Rendering is the process of applying mortar to the exterior walls of a property. The advantage to rendering your property is that it allows you to select from many different styles and finishes that cannot be achieved otherwise. This can be done without any structural work being done to the property which makes it a very cost-effective way of beautifying your home.
Many people now see rendering as not just a way of improving the look and sturdiness of their home but also as a way to increase its value. Having a render applied to a property can add thousands to its value which makes it a very worthwhile investment.
The two main types of render available are cement and acrylic. Below is an explanation of each –
- Cement Rendering – Cement rendering can be applied to interior and exterior walls made of cement, brick or stone. It is a mix of lime, sand and cement and is extremely versatile, being able to be applied rough or smooth depending on the mix. There are many different looks that can be achieved using a cement render which makes it ideal for almost any project. After the render has been applied it can then be textured or painted to the property owner’s tastes. Cement rendering has been used for centuries and is an excellent way to improve the appearance and sturdiness of a property as well as being a great weather proofing measure for exterior walls.
- Acrylic Rendering – Different projects require different types of mixes.Acrylic rendering is suitable for certain surfaces where cement rendering would not be appropriate including cement blocks and concrete paneling. It also has the advantage of having higher water resistance and more strength when compared to cement rendering. Acrylic rendering allows you to use many different types of finish including lime, stone, marble, sandstone, clay and glistening finish. Another bonus of acrylic rendering is that it takes only 2 days to dry and cure when compared with a 28 day period of a traditional cement render.
Overall rendering is a very worthwhile investment that will undoubtedly add value to your property as well as improving its appearance.
We are able to offer many types of rendering to suit any project so if you’re considering having your property rendered and would like to request a free quotation then please get in touch.
We carry out work throughout Kent including the following towns:
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