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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Brick effect render is a render that is made to look like brickwork and gives a wall a pleasant look. It is suitable for refurbishment projects where new brick can’t be used. Application The basecoat is the first coat to go on. It is mixed with water and applied to the wall where brick effect...
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It can only be applied in the summer The reason people have this misconception is because of the idea that the weather has to be warm in order to render a property. Despite what people think, rendering can be done all year round, however, there are still a few factors which will affect whether or...
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Although plaster and render have some similarities, there are some key differences that people need to be aware of. Render is applied to the external walls of a property. The main purpose of render is to make the external walls as strong as possible in order to withstand the weather thrown at the property. A...
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Over the years I have noticed that many clients hire someone to render their property based on the fact that they have done a good job in plastering internally one of their rooms or maybe their friend simply recommends a plasterer to them. They do very little research into the render system they want to...
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Ensuring that the right drips and overhangs are in place before you commence with the rendering application is very important. Without sufficient drips and overhangs the render will become defective very quickly. Water will get in the render and damage the render in a matter of months if left exposed for too long. Stains and...
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Hair and other fibers have been added to lime and gypsum plasters to give greater strength to these nibs and stop them breaking off. For the reinforcement of lime plasters and renders, it is recommended that hair should be strong, long and free from grease or other impurities. Ox hair is the preferred choice but horse, goat,...
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There are many reasons for building a wall such as to ensure that your home and/ or property is secure as well as to improve the appearance of your home and/ or property. There are so many types of walls constructed such as brick walls, concrete walls and fences but the popular and common choice...
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Cement render is a really popular way of finishing the exterior of new build properties in the UK because it’s one of the most economical ways to finish a home and it’s also highly attractive. Another benefit of rendering is that rendering is a straightforward technique to employ which almost anyone can learn to render...
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