External Rendering

Professional External Rendering Services in Somerset and Dorset

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What is External Rendering?

Render has been used as a common external coating to buildings since the early 19th Century and is used both as an aesthetic characteristic and as a remedial solution. We are experts in all types of external rendering using sand, cement, lime and modern silicone coloured renders such as K rend.

There are a number of reasons that external rendering may be required and we can accommodate all of these providing a simple and accurate specification and quotation. It may be that existing render requires repair or total replacement or that it was originally taken to ground level and as such bridged a damp proof course, in this case we can cut back the bridging render and add a ‘Bellcast’ bead above 150mm from the ground level. This trim is designed to take rainwater away from the base of the wall and we would then blend into the existing render with a matched texture.

Professional External Rendering Treatments

External rendering finishes can be smooth or textured with a variety of methods and styles from pebble dash and rough cast to ‘Tyrolean’ which is available in pre-mixed bags with varying pigments.

The application of render appears a straight forward process but it is often completed incorrectly with inaccurate mixing, poor preparation and failure to apply coats correctly. For instance, the first coat should not normally exceed 15mm and it should be scratched or combed. This is assumed to be to provide a key for subsequent coats and while this is true it is just as important in the provision of stress relief points for the new drying render. If not ‘scratched’ correctly then large cracks can appear and in turn water may ingress.

Correctly repaired or replaced external rendering can be an effective solution for penetrating damp it can also be a less invasive method of repairing damaged or weathered bricks and blocks. Cracks in render can be a sign of further issues such as wall tie failure or structural movement so If you have any external rendering concerns then call us today 0800 161 3078 or complete the contact form and we can provide advice or a free of charge survey.

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Why choose Wessex Damp & Timber

25 Years of Experience

With over 25 years of experience in the service sector you will receive an unrivaled level of customer care from the survey through to the completion of works.

Unrivaled Customer Care

We are a family run business with a professional and modern approach whilst still maintaining that personal level of service you associate with a local company.

Professional Service

Constantly seeking to maintain our knowledge base we access all the latest information and available literature to ensure we are at the forefront of the industry.

Wessex Damp and Timber are an industry leading company who provides services to help cure dampness and condensation in both the home and commerical environments.

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Services We Offer

Some of the services we offer in property preservation

If you have issues in your home such as peeling paint or loose plaster, mould spotting or visible stains and ‘tide’ marks then you may have a damp problem and if so we have the solution. Whether it’s rising or penetrating damp we will provide you with a diagnosis and the solution.

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Condensation in its simplest form is when moist air comes into contact with colder air or a colder surface and the water contained in the air is released to form condensation in the air or on the surface. It often results in black mould growth on walls and surfaces or you can see water droplets.

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Aged and Period properties can often be cold and condensation will form on external walls, we can provide various types of solid insulation and often incorporate this with a level of damp proofing. Internal temperatures will improve and mould spotting reduces.

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