Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by rolthom, Sep 4, 2006.
Hi can anybody tell me what ratio mix for rendering a
garden shed, also what ratio for unibond
Rendering a shed? Woodden shed? Hope not! More info required if you being honest and not a wind up!
not a wind up want to know what mix
ok, more info needed. Is it wood? How big? What makes u think u can render wood?
and most imporantly, why????
it is concrete block 5m x 4m x 2.5m high
about to go bed, will answer tomo. are you experienced with rendering? its not something to take on as a novice. have you uses a hawk and trowel b4? look 4ward to reply
it is concrete block 5m x 4m x 2.5m high situated in a
very open area of the garden so a wooden shed wouldn't
done some small job's before
I believe a 3:1 mix sand to cement is what you need.
Thanks for info any idea how much sand i would need for a
shed this size?
Surface area of your shed is 45 m sq. times approx 1 cm thick so your total is about 0.5 cubic meters (500 litres). The bags of premix usually have a 3:1 mix so that should be easy to work out how many bags you would need.
Get a half a tonne of sand and a dozen bags of cement and you'll probably need another wheelbarrow full to finish it(sod's law).
Mr. HandyAndy - really
thanks for all the info next problem somebody to help
3-1 is to strong . 5-1 and 6-1 is the ticket
Thanks for your help i'll go down the 5-1 mix
See the first posting on this webpage for a rendering/screed estimator http://www.diynot.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=13
i don't often comment on here anymore because the forum is over run by idiots, however this thread seems fairly sensible so i will just say theat nearn is correct and 3:1 is far too strong. do the 5:1 route and it won't blow.
Well thank's everybody for all the info glad you guy's
dont charge. But then maybe it's not a bad idea after all
just think of all that money you guy's could make.
Well thank's again, watch this space might need info
on how to remove render in the near future if things dont go right
Pva the walls first with 5:1 mix ,then if youve not done any before nail some 10mm batterns vertically at 1 m interval then you can use these with a staight end to gauge the depth and saw any excess off with a sideways and upwards action when it starts to go of a bit.keep the mix wettish as well.
Just take your time a keep some clean boards under the area you are working to catch what you drop and reuse.
Cheers and good luck
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