What is external roughcasting insulation? Is it available in Fife
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 Fife customers.
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Wall Coating & Roughcasting options in Fife
From speaking to our customers on completed jobs and surveys over the years we have found that when it comes to transforming the outside of people’s homes option is truly a beautiful thing.
Often it’s the case that people don’t exactly know what they want, other than something different, something brighter and more vibrant that will last for many years to come.
Wall Coating Scotland have the expertise and manpower to consult with you on how best to treat the exterior of your house, as there is a never a one size fits all remedy for every house or family. Our team of highly experienced surveyors, wall coaters and roughcasters aim to provide insight and ideas as well as making any specific vision come to fruition.
Whether it’s rough cast, wet dash, dry dash, pebble dash, harling, external rendering or wall coating we can advise, explain and finish the job to a professional standard that you will be happy with!
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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.
Fife Roughcasting service area
We have installed hundreds of roughcasting in the Fife area since we started trading in 2013 and are happy to continue offering roughcasting services in Anstruther, Auchtermuchty, Ballingry, Benarty, Buckhaven, Burntisland, Cardenden, Cowdenbeath, Crail, Cupar, Dalgety Bay, Dunfermline, Dysart, Glenrothes, Inverkeithing, Kelty, Kincardine, Kinghorn, Kirkcaldy, Ladybank, Leuchars, Leven, Levenmouth, Lochgelly, Markinch, Methil, Newburgh, Newport-on-Tay, Rosyth, St Andrews, Tayport, Wormit and all other areas of Fife.
Facts About Fife
- Fife is located on the East Coast of Scotland just north of Edinburgh and East Lothian, with inland boundaries to Perth & Kinross and Clackmannanshire and Dundee and Tayside just above it.
- Fife’s population has approximately 370,000 people living in the region making it the third largest Scottish council area in terms of the population after Glasgow & Edinburgh.
- Kirkcaldy is Fife’s most populated town with around 50,000 local residents living there which is only around 1,000 more than Dunfermline which follows closely in 2nd place with roughly 49,000 people, followed by Glenrothes which holds about 39,000 people in total.
- Fife is often referred to as “The Kingdom of Fife” or simple “The Kingdom” the reason for this is that it once existed independently tracing back to the Pictish Kingdom of Fib.
- St Andrews in Fife is home to St Andrews Links which is often referred to as “The Home of Golf” which is home to the oldest and most famous golf courses in the world “The Old Course”.
- St Andrews again steeped in rich history is the home of Scotland’s oldest university with The University of St Andrews which is also the third oldest English speaking university worldwide.
The Swilcan Bridge, St Andrews Old Course, Fife
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