Durable wall coatings that are resistant to knocks and dents. The final coat or top coat of plaster is probably the most important as it is the final coat that will be seen. This coat of plaster is often referred to as a skim.
Are you redecorating your home? Your walls and ceilings benefit from a fresh coat of plaster while your property is being renovated. Whether it involves fixing general wear and tear or performing a full refurbishment, our specialty undertakes all aspects of internal plasterwork to the highest of standards. We are here to give your rooms a finish that you are going to be proud of.
We apply render to the external walls of houses and garden/ boundary walls as a smooth or textured decorable surface. Render is produced by mixing sand, cement and hydrated lime together with water and mortar plasticier. Render is applied in two coats using a hawk and trowel. The first coat is left to settle and dry for 24 hours (depending on weather conditions). The topcoat is then applied using a straight edge, this helps take away any high points and gives a lovely flat appearance ready for painting when it is fully dry.
We offer help and advice on all aspects of rendering.
K.Rend external colour render designed to give a durable weatherproof coating and a natural finish.
Lime render is traditionally applied to give protection to walls built of poor quality rubble stone or porous brick. They help by acting like a sponge; absorbing rainfall, then allowing it to evaporate rather than soak into the wall. Most cottages and houses built of rubble stone would have been rendered
originally and they tend to suffer from penetrating damp if the lime render is removed or replaced with cement rich render.
External rendering where pebbles are are thrown or dashed onto the topcoat of render before it dries so they stick to it and provide a weathering surface. Spar is a close relation, it uses jagged chippings that tend to jam into and adhere to the render better, thus lasting longer. There are various form of spar, such as Canterbury, black and white or yellow.
Neither spar nor pebbledash requires very much maintenance because the stones become the weathering face.
External wall insulation is an innovative solution for older homes, which don’t have caurty walls. According to research by the Energy Saving Trust, adding insulation to a solid brick property can reduce annual heating bill by up to 30%.
External wall insulation helps to make a property warmer, more weather-tight and a wide choice of colours and textures can enhance the appearance substantially.
Damp proofing is a general term that covers methods and treatments used to prevent damp from being absorbed through walls or floors into the interior of the property.
It is very important for a property to have effective damp proofing, as it acts as a long term preventative barrier to decay caused by excess moisture that could weaken and damage the structure of the building
“tanking” is a general building term for coating or lining walls underground to seal them against water, hence the idea of forming a complete “tank” to really qualify as tanking all the below ground walls and floors have to be coated or lined. Tanking materials (liquids or membrane) can be applied to the inside of the building or the outside.
Crack stitching provides a permanent structural repairs solution for masonry repairs and cracked wall reinforcement.
Simple and effective, our crack stitching repair process involves rods that are grouted across cracks in walls to reconnect and strengthen masonry.
This effective masonry crack-stitching repair provides resilience against further cracking with minimal cast and little disruption.
How crack stitching works:
Crack stitching bars are stainless steal reinforced rods that are chemically bonded into bed joints to stitch together cracks found within a property, redistributing tensile forces and stabilizing a structure.
The bed joints are cut out with specialist dust extraction cutting equipment and then the crack stitching bar is grouted in place to prevent any future movement.
To finish, crack stitching bars are hidden on completion retaining the original character of a wall
Painting and Decorating
Painter and decorators apply paint, varnish, wallpaper and other finishes to protect, maintain and decorate interior and exterior surfaces of domestic, commercial and industrial buildings and other structures.
Fascia Soffit Guttering.
The fascia is mounted at the point where the roof meets the outer walls of the house and often called the roofline. However most people refer to it by the name of the main board that carries the gutter.
The soffit board is tucked away under the fascia board. It is usually the board that you see most of from street level. The soffit can be ventilated to allow the flow of air into the roof area.