Cement rendering is the application of a 10mm to 13mm thickness of sand, cement and lime to brick, cement, stone or mud brick. It is often textured, coloured or painted after application. It is generally used on exterior walls but can be used to feature on an interior wall.
Depending on the 'look' required, rendering can be fine or coarse, textured or smooth, natural or coloured, pigmented or painted.
The advantages of cement rendering are:
It can protect the brick wall, especially if the brick is of poor quality.
You can cut in Ashlar lines to copy the look of real stone blocks.
It can be painted any colour easily.
It adds value to your house.
Different types of rendering are as follows:
Bagging, which is a cheaper and quicker alternative to a smooth render finish.
Sponge finish render gives you a very fine textured finish.
Screed finish is a render finished with a straight edge for a smooth and level finish and is suitable for a tiling or going over with hard set plaster.