Render Makeover

Cement render is a quick, easy and affordable way to renovate an old home or a great way to save money when building a new one.

Following the excesses of the eighties, home makers are opting for no-fuss finishes, easy to clean surfaces and environmentally-friendly building materials. In line with this view, cement rendering has become a quick, easy and affordable way to renovate an old home or a great way to save money when building a new one. The look that is achieved is sleek, modern and can be completed fairly quickly.

Render is a popular method because it can update the home quickly and easily, and the outlay is exceeded by the increase in market value to the home.

With the render complete, the house can be painted with a special concrete external paint. I would suggest painting the render rather than adding coloured oxides as they are not UV resistant and fade quickly. It can also be difficult, when rendering with such large quantities, to achieve the exact colour required. Some people prefer a smooth finish but you can also have different types of textures

Cement rendering finishes can be incorporated with different landscaping looks from Modern to colonial themes. They can be applied to brick columns in fencing, brick retaining walls and garden edges to name a few, making the house and garden blend with each other. Often people choose to render a wall that is incorporated in the outdoor entertaining area, painting it in a complimentary colour to match the soft furnishings on their outdoor furniture, creating a very fashionable area.

When contracting a professional render, ensure that they are fully qualified and licensed.

You want to have the reassurance that their work is guaranteed.

It is also a good idea to ask to see some examples of their work.

So if you’re planning to renovate or build a home, give rendering a thought.



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