Roughcasting Glasgow | Pebble Dashing & Harling

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Glasgow Roughcasters | Roughcasting company in Glasgow

An exterior wall coating and roughcasting company in Glasgow and Edinburgh serving Central Scotland.
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What is external roughcasting insulation? Is it available in Glasgow?

Wall Coating Scotland are experts in all things relating to external/exterior wall and house treatments including external/exterior roughcasting, pebble dashing or harling. The exterior of your property is the first thing that people see, in terms of aesthetics it’s very easy to spot a house that has been treated using roughcasting or similar products. Installation and use of quality materials are paramount to successfully roughcast a house. You will feel a sense of pride when our work is complete, our external roughcast and rendering work always gets strong feedback from our Glasgow customers.

“Very professional, courtesy calls before and after work completed. Good workmanship and work area was cleaned up and left as found. Would recommend, and likely to use again if future needs arise.” 10/10 Verified Checkatrade Feedback

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*External Roughcasting is often known as pebble dashing or harling. Simply put its the external stones and rough gravel that you will see in the outside walls of many homes in Glasgow and across Scotland. Roughcasting is the most popular type of exterior wall treatment you will see in Scottish homes as it’s a more cost-effective option and if installed correctly it’s built to stand the test of time.

* Roughcasting Materials consist of cement, sand, smaller gravel, pebbles, shells plaster and lime. The mortar mix you use is the most important part of successfully roughcasting a wall or house. A little like wall coating spray, when roughcasting a house you should always cleanse your walls of any dirt, debris, mould and old paint. Harling which many Scots more commonly refer to roughcasting as (especially people from Edinburgh & Fife) is a form of roughcast which is made from lime and aggregate, Harling can be found on many of Scotland’s castle’s due to its long-lasting properties and lack of maintenance or painting requirements.
* Roughcasting a wall and any other external rendering is best carried out by professionals as it’s far easier than you would think to get it wrong which can lead to further problems. The process again very similar to wall coating, consists of thorough preparation, allowing the walls to dry properly and then finishing the job with an inspection to make sure the new roughcast has set properly.
Wall Coating Scotland only ever use tried and tested products which carry a guarantee for up to 20 years.
“Work to the house was carried out efficiently and professionally. Pure Eco Solutions team worked together making the process stress free. Really pleased with the finished job” 10/10 Verified Checkatrade Feedback Form

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If you would like to use a company who treat your home as if it was their own then please call 0808 164 5707 and we can start a dialogue. Although we can’t give an accurate price until we have surveyed the property we can still take some basic information such as the type and size of the house you live in and rough dimensions if you know them. This means we can provide you with a rough idea of costs on the telephone so there are no surprises when we provide you with an accurate quote after your home survey. If possible, if you can give us a rough measurement of your homes square metre dimensions we will try can give you a ballpark figure on the phone before we arrange the survey. We would love to be transparent with our roughcasting prices and give a “FROM” price per square metre of roughcast, unfortunately, we are in a very competitive industry so posting prices online will likely harm our business.  All our quotes given after we have completed your free home survey are deadly accurate, with only less than 1% changing due to installation needs or other change of circumstances.
Like all other exterior wall protection and wall renovation, when applying roughcasting preparation is key. We start by removing your old roughcasting, paint, cladding or pebble dashing surface and then begin cleansing the wall of any existing paint or debris. We then prepare a roughcasting coating using only premium sand, lime, gravel and other roughcasting products. The consistency of the mixture as well as using high-quality materials and applying them gradually over certain sections of your wall is crucial. This is the fundamentals for roughcasting preparation, it may sound basic however it’s fairly easy to get it wrong and then when you apply the materials you will be on the back foot.
Wall Coating Scotland are a Glasgow and Edinburgh based company, most of our fitters are from the city as well as our main office. Although we are based in Glasgow we carry out exterior wall treatment and renovations in every town, city, and village in central Scotland. ANYTHING relating to the exterior of a home, Wall Coating Scotland are your best choice and certainly, if you are looking in the Glasgow area we are worth contacting for a competitive quote and high-quality work. Lots of customers we have complete roughcasting for said they were so glad to have found as especially after having numerous salespeople visit the house and call. Although we serve all of Scotland given we are based in the central belt most of our roughcasting work is in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Ayrshire.

Wall Coating Scotland DO NOT USE A HARD SELL APPROACH, we have experienced staff and veteran sales professionals which will be apparent when you contact us.

Exterior Roughcasting

Improve the look and feel of your home. New roughcasting can help insulation of your property by up to 50%.

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We are available at any time of the day to give you our free estimation to give your home that weather-proof, longlasting covering that it needs.

Signs That Your Home Needs Roughcasting or Re Roughcasting

There are several tell-tale signs that you need to have your roughcasting repaired more commonly known as re roughcasting. If the rough casting on your home is beginning to crumble there are several maintenance techniques you can apply before carrying out a complete repair. We would, however, warn you of any DIY jobs or anyone who is eager to start patching it up without checking if your home insurance covers it and wither or not it is really the best option long-term.

