What is rendering?
Rendering is a technique which has been used for centuries and is the application of a thin layered mixture of cement, sand, and lime plaster to either brick, cement, stone or mud walls of a house. It is a popular practice all over the world, particularly throughout Southern Europe where many different styles can be seen.
Grants are accessible via the Government through various energy companies and are potentially available to all home-owners throughout the UK. A major advantage of utilising Westville, is that we can access funding directly to help minimise the cost of your rendering project, with some people even qualifying for free insulation. Westville’s easy, hassle free, grant application process, ensures all the necessary paperwork is completed by our experienced team, with little or no inconvenience to the home owner.
Why render your walls?
External Walls –
The main purpose of Rendering an external wall is to provide an extra layer of protection against weather damage and other things which could cause erosion, however it can also help a home’s overall insulation (by thickening the walls) and help transform the look of your home, with different application patterns and a finishing coat of paint providing great style!
Internal Walls –
It is also possible to render internal walls, but this is typically much more for aesthetic purposes than exterior, smoothing out walls and providing a great canvas for you to paint and style a room exactly as you wish, whilst assisting with your insulation at the same time.
When Rendering a wall for the first time it is particularly important that the wall is clean and has nothing growing on it! Westville’s first job is to ensure all walls are thoroughly cleaned and treated for mould and plant growth. A harling coat of aggregate and lime will then be applied and left for a few days to increase the bonding for future coats. After the initial coat has been left to ‘cure’, the first coat of actual render mixture is troweled on – just like plaster – in even coats of around 8-10mm. Once this process is complete, your homes interior/exterior will be ready for a lovely lick of paint.
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