Roughcasting Glasgow

Roughcasting Glasgow
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Are you searching for experts in roughcasting? Then look no further than roughcasting Glasgow, one of the leading roofing and building services providers in Glasgow and central Scotland. Our team of experienced and knowledgeable tradesmen are able to deliver the full range of external rendering services including roughcasting repairs and replacements for both domestic and commercial properties.

What is roughcasting?

If you’re a little uncertain about what roughcasting actually is, then it is likely you’ve walked or driven past a property with this kind of wall coating almost every day!

In essence, it is a method for finishing the exterior walls of a property that involves small pebbles or gravel being mixed with concrete or plaster prior to being applied to the wall. Once it has dried, it has a rough, textured finish that is incredibly strong and long-lasting whilst requiring minimal maintenance when compared to other types of finish. You will have heard of it being called pebble dashing or harling render.

This is a particularly popular form of exterior coating and finishing in Glasgow and central Scotland as it is fantastic at protecting your property from severe weather, without high costs or extensive maintenance. It can also be used to conceal aspects of the external walls that lack quality workmanship and maybe a more cost-effective approach than the alternative.

What are the benefits?

An excellent external coating that is long-lasting and weather-resistant. It is a fantastic choice for those wanting to protect the home from the effects of severe weather. It offers an interesting style to the outside of your home, making it more attractive. Roughcasting is a form of finishing that requires minimal maintenance and upkeep, keeping costs down in the long run.

You can use roughcasting as a way to hide poor quality workmanship such as rendering. Rough casting is a way of adding extra insulation to your home or office, bringing down the cost of energy bills.

Signs that your roughcasting needs to be repaired or replaced

There are some very obvious signs that your roughcasting needs to be repaired or replaced and we believe it is always best to get in touch with a roofing, building and roughcasting expert like us as soon as you notice potential problems. We will be happy to provide a free, no-obligation quotation including a site visit so that we can fully understand the situation and provide honest advice on how best to proceed.

It is also important to note that in many cases, the better option is to replace your roughcasting as opposed to attempt to repair it. Some damage may simply be too serious to do otherwise but we will always present the most suitable options so that you can choose the best for your individual circumstances.

Some of the signs that your roughcasting needs to be repaired or replaced include:

  • General cracks along the pebble dashing as a result of the expansion of brickwork underneath.
  • The render itself is visibly starting to crack or has been damaged
  • Structural damage caused to the building by various reasons may lead to damage to the roughcasting
  • Efflorescence is when the mortar mix or masonry creme has been poorly created and is a sign work will be required

In the vast majority of these cases, the primary source of the problem will be water getting into the structure of the property. As a leading roofing company, we have a wealth of experience in resolving and preventing such issues and this allows us to get to the root of any problems with roughcast.

Types of roughcasting available

There is a variety of roughcasting render (external rendering) options available to our customers and it very much depends on the type of property, type of exterior walls, budget and preferred features. If you would like to discuss your requirements in detail, then contact roughcasting Glasgow today and one of the team will be happy to help including the different roughcasting materials available. As an introduction, please see below for a breakdown of the main types available:


Often know as pebble dashing, this type of render is one of the most recognisable and historically widely used. It is suitable for stone buildings and will provide your home with a textured exterior that helps to protect masonry for a long time to come.

Scratch render

The next type of roughcasting is scratch render and as an alternative to modern renders it certainly delivers. Comprising acrylic, polymer or cement, it will result in a water-resistant finish that is long-lasting, durable and attractive.

Acrylic polymer render

A plastic-based type of render that is one of the more affordable options for customers, but still durable and long-lasting. You can often choose from a range of colours for the finish and it is less prone to cracking than some other types of render.

External wall insulation boarding

For this option, we apply a layer of insulation to the surface of the wall before adding a coating to that surface. This means a significant improvement in the energy efficiency and insulation of your home.

How much does roughcasting cost?

The answer to this question very much depends on the type of render used, the size of the property in question and certain other factors such as equipment required. In general, the price levels go up as we have listed them with the cheapest option the Harling render but we always advise discussing your requirements with an expert so that you can make an informed decision.

Who we are

We are an experienced team of roughcasting experts that have been supporting customers across Glasgow, central Scotland and the wider regions for over a decade. With a team of tradesmen who have expertise in all areas of roofing, we can provide every service you would need for your property under one roof.

It is our commitment to customers that means we continue to be one of the leading roughcasting Glasgow companies. We will always act in a professional, transparent and caring way putting the customer and their property at the heart of every decision we make. This approach is why our customers come back to us time and again for all of your roofing, roughcasting and general building needs.

We will only ever use the very best materials, machinery and experts to deliver cost-effective results that stand the test of time. If you would like to find out more about the Glasgow roughcasting services we provide then call our Glasgow roughcasters today for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Why choose our Glasgow roughcasting service

We truly believe we are one of the leading experts in our field, providing excellent roughcasting services to the residents of Glasgow and surrounding areas. Just some of the reasons that we stand out from the crowd include:

Customer service

At the heart of everything we do is the commitment to our customers and the service they receive. From the very first discussion to the final review of our work, and every stage in between we will act in a professional and honest way. You will have the opportunity to ask all of the questions you need to believe in what we are doing, trust in the results and make an informed decision that is right for you and your home.

Attention to detail

We understand that the outside of your home is the first thing people will see when they visit. It is also the first thing you see when you return home, so it needs to look visually attractive and professionally finished. Roughcasting is a fantastic way to protect your property from the harsh weather with minimal maintenance, but we don’t just consider the functional aspects of what we are creating. All work will be finished to the highest level, making sure you are happy with the outcome and it looks as good as possible.

Quality materials and machinery

No matter the type of render you choose, the size of your property or individual requirements we will only ever use the best materials and machinery. We believe that if a material isn’t good enough for our own homes, then it definitely does not get used on our customer’s homes. Likewise, we will use the best tools and machinery to ensure the safest, most professional work is completed every time.

Experience and expertise

The main reason we stand out from our competitors is we only use a team of experts who have the experience and expertise to deliver the best results every time. No matter which member of the team works on your property, you can trust that they have honed their skills over a long period of time and can create a stunning, long-lasting exterior for your home. They are also happy to answer any questions you have and make sure you trust in the work that we are going to be doing.

Get in touch today

If you like the idea of roughcasting, or perhaps have existing roughcasting that may need repairs then get in touch with our team today. We would like to find out about your requirements and help to make your home safe and secure. Take advantage of our free, no-obligation consultations today for your free quote!

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