An example of damaged and hollow render in Cheshire

Rear of the cheshire house completed with wall coating

Our latest completed project!

A lovely country property located in Disley, Cheshire which suffered from Hollow render and cracks is the latest lucky recipient of a textured wall coating system.

See the photo gallery of this job below.

In this article, one of many in our case studies category, we are going to run through exactly what we did to this house, the type of problems we found, and what we did to rectify the various issues in and around this property.

The owner of this lovely house in its own grounds, in Cheshire, had various areas of hollow render about the walls.

This is when the hard cement coating of render (the smooth bit) gets water behind it, often because of porous paint and cracks, and the water freezes, which pushes the render away form the wall and allowing damp to penetrate into the house.

The rendered walls were in such poor shape that our workmen had only to lightly tap the gable end, only for large and heavy chunks of render to fall crashing to the ground below!

Imagine if that had come away in a storm with someone stood underneath it!

Rendering in bad condition

Rendering in bad condition

 

The photo above shows how bad the render was and we got to work immediately repairing it, in fact this image shows us applying the first scratch coat which you can see at the top of the brick area.

After finding this, we carried out a full and extensive survey of the condition of the external surfaces and we didn’t have to wait long before we found more cracks and hollow render, which came away from the wall very easily, like the image below.

Porous walls cause render to crack and fall away

Porous walls cause render to crack and fall away

 

It is plainly obvious that the owners used to pay a local painter and decorator to come out and give the house a coat of paint every year, who never did any repairs, just painted over the hollow rendering.

Now as you can imagine, this is a large house, so this was not cheap each year and even then it was only for a half a job or a quick “tosh over”.

As we checked each part of the house, it got worse and worse….

Render in poor condition before re-rendering started

Render in poor condition before re-rendering started

This is why the owners decided to choose our permanent painting system. After we do all the repairs, the walls are fully protected and won’t need any more work for at least 25 years.

So despite the extensive extra repairs we needed to do, we did not charge the client any extra money! Yes that’s right: When you agree a price for home improvements with NPA, we stick to the price.

Here is an example of the render repairs finished

Render repairs to the wall of a house

Render repairs to the wall of a house in Cheshire

 Remember hollow render also harbours damp.

If damp starts coming into a house, it can cause extensive damage to carpets, wooden floors, all manner of things, not to mention the health of the people who live in the house!

So what happened after the repairs?

One of the first things the team did was to power wash the walls with a high pressure jet hose.

This cleans any grime or dust off the house that may have settled over the years, and then the walls are then treated with an organic biocide which kills any mould spores still remaining.

Afterwards the wall coatings installations team scraped off the remaining loose and flaky paint and got to work removing the render which had cracked and was hollow.

This was then replaced to match the existing rendering, so expertly done, once the paint goes on, you cannot see where we did the repairs!

Applying the exterior textured wall coating

The last job was to spray-apply our special weatherproof wall covering to the external walls.

The rear of the cheshire house after a wall coating

The rear of the Cheshire house after a wall coating

 

It was then masked up, and a coat of Andura primer was added by hand, before we sprayed the exterior with Andura TexGard Classic 21 exterior textured masonry coating.

So what did the rest of the house look like after painting?

A house in Cheshire with a textured spray applied exterior wall coating

A house in Cheshire with a textured spray applied exterior wall coating

And here is another shot of the rear which we took from their lovely garden

A house in rural Cheshire with a long life, weatherproof exterior wall coating which will not fade, crack, flake or peel for up to 25 years, guaranteed.

A house in rural Cheshire with a long life, weatherproof exterior wall coating which will not fade, crack, flake or peel for up to 25 years, guaranteed.

If you own a house in Cheshire and would like a quote to have the house painted, call us now on 0800 970 4928

 

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