House Rendering

House Rendering for Australian Homes 5 Options

Let’s delve into the world of house rendering and explore the various options available for your custom-designed home in Australia. Rendering not only enhances the aesthetics of your home but also provides practical benefits. Below, I’ll discuss each type of render, its advantages, and provide a comparison table.

House Rendering: The New Normal for Australian Homes

What Is Rendering?

House rendering involves applying a coating to the exterior façade, such as brickwork or fine texture cladding to create a smooth or textured surface. Beyond aesthetics, rendering serves several purposes:

  • Protection: It shields brickwork from the elements.
  • Aging Delay: It slows down the aging process.
  • Insulation: Depending on the material, it can provide insulation.

Types of Render:

  1. Cement Render:
    • Advantages:
      • Easy to apply and fast-curing.
      • Durable and provides additional strength to walls.
      • Helps prevent water damage.
    • Considerations:
      • Rigid and may crack, so not recommended for old buildings.
      • Widely used in Australia1.
  2. Acrylic Render:
    • Advantages:
      • Sets within 24 hours (compared to traditional renders that take longer).
      • Provides a smooth finish.
      • Available in various colors.
    • Considerations:
      • Essentially a finishing coat; use it on top of other render materials.
      • Not suitable for those seeking an entirely smooth finish.
  3. Lime Render:
    • Advantages:
      • Very breathable, allowing expansion and contraction without damage.
      • Ideal for older houses that cannot handle cement render.
  4. Polymer Render:
    • Advantages:
      • Allows the substrate to breathe.
      • Recommended for wooden or brick buildings.
  5. Silicone RenderBagging Render, and Polished Render:
    • While not explicitly mentioned in the user’s request, I’ll briefly touch on these options:
      • Silicone Render: Provides a flexible and water-resistant finish.
      • Bagging Render: Creates a rustic, textured appearance.
      • Polished Render: Offers a sleek, refined look.

Comparison Table:


Render TypeAdvantagesConsiderations
Cement Render– Easy application, Fast curing, Durability,Water damage prevention– Rigid (may crack), Not ideal for old buildings
Acrylic Render– Quick setting, Smooth finish, Color options– Use as a finishing coat, Not smooth finish
Lime Render– Breathable, Expansion & contraction, without damage, Suited for older houses– Not suitable for cement render
Polymer Render– Allows substrate to breathe, Recommended for wood or brick buildings
Silicone Render– Flexible, Water-resistant
Bagging Render– Rustic, textured appearance
Polished Render– Sleek, refined look
House Rendering Options Comparison Table

Remember that the choice of render depends on factors such as your home’s age, style, and personal preferences. Each type has its unique benefits, so consider them carefully when transforming your home’s exterior. Happy rendering! 🏠🎨


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