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.
We provide complete restoration and maintenance solutions for cleaning, repairing, and protecting rendered façades. Our methodologies comply with BS 8221-1:2012: code of practice for the cleaning and surface repair of buildings and BS 6150:2006- A1:2014 for painting.
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 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.
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. The Building Transformation staff were flexible and able to work around dynamic operational issues completing the project within three weeks.
May & Co have worked with Building Transformation on a number of projects which have included external building cleaning and refurbishment. They provided a great service, supported by the high level of documentation from the initial quotation to books and industry-related guidance, all relevant to our project.
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 win people over in our business to take façade cleaning and restoration more seriously.
Building Transformation is always mindful of the environments they are working in and take the time to understand the restrictions of each site; whether they be physical or due to the client’s day to day activities. They are extremely proactive and ensure that any issues are flagged to a client immediately, and when doing so always make sure a solution is provided. I couldn’t recommend Building Transformation more highly.
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.
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.
The work that was provided by company Building Transformation was excellent. Their product and building exteriors knowledge is detailed, comprehensive and practically applied to the client’s needs. Professional, detailed, high quality and customer focused service which meets the short, medium and long terms needs of client’s issues and provides practical, cost realistic advice. .