Bricklaying Question

Pebbledash outside - what / how can it be returned to brickwork?

Hello,

We are thinking about buying a house, it is pretty standard looking period residential building in Wimbledon area

It has (as do most of the houses) on Merton Road, got pebble dash on the front of the house - something we are not a huge fan of visually

What can be done to this? The estate agent (for what its worth) says its brickwork below - would obviously want this confirmed by surveyor if possible

What are the options and costs / work time for each?

Can you get back to a pretty brick wall?

Are the bricks likely to be broken / bad shape if took off the pebbledash?

Is another solution easier - eg to sand it down and paint over or something, or render over? (I am not technical at all)

What are the relative costs and pain for all these jobs and what type of builder is best (or would decorators / builders generally all be able to do this)

Many thanks for any help!!

Fred

Ps not sure if this link works but its these types of houses

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&safe=off&rls=com.microsoft:en-gb:IE-Address&q=dunsfold+road+southfields&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.42261806,d.d2k&biw=1037&bih=717&wrapid=tlif136074913761910&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl

1 Answer

Best Answer

Hi there. 9 times out of ten there will be brickwork underneath. The brickwork underneath will be stained which after a good clean should come up ok. There may be damaged bricks if so a decent bricklayer will change these, I would recommend re pointing the house as well,

Costings for removing the render and re pointing will vary. I typically repoint a house for approximately £800-£1200 depending on sizes and access. To remove render shouldn't cost you no more than £250.

I hope this is helpfully please feel free to ask any more questions.

John
Solid building services

Answered 13th Feb 2013

Solid building services

Member since 22 Jan 2013

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