Treetops, a large detached house in rural Cheshire has become one of the most recent homes to receive the Andura treatment.
Set in about one acre of gardens, Treetops was built in the 1980s and is a substantial six bedroom house. When the owners decided to refurbish the property, some extensive work was conducted to the outside of the house and two separate outbuildings were converted, one to become a coach house with three garages and the other to a theatre room for TV and cinema.
As part of the refurbishment project Climatised Coatings of Chester, an Andura registered contractor, was appointed to apply the Andura Classic 21 high performance coating to the outside of the house as well as the coach house and theatre room.
Vince Barlow of Climatised Coatings comments, “Before we were able to apply the Andura coating there was a fair amount of extra work which we were asked to do to the property including the creation of bay windows on one elevation of the house. Once these works were completed, we set about the process of applying the Andura external coating and using a team of three we were pleased to complete the whole project in just 14 days and the customer was delighted.”
The Andura Classic 21 chosen for the project is a high performance textured coating system for masonry that eliminates the need for frequent re-painting and maintenance of exterior walls. For this property the owner chose the colour Spring Jasmine, from a range of 16 contemporary architectural colours.
Climatised Coatings use an eight-stage process to achieve the final result. This involves the preparation of all external surfaces, removing loose rendering, power washing the walls and repairing cracks. This is followed by masking off all windows, priming the walls and then finally applying the Andura Classic 21 which is sprayed onto the walls. The surface is then shower proof within 20 minutes and touch dry within 24 hours, continuing to mature and harden over the next four weeks. Once cured, the Andura high performance coating will last for many years and Climatised Coatings provide a 10-year warranty on all its work.
For Treetops, the coarse texture Andura Classic 21 was chosen, some 200 litres of the coating being required for the 3,800 sq.ft. of external walls on the house, coach house and theatre room. The Andura Classic 21 system has been specifically formulated to provide high build, exterior protection along with excellent water resistance, outstanding durability, low maintenance and long life. Classic 21 is available in coarse texture or fine texture in 16 standard colours and a special colour matching service is also available.
Andura Classic 21 is many times thicker than conventional paint and its textured finish helps conceal surface imperfections, repair or restoration work to ensure uniform results of lasting beauty. The system resists rain penetration whilst still allowing the walls of the home to breathe, reducing problems traditionally associated with water such as cracking, spalling and delamination.
The Treetops house featured natural stone window sills and headers, and also coping stones around the top of the house. For these Climatised Coatings used the Andura Pro-Clear coating once the stone had been cleaned and re-pointed. Andura Pro-Clear is a single component silane-siloxane system which penetrates the exterior building surfaces and chemically bonds to produce a water repellent surface. It significantly reduces the absorption of water thus allowing the substrate to continue to breathe and have excellent resistance to UV light.
Andura’s Classic 21 coating is BBA approved and the company is a British Standards Registered Firm, accredited to ISO 9001:2015 quality management standards.
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