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Every building requires protection against the elements in order to ensure the stability and longevity of its existence. External renders offer this protection by covering the surface with an external coating as well as offering a decorative finish to your home.
External render will protect your home from the elements and prevent rainwater penetrating your home. Rising damp is a whole other issue and advice from building control should be taken before acommencing any works.
The final render is the most important part of the build. Before moving on, you must make a decision on the texture of your render. Drydash, Scratch, Roughcast of Texture…all of these finishes will offer you something different. A cementitious render will change with the weather and seasons, on the other hand a synthetic render will remain the same regardless of the weather. Sometimes planners will demand a certain finish, however, with sample preparation and compromise, we can normally offer a solution that works for all parties. Just when you thought your important decisions had been made…. you now need to choose the colour! Explore what render finishes you can choose from here https://www.rowebb.com/render-finishes/
Render technology is a lot more advance than days gone by. The benefits of premixed renders offers your home better protection from the elements and allows you to choose the best render system suitable to your build and its location. They also offer, easier and faster application on-site with no mixing required, and more colour choice for you. Everything is already added to the bag and there is no need to add any pigments or additives – we have already done this for you.
Prices will vary depending on the size of your home, the type of render system you choose and the preparation required. A two bedroom bungalow for example, could cost between £2,000 & £5,000 whereas a 4 bedroom detached house could be between £8,000 & £25,000. Every project is bespoke and care should be taken to choose the right render and the right contractor. Just contact us and we will help you through the selection process.
This all depends on the condition of your existing render. Is it safe and secure to your building? Are there any cracks or weaknesses? Providing your existing render in in good condition, and not compromised in any way, you can render over the top. We are happy to provide you with a specification for this and other render applications.
You do not need to apply for planning permission for repairs, maintenance or minor improvements, such as rendering or painting your house. If you live in a listed building, you will need listed building consent for any significant works whether internal or external so in this instance you must seek permission. If you live in a Conservation Area, a National Park, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or the Broads, you will need to apply for planning permission before cladding or rendering the outside of your house with stone, artificial stone, pebble dash, render, timber, plastic or tiles. Outside these areas, cladding or rendering may be carried out without having to first apply for planning permission provided the materials are of a similar appearance to those used in the construction of the house.
Every render will require some routine maintenance. Homewash is a multipurpose exterior cleaner suitable for removing dirt, grime and algae from any stone surface, including your rendered wall. Just spray on and leave for 30 minutes before washing off, to keep your render looking as good as new. Care must be taken during application, us a member of our team for more information.
The life expectancy of any render is typically between 20-50 years depending on the system you have chosen for your build. This will be dictated by the maintenance, location and quality of your render.
An acrylic render is often used as a generic term for a thin coat render system. These types of render, silicone or acrylic, offer a closed surface that whilst still breathable offer exceptional weather and dirt resistance. The surface is more uniform in colour to other renders and have the appearance of a painted finish. Whilst these types of renders have some advantages over cement based renders, they don’t offer the character that a cement based render have.
As all modern pre-mixed renders contain pigments and are already coloured therefor do not require painting. You may of course choose to paint your new render if looking to integrate an extension or fancy a change of colour.
Everything weathers with time. A render is no different and will need sporadic maintenance to keep looking its best. An annual treatment of Alkem fungicidal wash will keep any algae at bay (especially if applied in the autumn). Heavier stains may require a treatment with ARC cleaner or Decarock Homewash. After time, a coat of Propel will improve the water & dirt repellence of the render and possibly after lengthy severe exposure, a coat of a silicate based paint from JUB.
First you need to know what substrate you are working from. Then you need to know what finish you would like and what system you would like to use. If you use the wrong base coat for your substrate then the render may fail. We offer 9 base coat options, so it is important to check before progressing. Check out our base coat guide here https://www.rowebb.com/selecting-your-render/ or ask us to send you a site specific specification https://www.rowebb.com/specifications/
If you send us a photo, or even better, a chunk of the render from your building, we will do our best to match it. Sometimes due to the passing of time, we cannot get an exact match, but we always do our best to find a suitable option for you. Drop in to your local depot or contact our HQ and we will do everything we can to help.
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