The coloured rendering system
All common building problems, and much more, can be quickly and easily cured with the application of a coat of coloured render, supplied and applied by experts, and it never needs painting. Companies offer a coloured monocouche rendering, which is a weatherproof, insulated, polymer-modified, coloured through render wall coating system for exterior walls, and is applied by skilled, factory trained technicians.
It can cure all exterior wall defects, it can stop penetrating damp, and it requires no maintenance or painting, for at least 25 years! It also helps insulate your home, saving you a lot of money in lower heating bills.
What is “through-coloured” render?
GRC coloured render is a high performance coloured render based exterior wall coating system, manufactured in the UK by Wetherby Stone Ltd. The colour is contained in a special pigment, which is mixed into the render, meaning that when it is applied to the outside of a building, the wall surface is a rich, uniform colour of your choosing that requires no painting at all ever again!
The rendering system is a highly polymer modified and fibre reinforced high performance cement based waterproofing base coat which has excellent workability and finishing time properties the ultimate base for mixed substrates. This product can be applied by hand or spray in low temperatures and used as a scratch base coat ready to receive a through coloured render or as a flat finish ready to receive a Thin Coat Render.
The benefits of our rendering system
- Will not crack or fall off and remains the same colour throughout it's lifespan.
- Completely waterproof and weatherproof to protect your home against the UK weather.
- Various finishes available including fine textured, dashed, smooth and scraped texture
- Will not fade and keeps a strong natural colour for years.
- Insulates the house, cutting heating bills and saving money.
- Does NOT need repainting over over-painting. The colour goes all the way through the render.
- SAVES YOU MONEY on not having to have any external decoration for at least 25 years.
- Can be applied to almost any house or commercial building, old or new build.
- Competitively priced and all similar quotes beaten.
- Adds years of life to any property and provides a brand new wall finish.
- Pays for itself by adding value to your house.
What does coloured render look like?
There is nothing more explanatory then showing you what this product looks like on someone else's house, rather than us show you some bags of cement! Far more interesting too. So we put together a few photos of a typical coloured rendering job, to show how we apply it and what it looks like when we have finished.
The example on this page shows a recently external render completed job in Ormskirk, Lancashire.
The coloured render we use is based on a mix of co-polymer resins, cement and glass fibre, meaning it is super tough and resists damp, whilst being moderately flexible and fully breathable. CRACK RESISTANT GRC render wall coating system is available in a variety of colours.
The coloured render system, once applied to the walls of a house, gives the external surface of the building a long lasting, damp proof, durable wall finish, with a never fade colour you can really stand back and admire for years to come, with zero maintenance!
How is the render applied?
The scratch coat (the first coat of render to be applied to the house), is a polymer base coat which is specially designed for painted surfaces and although it's not the cheapest product available, it is well suited to homeowners who do not want the hassle of maintenance at all.
The GRC render also has an added strength of incorporating a plastic mesh as a strengthening binder, and is "pushed" into the base coat to provide EVEN MORE strength and durability. Each job has custom made render which is suited to your home, including your desired colour and exterior wall finish, textured or smooth. The material can be mixed and matched with other products like clear coatings on stone.
This job had to have various repairs to the walls, although generally it had been maintained well and was in quite good condition. The house had a a coat of render applied which was then scratched out by the team to ensure a good key for the coloured render top coat to be applied.
It is important to have a weatherproof wall coating on an exterior wall as this is the surface around the house that has to withstand the harsh weather, wind driven rain, pollution and cold.
For architects, builders and all the techy bods out there, In installing this system via our dedicated rendering teams, we adhere to The Code of Practice for Renders BS 5262 1991 and NBS Building Specification section M20. It also helps in compliance with Section B2 of the Building Regulations & the obligations under the Regulatory Reform ( Fire Safety) order, known as (RRFSO).
....and in a world where most people now have to watch the pennies, but many companies offer a long guarantee on these rendered external wall surface finishes, you can be sure to save a LOT of money in the long run on future maintenance!
Giving the final finishing touches
The last photo shows the father and son plastering team, Andy and Gary, who did the job, and as you can see the customer was delighted! We pride ourselves on only using master craftsmen and time served plasterers to do the work, this is major improvement here, NOT a quick DIY job.
Not only that (yes there is EVEN MORE TO BE GLAD ABOUT!) ...
Render wall coatings have special insulating properties, meaning that your home will NOT suffer from damp, and the coating cuts wind chill and cold walls also, meaning you will also save a small fortune on future heating bills!
All site visits at your request, are free and without obligation, and advice is given on a range of building problems and solutions, backed up with a free written survey report for you to keep.
I want a textured wall coating, not render, what are my options?
If your home needs weather protection and a visual update but you do not want to have coloured and smooth render, for example if you like a textured wall finish outside, there is another system on offer.
Unlike rendering, which has to be applied by hand, we have a spray applied masonry coating, which is 20 times the thickness of paint, comes in a variety of textures and colours, and is guaranteed for 20 years NOT to fade, crack, chip or peel. It also stops damp, mould and condensation.
Contact us today to discuss the various exterior wall finishes on offer, on 0800 970 4928