The Self Build Self Help Site Rendering a gable end

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photo of retaining wall in preparation

12mm plywood is fixed onto the framework. .

photo of retaining wall in preparation

Breathable roofing membrane is stapled onto the plywood to prevent damp coming through. Battens are then nailed onto the ply, through to the underlying framework. Gaps have been left between the battens to allow air to circulate.

photo of retaining wall in preparation

Breathable roofing membrane is stapled onto the battens to contain the cement render.

photo of retaining wall in preparation

Expanding metal mesh is tacked on next to hold the render.

photo of retaining wall in preparation

Bell bead is nailed on to the lower edge. Render is built up as normal. Two scratch coats were put on to build the thickness.

photo of retaining wall in preparation

The final coat of render is painted.