The Pebble Dash Blog

Here you can find useful tips and guides to help you maintain your pebble dashing, or seek help when you need it.

5 benefits of pebble dashing for london homes

5 benefits of pebble dashing for london homes

Pebble dashing has quickly become one of the top choices among London homeowners due to its attractive appearance and practical benefits. In this blog post, we will look at five benefits of pebble dashing for London homes. 1. Aesthetic Appeal One of the main draws to...

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Using paint to add character to pebble dash homes

Using paint to add character to pebble dash homes

Pebble dash is known for its practical and durable qualities, making it an attractive option for homeowners due to its ability to withstand harsh weather conditions with minimum upkeep requirements. Unfortunately, older homes with discolored pebbles may look dull...

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The environmental impact of pebble dashing

The environmental impact of pebble dashing

When it comes to the exterior of our homes, we often look for options that are aesthetically pleasing, cost-effective, and low maintenance. One popular method for achieving these goals is pebble dashing, also known as roughcasting. This technique involves covering the...

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The role of texture in pebble dash: adding depth and character to your walls

The role of texture in pebble dash: adding depth and character to your walls

Texture is an important part of any wall surface, adding depth and character to a space. One type of texture that has been widely used in exterior walls for many years is pebble dash. Also known as roughcast or spar dashed finish, pebble dash is an exterior wall finish where small pebbles or stones are mixed with cement and applied to the wall surface, creating a rough and textured finish. This type of finish not only adds a unique and interesting look to a building, but also has practical benefits in terms of durability and weather resistance.

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Exploring Wales and pebble dashing, a strange combination!

Exploring Wales and pebble dashing, a strange combination!

Our holiday in North Wales was truly amazing; it was a perfect combination of activities, sightseeing, and relaxation. We stayed in Caernarfon, an idyllic little town with a beautiful castle, amazing views, and plenty of good restaurants. It also led to an exciting pebble dash opportunity for our business!

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How long does it take to pebble dash a house?

How long does it take to pebble dash a house?

Deciding to pebble dash your home can be a great decision, both aesthetically and functionally. The pebble dashing process from start to finish can take between three and fourteen days, depending on the size of the property, walls and other conditions. Labour costs should also be taken into consideration, with most jobs estimated to cost around £150-£170 per labourer per day and at least two labourers are needed on the job.

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Does pebble dash devalue your home?

Does pebble dash devalue your home?

Pebble dash has been a very popular choice as an external finish for walls on properties in the UK for a long-time. Many people associate pebble dash with a dated look and one that is unattractive and potentially devalues the property. But, in reality, this is not the case. Whilst most people would prefer an alternative to pebble dash, it’s important to understand that its presence does not automatically devalue a property.

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Do I require planning permission to remove pebble dash?

Do I require planning permission to remove pebble dash?

Maybe you’ve bought an old house and decided it needs a facelift. Or perhaps you have recently been renovating your existing property — but have found yourself stuck on the question of whether or not you need planning permission to remove pebbledash from your home. Well, today we are here to answer this all important question

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What is the average lifespan of pebble dashing?

What is the average lifespan of pebble dashing?

When homeowners are considering a pebble dash finish for their walls, one of the questions they may have is how long it will last. How long is the average lifespan of pebble dashing? The answer depends on a mix of factors! Read this post to find out how to get the most out of your pebble dashing.

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The history of pebble dash

The history of pebble dash

Pebbledash is a type of exterior wall cladding with a long and fascinating history. It first began being used in Scotland during the late 1800s as a less expensive alternative to plaster or stucco. The pebbledash technique involves laying down a base coat of mortar on the wall and then sprinkling a top layer of small pebbles onto the mortar.

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Protecting your home from the elements with pebble dashing

Protecting your home from the elements with pebble dashing

If your home has seen better days, Pebble Dashing may be the solution you’ve been looking for to spruce up the exterior and reduce maintenance. Adding a render of pebble dashing to home goes beyond just enhancing the aesthetics, it is also a cost-effective and durable...

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Choosing the right pebble dash colour for your home

Choosing the right pebble dash colour for your home

Whether you’re repainting the outside of your home or getting an entirely new pebble dash, the task of choosing the best colour combination can often seem daunting. After all, it’s a finishing look that’s meant to last for years, and you’ll need to live with the...

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Pebble dash removal: A Step-by-Step Guide

Pebble dash removal: A Step-by-Step Guide

Pebble dash removal can be a tricky and mucky job, it is time consuming and physically demanding! You also need to be very careful not to damage the underlaying wall. You will need a hammer and chisel, to remove the pebbles and mortar. Once the pebbles and mortar are removed, the wall will need to be patched and re-textured. Read this guide to find out more.

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Alternatives to pebble dashing for your home

Alternatives to pebble dashing for your home

Are you looking for alternatives to the traditional pebble dashing for your home? Pebble dashing is a traditional method of external wall rendering which uses a mix of small stones, sand and cement to create a decorative finish. While it is a popular choice for many homeowners, there are plenty of alternatives available to choose from, depending on your budget and the look you’re trying to achieve.

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Pros and Cons of Pebble Dashing for Your Home

Pros and Cons of Pebble Dashing for Your Home

Pebble dashing can be a great way to give your home a facelift and add some visual interest to the exterior of your property. However, it is important to consider the pros and cons of this type of finish before you commit to having it applied to your home.

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The ultimate guide to painting pebble dash

The ultimate guide to painting pebble dash

If you don’t want to remove your pebbledash, you can choose to paint over it. But you must remember that painting over pebble dash isn’t a walk in the park. So, you must plan well before you start the project.

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Is pebble dash the right choice for my home?

Is pebble dash the right choice for my home?

There are many choices when it comes to exterior finishes for the home, but pebble dashing is among the most widely adopted throughout the UK. It is fair to say pebble dashing has become a bit like Marmite! You either love it or hate it!

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How to clean pebble dash yourself

How to clean pebble dash yourself

Cleaning pebble dash can be tricky but it is something you can do yourself! Read our pebble dash cleaning article to learn how to do it correctly and avoid damaging your pebble dash.

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