secoFLEX Installation in Hankelow, Cheshire

Project Description

Umbrella Home Solutions were tasked with renovating the outside of this lovely but tired cottage in Hankelow near Crewe Cheshire.

There were lots of issues that needed addressing in this property. These included algal growth, cracking, holes in render, previous faulty repairs and bad choices of previous coatings.

The house was treated with a fungicidal wash, then power-washed with a concentrated cleaner. We then raked out and filled all cracks with an elastomeric filler before priming with Pegafix Fixating Primer.

2 coats of secoFLEX quartz texture finish were then applied. We chose to go with the light texture due to the render being in such poor condition. This texture took away the uneven appearance of the previous render.

The results were excellent. As well as the cottage walls now being waterproof, the appearance of the property has been restored to its pristine state.

Project Details

Location Hankelow, near Crewe, Cheshire
Date August 2016
Wallcoatings used secoFLEX

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secoFLEX installation in Hankelow Cheshire

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Coloured Waterproofing for Walls. SecoFLEX is a unique waterproof, coloured masonry coating. Covers cracks and blemishes. Elastomeric, so will NOT peel or flake.


Professional Masonry Paint. secoTHERM is a transparent coating that protects masonry, brick and stone from penetrating damp. It reduces heat loss by up to 30%


The ultimate injection damp proof course. A professional SecoMUR DPC installation will protect against rising damp and help to dry out your property.




We are approved installers of these advanced protective wall coatings and chemical injection damp-proof course. 

Choosing an approved specialist firm gives you these advantages:

Quality of workmanship: Unlike a general builder or decorator, specialist applicators are trained in these products to meet stringent quality standards.

Peace of mind: Professional application of secoTHERM, secoFLEX, and secoMUR wall treatments by an approved installer comes with a 10- or 20-year guarantee.

Umbrella Home Solutions

We are based in Stoke-on-Trent and can cover most areas within a day's travelling distance. If we do not cover your district we can put you in touch with your nearest approved installer.