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4 Factors to Consider When Rendering Your House

on August 17, 2015

Even after painting your walls the best colors and applying cool texture paints, your house doesn’t feel or look the way it should, ever wondered why? We know exactly what you are missing on.
A well-maintained house can be an investment of a lifetime. Maintaining a house is much more than painting your interior and exteriors beautiful colours. You need to render your walls to not only protect them from damaging effects of climate change and other elements but provide aesthetic appeal to them. Whether it is pebble-dash surface or roughcast or brick and stone, rendering your exteriors would rejuvenate your house and offer a long life to your walls or exterior surfaces.
However, before you embark on your rendering project, take a quick glance at these vital aspects to consider.
Age of the Property
“How old is your house or building” is a vital factor at play. Keeping aesthetics of the building in mind, it may not be feasibly suitable to apply a modish render to an old, traditional house. Added to that, you will also have to look upon the materials your house has been built out of in order to apply render accordingly.

Existing Substrate
When using a render, it becomes important to consider the existing base or material as the finish you choose to apply on the wall surface, requires adhering to the existing material and move with it. So, before you choose your finish, take a look at your existing substrate.

Property Type and Listing
While most homes do not have any restrictions regarding renovation and demolition, buildings or flats that are listed or fall in a conservation area require permission from the local council to carry out renovations. So, if you don’t own a freehold property, you’re better off checking with your freeholder before rendering.
Colour and Finishes
Picking the right colour and texture is what would make your rendering work effusively. Consider varied colour swatches and a variety of textures to ensure the optimum finishing of your exteriors. In addition, you could consult with a protective coating specialist to get the most out of your rendering project.

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