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Lime Render vs Cement render.

Mid-Victorian solid wall house, damaged by cement renders and thick textured plastic coating. A good quality lime render will allow walls to breathe. Renders made with lime are much less prone to cracking than cement renders.Lime render also looks more in keeping with...

Treating damp on internal walls 

Identifying and treating damp on internal walls can be a very difficult task  Treating Internal Damp problems within a home can be a bit of a challenge. The most important thing is to identify the cause or causes. Damp can occur for all sorts of reasons such as...
The not so Green Green deal

The not so Green Green deal

The green deal was mostly regarded as a flop. But it wasn’t just the homeowner that got let down with this DECC lead initiative, it was also businesses that lost money, suffering at the hands of the people with the golden key to the ECO or the green deal finance...

Removing Pebble-Dash Render, Yorkshire Area

Removing ugly pebbledash from a brick solid wall house in Northallerton. This cement-based peppledash was causing some serious damp problems. The pebbledash was applied to the lovely brickwork in the 1970s. Over the years problems with the pebble dash finish resulted...

Stone cladding for external walls

Stone cladding for external walls All4walls apply natural stone cladding to a Detached part stone-part rendered house This detached 1990’s house near Leeds was originally built using a combination of natural stone and cheaper block work. After a few years it was...

Painting pebble dash

Painting Pebble Dash is not an easy task Don't worry about the looks of your pebbledash exterior with the right approach and materials that drab grey or pink coloured lumpy pebbledash can be transformed into an attractive weatherproof finish. With the correct...

Damp render

Cracks in render Cracks in render allowing damp in walls can happen if the outside walls have a defective render stuck onto them (or not stuck too good) If you have cracks in your render may be asking yourself or googling how to stop-cure damp in my walls What can be...
Lime Mortars for renders and pointing

Lime Mortars for renders and pointing

  Lime mortar for rendering and pointing Here we use lime mortar for rendering and pointing to stonework, this is after we remove damaging cement render from an old circa 1790 stone house. We also removed stone cladding that was on the corners and an exterior wall...

Penetrating Damp

Penetrating damp through walls What can be done to stop penetrating damp. What is penetrating damp? simply put it refers to the fact that water through one cause or another is entering the walls, sometimes appearing inside. This can appear as spots of damp on a wall...

Condensation Cures

Identifying damp curing condensation-mould and moisture within the home. How to treat and cure condensation-damp in homes. Condensation can occur in many buildings especially on sun shielded or north facing walls & more so with solid walls. Internal damp walls...

Painting pebble dash wall

Painting pebble dash what’s the best way to prepare pebble dash for painting? Are you planning on painting those tired grey lumpy pebble-dashed walls of your home? If you are embarking on painting pebble dash or a rendered wall, you want to make sure that not...
External wall insulation problems

External wall insulation problems

You may or may not know if you have problems with external wall insulation on your home Would you like us to check out your external wall insulation for possible defects and other problems, such as damp and condensation risk? Many contractors ceased trading when the...
Rendering over Pebble Dash

Rendering over Pebble Dash

Thinking of Rendering over Pebble Dash? Rendering over pebble dash or other render finishes for that matter can present problems.  Before you consider the possibility of applying render over pebble dash you have to consider a few things. Advice for rendering over...
Painting pebbledash

Painting pebbledash

Are you thinking about painting Pebbledash? Are you wondering if its DIY-able, or how difficult it is to paint pebbledash or how to prepare the walls for painting? Please let us help you with your pebble dash painting project We often get asked if it is possible to...

Insulated Cladding

All4Walls can design top quality exterior wall insulated cladding Using a range of exterior wall insulation (EWI) materials such as Cork, Kingspan K5, XPS, EPS, Rockwool and wood-wool boards we can tailor make the EWI insulation system specifically for your house. We...
Brick Cladding

Brick Cladding

Brick cladding We can source just about any brick and get them cut into brick cladding slips or brick tiles as they are also known. Using a double sided brick we can get two slips from one brick making the cladding job more cost-effective. Corner slips or pistols as...

