Render, when relating to buildings, is the plaster coating on the outside of the house that acts as a kind of ‘skin’ or layer. Buildings may be covered in render or K-Rend to protect them from the usual elements, pollution and plants or so that the exterior of the building can be painted without the paint going directly onto brick.
Like all buildings, rendered buildings need maintenance, cleaning, painting and general upkeep. Some render buildings will have storage (like sheds) leaning up against them, and when they’re moved the dirt and buildup becomes much more apparent. Obviously, this is not ideal and would be the perfect opportunity to clean the render. Cleaning render or K-Rend can be done by softwashing, jet washing or blasting with a power hose, but it may damage the render and is usually best avoided. Wet weather exacerbates the growth of moss and algae on render, so spraying it with more water will not help in the long run. The best render cleaning will come with a pre-treatment to protect the render itself before the dirt is cleaned off, often using a softwash. There are environmentally friendly options available to prevent any additional pollution and keep harmful chemicals away from homes.
Render painting is best done after the render building has been washed and properly cleaned. If the dirt and pollution has really affected the render, there’s a good chance it will have damaged the paint, too. Therefore, we would recommend a post-way paint job to get the render looking as good as possible. It’s also not necessary to wait until the old paint is chipped or peeling: many people get their render re-painted to change its colour, possibly as part of a rebrand for businesses or redecorating a home.
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We ensure the correct treatments and repairs are undertaken to your façade, including the removal and replacement of the failed, weak, and defective areas of render.
Pro-actively managing organic and visually unattractive growth on a rendered façade reduces the need to clean the building as the treatment removes the root causes of the discolouration and decay on the rendered façade. We apply a specialist cleaning agent that absorbs into the render to break down the algae, lichen, and moss spoors. Once applied, natural weathering processes provide a highly effective maintenance clean for rendered facades. On porous render the surfactant active will penetrate deep into the material and can be treated with light steam cleaning to create the final product.
To redecorate render we use colour matched pigmented silicone resin coating and painting systems due to their flexibility, quality, and durability. The coatings also contain a film preservative to help protect the façade from further infestation and growth of organic matter. The façade painting systems applied are water repellent, breathable, self-cleaning, non-streaking, and UV resistant, providing you with a complete protection solution.
The work provided by Building Transformation was excellent. Their product and building exteriors knowledge is detailed, comprehensive and practically applied to the client’s needs. They offer a professional, detailed, high-quality and customer- focused service which meets the short, medium and long-term needs of the client, and provides practical, cost-realistic advice.
Customer service is paramount to Building Transformation and they invested vast amounts of time in providing me with a programme to facilitate what was a very complex and time-specific programme of work for the site. The quality and level of support provided by Building Transformation is priceless to any client/contractor.
The approach and advice on setting up the works at the Wolverhampton Civic Centre were first-class. Building Transformation’s attention to detail was excellent and the RAMS were followed meticulously to every detail. We were delighted with the works and service, and would not hesitate to use them again, nor hesitate to recommend them to any organisation.
A 200,000 sq. ft., four-storey leisure venue in the heart of Nottingham city centre surrounded by major traffic routes needed work to be done overnight to deal with the traffic issues, while the site remained open throughout. The project took around three weeks to complete and went exceptionally well; the Building Transformation staff were flexible and able to work round dynamic operational issues. The clean was of a high standard and has made a significant different to the image of the building. A very difficult job done well.
I am very satisfied in the manner the job was conducted. Also the level of cleaning provided and attention to detail is much appreciated.
I am using Building Transformation’s work to help justify façade restoration works around our business. They have produced excellent presentations on what can be achieved and is a brilliant piece of informed marketing that is helping slowly win people over in our business to take façade cleaning and restoration more seriously.
Needless to say Building Transformation is a name that is now becoming known and respected.
Building Transformation gave great communication throughout our projects.
It will be my pleasure to recommend Building Transformation.
Just signed off the job with Richard. Myself, the bosses and the tenant all are very pleased with the work. It definitely looks rejuvenated just a case of painting the concrete window surrounds in the new year to finish it off. Have found your company and staff very professional and helpful which has facilitated a project with minimal inconvenience and disruption to our in situ tenants.
I had a walk around today with Dave and am impressed with the work so far. Dave and the team have done a great job.
I’d certainly love to work with you in the future so perhaps before the job is completed we could look at what opportunities there are for the future.
At this stage, from my point of view your team has been extremely professional, informing us of what was happening at all times and most importantly no disruption whatsoever to our guests and business.
We are very satisfied in the manner the job was conducted. The operatives on site were very professional and communicated to us at all times.
The team at Building Transformation understood our challenge of finding a facade cleaning solution that would initially restore the glazing to its original state, protecting our building for years to come. Through intelligent and thorough testing right through to the full restoration of Block D, we have been very satisfied with the project management and delivery of the cleaning programme.
Thank you for all the work that you carried out in cleaning the outside of our school. We are delighted with the results. You have managed to completely remove heavy staining from many areas around the building.
We found you extremely easy to work with: your quote was reasonable, you carried out the work quickly and you were very flexible in terms of timings.
We will definitely be working with you again! Your engineers were very polite and accommodating every time they visited site and have done a first class job. I will be recommending Building Transformation to everyone!