Here is another completed exterior wall coatings job, this detached residence in Harrogate, Yorkshire, is smooth rendered with mock tudor features and we refurbished the external walls with NPA wall coatings.
So what exactly IS mock Tudor?
Tudor, of course, refers to the times of Henry the 8th, Queen Elizabeth the first and all that jazz, so of course MOCK Tudor is a style that comes from a resurgence of using this certain style but in a modern built environment.
The big difference is that mock tudor beams are simply additions, screwed onto a façade of a house, and often having painted panels in-between, normally all the same size.
REAL Tudor houses had this style as the beams were more STRUCTURAL to the very fabric of the building itself, and as they were often roughly hewn from whole tree trunks, a uniform finish is rare and often only on the houses of the rich and wealthy of the time who could afford additional carpenters.
As you can see, this house in Harrogate had seen better days….
So the big difference between old and new Tudor style is that the mock Tudor style nowadays is purely decorative, as opposed to the REAL deal which is often but not always, structural
As you can see by the photos, the house was generally in good order apart from the extensive problems with flaky and peeling paint, all of which had to be removed before we could continue.
We then had to mask up and cover the mock Tudor beams, and then applied a weatherproof primer coat to the walls, and allowed to dry.
Prep work before painting in progress…
A bit of info about what we did to fix up this property
It is a long drawn-out and fiddly process for our teams to paint mock Tudor homes, not that we mind of course (!) because we don’t have large, flat and smooth wall areas to paint as of course we have to deal with each panel separately.
So as you can see from the images, we had to mask up each part of the woodwork, deal with the rendered wall areas, and then remove the masking afterwards and re-paint the black beams.
This is another view of us wrapping up the building, this time, from the road.
We often use marine paint for finishing off the mock Tudor beams due to it’s excellent weathering abilities, after all if a paint can stand years away at sea on a boat, then a bit of the old Yorkshire rain and drizzle will be nothing!
We then spray applied NPA fine grade textured masonry coating to the exterior walls of the house.
We then removed the masking and repainted by hand, all the Tudor beams.
This house now has an insurance backed, 20 year warranty against cracking, fading, peeling or chipping, and will not need any further painting or repair for at least 20 years!
Although the weather wasn’t too great, this is the finished article as seen from outside in the street.
This system is suitable for all types of house, so if you want to find out more, get in contact with us!
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