qualified plasterer/ renderer, however when I bought my house I got quoted £15000 to have my house re rendered which I thought was ALOT, so as sad as it may sound I’ve studied how to render for the past 8-10 months...
  2. D

    Scottish Borders- gable end render

    Hi Everyone, Looking for quotes for someone to render a gable end on a property in the Borders. Roof overhang will be sorted before rendering starts. No muppets please who want to render when there’s frost on the ground, already had those!! Job would be particularly suited to someone who can...
  3. R

    Expert advice needed (please!)

    Really appreciate any expert opinions on this please! Semi-detached house and this is the outside wall. I think the damp might be because the outside rendering needs replacing (but I’m no expert!) I can’t see any obvious problems with it, but it’s very old. The damp seems to be worse in...
  4. M

    Render query on new build

    Hi, I hope someone could give some guidance. Our new build has been rendered and I’m not pleased with the finish. There is a horizontal line that goes around the house. I’ve assumed this is where the builder’s boards meet. How can this be remedied? We also have render all over the timber...
  5. M

    Parex damp spots?

    Hi, hoping someone might recognise my issue! External extension completed around 18months ago. Parex render finish. We’ve had really heavy rain for a week or so and there is a damp patch above the bifolds. It seems to be larger the more it rains and fades when it dries out. There is a hairline...
  6. R


    Hi. I had a base layer of KZP65 based render applied in the dry but torrential rain started within a couple of hours of application. Does this make the base layer useless? By the time it started raining, large areas were still darker/wet and then were rained on for at least 12 hours. What's...
  7. W

    Render and lights

    Hi folks, looking for some advice from the experts. Is this normal ? Appreciate light can be problematic on the render but not sure if this is of standard. Any advice much appreciated.
  8. J

    Monocouche rendering - has a poor job been done?

    Hi, I’d just like some advice on this eco rend monocouche job on a Victorian property I have been to look at. To me it looks like very poor workmanship. The render has only been on for just over two years. What are people’s opinions? Thank you for everyone’s time
  9. R

    Knauf render board joints

    Hi can anyone devise if the Aquapanel internal joint tape , blue mesh is ok for external use as it seems the same specification as external except it’s a 20 mtr roll instead of 50 mtr .
  10. L

    Help Needed Identifying Materials

    1840 Sandstone building, solid walls construction. There have been a lot of serious damp issues mostly due to the roof, gutters and other external problems which have now been fixed. However, previous owners have had damp specialist who have drilled and covered things in cement preventing...
  11. H

    Silicone render attracting flies and insects

    Wonder if someone can shed some light. I had my house rendered using silicone render a couple of years ago and it seems to attract lots of flies and other insects. I am not sure if it is the colour of the render, it is a light grey colour. Any insight or advise on how to prevent, as they love to...
  12. R

    Whole house render in Wolverhampton

    Hi, Any recommended renderers in and around the midlands (Wolverhampton) who fancy quoting to render a whole house. Scaffolding is up and will be adjusted to suit as roof is currently being installed on site. Looking for a renderer to start in approx. 6 weeks time. Thanks
  13. R

    Best rendering system to use on a whole house re-render job?

    Hi, I'd like to know which render product is recommended to use on a refurbishment/ extension and which to steer clear from. The old house was previously rendered in a cement based render which is being taken off, exposing red brick and the new extension is concrete blockwork. Do you have any...
  14. E

    Plastering inside a fire place

    Have a brick fireplace that needs plastering; I’ve been told to do lime plastering for it. Which lime is needed; hydrated or hydraulic? How long will it take to cure/set til can paint over it? And will it need to be a specific type of paint? Fireplace is going to have a 4kw log burner/multi...
  15. R

    Fixing Render

    Hi all, Left one of my render finishes (k-rend Silicone K1) late to rub down and it’s now set within 8 hours due to the extreme temperatures above 30 degrees and it has an uneven finish. Has anyone ever used a sander to fix this?
  16. N

    New render blown and cracked in places

    Hi, new to this forum but have recently had the whole back of our Victorian terrace rendered. Old render was hacked off back to brick and then 2 coats of sand and cement render applied. It has been complete about a month and we have just brushed off the loose sand in order to paint and found two...
  17. X

    Rendering Issues - Parex GM Monorex BL10 Monoblanco

    We have recently had our rendering finished for the 2nd time by the same plasterer. Our request was quite simple: 1) Fill a 2 square metre area with bright white render, and 2) that it could also be removed in the years to come if we so choose. The rest we left to the professionals... 1st...
  18. S

    Render finish ?

    Hi all guna be patching some render in and just wondered does anyone know how to achieve this finish have looked all over the internet and can't seem to find anything similar it looks to me like a wet mix has just been like flicked on after the floating sponging process thanks fornure advice
  19. L

    Shortcut for cement render drying time swimming pool

    Hiya. How bad is it if I tile my pool if the cement render has only had 1 week to cure?
  20. O

    Hairline cracks on scratch coat

    Hello, The S&C scratch coat on a brick wall has some cracks as shown on the photos attached. Raised with tradesman and he said it will be fine once top coat applied but wanted to get opinion here if this is considered more than just hairline cracks for peace of mind. Thanks
  21. E

    Render advice - beads

    I have a builder who has been working for me for a number of weeks and he has done a lot of work for me in the past. he is a jack of all trades, very handy guy and we have and receptive to my 'research'. Due to most of the the house being old and somewhat awkward he advised me to take the...
  22. M

    Monocouche over decorative stone

    I'd like to render over a small section of decorative stone and really need some advice or the correct method. I'd planned to use weber pral m, just because this is the product I have done the most research on. I was going to apply rendaid as a key, then use one coat base render with mesh to...
  23. C

    Grey fibre plaster/render

    I am renovating a 1950s former Manchester City Council house. It has a grey plaster/render on most of the walls that contains thin fibres in it. I have had an asbestos survey and it has been tested for asbestos. I have included photos. It is lightweight but it is cold to touch (colder than...
  24. S

    Poor render job

    Hi, My house is being re-rendered - found the guy through checkatrade - things have been slow but weather/Covid etc. He put a scratch coat on then applied a second coat, but scratched it again because he said the labourers made the wrong mix (too strong and added accelerator??). After the third...
  25. AJLH

    Plastering a hard wall in my bathroom

    Hello. I would like some recommendations on which plaster to use in my bathroom please. I have a 60s semi detached and all the walls in the house are concrete block. We've taken it back to the blocks, and the walls which are being tiled have cement boards and SBR. There is a space above the...
  26. K

    Rendering internal basement walls

    Hi all, New to the forum, looking for advice from the pros please:-) Need to cover the walls in my basement, and am thinking of using monocouche. Some walls are dense blocks, others are concrete. It's a basement, used for storage and a workshop so doesn't need a perfectly smooth plasterer's...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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?
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. 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.
  40. 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...
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. 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...