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This property in Surrey was in a bad condition with penetrating damp and no insulation on the external walls. After exploring many options on how to cure this the owner decided to use the ANDURA system as this was the most cost effective and practical system on a listed building such as this.  Work was carried out in 2007 and follow up made in 2015
Owner reports all good and property is definitely warmer since the works was completed
Please read below on the ANDURA  SYSTEM of how it works and can improve and save you money on your property.
>    Eliminates Painting.

>    Allows walls to breath.

>    Eliminates penetrating damp.

>    Insulates.

>    Flexible & Durable.

>    No maintenance required.

>    Resists dirt, algae, mould,

>    Eliminates cracking and peeling.

>    Repels wind, rain, snow, ice, and frost

>    Covers defects and gives a uniform finish

>    Available in a range of colours .

>    Guaranteed for 15 years.

>    Thicker than 25 coats of paint.

>    Self cleaning surface.

WHAT IS ANDURA  HIGH PERFORMANCE COATING ?
ANDURA is a unique resin based exterior wall coating that protects, renovates, decorates and eliminates future maintenance for in excess of 20 years.

Developed, tested and improved on over the past 40 years ANDURA  is at the cutting edge of technology and offers property owners a system that has a wide range of advantages over traditional masonry paints

One coat of ANDURA is thicker than 25 coats of masonry paint. Applied by High Pressure Spray Gun, the coating covers defects, blemishes,, cracks and gives a beautiful uniform finish and long term weather protection.

Manufactured by one of the leading UK  paint manufacturers for MASTEX . Complies with UN 1263 and all Uk / European health & safety requirements.
What's so special about ANDURA COATING ?
PRODUCT  COMPOSITION
WHAT IT DOES
HOW ITS APPLIED
Before any coating is applied a through preparation of the substrate surface is carried out working to a stritch company specification.. Our basic methods are shown below but may involve alternative methods dependent on substrate and site conditions
ANDURA will weatherproof, decorate, insulate, and renovate your external walls regardless of its condition.
ANDURA  will weatherproof, decorate, insulate, and renovate your external walls regardless of its condition.
The following shows the ingredients that make up ANDURA ....3 more  key ingredients have been omitted for commercial reasons
ALKYD RESIN         :  Base vehicle that forms a strong bond with substrate

PLIOLITE RESIN     :  ( GOODYEAR ) resin creates flexibility

FUNGICIDE             :  Eliminates mould & algae 

PERLITE                  :  For insulation, strength, & texture

MICA                        :  Plasticiser inhibits cracking 

PIGMENTS              :  Colourings

TITANIUM DIOXIDE :  Gives colur stability to coating

FORDACAL              :  Ground marble powder for weather resistance

SOLVENTS               : Blended solvents bonds everything together


*    Erect scaffolding ( if required )

*    Lay protective drop sheets 

*    Powerwash / needlegun substrate

*    Remove and replace all blown rendering

*    Cut back all cracks and fill with epoxy resin

*    Fill all voids around door and window frames.

*    Mask all areas  not to be treated.

*    Apply a primer base coat by airless spray.

*    Trowel fill all imperfections on surface.

*    Apply ANDURA  top coat by  high pressure spray.

*    Demask and cleanup on completion.

*    Strip scaffold touching in scaffold tubes marks
     at the same time.

*    Check with clients and sign the contract off.
HEAVY VISCOUS MATERIAL
 BEAUTIFUL UNIFORM FINISH
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INSULATION VALUES OF ANDURA
Apart from 100% waterproofing your external walls ANDURA offers a reasonable amount of insulation compared to masonry paint or plain render


If your main concern is insulating your external walls you have several options depending on the construction of your property, Cavity walls can be injected with several types of insulation  ( polyester beads being in our opinion the best option ) ANDURA is then a good top up  to this keeping the external skin warm and dry.


If your external walls are solid brick / block the the only option is external thermal boarding but this does add approx 75 Mil  ( 3"inches ) to the exterior and is a major renovation undertaking  and expensive. Apart from that it's also very impractical on the majority of houses in the Uk, requires Building control permission and can destroy the character of the property.
For the majority of clients using our service its to stop damp, and the constant maintenance of painting every few years, the insulation benefits of ANDURA is a bonus for them. 


If you are intending to receive a survey and quotation from us we have a simple on site demonstration that shows how ANDURA aids in keeping your property dry and slows the heat loss through your external wall
This property below shows an older solid wall house in desperate need of weatherproofing and insulating. On consulting with the client we was shown black mould in all bedrooms and the lounge. As fast as the client was painting the internal walls the mould was back. Our survey showed that the external walls was saturated with water and was never drying out . You can see why from a picture taken during the works  ( Pic 3 ) even on a summer's day the walls was getting soaking wet  from a summer rain  shower, imagine these walls during in the winter .
As the walls was built in solid 9" brick & Stone   the clients only option was insulation  and weatherproof the external walls, but adding 75Mil  boarding to this property would ruin the character and would need extensive alterations to the building structure and roof. Because of this and  the costs involved the client decided to go with the GUNEX system . The photos below speak for themselves from a cold wet home to a warm, dry, and  beautiful house to be proud of.


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CASE STUDY OF SOLID WALL PROPERTY
For further information or a free survey and quote on any of our systems please call us on TELEPHONE : 0203-693-3797 or use the contact box below.
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COPYRIGHT  MASTEX  2000 - 2019
 Damp & Cold Walls            Extensive Repairs Req       Rain Soaked Walls             Beautiful Warm & Cosy
200 YEAR OLD COTTAGE IN OXFORDSHIRE
FACTS : CONCLUSION
WET EXTERNAL WALLS = COLD INTERNAL WALLS
DRY EXTERNAL WALLS = WARM  INTERNAL WALLS
HIGH PRESSURE SPRAY PUMPS
HOW DO YOU WATERPROOF AND INSULATE  THE WALLS OF A PROPERTY LIKE THIS ??
​Although we have been applying these coatings for in excess of 40 years now it's still surprising to us the amount of people that still do not know about them and assume that masonry paint is the answer to their wall problem. It still creates a lot of interest as soon as a house is masked  up with people asking whats happening. the following will give you a brief insight in what these coatings are about and  why they need  to be applied by  specialist crews using high performance spray pumps .
Kemp House, 152-169 City Road, London EC1V 2NX
Telephone : 0203-693-3797.  Email : mastex@mail.com
Web site : www.thermastex.com
MASTEX-TEXCRETE LTD
HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDING SYSTEMS
HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDING SYSTEMS
ANDURA PRODUCT VIDEO PRESENTATION
If you are considering having a long term wall coating applied to your property then its important to know that the product being applied is of a high standard that will enhance and protect your property from the elements.
ANDURA is a BRITISH STANDARDS Reg firm 9001 and the product ANDURA CLASSIC 21  ( formerly known as ANDURAGUARD XP ) is approved under the government's Agrement board system BBA .
We have used this  ANDURA product for over 30 years now and has stood the test of time and continues in our mind to be the No1 external wall coating for protection against the elements and for eliminating external wall painting. We continue to use this system because " quite simply it works "
​This video was produced by ANDURA for there Dealers, Clients and Contractors to show the benefits of the product and how the product is made and applied.
Although the Video was made around 2004 / 5 its still relevant and gets the message over to the property owner quite well. Presented by the BBC weather forecaster Michael Fish.
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