What is external roughcasting insulation? Is it available in Edinburgh
Wall Coating Scotland are experts in all things relating to external/exterior wall and house treatments including external/exterior roughcasting. The exterior of your property is the first thing that people see, in terms of aesthetics it’s very easy to spot a house that has been treated using roughcasting or similar external insulation products. Installation and use of quality materials are paramount to successfully roughcast a house. You will feel a sense of pride when our work is completed and our external roughcast and rendering always gets strong feedback from our Edinburgh customers.
During preparation day and 1st coat application in Edinburgh
After wall coating in Edinburgh
For the above house the homeowner opted for proPERLA thermal wall coating over roughcast / harling. We will be returning to complete the garage door with updated pictures to follow.
In short, the hies insurance backed guarantee protects homeowners should any installer they have hired cease trading.
*External Roughcasting is often known as pebble dashing or harling. Simply put, its the external stones and rough gravel that you will see in the outside walls of many homes in Ayrshire and across Scotland. Roughcasting is the most popular type of exterior wall treatment you will see on Edinburgh homes as it’s a more cost-effective option and if installed correctly it’s built to stand the test of time.
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Signs that your home needs Roughcasting or Re-Roughcasting
There are several tell-tale signs that you need to have your roughcasting repaired more commonly known as re roughcasting. If the rough casting on your home is beginning to crumble there are several maintenance techniques you can apply before carrying out a complete repair. We would, however, warn you of any DIY jobs or anyone who is eager to start patching it up without checking if your home insurance covers it and wither or not it is really the best option long-term.
Often it is the case that water can become trapped behind the render and then frozen which separates the render from the substrate. The best way to confirm if this is the case is to have professionals take a look, even it’s just a survey to establish what is causing the issue before deciding on the best action to take. Most plasterers will offer rendering services so finding someone that will isolate the problem is fairly easy. If it turns out this is what’s causing your roughcasting to crack you are left with two viable options, you can patch the area affected and the area surrounding it or you can have the whole area removed and replaced with a new external finish.
The best course of action really depends on the size of the area that’s damaged, and of course, you will have a budget to consider as well. Budget or not, papering the cracks by carrying out some patching can often do more harm than good…
Here’s a list of other signs your roughcasting needs repaired or replaced;
- Expansion of brickwork which causes cracks in the exterior.
- Visible erosion, this is often caused by a mixture of moisture and time.
- Damage to the render, this is more visible most people will be able to tell there’s an issue just by looking.
- Efflorescence (caused by poor masonry creme or mortar mix application) again most of the time this is a problem with aesthetics, however, if left for too long it can affect the structure of your building.
- Structural damage, this is something that differs on a case by case basis.
Our Roughcasting process & what happens next
We have already mentioned above how important preparation is when carrying out roughcasting or any other exterior wall treatment. Heres a list of what you can expect from us from start to finish if you decide to choose Wall Coating Scotland to complete your homes roughcasting work;
- It all starts with a phone call or complete a basic online web form.
- We carry out a free survey offering a free, no obligation quote for you to consider.
- You can select from various available dates for our fitters to being work.
- Preparation day which involves laying down protective plastic sheets and scratch proof film to protect your property.
- We erect scaffold if the job requires we do so.
- Cleansing of your walls removing dirt and debris as well as carrying out any small repairs if required
- Application of beading
- The first coat of render is applied
- The second coat of render which has dry dashing and roughcasting chips mixed in with it
- At the end of every job we complete a full property inspection, our owner likes to personally make sure you are 100% satisfied with the quality of our work and we always encourage your customer feedback to ensure we maintain our high standards.
