Rendering or Cement Rendering is a surface finish used mainly over masonry construction.

kiloNewton can provide Rendering services in either traditional sand-cement, Acrylic or any number of polymer-blended types of render.

Rendering is much more than slapping some cement onto a wall.

It requires skill, a careful approach and an understanding of the materials involved

Skill and Experience

A renderer must have experience and an understanding of the substrate and materials they work with. An experienced renderer can read the undulations of the wall and see straight lines in surfaces. Successful rendering also requires an understanding of the substrate and what will and won’t stick to it. A good renderer will know how to prepare a surface and where to place control joints.

Materials

Rendering materials can vary from traditional sand-cement mixtures to polymer modified acrylic products. Each product has its own merits.

Sand Cement is the most economical and widely used material, and includes sand, cement and builders clay, mixed with water. In certain situations, lime or admixtures are added to enhance workability.

Acrylic Render is another type of material and its benefits are a quicker drying time and increased resistance to cracking due to being more fliexible. This benefit is accompanied by a higher cost for the material, however many renderers prefer working with acrylic, especially outdoors.

High build and other specialist renders are also becoming more commonplace. Specialist and high build are used to achieve thicker coats in situations where a lot of packing out of walls is required.