Rendering finishes are proven to rejuvenate the exterior look of your building, providing a beautiful and durable finish that would be pleasing to anyone who looks at the building. Our commitment is to work with only the highest quality materials deploying the expertise of our trusted team. Rendering has been the chosen way for finishing off exterior walls for centuries and there are clear reasons. Apart from the fact that It looks great, it also offers flexibility with a wide range of colours, textures and styles and provides great protection for your exterior walls from the elements – snow, rain, sunlight. A poor rendering job would be clearly visible which is why it is always important to get the experts on the job. Call us today and we will happily come and assess the project and give you a reasonable quote.
To get a quality render finish it is all about getting the mix right. You need a trained and experienced team to get this right. There are a variety of options for render finishes including cement render, lime render, insulated render, polymer render amongst others. We use a variety of tools to create the tailored look and feel for your property. Give us a call today and we can run through our options for your projects.
There are also options to paint on a render finish. We usually do not advice this strategy as we have a way of mixing the materials we use for the rendering to give you your desired finish.
There are many traditional rendering options available to choose from. From scratch coating to flat rendering to wet dash etc. A scratch coat is usually sand or cement and sometimes lime applied to a substrate. This gives the background a tooth and helps uneven the brick/block work while the flat rendering is a flat smooth look which is achieved by applying sand or cement to a scratch coat while the wet dash is sand or cement mixed with stones then chucked at the wall evenly. We clean the wall first to make sure the render adheres perfectly then we fix battens to ensure the render grips firmly to the surface. Then we mix the render, a multicoat process as the best renders use a slight coarser sand for the first coat and grade to slightly finer sand for the top coat. Finally with cement and lime we deliver that classic look as has been done for hundreds of years. It is the tried and tested method.
An option to the traditional render is the acrylic render using a premixed substrate. The benefits of a premixed acrylic render are that they can be smoother than traditional render and with the addition of polymers to the mix, it is possible to get designer finishes that look like other materials (sandstone or marble for example). They are also more water resistant which is a plus for the Great British weather. The downside from a recycling perspective is that the traditional renders are better as acrylic are not easy to break down and recycle. When you call us we are able to run through the options to get the best fit for your project.