Stone effect render Halifax -Bradford area

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#1
Hi,
We're looking for a tradesman who can stone effect render two areas

One is about 40 foot by 3 foot high.
The other is about 45 foot by 4 foot high.

There both concrete blocks and we would like them match the stone house.

Thanks.
 

Rigsby

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#5
Ring Wallcrete for a local installer.

Lord and Downing Ltd in Rotherham is Wallcrete approved.

There is a more less tradesman way.

You base coat and scratch as normal. Chalk out your joint pattern and apply 6mm thick mortar over the chalk lines then with a 10-13mm lath you cut your raised joints. Then once set,you mix some sharp sand, bit of lime, cement with cement dye mixed uneven and apply thick in the middle tapering out to just below the joint surface. Using the edge of a gauging trowel texture the mortar surface to expose the aggregate.

Was taught this at College in 72 and thought it was a waste of time. But have done it several times over the years.

There is an even faster way, taught me on Rhodes Island Greece. But you will need a wide variety of old saw blades. Thats going to take too long to explain but is fast and simple.
 

Rigsby

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#6
You could consider real stone cladding.

Hardcores Builing and Paving supplies in Sheffield stock it.
 
#7
Hi we have a tradesman calling next week. We were given his details from Wallcrete
Stone slips or cladding was the next choice.

Thanks
 

algeeman

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#8
Ring Wallcrete for a local installer.

Lord and Downing Ltd in Rotherham is Wallcrete approved.

There is a more less tradesman way.

You base coat and scratch as normal. Chalk out your joint pattern and apply 6mm thick mortar over the chalk lines then with a 10-13mm lath you cut your raised joints. Then once set,you mix some sharp sand, bit of lime, cement with cement dye mixed uneven and apply thick in the middle tapering out to just below the joint surface. Using the edge of a gauging trowel texture the mortar surface to expose the aggregate.

Was taught this at College in 72 and thought it was a waste of time. But have done it several times over the years.

There is an even faster way, taught me on Rhodes Island Greece. But you will need a wide variety of old saw blades. Thats going to take too long to explain but is fast and simple.
absolute shakesperian.
the "david attenbourgh" of plastering.
you rigsby are a lesson to us all.