Applying exterior wall coatings in Hatfield

Project Description

A couple in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, needed a company who could change the look of their property and run the project independently.

Brickwork at the front of the property was in two different colours and grades. The lower course had been injected with a damp course treatment, which left the bricks looking unsightly. The customer also asked us to remove the existing mock Tudor fascias to create a whole new look.

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Work Description

1. Preparation

Erect scaffolding to gain access to the top left hand side of the property

2. Masking

Mask windows, doors and surrounding areas using clipper tape and heavy-duty paper
Protect the driveway with tarpaulins

3. Restoration and Repair

Remove timber fascias and re-render the voids they leave behind to a uniform finish
Fix angle beading to the lower brickwork, then apply a two-coat render in sand and cement
Remove redundant cables and old light fittings
Spray Tyrolean on the top half of the side and rear elevations to create a new look
Old repairs and scarring on the existing pebbledash/render now look uniform

4. Bag Rubbing

Brush on a PVA mortar mix to waterproof the render and Tyrolean finish

5. Primer Coat

Apply Andura Classic Primer, a high-performance base coat specially designed for masonry surfaces to provide excellent adhesion and weatherproofing

6. Final Coat

Apply Andura Classic 21 wall coating using specialist spray equipment to conceal any repairs and create a beautiful even finish

Cracked render repair in Oakwood

Project Description

The owner of this property in Oakwood was looking for an effective, economical solution for a deteriorating roof and severely cracked walls.

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Work Description

1. Restoration and Repair – Roof

Professionally clean roof using a jet washer
Replace slipped and broken tiles, as well as pointing hips and collapsed ridge tile valleys
Apply a fungicide to the roof then spray two coats of Andura roof guard coating (guaranteed 15 years) on the tiles to create the look and feel of a new roof
2. Restoration and Repair – Walls

Remove old and flaking paint, apply fungicide
Remove damaged render, hack out surface cracks and reinstate them with appropriate materials – every care is taken to achieve an invisible repair
3. Masking

Mask up windows, doors and surrounding areas to protect them

4. Bag Rubbing

Brush an SBR (bonding agent) mortar mix called bag rubbing on to the walls to cover imperfections and act as a base for the next stage

5. Primer Coat

Apply Andura Classic Primer to the walls using thick brushes to ensure strong adhesion

6. Final Coat

Spray Andura Classic 21 on the walls to create a great uniform finish and protect the walls for the next 25 years

Fitting external wall coatings in Hunstanton

Project Description

The residents of a large block of flats in Hunstanton, Norfolk, had had enough of redecorating their external walls every three years due to the ravages of the salty sea air! They needed a long-term solution.

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Work Description

1. Preparation

The high build-up of paint on the exterior walls had an abrasive finish to trap dust and dirt so we use a needle gun to remove it.
Remove large areas of render because damp has seeped in behind
Grind out cracks and fill with an epoxy resin
Use a dryzone damp course treatment on various parts of the properties to help prevent rising damp
Fillet a damp course membrane under the coping stones to help stop render behind the parapets detaching
2. Masking

Mask up windows, doors and drainpipes. This process was carried out in stages to avoid inconveniencing the occupiers any longer than necessary. As most of the flats were holiday homes, we worked on them during the off-peak season.

3. Bag Rubbing

Bag rubbing is vital to help remove scars and imperfections from the walls, as well as stabilise the rendered surface so the next stage (primer) adheres well.

4. Primer Coat

The previous stage has ensured an even finish, so we apply the primer with a roll rather than a brush.

5. Final Coat

Spray Andura Classic 21 on to the wall surface for an amazing end result.

Applying textured exterior wall coatings in Stocking Pelham

Project Description

This house in Stocking Pelham, Hertfordshire was built in 2005 with a timber frame construction.

Unfortunately some of the mesh attached under the render had come loose, resulting in substantial cracking which needed fixing.

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Work Description

1. Preparation

Apply fungicide to front and right elevation of the property, leave overnight to kill spores in the render then wash off

2. Repair

Open up cracks to the render so new mesh can be securely fixed by drilling and fixing screws with washers into timbers
Fill the voids by applying a two-coat render to the open cracked areas

3. Masking

Mask up windows, doors, gutters, down pipes, eaves, brickwork and surrounding areas to protect during the next stage

4. Primer Coat

Apply Andura Classic Primer by brush, leave to dry

5. Final Coat

As the newly repaired cracks are flush and the existing render is reasonably flat, we can use Andura Fine Texture wall coating to complete the job. As you can see, the finish is fantastic.