New Builds Question

Rendering. what type of rendering do they use in new builds these days.

We are about to purchase a house, a new build-3 year old detached house which is rendered on the outside. It looks good now.The owners have said this type of rendering needs no pianting, but can be washed for maintaince. Is there any truth in this. are there many different types of rendering. what is the most common type of rendering used on new builds now. How diffcult is it to maintain-cost wise?

7 Answers

Its most probably K-Rend.
Comes in several different colours, and doesnt need painting, but can be painted.

Answered 28th Feb 2012


Member since 29 Oct 2008

K REND is now the fashionable type of rendering, they apply a few coats of their special mortar, they can also apply a mesh type membrane between the coats, this stops any cracking in the future, the render can be bought in many colours which are guaranteed not to fade.
One make is K Rend and the other company we use is Weber, both high quality finishes.

Answered 21st Mar 2012


Member since 2 Mar 2012

this is a one coat monocouche render and is low maintenance does not require decoratin and is easy cleaned

Answered 22nd Mar 2012

P Myers Plastering Contractors

Member since 13 Mar 2012

It could be k-rend by the sounds of things . K-rend has a silicone technology that means its a self cleaning product. Only light maintenance with a power wash is needed to take off any kind of dirt. Yes it can be painted with a jub paint

Answered 6th Nov 2017

Henderson & Elliott Roughcasting and Plastering

Member since 2 Nov 2017

it will most probbly be a silicon based texture it dosent need painting it is self cleaning but from my experince over time will still get a bit of dirt build up on it but can be easly cleaned, but can also be painted if you wanted to.

Answered 7th Dec 2018

atkinsons r.p.s

Member since 1 Oct 2018

Most new build property's where there is a render finish to be applied, will more than likely use a scratch render finish like monocouche. its decorative and silicone based so in theory should stay cleaner for longer. And last a fair few years as its low maintenance.

Answered 14th Jan 2019


Member since 14 Sep 2018

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Hi, silicone renders seem to becoming more and more popular due to them coming in a vast range of colours and being extremely low maintenance when compared to traditional rendering methods.

Answered 31st Jan 2019


Member since 18 Oct 2018

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