Rendering has been the chosen way of finishing off exterior walls for hundreds of years, and with good reason. It looks just fantastic, has the flexibility of a wide range of colours, textures, and styles, and it provides great all weather protection for your exterior walls. Of course it only looks truly great if it's applied by the experts, and poor rendering will jump at the eye of the beholder, so it's worth getting the pros in to do the job. Call us today and we will happily come and assess the project and give you a quote.
The art of good render is all in getting the mix right but that's a given with us so we can then start to talk about the fine touches. There are lots of different finishes possible with render, including the roughness of the mix itself for a textured feel but our skilled craftsmen can go a step further and texture that render for you. Using sponges, brushes, or even bath towels we can create a tailored look and feel for your property. We'll be happy to show you our catalogues of the possibilities. In some cases that means applying a final 'top coat' of render to the wall so talk to us about what you're dreaming of and we'll explain what's involved in delivering that dream.
Of course you can paint on render, but for a really true and long-lasting colour you may want to think about coloured render. Because the magic is in the mix we can prepare pretty much any kind of render you could wish for.
The tried and trusted approach. We start by cleaning the wall to ensure the render adheres perfectly. Then we fix battens again to ensure that the render grips firmly to the surface. Then we start to mix the render which is a multi coat process since the best renders use slightly coarser sand for the first coat and grade to slightly finer sand for the top coat. The rest is cement and lime, same as it has been for hundreds of years which ensures a classic look and since it is entirely recyclable it has green credentials to match its great looks.
Times change and new methods become available so as well as the traditional render we also have a range of options including premixed acrylic render. The advantages of premixed acrylic renders are that they can be smoother than traditional render and the addition of polymers to the mix means that it's possible to have designer finishes that look like other materials (sandstone or marble for example). They also tend to be more water resistant which is seen as a big plus in the Great British weather. They aren't so simple to break down and reuse however, and if recycling is an issue then traditional render may still prove to be a better choice in the long run. We're happy to talk about the pros and cons of each render type.