The most common reason for failure of stucco is neglect. Regular maintenance is required to prevent excessive water penetration and breakdown of the surface.

Stucco Remediation


it is commonly caused by non ferrous metals situated in the substrate or stucco build up.


is typically caused by movement in the building. There are different ways to prevent this heli-bar stitching and renewing of substrate maybe effective.


For many centuries the term 'stucco' was used generally to cover any form of internal or external rendering which not only protected the wall but was finished in such a way as to decorate it and to enhance the architectural qualities of a building.


is a staining of brickwork, masonry and concrete, caused by salts being washed out of construction materials, and being deposited on the surface of building materials by the evaporation process of water.

Types of Stucco

Lime/sand, Oil based, Roman cement and Portland cement are all different materials used to achieve the required finish.

Stucco Sealing


Defective stucco should be removed back to a sound substrate whilst retaining as much of the original material as possible. Using traditional skills and repair mortars, the exact details and features will be replicated


In some cases the extent of the failure may be such that wholescale renewal of the stucco on a wall cannot be avoided. Templates of all original mouldings and features should be taken before removal. Using traditional skills, stucco will be replaced in natural hydraulic lime mortars replicating all original features and details.

Stucco mouldings and other details

Where moulded decoration has deteriorated, it should be repaired rather than removed. The reinstatement of missing stucco details is very important in building conservation to improve the appearance and value of the property

Boundry walls and balustrades

The setting of many stucco terraces and villas is completed by a front Boundry. These should be retained or reinstated to achieve a unified treatment to complement the character of stucco buildings


Our Italianate 1850's house had damp problems. A specialist surveyor told us the main problem was moisture being trapped behind defective cement render and the only real fix was to replace this with breathable lime render. We thought this would also be a good opportunity to restore missing decorative features, most of which had been lost when the building was converted into flats in the 1970s.

The Williams Restoration team took on the whole job, from removing the cement render through to re-decoration. There's no avoiding the fact that this type of work is messy and sometimes noisy, but they tried hard to minimise nuisance to ourselves and our neighbours. Where there were choices to be made, Craig discussed the options and their cost implications. Costs were generally kept in line with initial estimates. Some of the decorative work was quite demanding, such as running arches, pilasters, and string courses in situ, to match original features remaining on nearby houses. They did a good job, and the facade now looks very smart and authentic.

John Cottrell. 2014, Regents Park Road, London

Williams Restoration left the job looking very clean and tidy. I am very pleased with how they have cleaned the stone work. Would highly recommend.

Gary Brown. 2017, London

I cant fault the workmanship of Williams Restoration. The site was always left clean and tidy.

Dean Bowie. 2016, London

Williams Restoration were always extremely clean and tidy. They provided the project with a good finish.

Graham. London. 2016, Ewell

So pleased with the work that Williams Restoration completed on my restoration project. I felt at ease with their outstounding customer service and knowledge of the task at hand.

Wendy. 2016 , Oxford

Williams Restoration did a first rate job! Craig Williams is a truely skilled craftsman.

David. 2016, London

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