Given the current coronavirus situation, we are currently operational although not at our maximum capacity. We are keeping to strict social distancing guidelines and have requested that our workforce follow these guidelines too. We will not be able to carry out any work on any sites that are not following social distancing guidelines provided by...
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A rainscreen is a thin panel which is part of a double-wall construction that can be used to form the exterior of a building. The purpose of a rainscreen is to prevent large amounts of water from penetrating the wall. There are two types of rainscreens; Drained and Ventilated rainscreen cladding systems allow any penetrating...
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The life of a render system depends on many factors. The substrate it is applied on may have more movement compared to others whilst the type of render may be a huge factor in how long it lasts. It’s best to understand the types of render that can be applied to a property. A sand...
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Re-redering a bay window Rendering above or below a bay window is something we get asked to do a lot. Although many bay windows are made from single layer brick, some can be built out of wood and that’s where you can find an issue. Although wood is lightweight – which is what is needed...
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The simple answer is yes. There are many ways that a company can underestimate rendering. Firstly, they do not hire qualified staff. Getting the right people to do the rendering is vital as there is a misconception on how easy rendering is. The idea is that render can be thrown onto a wall within a...
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EPS insulation is not fire resistant. It behaves like other hydrocarbons such as wood and paper when it is burning. When it’s exposed to temperatures around 100*C, it begins to soften, contract and eventually melt. The temperature, duration of exposure to heat and the oxygen availability play a key role in whether or not EPS...
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Getting the scaffolding right is vital to getting a great finish to the render. Things that need to be considered include scaffold boards, scaffold tubes and the right lift. The first requirement is for the scaffolding to be one scaffolding board away from the wall. This is because in order to get an even thickness...
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The main reason that lime render fails is that it is painted with unbreathable paint. This causes lime render to fail because it traps the moisture and cannot allow it to get out. The lime render has to be painted with lime wash – a breathable paint. When moisture is trapped between the render and...
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Yes, this is true. Over the years, countless products and brands have flooded the rendering market, hoping to prove that they have the best rendering product. But how do you choose the right one? Especially with so many competitive prices. One of the ways you can make the right choice is by speaking to a...
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The mess from rendering comes down to two things – Workmanship and the system itself. The workmanship is a key part in keeping the mess of render to a minimum. When working on site, it is vital that the renderers keep their work space clean. This space being the area around walls they are rendering....
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