Pebbledash – here today, gone tomorrow!
This is a very typical example of a homeowner who moves into their new home and wants to improve the appearance of their home. Pebbledash, although very popular about 30 years ago has had its day in the sun it seems – we get a huge number of requests from homeowners who want to replace their pebbledash with a new, smarter finish.
With a pebbledash property, there is huge importance on the pull test we carry out. This test confirms whether the pebbledash needs to be removed or is sufficient to support the external wall insulation we install on top of it. It involves attaching several small blocks of insulation all over the property with the adhesive. Once the adhesive dries, we then try to pull the insulation off the wall – if the insulation pulls the pebbledash with it, then we have to strip the whole wall of the pebbledash, but if the insulation comes away then the underlying pebbledash is sufficiently strong for us to install the external wall insulation directly on it.
In this property, the pull test conformed the integrity of the existing pebbledash, so the insulation boards where attached directly to it using both the adhesive and the mechanical fixings. If you too are bored of the pebbledash on your home – do something about it! Give us a call and get a quote for our industry leading solid wall insulation systems.