Project Description

The owners of this property in Cuffley, Hertfordshire, wanted it to have a sharp new image in keeping with houses in the surrounding area. So we gave the roof and walls a facelift.

Click on the sections below to read more about the work undertaken on this project.

Roof Process

1. Preparation

Clean roof using a jet washer to remove grime and pollution

2. Repair

Replace slipped and cracked tiles and re-bead ridge tiles
Re-point verges
Dress lead flashings
Clean out gutters
Check seals for leaks
3. Fungicide

Apply fungicide to the roof area and leave to dry

4. Roof Coating

Use a roof guard coating to cut in on the tile edges before applying the first full coat
Once dry, spray on second coat of roof guard to weatherproof and create the look of a new roof

Wall Process

1. Preparation

Apply two-coat render to the brickwork on the lower part of the property to match the top half

2. Repair

Erect scaffolding to reach the top elevations and carry out repairs
Remove damaged render
Cut out cracks and reinforce with epoxy resin
Wire brush away all loose and flaking paint
3. Bag Rubbing

Brush a bag rubbing (PVA mortar mix) on to walls to stabilise the area and conceal any repairs

4. Primer Coat

Apply primer coat and allow to dry

5. Final Coat

Apply final coat of Andura Classic 21 wall coating in ‘Waterlily’ colour. What a difference!