Cement Rendering

All about Traditional Rendering

The traditional form of rendering has been around for hundreds of years and has been used to beautify the exterior parts of homes. It is not difficult to see why it has been used to add exterior elegance to houses. A house built of bricks has a rough surface and edges, window sills and interior walls also have rough surfaces. At Smarter Rendering we know that the only solution to the existence of these irregular surfaces is the application of cement rendering. It is a smoothing out technique which only experts can perform to obtain any meaningful degree of success.

What is concrete rendering?

2302_I_i_brick_wall_render (1)Simplification is the best method of explaining what this smoothing technique involves. The materials used in concrete rendering consists of ordinary sand, lime and concrete that are mixed together to form a strong cohesive paste. The lime in the mix prevents cracking when the mix dries and hardens. Two types of sand are used, coarse and fine sands with the coarse strand used for undercoat rendering and fine sand used for the top coating. The choice of colours can be applied while the mix is being formed or painted onto the wall surface after rendering.

High popularity usage

It is understandable that people will normally opt to have their exterior and interior walls rendered to produce a smoothed out surfaces to their houses. It is possible to create an exceedingly attractive surface to your walls with ordinary cement rendering, but this will usually depend on the types of construction methods you apply the render. Most important are the techniques you use in applying the render mix to the surfaces being rendered. Normally cement render is applied by utilizing the bagging or trowelling methods but regardless of the method used, cement rendering is extremely cost effective.

Downsides of cement render

Despite its popularity, cement render has its downsides as well. The use of cement render can only be effective if it is applied by a cement render expert. Surface preparation is a crucial stage of the job to ensure strong adhesion of the render and only a professional can do the preparatory work effectively. As for colour, the professional is able to test samples of different colours during the mixing stage to determine the best cement colour that should be used for you walls. Another need for a professional touch is the tendency of concrete rendering to stain from salt escaping from the bricks. The professional can counteract this by applying certain preventive measures.

ROUGH COSTS FOR CEMENT RENDERING:

Single storey – 7.5 – 10k – Potential lift in house value – 50k+

Double storey – 13 – 16k   – Potential lift in house value – 70k+

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No-one wants their outside walls looking drab and rough and if that’s how you feel and you want an enticing facelift to the exterior walls of your house, ring us now on {CONTACT NUMBER} and we will get your walls rendered to the level of perfection you desire.

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Cement Rendering Costs

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