You might wonder why people to decide to render a property. Well, there are several benefits, which we are going to discuss below.
1 – Protects/weatherproofs your building
The first benefit of render on any building is that it should help weatherproof the underlying brickwork. That means that, regardless of the condition of the existing brick/block work, no water will be able to penetrate through the watertight, weatherproof render finish. We offer 25-year warranties in some cases on our renders, giving you the piece of mind that they are built to last!
2 – Blend new parts of a building to existing
The second benefit of render is that it can be used to blend different types of building together. Say you have an old property built in the 1960s and then decide to get a new extension built on the back of your home. By rendering all the property (old and new), it will tie the look of the house together seamlessly!
3 – Improve the look of the property
Driving around London, the difference between newly rendered properties and older render properties is stark. The older properties look tired and often the render is cracked all over. A new coat of render can really give your property a face lift, making it look like new. Our renders are available in thousands of different colours and lots of different textures so it is easy to achieve the style you are looking for.
4 – Get rid of pebble-dash!
This is a subjective one, but we think pebble-dash looks a bit dated. Our render can go on top of old pebble-dash, giving a much more modern look to these properties! Check out our blog on how to replace pebbledash with coloured render for more info.
5 – New render doesn’t crack
There are lots of different types of render, but the best-known at the moment is probably K-rend. The good news is that some (but not all) modern day renders don’t crack. Take our EWI Pro renders, for example. All of them have a fibreglass mesh base coat layer. This is flexible and moves with the building. The render that sits on top of this base coat layer is extremely thin and flexible. The combination of the two means that our render will not crack!
6 – No need to paint!
All our renders are pre-coloured before delivery (except for mineral render, which comes as a dry mix). The renders are very stable in UV light, meaning that once applied to the wall, the colour will will last 25 years+ without fading.
7 – Modern day renders are cost-effective
Modern day renders are pretty good value – for all the different components combined (basecoat, mesh, primer and render), you are looking at about £10 per m2.
No. 8 – Silicone and Mineral renders are breathable
When you speak to building professionals or architects they will often talk about the breathability of the building. Basically, what this means is that moist air within the building can be dispersed to the external environment, helping to minimise condensation forming inside the property. Condensation can lead to mould and rotting occurring in the building, so obviously if that is minimised it is a good thing!
Our silicone and mineral renders are breathable – this means water vapour can cross through the surface of the silicone, which is a huge benefit to the building.