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Rendering external walls provides a layer of protection against weather damage
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.
Why should I render my 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! Which is what happened as a result of our work in Bilborough, where the finished house was completely unrecognisable after being finished with a white textured render.
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.
What finish is right for me?
Westville’s rendering services feature a wide range of transformative finishes including pebble dash, textured, brick effect render and brick slips that can increase the value of your home and make it much nicer to look at.
Frequently asked Rendering questions?
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