Our Edinburgh Roughcasting service area
Wall Coating Scotland has served all of Edinburgh and the Lothians for many years now and we have roughcasters and roughcasting installers available in Abbeyhill, Aberlady, Alnwickhill, Ardmillan, Athelstaneford, Auldhame, Baberton, Balerno, Balgreen, Ballencrieff, Bankhead, Barnton, Beechmount, Bingham, Blackford, Blackhall, Bolton, Bonaly, Bonnington, Braepark, Braid Hills, Broomhouse, Broughton, Brunstane, Bruntsfield, Bughtlin, Burdiehouse, Burgh Muir, Burghmuirhead, Calders, Calton Hill, Cammo, The Canongate, Canonmills, Carrick Knowe, Chesser, Church Hill, Clermiston, Clovenstone, Cockenzie, Colinton, Comely Bank, Comiston, Corstorphine, Craigcrook, Craigentinny, Craigleith, Craiglockhart, Craigmillar, Craigour, Crewe Toll, Currie, Curriehill, Dalmeny, Dalry, Davidson’s Mains, Dean Village, Dirleton, Drem, Drumbrae, Drylaw, Duddingston, Dumbiedykes, Dunbar, East Craigs, Easter Road, Eastfield, East Fortune, East Linton, East Saltoun, Edinburgh City, Edinburgh East End, Ediburgh North, Edinburgh Park, Edinburgh South, Edinburgh West End, Elphinstone, Fairmilehead, Ferniehill, Fernieside, Fenton Barns, Firrhill, Fountainbridge, Garvald, Gifford, Gilmerton, Gladsmuir, Glenkinchie, Gogarloch, Goldenacre, Gorgie, Gorgie-Dalry, The Grange, Granton, Grassmarket, Greenbank, Greendykes, Greenhill, Gullane, Haddington, Haymarket, Hermiston, Holy Corner, Holyrood, Humbie, Inch, Innerwick, Ingliston, Inverleith, Jock’s Lodge, Joppa, Juniper Green, Kaimes, Kingsknowe, Kingston, Kirk o’ Field, Lauriston, Liberton, Little France, Lochend, Lochrin, Longniddry, Longstone, Luffness, Marchmont, Macmerry, Maybury, Mayfield, Meadowbank, Merchiston, Moray Estate, Moredun, Morningside, Mortonhall, Mountcastle, Muirhouse, Murrayfield, Musselburgh, New Town, Newbridge, Newcraighall, Newington, Niddrie Mains, Niddrie, North Berwick, Northfield, Old Town, Ormiston, Oxgangs, Parkgrove, Parkhead, Pencaitland, Piershill, Pilrig, Pilton, Platinum Point, Polwarth, Portobello, Portsburgh, Port Seton, Powderhall, Prestonfield, Prestonpans, Quartermile, Raeburn Place, Ravelston, Redford, Restalrig, Riccarton, Roseburn, Samuelston, Saughton, Sciennes, Scoughall, Seafield, Shandon, Sighthill, Silverknowes, Silvermills, Slateford, South Gyle, Spott, Stenhouse, Stenton, Stockbridge, Swanston, Timber Bush, Tollcross, Torphin, Tranent, Trinity, Turnhouse, Victoria Park, Wallyford, Warriston, West Barns, West Coates, West Craigs, West Pilton, Wester Broom, Wester Hailes, Western Harbour, Westfield, West Saltoun, Whitecraig, Whitekirk, Whittingehame and all the surrounding areas of Edinburgh & The Lothians.
- Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital city with a population of around 482,000 people living there. This is a pretty obvious and common fact but did you know that the capital of Scotland used to be Scone (a village in Perth & Kinross) until Edinburgh replaced it back in the 15th century.
- J’K Rowling wrote most of the Harry Potter books whilst living in Edinburgh, with many of the sets of the blockbuster movies also filmed in the city including Victoria Street and Grey Friars Kirkyard.
- Something a little more relevant to the wall coating and roughcasting service we provide! Did you know that over 75% of the buildings in Edinburgh are listed, making Edinburgh home to the most listed buildings located in Scotland.
- A rather surprising fact for anyone who is not a local is that Edinburgh has the most tree’s per capita than any other UK city making it the UK’s greenest city.
- Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile is not actually a mile long! Yep you heard it, the Royal Mile is actually only around 98 metres long, quite a bit short of a mile!
The Royal Mile, Edinburgh
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