Replacing pebble dash
Pebble dash – love it or loathe it? A lot of houses have been covered with this popular exterior finish over the past hundred years or more.
But, in our experience, most of our clients want to get rid of it, as was the case with Tanya and her husband, based in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.
A large section of pebble dash on the front of their house had fallen away, leaving broken tiles and an ugly mess on the wall. Time for Summit Cladding to put things right!
They had seen examples of James Hardie Cladding on other buildings and decided that was what they wanted. I showed them samples of different colours and after discussing it within the family they decided on Monterey Taupe.
However, before we could go ahead with the installation, we had to tackle a problem that often occurs with homes covered in pebble dash. Main electricity cables were attached to the house on the wall due for the cladding.
Our clients had to contact the electricity supplier and ask them to shroud the cables with an insulating sheath before any work could start.
We began by erecting two scaffold platforms and stripping all the old pebble dash from the front of the property. With the area exposed, treated timber battens were fixed to the walls and the hardieplank cladding was attached.
We also installed replacement black soffits and gutters to complete the new look and our clients are amazed and delighted at the transformation.
This post was written by Summit Cladding