Traditional Render South West
A & P Williams are at the forefront of sand and cement render. We use a quality controlled bagged render which gives an excellent finish. It’s applied by our own machine and is three times faster than the traditional method. Also because it is sprayed on it has a greater bond reducing any chance of blowing or cracking. This has been very successful on many sites including the Duchy of Cornwall growth area in Newquay.
Cement rendering is the application of a premixed layer of sand and cement to brick, cement, stone or mud brick. It is often textured, coloured or painted after application. It is generally used on exterior walls but can be used to feature an interior wall.
Depending on the ‘look’ required, rendering can be fine or coarse, textured or smooth, natural or coloured, pigmented or painted.
The cement rendering of brick, concrete and mud houses has been used for centuries to improve the appearance (and sometimes weather resistance) of exterior walls. It can be seen in different forms all over southern Europe. Different countries have their own style and traditional colours.
Different finishes can be created by using different tools such as trowels, sponges, or brushes. The art in traditional rendering is, (apart from getting the mix right), the appearance of the top coat. Different tradesmen will have different finishing styles and be able to produce different textures and decorative effects. Some of these special finishing effects may need to be created from a thin finishing ‘top coat’ or from a finishing wash.