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    An attractive apartments development in a countryside location on the outskirts of Dundee has benefited from a new approach to replicating the traditional wet dash finish typically seen in Scotland and the North.

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Dykes of Gray, Dundee

Quicker, cleaner approach to traditional wet dash appeal. An attractive apartments development in a countryside location on the outskirts of Dundee has benefited from a new approach to replicating the traditional wet dash finish typically seen in Scotland and the North.

The clean lines of the six apartment blocks housing 36 new properties at Dykes of Gray, Dundee, have been created using Parex Monorex GM which has been spray applied to create the textured appearance of a wet cast render, providing a quicker, cleaner and more efficient approach than traditional wet dash application.

The development for Springfield Properties plc is part of the first phase of a scheme to eventually create 600 homes of various types.

The traditional-look wet dash finish of the six apartment blocks was created by applying Parex Monorex GM mineral render by a Ritmo spray render machine in a two pass application process to achieve a finish akin to a traditional wet dash, but without the associated messy and labour intensive application, found with the traditional method.

Specialist applicator Gavin Cairns Roughcasting Limited, of Inverness, carried out the work on behalf of Springfield, applying the Parex Monorex GM in Natural White (G00) to the traditional blockwork substrate. Parex TV10 mesh was embedded into the render to provide additional strengthening and reinforcement at stress points such as window and door openings.

The stylish two and three bedroom apartments, combine the clean rendered look with intricate traditional stonework and are being marketed as ready-to-move-in with all floor coverings and appliances included.

The Dykes of Gray development also includes a variety of house types with 350 properties in the first phase, rising to more than 600 on completion. These will also feature the extensive use of contrasting scraped finish rendered panels and elevations using the same Parex Monorex GM natural white colour.

Further details are available at the Springfield website www.springfield.co.uk

Main Contractor and Client: 
Springfield Properties plc, of Larbert, Sterlingshire.
Applicator: Gavin Cairns Roughcasting Limited.

PAREX MATERIALS USED
Render: Monorex GM
Reinforcement: TV10 Mesh

 

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Monorex GM

A one-coat or top coat finish, through coloured, weather resistant and breathable decorative render available in 48 standard colours.

TV10 Reinforcement Mesh

Glass fibre meshes suitable for use with a wide range of Parex render systems and applications.