rendering

  1. Wjl1975

    Tools required to render sand/cement/lime

    Hi guys, im gonna try my hand at rendering an 1850s house. What tools would I need to complete the job. Thinking of sand cement and lime.Cheers
  2. B

    Garden Wall Rendering

    Hi Guys, I’ve got a landscaping company doing my garden and have just had the garden wall rendered, which I’m not very happy with. I’m after some expert advice as to what’s gone wrong, the finishing looks poor and they’ve also used white plastic beading that looks cheap. Am I being picky, or...
  3. L

    Medium v coarse sponge float

    Hi guys.. . My client has asked for a grainy finish to her render... I advised painting with Sandtex after floating up but she insists she just wants to. Use the paint she already has.. I was wondering if I used a coarse sponge float will it bring more. Sand to to top. And appear grainier than...
  4. S

    Natural Hydraulic lime. NHL 3.5

    HI there, Just a few questions as there is not a great amount online that i can see with this product. (Natural Hydraulic Lime) Whats the general mix ratio using this product on external render? First and second coat? Also is there anything that can be added to slow down the setting time for...
  5. F

    Eze k4 2019 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...
  6. S

    Rendering on render board on a timberframe

    Hi I am new to this, we are building a timber frame house and wanted to put on a render board on the bottom with cladding above. We have been told by someone that silicone render looks awful after a couple of years, but don't know if we can use sand and cement render on the boarding without...
  7. N

    K-Rend on garden wall + rear extension in Walthamstow, North east London

    I need my front garden wall, rear ground floor extension and the front of our porch rendered. Photos are attached showing each of these. The front wall will need grey K-rend, the porch & rear wall will need white K-rend. We have most of the materials already (the K-rend and the corner beading)...
  8. B

    Pre-blended render

    Ladies and Gents, I hope some of you knowledgeable bunch can help. Background, i am a chippy by trade. I am building my own house and I had to have a warranty for the mortgage provider. I want a normal sand and cement smooth finish the render area is about 250m2 , I am not a fan of silicone...
  9. J

    water board liability

    last thursday, after getting aprox 20% through 2nd coat of fassa, the water board turned off water to fix a sudden leak in the village i weas working in. i had no idea it was going to happen. of course i struggled. i want to redo the flank but got to wondering if i am entitled to any comp from...
  10. J

    Advice/ first time using Renderboards.

    Hello. Thanks for having me. First time posting on here... iv done a few small monocouche jobs using weberpralM the last couple of years and all seemed to go well enough . Agreed to do hack off and re-render a small bay window area for a customer only to discover it was hollow (straight onto...
  11. JohnsonsPlastering

    Looking for work in the Leicestershire area but willing to travel!!

    Hi fellow plasterers, I never like asking people for work, as I feel rude but unfortunately sometimes you have to swallow your pride and ask for help. Which I am doing. My name is Edward, I'm 24 years old and live in Narborough, Leicestershire. I'm a hard working young man, whom can work in...
  12. I

    Rendering on Spar

    Hi got a job although I've been rendering for years this is a new one for me, rendering on spar! The client won't pay for it to be removed, as it's on tight and sound. My dilemma is base coat with or without waterproofer on top? The finish will be sponged so I'm thinking yes because this will...
  13. 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...
  14. S

    Rendering a Boundary wall, 2 different brick facings

    I have 30 sqm of boundary wall I would like to render, having never used krend or any of the other makes, I was advised to just go with scot rend as its basically sand and cement. back wall is concrete and the other brick is just common brick, joints are scrapped out, its all been cleaned and...
  15. D

    Smooth render with silver sand

    Hi people The builder who is incharge of the job as requested a smooth finish over brick.. He's got snowcrete with silver sand for top coat finish.. I won't have went down this route myself but he wants it. What's the best ratio for this? 5 sand 1 snowcrete an 1 lime? As heard the line helps it...
  16. JRW Rendering

    Hi Guys

    What machine do you guys recommend?
  17. O

    Ewi Job in Doncaster

    Hi We have an EWI job in Doncaster that we need doing would anyone be interested? Thanks Olly
  18. Tomasz

    Worcester plasterer new in here :)

    Hi I'm Tomasz 20+ years’ experience in all aspects plastering & rendering work .
  19. K

    S&C rendering on to reconstructed stone, bead then scratch or scratch then bead!?

    Hi lads, I'm s&c rendering over old 70's reconstructed stone work. As you can imagine it's not a completely flat surface to go on as the block surface is up and down. I'm thinking either, thin scratch coat to bring everything straight then bead so all the beads sit straight and pukka. Then...
  20. RETEP

    Do I need to Key the surface of Vandex for plastering

    Simple question I think. Apparently you can plaster straight onto Vandex. Now, I'm prepping the wall and applying the vandex myself and intend on getting in a plasterer to finish. The trouble is, I don't have a plasterer yet to ask the question: Do I need to leave a keyed surface for them to...
  21. S

    Pral M temperature applications

    Quick one guys, Small render to finish in Pral M, hand application, approx 9 bags, temps gonna be 3-4 degrees all day and through the night tomorrow, am I ok now to whack it on after lunch and scratch it tues 1st thing Cheers
  22. S

    Weber on top of K-Rend

    Hi all, I am a HO and am currently having some rendering work done to my mid-terraced house. We kept the old sand and cement render underneath but had all the bad knocked off. On the front our renderer's used Weber.pral M and we are happy with it. On the back they used a K-Rend. We weren't...
  23. B

    Young lad after work please read..

    Hi everybody I hope everybody is well, I've posted in this forum a few times asking for work but I've had no look, let me explain my situation a little..I've always been a labourer for plasterers since I left school and I've always wanted to take plastering as a career choice, but I know...
  24. C

    Need your HELP!!

    Slightly off topic yet I feel this is so important to so many people who probabily use this forum! Please can everyone sign this petition and share on LinkedIn, facebook, Twitter or any other forums & social media which you all use. In advance, THANK YOU...
  25. F

    Rendering over lead step flashings

    Hello chaps, I've been on this forum for a while but this is my first proper post and am after some of everyone's expertise. I've just reflashed my roof and need to render the parapet walls. I have a bit of ground level rendering experience so may give this one a go myself. My question is -...
  26. B

    Please hear me out guys

    Hey all I'm the new lad who's been on here for a while now! Just like to say thankyou for the warm welcome off you guys! First of all I'm the lad who is from the Wolverhampton area and is looking to start work plastering properly, I'm been in and out of it since I left school and I admit! I love...
  27. D

    sand cement renders required

    we are in need of a good plastering team who can do sand cement rendering and skimming to damp proofing standards, full training given. we have 3-6 weeks ongoing works for the right person or team and have more work than we can handle so it could be a long term thing if your good. looking for...
  28. Render Systems

    200 M2 dubbing out Darlington area must start 14th - 16th Dec

    Hi I need a squad to help me quickly dub out approx. 200 m2 lime render... don't panic I will show you what to do... its only dubbing out not rocket science... and before the critics on here start with their opinions... its 3 coat work... the dubbing out will be protected with mortar fleece for...
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