Why you should check your building for tired, cracked or damaged render

A tired looking, stained, cracked or delaminated render system to the façade of any building is not a good advert for a client, especially on public buildings including Hotels, Schools, Hospitals, universities etc. An unmaintained building suggests lack of care or maintenance and will ultimately impact on the long-term performance of the building.

Cracked, damaged, discoloured render systems can easily be restored and repaired using modern materials and techniques. Often, the cause of the problem can be determined and addressed during the rectification works.

A process of surface preparation, renovation and recoating using high specification nano-quartz renders and paints will provide a long term, self-cleaning solution and bring the building back to life. There is even the opportunity to bring new and bolder colours into the mix and completely change the aesthetics of your building. The High spec Nano Quartz technology in modern renders have a self-cleaning element keeping your building looking fresh and clean for years to come. The same can be said for tired looking existing masonry surfaces be it brickwork or block, a newly applied render coat can totally transform the appearance of any building as well as providing protection of the building substrate for many years to come.

Older projects outside of their original warranty may be looking tired or cracked. Once the surface of the render fails, it is only a matter of time before delamination begins to occur. The cyclical freeze/thaw process can blow render in just a very short period of time with the potential for water ingress and internal damage.

Many early render projects may have been installed using a cheaper, less high spec acrylic top coat which had very little in the way of fungicide in its composition and now, buildings are showing signs of moss & algae growth. This is also true of inner city areas where higher pollutants in the atmosphere may have shown as discoloration to the building exterior.

Failed render and insulated render systems can be extremely hazardous environments due to the high risk of delamination. Early intervention is essential in protecting not just the public, but the integrity of the building too. Could you afford for a claim to be brought against you for potential claims where delaminated render has caused injury to the public? See link http://www.bre.co.uk/pdf/facademaintenance.pdf

Laminated Rainscreen Cladding panels can quickly lose their lustre if not maintained. The matting effect not only spoils the appearance of the building, the accumulation of surface soiling in a constant process and will only get worse.

Rendserve Ltd are accredited with ISO14001 Environmental Standard as wells as ISO9001. We are certified with CHAS, Constructionline and Achilles. Our insurance levels are £10m Public and Employers Liability and £5m Professional Indemnity. All Management are trained to at least SMSTS or SSS and operatives are CSCS, IPAF and PASMA Trained.

For informed and helpful assistance please contact a member of our hugely experienced team who will be able to talk you through the options and provide a free, no obligation, highly competitive quotation and start you on your first step in bringing your building or home back to a condition you can be proud of.

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Rendserve Limited are National installers of market leading Render and Insulated Render Systems to both the Commercial and Housing Sectors. We work closely with the most reputable system manufacturers of Insulated Render, Polymer Render and Scratch Render Systems. We also specialise in the application of Brick Effect Render, Brick Slips, Dry Dash and Silicone finishes. With a combined management experience of over 80 years within the specialist render and insulated render industry, Rendserve Limited continue to offer the highest quality installations and advice to our clients at the most competitive rates without compromising quality or smooth delivery. Rendserve Limited are highly accredited to CHAS, Achilles, Construction Line, ISO9001, PAS2030 and can offer Kinnell ECO 25 year warranties for Social Housing and Public Sector projects.