Add an extra layer of protection to your property, against weather damage and other things which could cause erosion
By thickening the walls, you’re also increasing the insulation of your property, cutting energy bills and helping the environment
Transform your home.
External wall rendering will transform the look of your home, and could increase curb appeal and house value!
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 homeowner.
Why render your walls?
Rendering 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 the 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 trowelled 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.
- Can I Render over Existing Render? Yes, any loose areas will need removing – but it is fine to go over render that is not loose.
- What Is the Difference Between Plastering and Rendering? Plastering is for internal walls and is usually done pre-decorating, it is not generally waterproof. Rendering is for external walls and used a finished coat which is water proof.
- Can I render Over Pebbledash? Yes, but any loose render will need removing.
- Do You Need Permission to Render Your House? We recommend that your local planning authority is contacted to discuss, but the general rule is that it is only needed in conservation areas, on listed properties or if you are significantly change the look of your property.
- Does Rendering a House Add Value? Yes, the appearance of the house is much improved and if an Insulated system is used, you can move your property from a band E to a band C EPC rating which aids selling and can impact on value.
- Is Render Waterproof? EWI is fully waterproof. The render products we use are waterproof but will not stop rising or penetrating damp.
With Westville, we offer the following types of render, pebble dash, textured, brick effect, and brick slips, all of which can dramatically improve the look of your home, and increase the value of it too. Find out more about the different finishes here.
Need more information?
Call today on 0800 1583605 for help, advice, or to simply arrange a mutually convenient appointment. Alternatively, why not make an initial enquiry by completing our online get in touch form.