WHAT IS RENDERING?
Exterior House Rendering is the process whereby an external wall covering, applied by hand and tools, is applied by a plasterer to protect the bricks or blocks from which the building is constructed from.
It is normally covered with paint or a wall coatings to protect the render surface from cracks or erosion.
If the exterior walls of your house are covered in render, good maintenance of the wall covering is required, to avoid the instances of cracking and the penetration of damp through the render and into the house
This gives the house protection, the level of such depends largely on what service you order from us. Normal sand and cement based render is applied by us, but we always protect the render with a protective weatherproof wall coating.
If your external walls are not rendered, chances are they will be “faced” with at least some form of weather protection, however rudimentary.
If your home is brick faced, unpainted, then the bricks that you can see from looking up at the walls, will have some form of glaze or covering applied during manufacture, which will give the house some protection.
This protection is under constant attack from the weather and after a few years the brick face becomes weathered and eroded and efflorescence can occur, where the minerals inside the brick start to seep outside.
DIFFERENT RENDER TYPES
It is highly durable and breathable as well. The few drawbacks are that you cannot apply it in cold weather as it takes a while to dry in colder conditions. It is also more expensive than the other types of render
An acrylic render is any type of render that uses acrylic, which is a type of plastic, in the mix. The acrylic makes the render much stronger and more flexible than traditional rendering mixes, which means that it is much less likely to crack after it has been applied