a newly painted house in Todmorden

A weatherproof wall covering for a home in the Pennines

We are delighted to present yet another case study of exactly what we do best; painting a house! This lovely, traditional stone-built cottage was located in the the mountainous “Pennines” district of northern England, in Yorkshire. Like a scene straight out of “last of the Summer Wine”, the BBC TV show that, by my reckoning, must have been on TV now for about a million years. Without wanting to repeat what we say on each of these case studies pages (as there are around 90 of them at last count!), I will go through a few aspects of the work we…

large house in kent freshly painted by NEVER PAINT AGAIN UK

A paint that stops cracking for this Ashford house

Cracks come in all shapes and sizes, some only on the surface and some that go far deeper. This house in Ashford, Kent, was covered in painted tyrolean and suffered not only from cracking to various parts of each elevation, but it also needed frequent external re-painting. Due to the size of the house, having a local decorator from Kent to come in and paint it every 2 years was costing the owners a small fortune. This was of course coupled with the almost yearly hassle and inconvenience of having a team of painters arrive each time. Most decorators, including ourselves,…

front of house with terrible flaky paint

An example of the benefits of protective textured coatings

When most people think about painting the outside of their home they think about PAINT. The sort of paint we can all buy down at B and Q for a few quid. The problem is, masonry paint is only actually designed to last a couple of years before it needs overpainting. In fact most DIY masonry paints start to break down after only the first winter. Our customer (in Newcastle Upon Tyne) realised this and knew all too well of the problems associated with paint and looking at the “before” photo of his house, you can see why the homeowner was…

Front of rendered bungalow in Wales

From wreck to a home: We can transform ANY house!

We love a Challenge…. In most cases we apply our famously durable exterior wall covering system to houses that are made of the normal stuff, you know, bricks or blocks, which have been covered over with render, harling, tyrolean or more often than not, that awful stuff pebbledash, but now and again we get to do something a bit different. This property near Cardiff in Wales had a serious of major improvements over the years, doubling it’s size internally. In most cases, the way and the method we use, to apply wall coatings is more or less the same. This is because…

bad weather and coastal homes

Kent coastal home gets protection from sea salt attack

If you live along our beautiful coastline you would be well aware that it’s a lovely place to be when the sun is shining but bloody awful when the weather’s bad! Houses located along Britain’s seaside are one of the most sought after in the country but that location, devoid of any weather protection, means each home can take a real battering when the weather is bad, causing in many cases, yearly painting of the exterior, but why? When someone makes a decision to move to the coast, perhaps from a town inland, a certain amount of romance and…

M3 Motorway

Home Decorating services along the M3 corridor

Our wall coatings team for the M3 corridor area have just completed work on a nice little detached bungalow in Chobham and they were so pleased with the work, as of course was the client, they took some nice photos to show us! Chobham lies just between Bagshot and Chertsey and north of Woking, (Paul Weller’s old stomping ground), and a town where we have been many times before when working in the area, so we felt right at home. If you live in ANY town or village in this area, and your home needs a paint job, give us a…

A sandwich

Having a Sandwich before going to Widnes to paint walls

Having a Sandwich? …..And where does the town of Widnes come into that? Let me explain. We paint homes up and down the country so here’s 2 examples of houses we painted with our weatherproof and very long life textured wall coatings. We give you some basic information about what we did to two very different properties,  the first one being a terraced, brick built house in Sandwich, Kent, the other a large 1920’s detached home up in Widnes, Cheshire. (more…)

A rendered house after wall coating

Cracked render and flaking paint problems solved!

In the latest post in our case studies section, we present a lovely house we recently had the pleasure of working on, in the London area. We always like to take photos of our work as it is a good way to explain in pictures, exactly what we get up to each day! This stone and render house had a real problem with the paint flaking and going green on the walls. In the space of only 5 days, we repaired, cleaned up and painted this lovely property, with a special flexible and weatherproof external wall coating. The walls will now stay…