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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:19 am 
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Hi, The outside wall of is currently covered with big crazy paving stones. These are not flat and stuck to the wall, but really thick and embedded in. I have had one builder round who said it was not possible to render over them as the render would need to be deeper than where the windo starts. He also said they could not be removed easily.

I am happy to get someone in to do the work but wondered if anyone had any ideas on what the best approach would be. I really want it rendered / removed!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:52 am 
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good old stone cladding, its a messy, time consuming job to remove it, You don't know how stable the cladding is tbh


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:33 pm 
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What about counterbattens, then renderboard and finish with a bit of thin coat render?

The window would need removing and a deeper cill fitted.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:58 pm 
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That is Yorkstone and it was very popular feature of houses built in the 60's early 70's like yours. Quite frankly I think the best step is to remove them yourself with an SDS chisel drill see http://www.screwfix.com/p/titan-ttb278s ... 240v/97533 it has everything you need.

When you get the first stone out it will be easier to break out the next one and so on. There will be an inner wall behind it and maybe some wall ties that you may have to cut off. I would pull off the green tiles and clad it all with Marley Cedral cladding. Cost about £1500 I reckon. It will update the look of the house and make it look really nice. :thumbright: See http://www.weather-board.co.uk/gallery/

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Thank you for your replies! Marley Cedral cladding is being done in a few weeks (great minds!) hence my desire to sort the stones out. :)
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Ha ha, good for you, I am sure it will look great. Was I far out on my guesstimate?

Do have a go at chopping out the Yorkstone yourself as it is quite an easy job with the SDS chisel.

I would be interested to see the finished job when it is complete. :thumbright:

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It was £1900+ vat with an approved fitter, £1300+vat with a non approved fitter so a pretty close guess!
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I wondered about the lovely green tile hanging -didnt mention removing them in case you really liked them!

Ive seen quite a few houses round here have had cedral type cladding retro fitted -it really does look lovely when done


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Thanks for all your help... here is a before and after pic.
Just waiting for our new Anthracite Grey front door now!


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That looks great, you made a good job of that, a vast improvement to your street look. Thanks for coming back.

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That looks very smart. I have to say while I agree the tiles were ugly, I liked the stone cladding. It is coming back into fashion now too, a recently built block of flats near me has stone cladding accents and it looks really nice.


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