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Whilst monocouche render is low maintenance, like any other building facade it is not immune from the gradual buildup of organic growth and dirt
Existing masonry is designed as a finish in its own right but may not be suitable to accept a direct application of render
Renders are not adhesives and require a combination of suction and mechanical key to bond to the substrate
Although timber frames are treated, they are vulnerable to rot and need to be kept in a warm, dry environment
We do not recommend rendering over existing render due to the large amount of unknown factors affecting its suitability
Painted backgrounds aren't suitable for rendering directly over, so the paint will first need to be removed
More noticable cracks in monocouche render can be repaired to retain a similar level and texture to the existing render
Applying a decorative finish over existing render is the preferred option when refreshing the appearance of existing render
Removing existing render without damaging the brick/substrate is a large undertaking.
A proven fast-track method of concrete or steel frame construction. Infill walls need to be provided and the structural frame kept warm and dry
Concrete structures often show signs of unsightly degradation over a period of time and can eventually affect the structure
Single-skin construction requires significant attention to detail at openings to avoid moisture tracking around seals and into the inner face
Early non-traditional or system built housing wasn't built for the long-term and doesn't meet today's thermal standards
Initially a choice needs to be made regarding where to position additional insulation in the structure
Changing the use of a building often requires physical changes to its external fenestration, completely reshaping its structure
Renders are sometimes required to be applied to cover up bad construction practice and inappropriate surfaces
Floating floors are those which are used to improve insulation and/or to reduce noise. As they are not attached to a rigid substrate, they require extra care when tiling onto.
Newly-laid screeds take time to stabilise, so tiling onto the screed too early can end in disaster as the screed shrinks during the drying process.
Tiles classed as 'natural materials' vary immensely from ceramics in appearance and application requirements
Natural stone tiles require careful preparation prior to grouting, and need regular maintenance
Because wooden floors naturally bend, bounce and expand, tiles can end up cracking under the pressure if installed incorrectly.
Tiling over existing tiles is possible, but there are a few things to first consider.
When tiling with large tiles extra considerations must be made to ensure they are fixed level and firmly in place
Tiling onto wood comes with a number of considerations regarding substrate strength and flexibility of adhesive used. Image courtesy of Schluter Systems Ltd.
Since uncoupling membranes are available in many different types, it is important to be aware of issues you may face when tiling. Image courtesy of Schluter Systems Ltd
Preparing an uneven floor prior to tiling involves a number of steps to ensure a smooth and even finish
Anhydrite screeds have become quite popular, but tilers must be aware of a number of potential problems.
Underfloor heating can cause an array of issues if not tiled onto correctly, from cracking due to heat expansion to damaging wires with your trowel.
Tiled areas in kitchens, bathrooms and showers can be subject to high humidity or water, which means the a waterproofing layer needs to be applied before laying tiles.
Road ironwork such as manhole covers, road gullies and duct covers need to be bedded with a resilient mortar to prevent the unit rocking or breaking up under traffic loading
webertec force composite strengthening system can be designed and used to provide extra load capacity when an existing building is undergoing a change of use
Weber has a range of products suitable for pumping under bearings or for pouring or for gluing elastomeric pads
The corrosion of steel reinforcement in concrete can be minimised by replacing concrete cover with high quality repair mortars and concretes from Weber
Concrete damage has many causes with various different solutions to restore the structure
Concrete pavements deteriorate over time due to exposure to severe weather conditions and excessive traffic loading of the concrete
When reinstating or installing hard landscaping materials in busy pedestrianised shopping areas, a number of problems are caused due to the long setting times of conventional mortars
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