Gable end of an end of terrace house - Plastering job in Neath, West Glamorgan

Job description

The gable end of my house appears to be letting in water, resulting in salts coming through the inside wall, bubbling of artex etc. Gable end needs to be made waterproof, think it needs to have existing render removed and the pointing needs to be re-done and then the whole lot re-rendered again. Area to be re-rendered - not sure of size but the house is a three bedroom end of terrace, circa 1850.

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Overall, I have to say I am pleased with the finish, it looks excellent. However, the workmen did not cover up the external wall whilst it was being re-rendered, so when it rained, all the cement fell off the wall, so they had to come back and re-do the job when it should have been left to dry. The job only took 5 days, but I felt it was a bit rushed, as I thought that a day or so was needed to allow each coat of cement/sand to dry out. As the first layer had to be re-done, the workmen did not leave a day between applying coats. Anyway, it's been 7 months and so far so good. It looks lovely and it seems to be doing the job, ie keeping the rain out!