House Rendering – What Are Your Options?
When looking for house rendering hints and tips, it is important to research a little further into the different types of solutionsavailable in order to be able to make an informed decision when it comes to the right one for you.
Modern cement render is much harder and stronger than lime render. A sealed or painted cement render can benefit a building in certain circumstances by helping prevent penetrating damp. Cement renders are generally mixed using ordinary Portland cement.
Brick Effect Render
Is an attractive coloured external render, particularly suitable for refurbishment projects where new brick work cannot be used. It is normally applied to a scratch (base) in two different coloured coats, wet on wet. The brick coloured top coat is then cut through to expose the lighter coloured mortar layer, creating a brick effect finish. An experienced, highly skilled renderer such as those at SM Rendering Contractors will be able to achieve an excellent brick-like finish.
If you wish to paint your house a bright colour and you are looking for a coloured render that can be mixed into any shade, then through-coloured acrylic render is great because much like acrylic paint it bonds to colour pigment well, so the intensity of the colour will last much longer than other coloured renders. This means that you won’t need to re-paint it every 10 years or so, which can be consuming on your time and money, and considering that our acrylic render is one of our cheapest, it’s a pretty cost-efficient way to render your home.
Acrylic render is also a great choice in terms of being crack resistant, so it will ensure longevity in this respect. Our acrylic render is also the best value in comparison to other coloured renders, because it is long-lasting and only needs to be applied in one coat, so you will save money on labour costs.
Is a modern way to render the external elevation of a building producing a contemporary finish. It is applied using a spraying machine for an even and quick finish. The pre-mixed pigmented render product is available in a range of colours and a choice of manufacturers. It is very low maintenance and does not require periodic painting.
Lime render has been traditionally applied to walls built out of low quality stone or rubble, or where walls are exposed to driving wind and rain. The lime render does not create a barrier for the moisture but acts like a sponge and absorbs the water, stopping it passing through the wall by sucking it up. The moisture then evaporates from the lime render into the outside air when the rain dries up.
Lime render is seen as an eco-friendly solution as the curing process absorbs CO2 from the air as the render ‘sets’ to a limestone state. It’s also possible to colour lime render in a wide variety of colours and shades too. This type of render however requires a highly skilled application and can be expensive.
Many of our projects come to us on recommendation from our abundance of extremely satisfied customers from private home owners to corporate construction companies. To request a consultation contact SM Rendering Contractors on 0783 1574 416 or via our simple inquiry form.