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How to repair damage to external render in UK home?

Here are couple of pictures of the external wall of extension in a UK home. There are is a small damage to the render. I thought about using the same fillter material that I have used to fill cracks ...
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Are recipes for render expressed by ratio of weight or ratio of volume?

I'm currently mixing render to cover ugly brick walls in my front garden. Let's say I want to use this recipe for the top coat, just for an example: Cement 1 parts Lime 1 parts Sharp Sand 2 parts ...
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Repainting painted render

We had a new patio last year. The old one had quite a slope from right to left so the builder leveled it off. In doing so he had to make it higher so extra rendering had to be added to the wall in ...
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Can reconstituted limestone blocks be rendered?

I have a small (re-constituted) limestone retaining wall in my yard which I would like to render and paint. I have previously rendered brickwork. I am unsure whether it is even possible to render ...
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How to repair render above lead flashing

My property has a flat roof extension which joins the original house. In a few spots the render is badly damaged just above the lead flashing. It looks like the sealant in the photo was applied, ...
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How can I smooth a rough plaster finish?

We have the kind of plaster in the images below on our inside dining room walls. We want to change it to a smooth finish - presumably with drywall and plaster. I don't know what this current finish is,...
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Exterior Render Painting

We moved into our house 5 years ago which is rendered. We learnt soon after moving in the builders who worked on the house were not very professional. The exterior of the house is rendered and painted ...
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Render internal wall after doorway brickup

As per the picture, I have a room with a bricked up wall. All the walls are concrete. The doorway has been bricked and covered with what I believe to be cement. So far I have sanded the doorway with ...
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Understanding render mix ratios

So if i have 8 sand & 1 cement, is this a shovel full or bag? i've got a small area to render with a pigment mixed with Snowcrete and don't want to be using more than i need.
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Do I need external rendering to protect my brick wall?

My kitchen has been built with bricks, but external rendering has not been placed. Now it has been 17 years but nothing has happened, but I want to know if I need to externally render the wall? Could ...
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What kind of damp do we have?

We have a damp problem in a 1920s semi-detached house we moved into 8 weeks ago. We are not sure if it's a condensation problem, or penetration from the outside, or even rising damp on the ground ...
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Preserving cracked concrete

I have a garage built with concrete blocks and the walls are surrounded on the outside by a layer of concrete rendering. The problem is that large cracks have built up in the rendering over time, ...
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Attaching punch bag bracket to pebble dash exterior wall

the outside of my house is pebble dashed like the image below I want to attach a punch bag bracket to the wall, like the image below Mt main concerns are cracking Cracking the pebble dash render -...
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What should I do about my rendering & damp-proof course?

I have a house that was built around 1890 and is of brick construction with a rendered band running around the base which also forms square edged columns around the front door. Until recently the ...
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Appearance of damp after dpc injection - can "good enough" plaster go soft?

Approximately 1 year ago we had a wall treated with damp proof course injections (silicone I believe) and we then rendered with a mixture including a relatively strong mix of good waterproofer. ...
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Best method to ensure scratch coat (render) adheres to brickwork

I am a plasterer by trade and we have an exterior rendering job coming. The exterior face of the house is red brick and has to be scratched, then dry dashed over it. I have heard some horror stories ...
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What is the best mix for cement render?

I have some bricked exterior areas that had some cement render on them, and then paint. The render has fallen off the bricks in patches. I think the problem is that large chunks of the brick work was ...
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How do I render over a DPC (damp proof course)?

We own a 1930 house we cavity brick walls and have a few damp problems.., Our render goes over the top of our DPC (damp proof course). The DPC is only about 1cm above the level of the paving. So I ...
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