Building Design And Construction Information Blog

December 08, 2015

A Guide to Your Rendering Options


Making your home, your office or commercial real estate look good for you or your customers is always a challenge. It it’s a home the you want to make it some place that’s filled with your personal taste and if it’s for commercial purposes then you need to make sure that the customer will be intrigued from the first look. Through this you can give an extra edge to your house or any other building. So here are a few options that are available to you.

Cement rendering

This is one of the most commonly types. Whether it’s for house rendering or commercial real estate this will definitely give you a complete look to your home, office or building complex. This consists of many combinations like mixture with sand, cement and lime, different brick elements, stones and mud mix combinations.

For the final finished looked you can chose from a textured finished look, a tinted finished surface or a painted finished surface. These may cost extra but the final look will give a more complete appealing. Although this is most often used for the outside of the walls but it can also a method to improve the interior look as well. It should be noted that this requires a curing or drying time of 4 weeks painting can only be done afterwards. So keep in mind that this method could take about a whole month or more to completely finish.

Acrylic rendering

This type is a combination of plastic polymers and petroleum. This makes it stronger in terms of the structure and it is more water resistance when compared to cement renders and more resistance against the sun making it a good choice for both house rendering service in Melbourne or commercial. It requires a drying time 2 days sometimes less, making it a faster process.

Colored rendering

This can turn out to be more expensive when compared to both cement and acrylic techniques. But its gives a longer lasting look and it won’t be effected by expanding and contractions. Making it a more important method in home or office improvement designing.

Technique Cement rendering Acrylic rendering Colored rendering

Curing and drying About 4 weeks Less time needed about 1-2 days Les time needed expansion / contraction Prone to cracking Less prone to cracking Allows for expansion / contraction of walls

Look Good final look Good final look Good final look

Lasting period Yes but not as much as colored rendering Yes but not as much as colored rendering ultra long lasting

Price Comparatively low Comparatively low but more that cement Comparatively High

From the comparison it’s clear that each technique comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. According to your budget, timeline and needs the decision should be made. It would be better to talk with an architect before you make your final decision.