Z Slate Cladding

Slate Cladding-Self Stack (AKA Z cladding) Slate Cladding transforming walls with our beautiful, self-stack natural stone cladding is made easy. Each piece of stone cladding is simply glued into place, grout or pointing is not required. Just get the levels right and...
Natural Stone Cladding

Natural Stone Cladding

Real Yorkshire Stone Cladding Natural stone cladding, mother nature’s product, quarried & dressed here in the UK. We have a variety of quarries in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire that we source real natural stone from to cut and dress into stone facing....

External Wall Cladding

External wall cladding If you are considering external wall cladding we can help from stone to brick cladding we have the experience to assist you with your project. Having been involved in the cladding business since 1984 we have seen many fashions within the...
Brick Stone Water Repellent

Brick Stone Water Repellent

All4Walls 402 water repellent for brick and stone Water repellent brick sealer works on most stone (and brick of course). Colourless brick sealer surface impregnator that gets to work within minutes of application, protecting brick and stone against water ingress and...

Lime Wash The Perfect finish for period homes

Limewash a good way of protecting softer building materials Limewash is a very old traditional way of protecting stucco and soft lime renders, particularly those made with lime putty or feeble natural hydraulic lime (NHL 2.5) mixes. Lime wash or calcium hydroxide is...

Exterior Wall Paint-Sika 550

What is the best exterior wall paint? One of the best masonry paints has to be Sikagard -550 W Elastic. This product is a high-performance exterior wall paint. Formerly known as Decadex before Sika took over the niche coatings manufacturers, Liquid Plastics of...

Silicone Paint

Silicone paint finishes have become very popular recently. Silicone paint can be used for refurbishment of an existing painted wall. They are also very good for painting discoloured self-coloured render finishes such as K Rend (often referred to as K render)...

Textured Coating High Build

Textured Coating High Build Textured Coating can be applied to most sound external wall surfaces. A Textured wall coating finish can be a good way of renovating walls such as those already pebble dashed, rendered etc it can also be used on many other masonry surfaces....

Wall Refurbishment

The All4Walls Wall Refurbishment survey offers practical advice on the options available for your existing wall finishes. From patch repairs to re-coating, we offer unbiased advice on what can be done for the long-term protection and improvement of current renders and...
Stone cladding removal

Stone cladding removal

Stone cladding was a popular finish in the late 70,s and 80,s Many houses up and down the UK were treated with a veneer of faux stone. Stone cladding was not usually real stone. More often it was and still is supplied in a pre-cast format. In reality, it is coloured...

Pebbledash removal

Many a fine house has had the pebbledash treatment. Often associated with council houses or high rise blocks pebble dash is, in fact, a very hard wearing finish able to withstand the worst of the British weather. Pebbledash is often referred to as Harling in Scotland...

Polymer Render

Polymer Render particularly factory made (in the bag renders) have become very popular. A typical polymer render base coat usually comprises of 2 layers of 5mm thick render coats with nylon mesh sandwiched between them. Using a proprietary made polymer modified...

Lime Render (NHL)

Lime render lime plasters the perfect material for period solid wall houses Unlike Cement based-concrete renders, good quality lime mortars have some degree of flexibility Lime based renders weather well even after years of sun, rain, frost etc. The main benefits of...

Silicone render

Silicone renders Silicone render refers to the final finish of render, not the base coats. Silicone render finishes are often confused with other products such as K rend FT. These complete different products are pigmented cement renders which sometimes contain...

Anti-Crack Renders

Anti crack renders these new generation renders are suitable for all types of property, from new to old Cracks in render and pebbledash finishes are one of the biggest problems and the cause of most premature render failure. Cracks in render can allow massive amounts...

Best Exterior Wall Paint for the UK weather

Best Exterior Wall Paint UK weather We often get asked what is the best exterior wall paint for my house. Specifying the best high-performance wall coating for the walls of your home need not be a problem. Just follow our tips below, it could save you time and money...

K-Rend-Weber-Sto-Cleaning-maintenance

Renders such as K-Rend-Sto-Weber both self-coloured cement and silicone-acrylic finishes have become very popular for both new build and refurbishment projects. Renders such as the popular K Rend, Jubosil & Parex have more or less replaced the so-called “made on...