Polystyrene Foam

Polystyrene Foam

Polystyrene foam rendering, also known as polystyrene cladding or external wall insulation (EWI), is a process that involves applying a layer of polystyrene foam insulation panels to the external walls of a building, followed by a render coating. It is a popular method for improving the energy efficiency and appearance of buildings. 

Here are some key aspects of polystyrene foam rendering: 

  1. Insulation: The primary purpose of polystyrene foam rendering is to provide insulation to the building. The polystyrene panels have excellent thermal insulation properties, helping to reduce heat transfer through the walls and improve energy efficiency. This can result in lower heating and cooling costs. 
  2. Installation: The process typically starts with the installation of polystyrene foam insulation panels onto the external walls. The panels are fixed to the wall surface using adhesive and mechanical fixings. The joints between the panels are sealed to create a continuous insulation layer. 
  3. Render Coating: Once the insulation panels are in place, a render coating is applied over the surface to provide protection and an aesthetic finish. The render can be a cement-based render or an acrylic-based render, depending on the specific requirements and preferences. The render is typically applied in multiple layers to achieve the desired thickness and appearance. 
  4. Aesthetic Options: Polystyrene foam rendering offers various aesthetic options. The render coating can be finished with different textures, colors, and decorative effects to suit the architectural style and design preferences. It can mimic the appearance of traditional finishes like brickwork, stone, or smooth render. 
  5. Benefits: Polystyrene foam rendering provides several benefits. It improves the energy efficiency of the building by reducing heat loss or gain through the walls. The insulation properties also help to reduce condensation and dampness. Additionally, the rendered finish enhances the appearance of the building, provides weather resistance, and helps to protect the underlying insulation panels. 
  6. Professional Installation: Polystyrene foam rendering is typically carried out by professional contractors who specialize in external wall insulation systems. Proper installation is crucial to ensure effective insulation, durability, and a high-quality finish. Qualified installers have the expertise to assess the specific requirements of the building, choose appropriate materials, and execute the installation process correctly. 

It’s important to note that local building regulations and guidelines should be followed when undertaking polystyrene foam rendering. These regulations may cover aspects such as fire safety, structural considerations, and insulation requirements. Consulting with professionals and obtaining necessary permits and approvals is essential to ensure compliance with relevant standards. 

Overall, polystyrene foam rendering is a popular method for improving insulation and enhancing the appearance of buildings while providing a protective and durable finish 

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What Our Customer Says

Alan Hilton
Alan Hilton
2023-05-21
Jacob did a great job rendering and repairing the side of our garage. Jacob was professional, on time and did a quality job. l would have no hesitation using Jacob again on projects or recommending him to others
Zay Saraya
Zay Saraya
2023-05-21
Jay truly exceeded our expectations!! He mixed a unique colour for our render to blend with our roof tiles and showed impeccable workmanship completing our project in under a week, without compromising quality. I was concerned there may be cracks but 5 years later and the colour is still in tact and I’m yet to find a crack. I’d definitely recommend Jay’s services to family and friends. Keep up the great work!
Marad Saraya
Marad Saraya
2023-02-15
Best rendering service business in Sydney. Very professional and very honest. Thank you Jay for the work you completed for me.
Jedd Eggleton
Jedd Eggleton
2023-02-15
Jay was very professional and friendly always showed up on time I will be recommending him to family and friends!!!
Gavin Little
Gavin Little
2022-11-12
Found Jay excellent to work with and I knew every day if he was coming or not - very responsive and great communication. On top of that the work is great! Recommended to others already.

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