Thursday, May 27, 2010
Pebble Dash Removal
This is the upper half of the back of our house as it was a few weeks ago. The pebbledash is covering everything. Not many builders want to attempt to remove it with the soft yellow brick underneath. At this point the specialists Nigel has found have scraped off the pebbledash, have begun to sand down the surfaces, have replaced broken or damaged bricks, and have scraped out the pointing between the bricks. A closer view. You can also see they have two patches where they given us an option of two types of pointing finish. The one on the left is a ribbon pointing which sticks out farther than the brick and considered very fancy. The one on the right is a flush finish and cheaper. We'll take the one on the right, please! The pointing has to be replaced about every 10 years. And now you can see the finished wall. It is beautiful. Next we will have the windows replaced tomorrow and the rendering put back around the windows, and painted white. What a difference! You can see the bricks are still rough about 4 bricks below the larger window. The new extension's roof will slant up to that point. Now our house looks like the spanking nice house compared to the neighbours!