House render is a type of layer for the exterior of the house and is just one of many options. It is applied to the exterior of a home, much like plaster is applied to the interior walls. There are two main reasons for house rendering:
These days there is an ever-growing range of house rendering products; some that also provide insulation and through-coloured renders.
Which house rendering should i use for my house in Redbridge?
Cement render is the standard or traditional render used on external walls. Cement render is usually mixed on site before being applied in two or three coats. The scratch coats (base coats) are scored when they are still wet to give a key for the next layer. The top coat is applied more thinly and given a shiny finish, ready for painting.
Cement render tends to be cheap in terms of materials, but a little more expensive on labour due to the numerous coats. It also has a tendency to crack if the underlying structure should move.
Cement renders require regular repainting if you want them looking their best.
What is polymer render?
Polymer renders are usually sold pre-mixed in bags with either white cement or lime as a base.
They have polymers and plastic-based products added to them to make the render less prone to cracking. They are available in a variety of colours and are often through-coloured, which means there is no need for any painting.
Why choose an acrylic render?
Acrylic renders are most often applied as a thin finish coat to seal and enhance the appearance or the underlying coat. They also bring colour and texture. Fibres are added to avoid cracking and give a durable, lasting finish.
Silicone is also used, to give an even longer life, as well as the ability to self-clean. It is thought that when it rains, the silicone allows rainwater to wash away any dirt on the surface.
Is monocouche render expensive?
Monocouche - French for ‘single layer’ - is one of the newer techniques to rendering your home. Monocouche render is supplied in bags, ready for mixing with water. It can be applied by hand trowel or sprayed on.
Monocouche renders use white cement and are pre-coloured (in any colour you want). They can be applied in one coat, so are quicker and therefore less labour intensive than traditional house rendering products. However, what is saved in labour costs is used up on materials, as bags of Monocouche can be many times more than usual cement.
Whatever your requirements or budget, we will tailor our services to suit you. Contact us for a consultation today. We are based in Redbridge but can offer our rendering services across east London and Essex. Just give us a call on 020 8088 0926.
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