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Different Types Of Rendering: The Definitive Guide

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As the Winter rapidly approaches, the thoughts of many homeowners will start to drift towards how to keep warm. If you are among this number, have you considered the possibility of rendering your property?

It could save you considerable amounts of money on your energy bills – especially if you investigate different energy suppliers at the same time to ensure that you are getting the best deal for you.

If this is the case, firstly consider whether you would like internal or external render– the two main different types of rendering.

  • Internal Rendering: This tends to be a cheaper option, and can be tied in with general redecoration. This makes rendering a wall internally the perfect solution if you are already planning on a refit of your living room ahead of the Winter. The downsides of internal insulation rendering, however, are a loss of space within your home, the risk of damaging electrical wiring while the work is taking place, and a great deal of disruption. It could take up to a week for the process to be completed, and that means that you’ll be living within a building site during that period of time.
  • External Rendering: This involves applying insulating render to the outside of your home; it’s more expensive, but generally more convenient to residents. You’ll be able to choose the aesthetic design that best matches what you’re looking for, and you’ll also have more options as to exactly how thick you’d like the insulation to be. This means that your render will be more energy efficient, and trap more heat inside your home, which in many cases, is the primary reason for choosing to have this work undertaken. Many professionals recommend external rendering over its internal counterpart.

different types of rendering

Cement Rendering is a simple option, and certainly the cheapest, but it is not always the most effective. Without the use of polymers, your cement may crack over time – which defeats the object of the process, as that will allow heat to escape from these small gaps in your walls

What Are The Different Types of Rendering Techniques?

There are four particularly popular forms of external render, all of which can be provided by Home Logic. Alternatively, render can be purchased pre-mixed, but unless you are connected to the building trade, it is always advisable to hire a professional to complete the work on your behalf.

  • Cement Rendering is a simple option, and certainly the cheapest, but it is not always the most effective. Without the use of polymers, your cement may crack over time – which defeats the object of the process, as that will allow heat to escape from these small gaps in your walls.
  • Polymer Rendering is a cost-effective solution, adding polymers (a variety of different substances such as plastics or resins) to cement and then layered over the top of a wall. You can select a finish based upon your own preferences, or even a transparent application if you like your walls exactly as they already are.
  • Acrylic Wall Renders are hugely versatile, and can be a great weapon against condensation and vapour. Acrylic renders, which also often involve silicone, are self-cleaning, so they require less maintenance to keep them looking appealing long-term.
  • Monocouche Renders are growing in popularity throughout Europe, largely thanks to the ease of application. Available in a bag, and applicable by trowelling on, or applied as a spray, monocouche renders come pre-pigmented so no further painting will be required, and typically work with a solitary coat, allowing walls to breathe.

different types of rendering

If rendering your property’s walls is of interest to you, feel free to get in touch with us here at Home Logic. We are a trustworthy and reputable supplier, and will be delighted to discuss your options with you, with no obligation to purchase

Do Different Types of Rendering Techniques Bring Different Results?

As suggested above, it is possible to simply render a wall with cement, but that will not provide the greatest of results.

The addition of limestone is a fine way of preventing future issues with damp, albeit a more costly procedure. Limestone absorbs water from outside your home, before it has any opportunity to seep into your brickwork, and penetrate into the space inside.

Limestone is also pleasing to the eye – certainly more so than cracked cement – and it will also allow the walls of your property to breathe. If your dwelling is older, limestone is well worth considering. More than any other form of render, however, a professional hand is advised when using this product.

Limestone is also proving a popular option with the environmentally conscious, thanks to its ability to absorb unwelcome carbon dioxide from the air. Eco-warriors are also turning to clay for the same reason, and the latter is a cheaper alternative.

Sadly, this cost saving could be eradicated as soon as it rains – clay is not as water resistant as limestone, and may wear away in the face of torrential downpours.

If rendering your property’s walls is of interest to you, feel free to get in touch with us here at Home Logic. We are a trustworthy and reputable supplier, and will be delighted to discuss your options with you, with no obligation to purchase.

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