Often it is the case that water can become trapped behind the render and then frozen which separates the render from the substrate. The best way to confirm if this is the case is to have professionals take a look, even it’s just a survey to establish what is causing the issue before deciding on the best action to take. Most plasterers will offer rendering services so finding someone that will isolate the problem is fairly easy. If it turns out this is what’s causing your roughcasting to crack you are left with two viable options, you can patch the area affected and the area surrounding it or you can have the whole area removed and replaced with a new external finish.

The best course of action really depends on the size of the area that’s damaged, and of course, you will have a budget to consider as well. Budget or not, papering the cracks by carrying out some patching can often do more harm than good…

Here’s a list of other signs your roughcasting needs repaired or replaced;

  • Expansion of brickwork which causes cracks in the exterior.
  • Visible erosion, this is often caused by a mixture of moisture and time.
  • Damage to the render, this is more visible most people will be able to tell there’s an issue just by looking.
  • Efflorescence (caused by poor masonry creme or mortar mix application) again most of the time this is a problem with aesthetics, however, if left for too long it can affect the structure of your building.
  • Structural damage, this is something that differs on a case by case basis.
Before Roughcasting repair “patchwork” in Glasgow Southside
After Roughcasting repair “patchwork” in Glasgow Southside

Our Roughcasting Process & What Happens Next

We have already mentioned above how important preparation is when carrying out roughcasting or any other exterior wall treatment. Heres a list of what you can expect from us from start to finish if you decide to choose Wall Coating Scotland to complete your homes roughcasting work;

  • It all starts with a phone call or completion of our basic online web form.
  • We carry out a free survey offering a free, no obligation quote for you to consider.
  • You can select from various available dates for our fitters to being work.
  • Preparation day which involves laying down protective plastic sheets and scratch proof film to protect your property.
  • We erect scaffold if the job requires we do so.
  • Cleansing of your walls removing dirt and debris as well as carrying out any small repairs if required
  • Application of beading
  • The first coat of render is applied
  • The second coat of render which has dry dashing and roughcasting chips mixed in with it
  • At the end of every job we complete a full property inspection, our owner likes to personally make sure you are 100% satisfied with the quality of our work and we always encourage your customer feedback to ensure we maintain our high standards.

Our Glasgow Roughcasting Service Areas

Wall Coating Scotland have served all of Glasgow for many years now and we have wall coating installers available in Abbotsinch, Anderston, Anniesland, Ballieston, Balornock, Barlanark, Bridgeton,  Calton, Cambuslang, Carmyle, Castlehead, Castlemilk, Charleston, Clarkston, Cowcaddens, Dennistoun, Drumchapel, Dykebar, Easterhouse, East Renfrewshire, Eastwood, Ferguslie Park, Finnieston, Foxbar, Gallowhill, Glasgow City Centre, Glasgow’s East End, Firhill, Glasgow North, Glasgow Southside, Glasgow’s West End , Glenburn, Govan, Hillhead, Hyndland, Ibrox, Inkerman, Jordanhill, Kelvin, Kelvinbridge, Kelvinside, Knighstwood, Langside, Laurieston, Maryhill, Milton, Mosspark, Mount Vernon, Newton Mearns, Nitshill, Parkhead, Partick, Pollok, Pollokshaws, Pollockshields, Possil, Possilpark, Queenslie, Ralston, Robroyston, Royston, Scotstoun, Shawlands, Springburn, The Gorbals Tollcross, Toryglen, Victoria Park, Whiteinch, Woodlands, Yoker, Yorkhill and all other areas of Glasgow and Greater Glasgow.

Facts About Glasgow

  1. Glasgow or the Gaelic version ‘Glaschu’ meaning ‘Green Glen’ is Scotland’s biggest city in terms of population with just under 600,000 people living in the city. The whole Greater Glasgow which includes large which includes districts such as East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire and parts of Lanarkshire has a total population of just under 1 million people sitting at approximately 980,000.
  2. The River Clyde which flows through Glasgow is an iconic part of the city and is one of the main reasons for the development of the Glasgow that you see today. From the early days of increased trading due to the convenient central location to the more modern shipbuilding industry which Glasgow is still so famous for today.
  3. Hampden Park Football Stadium located in Glasgow and home to Scotland’s national football team was once the biggest stadium in the world when it just opened. It could once boast holding Scottish crowds of between 100,000 and 150,000. These days with more safety awareness and other changes in the modern world it normally holds around 52,000 Scots who often make it sound like there are 150,000 people in there when the “Hampden Roar” is at its peak. Glasgow was also home to the first international football fixture between Scotland and England, however, this particular game didn’t take place at Hampden instead the West Of Scotland cricket club in Partick of all places!
  4. Glasgow is the birthplace of the worlds (western world) famous chicken tikka masala which was apparently put together in a ‘penicillin-like’ discovery in the 1970s when local Glasgwegian complained that his curry wasn’t to his liking having the chef add some extra spice and ever more tomato to the dish. We need to be sure to use the word “fact” rather loosely when discussing this strong and common rumour, which if you are from Glasgow you may have heard some older members of your family repeat over the years or won a pub quiz or two with!
  5. Cineworld Cinema on Renfrew Street in Glasgow is the worlds tallest cinema. You may have heard some locals say the tallest in Europe but according to our research, Glasgow Cineworld still holds the ‘title’ of the tallest worldwide. 

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