I recently engaged a specialist damp surveyor to identify the underlying cause of the penetrating damp in my converted stone Granary in South Wales. The report recommended the application of a render to provide a barrier to the rainwater penetration through the porous stone walls. I contacted the suggested render manufacturer and received a site survey from my local representative. They made a thorough inspection of my property and provided me with data on the products that could be applied, drew up a specification for provision to their approved application suppliers and provided me their details for them to quote for the application of the render.
I contacted MP Plastering and booked a site visit with Mark and his team to review my requirements. They listened to my requirements and provided me with a lot of simple to understand information on how the rendering process work would be undertaken and the expected timeframes for completion. We discussed the variety of finishes and colours that would be the best fit for the local area and the surrounding buildings prior to the order of the final product. The original building was used as a Granary and as such the walls were made of natural stones with a variety of textures and colours. The windows and door of the ground floor were arched and edged with bricks providing a particularly attractive decorative feature. Mark talked through the process for the application of ‘brick slips’ which he had sourced to preserve the original style of the building over the top of the original bricks (which were porous) so that I could visualise the look of the finished walls.
Mark’s approach to my problem was sympathetic and helpful and they provided a full turnkey solution from the management of the third party scaffolding to the removal and reinstallation of my existing fixtures and fittings (porch, drainpipes etc) and the complete render process. His team during the installation were very courteous and cleaned up every day before they left. I work from home and there was no undue noise or disruption during their time on site. The team leader was on hand every day and was able to answer any questions I had and Mark also regularly attended to ensure that the work was on schedule and to the approved render supplier standard.
The finished product is stunning, I have not lost the beautiful integrity of the historical building that is my home but I have gained a fantastic exterior that is both watertight and fits in with the natural landscape around me. I would highly recommend MP Plastering as a supplier due to their professional but not pushy service, easy to understand clear consultation and communication with me and ultimately the final excellent quality product. Thank you.
Thank you for completing the job to an excellent standard, it is clear that you value the finished product that you deliver, well done. Your employees are courteous and good communicators who share your high expectations, in particular Jamie has been a pleasure to deal with and has kept us up to date with progress. We would highly recommend you to anyone requiring external render.
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