RENDER A SERVICE GETTING THE BEST HOME FINISH OUR TIPS
RENDERING isn’t just about creating a clean finish.
Superior Rendering owner Mel Mak said people could save money and time by opting for a “full system” render.
“Lightweight cladding is a great way to create energy-efficient homes, and including that in the render saves you finding multiple tradesmen to finish your home,” Mr Mak said.
Cladding options include aerated concrete and polyester, more commonly known by their brand names Hebel and Exsulite.
“We do it on top of a timber or steel frame and, in terms of price, it’s comparable to traditional brick rendering,” Mr Mak said.
He said cladding helped insulate homes and improve acoustics, and that it could also be done over existing brickwork.
Mr Mak said this was a good option for those with an environmental conscience.
Extra insulation means less need for heating and cooling the home, known in the industry as “thermal efficiency”.
When it came to rendering, Mr Mak said ready-to-go acrylic mixes were a popular new option.
“It avoids the likelihood of adding too much cement, which can create brittle rendering,” he said.
Acrylic-based products are more resistant to salt than cement.
Superior Rendering’s Mel Mak.