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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.

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