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Rendering provides a weatherproof surface that prevents the penetration of moisture entering the building and provides a lovely decorative finish.

Many types of finish can be produced, some of which are smooth while others are textured or mixed with coarse aggregate. The decision on the type of finish is generally based on personnel preference. Local custom or tradition may favour a particular finish, but in some locations the degree of exposure or the type of background may restrict the choice. Due to the fact that rendering has evolved as a craft over hundreds of years, there are a wide variety of terms applied to some of the finishes that can be produced. Rendered finishes can be classified into four types.

SMOOTH. The final coat is finished by using a float to produce a smooth surface. It should be remembered that a smooth finish may become somewhat drab as time progresses.

SCRAPED. The aggregate is selected for its colour and grading and the render allowed to harden for a few hours. The surface is then scraped, sometimes with a float faced with a piece of expanded metal. This process removes some of the cement rich surface and drags some of the coarser sand particles out of the matrix, whilst exposing others. For this render we use K REND .

TEXTURED A texture that is popular in some areas is the so called "English cottage" finish, which is achieved by hand texturing and produces a random rugged effect which looks old fashioned, hence the name. This type of finish may be seen in many English villages and contributes to the quintessential charm of the surroundings. The workmanship in producing this finish is unique in that application of the render commences at the bottom of the wall, all the other types start at the top and continue downwards. We can also produce a sandstone wall effect.

THROWN. A wet dash finish is achieved by incorporating 6-14 mm coarse aggregate in the final coat, with the mortar being thrown onto the wall and left un trowelled. The coarseness of the texture depends on the size and shape of the aggregates, this type of finish is known as roughcast in some parts of the country. A dry dash finish is a rough textured finish in which dry aggregates in the size range 6-14 mm are thrown onto a freshly applied coat of mortar (often called a butter coat) and left exposed. The aggregate can be selected in combination with a pigmented mortar to give a range of colours.

Traditional rendering can suffer from inherent problems due to modern construction  practices and is costly in time and manpower.

Now the same results can be achieved with a single process using the "Through Colour Render System" This innovative system provides a single product that is waterproof and through coloured, giving years of trouble free service requiring minimal maintenance. This is known as the scrapped textured finish. K Rend Scraped Textured Finish renders form an attractive range of one coat applications plastered directly on to block work. They can also be used as a finish in conjunction with a K Rend Base Coat.

To achieve the required finish, float to a level surface then scrape the complete surface evenly with a scraping tool when the render is set but not hard, removing 2mm, to produce a uniform texture.

When   acrylic rendering we only ever use K rend. K-Rend renders have been tested to the highest standards and if used and maintained correctly have an anticipated life span in excess of 60 years. They are one of the few renders available in the UK with a BS kite mark.When you see a product with a Kitemark this means the British Standards Institute has independently tested it and gives consumers the guarantee that the product they have bought really does conform to the appropriate British Standard and should therefore be safe and reliable.
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