Cladding protects your house from the elements, provides valuable insulation, and can be very aesthetically pleasing too. There are several types of cladding available to you, with rendering one of the most popular amongst UK homeowners. At High & Dry, we can help with rendering in Brigg, Scunthorpe, Grimsby, and Gainsborough.
What is Rendering?
Render offers a smooth finish and defends your brickwork from everything the climate can throw at it. It is made of plaster and added to external walls. Render is normally applied in at least two coats to prevent surface cracking.
A wide range of options
Render has evolved remarkably over the years, and there are so many different products to choose from. It’s even possible to apply specialist one-coat renders nowadays. Perhaps the most popular type of render is cement render. This is normally mixed on-site, applied in multiple coats, and painted once it is dry. If you do opt for cement render, you will need to repaint it every so often to maintain its appearance.
Do I need to paint my walls?
If you don’t want to paint your external walls, you can opt for pre-coloured, pre-mixed polymer renders. Many polymer renders are through-coloured. This means the colour is added during the production process. Thorough-coloured renders are coloured through the whole render, which means it’s not just the surface that’s coloured.
The re-emergence of lime render
Although lime renders fall out of favour many years ago, they have seen a resurgence over recent years. A key benefit of lime render is that it can look better than other renders and moisture is less likely to become trapped in your brickwork. Downsides of lime render are that they cost more than cement and can be more challenging to apply.
Further advantages of rendering
There are many more benefits of rendering your house other than simply changing its appearance. It’s said that almost a third of the heat in your home disappears via external walls. Some renders can trap more heat inside your home to help you reduce your energy bills. Although you may be tempted to render your home yourself to save money, this is not advisable unless you have a great deal of experience in this area. You can be left with an unsatisfactory finish and may need to pay out a considerable sum to put things right.
Do I need planning permission for rendering?
In most cases, planning permission is not required for rendering. You are more likely to need permission if you live in a conservation area or another environment where your render could have a big impact on the wider environment. Some listed properties need to be rendered in pre-determined colours, so it’s wise to look at your deeds to see what is permitted.
Can I add multiple materials to my external walls?
More and more people have been opting for a stylistic mix when changing the appearance of their external walls. Blends of render and timber cladding have become increasingly popular. It may cost a lot more to add more than one material to your walls as you will need to pay more for materials. You may also need to enlist different tradespeople to carry out individual tasks.
Protect your home from the elements
Rendering can also help you avoid problems such as damp, mould and other problems related to the weather. Weather-resistant coatings can be added to give you all the protection you need. Rendering specialists can also help you overcome cracked wall render, using their enviable skills and expertise to ensure no difference between old and new render is visible.
How High & Dry can meet your rendering requirements
At High & Dry, we are passionate about delivering the excellence that you are looking for. Our solutions allow you to derive more enjoyment from your home and ensure you don’t need to relocate to get what you desire from a property. Home improvements can add value to your home, turn a drab environment into somewhere you can’t wait to return to and greatly improve your enjoyment of life.
Three decades of experience
Our team consists of various helpful, qualified, and highly experienced labourers. We can help with everything from small extensions to full house renovations as well as new builds. We have been in the business for more than three decades and have completed a wealth of large and small-scale jobs over the years. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’re ready to see some examples of our past rendering jobs. We’re confident we can help you achieve the look and functionality that you desire, at the right price. We are well-known for our hands-on approach and will be with you every step of the way, from your initial enquiry right through to the project being signed off and beyond.
Monocouche rendering from High & Dry
Get in touch as soon as possible if you’re ready to transform your property with a beautiful coloured exterior. Monocouche rendering is one of our most popular rendering services and we have vast experience in applying the highly sought-after rendering product Weberpral M. This solution is available in 24 different colours, ensuring a host of tastes can easily be met. The colour range includes everything from powerful reds to bold bolds and luxurious creams. As the render bags are coloured during the manufacturing process, painting is not required. This means the exact colour that you request will be added to your external walls. We apply this rendering with a spray machine so we can deliver the perfect finish in a short time period and keep disruption to a minimum. This also cuts site costs and scaffolding time.
First-class house rendering in Gainsborough, Brigg, Grimsby, and Scunthorpe
If you have already rendered your home and need to get it looking its best again, help is available. At High & Dry, we can re-render your property and carry out any repairs that you might require. To find out more about house rendering in Scunthorpe, Grimsby, Gainsborough, and Brigg, today.