Which render should I use on my house?
Rendering your property can completely makeover its appearance, but advanced modern renders have plenty of practical benefits too.
With so many different types of render now available, it’s important to do your research to find out which is most suited to your requirements.
Why should I render my property?
- Improve the property’s appearance.
- Protect the property’s external walls.
- Weather-proof the property.
Not all renders provide the same benefits, so it’s important to understand the differences between all the different options available so that you can make an informed decision before investing.
The first thing to decide is whether you require insulation as well as rendering. Home’s without adequate insulation may be required by building regulations to add insulation at the same time as external rendering.
What are the different types of rendering?
External wall insulation – applied to walls with a weatherproof rendering over the top. As well as protecting your building’s structure, external wall insulation can help you to meet the Decent Home Standard for insulation and energy efficiency. External wall insulation will make your home warm and comfortable and can lower your energy bills by up to 30%, saving you money for years to come.
Corksol – an environmentally friendly external wall insulation made from 100% natural materials. This excellent natural insulator provides exceptional thermal and acoustic insulation, to improve comfort and reduce energy bills. Cork is also very breathable, helping to prevent moisture problems like condensation.
Renders for insulated buildings
Monocouche – a one-coat, coloured render that is simple and affordable to apply. Designed to be applied to brick or blockwork, Monocouche provides a protective, weatherproof coating.
Thin coat silicone render – an outstandingly durable option when appearance and design are key. This flexible render can be applied to buildings of all shapes and sizes and is available in a wide range of colours. The render is mesh reinforced, which means no cracking or fading. Silicone render is also 20x more crack resistant than traditional cement render.
Require more assistance choosing a render for your property? Give our team of experts a call on 01902 238 600 for further help.