PVCu external render beads from Renderplas have provided an effective and easy to use solution for an extension to the Norwood Hall Hotel, a magnificent country house hotel and conference centre in Aberdeen. The 37-bedroom extension by main contractor Robertson Eastern has been designed and built to match the architectural style and splendour of the original Victorian building. