Samuel Sheldon Millom – Building Contractors for Cumbria

Plastering and Rendering Cumbria

Samuel SheldonPlastering and Rendering Cumbria

Samuel Sheldon Millom –
Building Contractors for Cumbria

Plastering and Rendering Cumbria

Cumbria was formed from a number of boroughs in the area and is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan county in North West England, bordering Scotland. Its local government, Cumbria County Council came into existence in 1974 as part of the Local Government Act 1972. Cumbria’s county town is Carlisle, in the north of the county, and is connected by the A590 and the M6. 

Cumbria has a number of claims to fame including the deepest lake in England Wastwater and also the longest lake Windemere measuring in at 10 and a half miles long. The lake district lies in the heart of Cumbria and is famed for its mountains, fells, and lakes. All surrounded by quaint little villages. Places like Keswick are great holiday destinations but to be honest, anywhere in Cumbria has its attractions, and exploring the area will uncover things like Beatrix potter’s cottage, The famous writer and poet William Wordsworth was also a resident. Postman Pat is also said to be a Cumbria resident and the familiar red postal vans can be seen back and forth through the tree-lined country lanes. 

People come from all over the country and often decide to move here permanently and it is not just the views and vistas that attract newcomers to move to the area. Consistently Cumbria comes top of the league in surveys looking at Britain’s best places to live. And if that was not enough further research shows that Cumbrians are pleased that it is one of the safest, most crime-free parts of Britain. 

 With accommodation to suit all tastes from luxury hotels, to bed and breakfasts, to youth hostels you will have no trouble finding somewhere to book. During the summer season, the towns have started to get busier as the trend of holidaying at home so to speak is becoming more popular than the usual foreign holidays.  

 

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Plastering and Rendering Cumbria

A wet dash, also known as roughcast or a dry dash (Commonly known as pebble dashing), is used to render exterior walls and provides a long-lasting and durable finish. Cost-effective and just about maintenance free dry dash is decorative and tough. Lime is added to the rendering to give elasticity and reduce cracking once the finish has dried. A tanking rendering can be used where there is a high-water content, such as in the basement or for a property by a body of salt water that can cause cracks and corrosion, meaning waterproofing is required. 

Plastering requires a certain skill level to get a smooth, even surface for interior walls. Therefore, it is highly recommended that a professional is employed to carry out this type of work. Sheldon’s has a range of tradespeople with a high level of skill and experience in and around the Ulverston area.  

The Exterior will require scaffolding and the erection and removal, which Sheldon’s can arrange for you, saving you time and money. The right finish will depend on the type of building and your requirements, so be sure to consult with anyone working on the project to ensure everyone is aware of what is needed. 

For instance, if it is a new build, work like wiring and plumbing should be carried out before plastering is scheduled to ensure this work is hidden by the plaster giving the job a smooth and professional finish. 

The main ingredients for renders are cement, sand, lime and water. The best mix ratio is six parts sand, 1 part cement and 1 part lime. Any cement can be used, but the sand should be clean of impurities. 

The plastering requires less cement than rendering and will typically need less coarse sand – to provide a smoother finish than the external render. Both plaster and render are classed as mortar coatings and are usually used on top of blockwork. 

It is possible to plaster onto bare brickwork or blocks, known as (wet plastering) and is still the favoured process as it provides far superior soundproofing. A cement render (known as a scratch coat) is trowelled directly onto blockwork before this is finished with a skim coat. 

Is plastering necessary? Drywall, for example, is often cheaper than plaster but does not provide insulation. Here are examples of alternatives to plaster, such as drywall, wood, and metal. While each of these materials has its benefits and drawbacks, the decision ultimately comes down to your needs. Sheldon’s will advise you on everything you need during the building process.  

Services We Offer

We specialise in carrying out first rate quality works for all kinds of customers in both the private and public sectors. Our services include but are not limited to; bricklaying, joinery, plastering, extensions, roofing and everyday routine maintenance work. We also do commercial or public sector projects so please take a little time to look around the site at all of the services we have on offer.

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Extension of a Methodists Church

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Construct a new extension to a primary school

Holme Gate Farm

Renovation, Roofing

Replace the existing perished slate roof covering and replace most of the existing roof structure.

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