The most common reason for failure of stucco is neglect. Regular maintenance is required to prevent excessive water penetration and breakdown of the surface.
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.
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.
We worked with Williams on our RIBA award winning project The Sekforde, a Grade II Listed Regency period pub. The brief was to re-point the brickwork to the listed façade, which had been badly affected from the removal of cement based render that had been applied sometime around the 1930s...
Chris Dyson Architects
"Cumberland Lodge is a grade two listed building that is part of the Crown Estate in Windsor Great Park. We employed Williams Restoration to refurbished the brickwork on our main front entrance..."
Colin Baker, Cumberland Lodge.
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. They did a good job, and the facade now looks very smart and authentic.
John Cottrell. 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. Contracts Manager, London
So pleased with the work that Williams Restoration completed on my restoration project. I felt at ease with their outstanding customer service and knowledge of the task at hand.
I cant fault the workmanship of Williams Restoration. The site was always left clean and tidy.
Dean Bowie. London
Williams Restoration were always extremely clean and tidy. They provided the project with a good finish.
Graham. London. Ewell
Williams Restoration did a first rate job! Craig Williams is a truely skilled craftsman.