Why render your home
A huge number of properties in the UK are rendered – the render used on the properties can fulfil many roles including the following:
- Protecting underlying brickwork
- Create an attractive façade on an ugly property
- Tying several different building materials types together
In the past, the materials typically used to render a property consisted of sand and cement. The benefit of sand and cement was that it was incredibly strong – the issue though was that despite being tough, the older sand and cement renders lacked flexibility.
Old render often cracks!
Now back in the day, one of the major reasons for people getting their homes rendered was to protect the underlying, aging brick work from the elements. One of the biggest problems with older properties though is that they move – the expand in the summer and shrink in the winter. The movement of the building annoyingly resulted in cracking and so water could suddenly find its way behind the render. This sadly then causes the old sand and cement render to flake / fall off leaving an unattractive façade and one that does nothing to fulfil the roles it was intended to do!
Good news – modern day renders are flexible
There is good news though, modern day renders are completely flexible so they don’t suffer in the same way as the old sand and cement renders when the building moves throughout the year. The addition of a flexible reinforcement layer is a critical component of all modern day renders so when speaking to render installers make sure the system being used incorporates this important feature.
Nowadays as well, render installers like ourselves can produce a huge number of different finishes and styles with the render. We can provide endless render colours, different grain sizes, even pebble dash (if the 70s style is your thing!). We can now even offer flexible brick slips if you don’t want to lose the feel of the brick on your home. These acrylic brick slips bear a striking resemblance to real bricks and so even if your home is covered in pebble dash and you want to bring it back to its former brick glory – these are the answer.
Looking for a quality render installer
One of the most important things to consider is the quality of the installers, remember that the render is typically just millimetres thick – so if the installer doesn’t get a perfectly smooth finish you can tell! All our renderers are qualified to install multiple colour rendered systems, although currently we tend to install the EWI Pro system, which we find works very well and our customers tend to agree with the results!
Re-render your home with Be Constructive
In addition, our installers install render and solid wall insulation under the PAS2030 framework. This quality management system ensures that not only the whole install process runs smoothly from start to finish, it also allows us to self-certify our installs with building control – meaning no further scheme fees or assessment.
So there you have it, if you want to re-render your home with or without the insulation component then Be Constructive is the company for you. We have thousands of happy customers all over the South East so it is highly likely you will be able to see some of our work without going too far.
If you are interested in getting a quote for render or a quote for solid wall insulation fill in the form below and we will be in touch shortly.