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Rendering over non-brick elements such as weatherboard and timber

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by John Sheridan, 3rd Apr, 2016.

  1. John Sheridan

    John Sheridan Member

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    Hi there,

    We are planning to get the façade rendered, but there are a number of non-brick elements such as:

    1. Weatherboard
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    Assuming we cannot simply render over weatherboard, should it be replaced with some other type of cladding first? What do people tend to do here?

    Either way, what type of tradesmen do we engage here … unless a renderer can take care of everything?

    2. Timber beams and pillars
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    The timber beams and pillars are rotting and need to be replaced. Given we’re rendering the façade, what are the options here, should these be replaced with fresh timber, or something else entirely that can be rendered?

    Perhaps this part needs a permit since this is structural work to the property?

    What type of tradesmen do we engage?

    Thanks very much,
    John

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  2. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Wouldn't render them, just paint them in a contrasting colour to the render. The offset can look quite attractive.
     
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  3. Skilled_Migrant

    Skilled_Migrant Well-Known Member

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    In Victoria you do not need a building permit if it is less than $ 11,000.
    There is no structural change in what you are suggesting, it is just a repair of the existing structure.
     
  4. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    1. renderer may be able to do the lot, get them around first. you'll need it built out flush with the bricks with blueboard (or similar) then the renederer will need to use an appropriate flexible render, not cement based as it will crack where it butts up i believe
    Or just do as @d.t says ;)

    2. chippy to replace the timber if you still want it. you wouldnt render it, just match the paint colour
     
  5. John Sheridan

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    Thanks fingers-crossed, we seem to have found a renderer who'd take care of the carpentry side as well