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Hiring a tradesman for pebble dashing
Pebble dashing can add a lot of charm to your property’s exterior, provided the job is done to a high standard. The best way to ensure this is hiring a qualified and experienced professional tradesman. Plentific can help you find this tradesmen with a service that can generate a bespoke list of the best professionals in your local area that offer the skills and experience you need for your job. To help you compare your options you will also be given quick access to customer reviews and ratings, so that when you make your hire you can do so confidently.
What do you need to know about pebble dashing?
Pebble dashing on exterior walls used to be a very popular design choice in the UK, and is still used a lot in Scotland. It essentially involves applying a new coarse surface to the walls and adding in pebbles afterwards to get the effect. There can be a lot of choice in the look and feel of the materials, so take the time to look around for the best one for you. Remember that depending on your location on the UK, pebble dashing can increase or decrease the value of your home.
The cost of pebble dashing will depend on the size of your property and the area that the tradesmen will need to apply the effect to in square meters. Your tradesmen may also require scaffolding to do the job safely. A tradesman will want to assess the job before offering a quote, so be prepared for them to visit your property. Ask them about the materials and equipment they use and for evidence of their qualifications. They may well belong to a national tradesmans’ body, which can be a good sign as such groups typically enforce high standards and codes of conduct on their members. Collect multiple quotes to compare, remembering to ask for a price breakdown. A professional tradesman will usually have examples of previously completed work to show you, along with reviews from previous clientele. Finally, ensure your final choice is adequately covered against accidental damage and liabilities.