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Flexible Render Breathes New Life into Poole Property

From Cracked Render to Aesthetically Appealing Exterior

In March 2024, a homeowner in Poole faced a common but frustrating problem: cracking render on the exterior walls of their property. Seeking a durable, eco-friendly solution, they opted for a spray cork render in the stylish Arctic White colour. Over two weeks, this innovative material resolved the issue and added a fresh, modern look to the home.

Case Study Outline:

  • The Challenge.

  • The Solution.

  • The Renovation Process.

  • The Outcome of Flexible Rendering in Poole.

  • Conclusion.

1. Project Overview.

Location: Poole, Dorset, UK

Date: March 2024

Duration: 2 Weeks

Material: CorkSol (Arctic White)

2. The Challenge.

The primary goal was clear: eliminate the problem of cracking render and replace it with a flexible, long-lasting alternative. Over time, the traditional render had failed to withstand the harsh elements, resulting in an unsightly and potentially damaging exterior. Cracks and flaking marred the home's visual appeal and exposed the underlying structure to moisture and potential deterioration. The homeowner was keen to find a solution that would address these issues comprehensively.

The new render needed to be robust enough to endure the changing weather conditions typical of coastal regions like Poole. The constant exposure to wind, rain, and fluctuating temperatures had taken a toll on the previous render, highlighting the necessity for a more resilient option. Also, it was crucial for the new render to enhance the property's aesthetic appeal. The homeowner desired a finish to protect the home and contribute to its overall beauty and curb appeal.

Thus, the search was for a rendering solution combining durability and visual appeal. The homeowner needed a material that provided a seamless, attractive finish while offering superior performance and longevity. This dual requirement set the stage for adopting an innovative rendering solution that promised to meet all these needs.

3. The Solution.

To meet the homeowner's needs, we suggested CorkSol, an eco-friendly spray cork render that perfectly addresses the challenges of traditional rendering. CorkSol is renowned for its remarkable flexibility, which allows it to adapt to the natural movements of a building without cracking or deteriorating over time. This flexibility ensures that the render can withstand various weather conditions, from intense heat to freezing cold, making it an ideal choice for the coastal environment of Poole.

Durability is another standout feature of CorkSol. Unlike traditional renders, which can become brittle and prone to damage, CorkSol maintains its integrity and appearance for years. This long-lasting performance is critical for homeowners seeking a permanent solution to rendering problems. Additionally, CorkSol’s thermal insulation properties significantly improve energy efficiency by reducing heat loss during the winter and keeping the home cooler in the summer. This enhances comfort and lowers energy bills, making it a cost-effective choice in the long run.

The aesthetic appeal of CorkSol is undeniable. We opted for the Arctic White colour to provide a fresh, modern look that complements the property's architectural style. This crisp, clean finish rejuvenates the exterior, adding to the home’s curb appeal and overall value.

A key advantage of CorkSol is its eco-friendly nature. Made from sustainable materials, CorkSol is an environmentally responsible choice that reduces the carbon footprint of home renovations. This aligns with the growing preference for green building practices and materials.

Furthermore, CorkSol comes with a 25-year warranty, offering long-term peace of mind. This extensive warranty period underscores the confidence in CorkSol’s performance and durability, assuring the homeowner that their investment is protected for decades. By choosing CorkSol, the homeowner solved the problem of cracking render and gained a superior, eco-friendly, and aesthetically pleasing solution that enhances their property’s value and sustainability.

4. The Renovation Process.

The first step was preparing the walls, which involved several critical tasks to ensure a clean and stable surface for the new render:

  • Washing the External Walls

    We began by washing the external walls thoroughly to remove all dirt, dust, and debris. This step was crucial for ensuring the new render would adhere properly to the surface.

  • Scraping Off Flaking and Loose Paint

    Next, we carefully scraped off all flaking and loose paint. This ensured that the new render would look smooth and be free from any underlying issues that could cause it to peel or crack in the future.

Crack Repair

Once the walls were clean and prepped, we addressed any existing damage to create a solid foundation for the render:

  • Opening Up the Existing Cracks

    We opened the existing cracks to assess their depth and extent, allowing us to treat the problem areas properly.

  • Filling with Flexible Filler

    We filled the cracks with a high-quality, flexible filler. This material was chosen for its ability to move with the building's natural shifts and prevent future cracking, ensuring a long-lasting repair.

Render Application

With the walls prepped and cracks repaired, we moved on to applying the CorkSol spray render in three even coats. Each layer was allowed to dry and cure properly before the next was applied, ensuring a uniform and durable finish. This methodical application process guaranteed that the render would provide maximum protection and aesthetic appeal.

6. Flexible Property Rendering in Poole. March 2024. Conclusion.

This case study highlights the effectiveness of spray cork as a flexible and eco-friendly rendering solution for common property exterior problems. The successful transformation of the Poole property demonstrates how innovative materials can enhance a home's durability and appearance.

A Smooth Transformation

The renovation was completed on time and within budget, transforming the property’s exterior. The homeowner was delighted with the results, stating:

"It has been very smooth, tidied very well, very easy. Thank you very much."

Get Your Property Rendering Quote Today.

If you're facing issues with cracking render or want to enhance the aesthetic appeal and durability of your home's exterior, we can help. Our expert team specialises in eco-friendly spray cork render solutions like CorkSol, which offer flexibility, longevity, and a modern finish. Transform your home with a solution that is not only beautiful but also sustainable and robust. Get in touch today.

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