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Why render your home

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.

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