Pebble Dash Rendering FAQs

Pebble dash rendering first started to appear extensively in the 1930s, when it was recognised as a cost-effective way to cover poor brickwork. Prior to that it was popular as a weather coating on coastal buildings, reaching right back to the medieval period, and it was also used as a stylish finish for stately homes.

Fast forward to the 21st century and pebble dash rendering gets much the same response as Marmite; you either love it or you hate it. The pebble dash finish is created by throwing pebbles at external plaster. These are pressed into the render and provide a naturally coloured, rough textured surface.