Roughcast

Roughcast or pebbledash is a coarse plaster surface used on outside walls that consists of lime and sometimes cement mixed with sand, small gravel, and often pebbles or shells. The materials are mixed into a slurry and are then thrown at the working surface with a trowel or scoop. The idea is to maintain an even spread, free from lumps, ridges or runs and without missing any background.

Roughcast used to be a widespread exterior coating given to the walls of common dwellings and outbuildings, but it is now frequently employed for decorative effect on country houses, especially those built using timber framing (half timber). Variety can be obtained on the surface of the wall by small pebbles of different colors, and in the Tudor period fragments of glass were sometimes embedded.

The central tower of St Albans Cathedral, built with Roman tiles from Verulamium, was covered with roughcast believed to be as old as the building.


We offer competative prices, and to assure the quality of our work. We are a member of GN alliance where, a strict standard have to be met in order to gain this mark of quality and we also under constant monitoring from the board.

If you require Roughcast work done in your business or in your home, why not contact us for a no obligation quotation now.

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