What is cement rendering?
Cement rendering uses a mixture of sand and cement, which is applied to the wall surface. This can be applied to walls such as:
- Concrete walls
- Brick walls
- Stone walls
- And even mud walls
The reason this is applied is to increase the durability and resistance of external walls, increase home insulation, and improve the aesthetics of your property.
What type of finishes or textures are available?
Depending on your preferences, you can choose from a variety of cement render finishes. These include:
- Smooth finishes of varying degrees
- Rough, pebbly finishes, of varying degrees
To achieve each finish different materials and techniques are used. For example, a different sponge, float, or other tool will be used.
Depending on the number of coats you want, how you plan to paint the wall after the cement has cured (after 28 days), and the end result desired — the optimal finish for your property will change.
Benefits of cement rendering:
Most property owners decide to cement render their external walls for the purpose of improving the aesthetic. However, there are added benefits such as:
- Protecting the external wall surface (bricks, stone, concrete etc) from natural elements such as weather
- Improve insulation for better heating or cooling and decreased energy costs
- Increase water resistance to prevent water from seeping in through bricks and damaging internal materials such as floorboards
However, cement rendering isn’t the only option out there. Hani also offers acrylic rendering, polystyrene cladding, and more.
Is cement rendering right for me?
If you’re looking for a cost-effective solution, cement rendering is the perfect choice for you. Other options like acrylic rendering is more expensive, but include added benefits such as its more pliable nature which decreases the chances of any cracking.
Cracks do not affect the performance of the rendering, only the aesthetic.
However, if you plan to paint your wall — cracking is not an issue. Any high quality paint will fill in any cracks so they will not be visible.
Want a 100% free consultation for professional advice and a free quotation? Contact Hani today.