Mixed Systems: Silicone Render & Roughcast – Eaglesham

Another beautiful project completed to the full satisfaction of the Client and the sensational interest of the neighbourhood!

This time we did really good jow with 2 kind of systems: SILICONE RENDER SYSTEM (entry porch, basecourse areas and features) & ROUGHCAST SYSTEM (main walls)!

Silicone Render System as following:
-hammer test / hacking-off / dubbing-out
-bonding agent
-base coat render
-reinforcement fibreglass mesh
-2nd pass of the base coat render (smoothing)
-coloured primer
-coloured silicone render top-coat 1.5mm

-hammer test / hacking-off / dubbing-out
-bonding agent
-base coat render
-reinforcement fibreglass mesh
-2nd pass of the base coat render (scratch)
-dash receiver top coat + aggregates/chips

-silicone based, top-quality masonry paint to the concrete windows cills (colour matched to the Silicone Render top-coat)
-small boundary wall next to the street (silicone render system with white silicone render top-coat – to be painted by Client with silicone masonry paint to match the house colour)

And now the best and most important for us part: Client’s Feedback!
Let’s see how we had been rated:

My home is a 3 bed semi-detached house that was built in the mid 1960’s. It is in the style of a Villa, low roof, Dorma windows and integral garage. The house exterior was original, comprising of Bara Shell Roughcast & red facing brick. Needless to say the house exterior was in dire need of an upgrade. In total I contacted three separate companies to compare quotes. Edinhome was the first to offer their services and carry out their survey. Jan, one of the company’s director’s, arrived to discuss my requirements and to give his advice. I wanted the existing roughcast re-done with stone dash and the red brick completely covered. After discussion, I asked for the quote to include coloured silicone render on the brickwork along with the stone dashing. Included in his survey was matching my window ledges with a colour match silicon paint. I asked Jan if he could reinforce the red brick prior to rendering as there were historic settlement cracks showing he told me as a matter of his company’s standard’s that he would reinforce my entire building with fibreglass mesh and additionally double up around the windows to add strength to weaker points. He carried out his survey which took him about 45 mins. That evening I received a fully costed quote, which at first glance seemed quite a lot, and that it would take two weeks to complete. I entertained another two companies to provide their quotes, both of which were disappointing (and which received 4.8 and 4.9 stars with over 100 reviews each). The “surveyor’s” from both companies resembled young salesmen, telling me what they could offer, I had to ask them if they would reinforce the brickwork, to which they both said was not necessary, but could accommodate if I wished, which I did! Both “surveyors” where at my house for no more than 20 mins. Also said that job would be fully complete in 1 week. That evening I received a text message and an email from both companies, with a total cost but not a fully costed quote! Like Jan’s quote I was quite surprised at the cost. What did it for me was that Jan was thorough from start to finish when I met him, also I had never heard of any company fibreglass meshing an entire building as standard. I was sold. He came back to the house once I excepted his quote to choose the dashing and the colour of the render. Within three weeks, the scaffolding was up, materials delivered and 2 workmen on site. Like he said it took two weeks to complete. I got to know the workmen reasonably well, kept them fed and watered. They were both fantastic. Turned up on time every day and put a full shift in. They only stopped for lunch, 15-20 mins. They did not have a radio blasting, or have one for that matter or stop for numerous cigarette breaks. Fortunately I got to compare their workmanship, as one of my neighbours was also having their house re-roughcast, which in total took about 3 days. 1 base layer followed by stone dash and they paid not far off what I paid for mine. The point is, if you want to guarantee that your home’s exterior is strong and built to last and looks fantastic at the same time, look no further than Edinhome. Warning – Do Not be fooled by companies offering fixed pricing as these are estimated by square metering and only for one base coat with stone. The total layering put on my home was four including the fiberglass mesh. Finally I would like to add that throughout the entire process, Jan’s customer service was fantastic, he liaised with me and dealt with any minor concern’s I had, I even received a text from him one evening a 11.30pm to check that I was satisfied with the way things were going. That’s commitment!!”

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THANK YOU, GARY! You are the star! Work for you was a pleasure from begging to the completion for all of us, especially for our Team!
Thanks again!