How many different types of render are available to you?
Maybe you are planning some exterior renovations, or are building an extension. You start to think about how the finished build will look. What type of render should you choose for your home?
Here we will give you some information about types of render, and hopefully you can make an informed decision.
What type of render should you use?
This type of render is unsurprisingly made with lime. It has huge advantages in that it is flexible, and therefore is suited to buildings which could experience movement. It would be useful for timber framed buildings.
Advantages of lime render
- Attractive, traditional look
Disadvantages of lime render
- Skilled application needed
Clay was one of the first substances used for render, it stands differently from any other type of render as it doesn’t change its composition. Once dried it can be reactivated by the addition of water, which is great if you need to do repairs. However, not so good as it will erode over time.
Advantages of clay render
- Environmentally friendly
- Easily reworked and repaired
- Cost effective
Disadvantages of clay render
- Poor resistance to erosion
- Needs protection from driving rain
- Performance varies by location
Sand and Cement Render
Advantages of sand and cement render
- Strong and hard
- Relatively quick curing
Disadvantages of sand and cement render
- Rigid, inflexible, prone to cracks
- High maintenance
- Not suitable for below the damp course of your property
Is there another type of render available?
This revolutionary new type of render is changing the market. CorkSol is made of 100% natural products. It allows people who use it to save money as the thermal efficiency is better than other products on the market. The acoustic performance of cork means that it will reduce noise pollution that could affect your peace at home.
Advantages of CorkSol
- 100% natural, eco-friendly product
- Impressive thermal performance, leading to lower fuel bills
- High durability, its elasticity allows it to stretch with buildings and reduce cracks
Disadvantages of CorkSol
Corksol is a totally maintenance free product, the flexibility will mean that unsightly cracks will be a thing of the past. The range of colours available mean that you can have your dream home in any colour you want.
What type of render do you want?
If you want to talk to our team about which type of render is best for you then give us a call in our Leeds office on 0113 2926 922. Alternatively you can call our Bradford office on 01274 981 514. Or leave your details here and we will call you back.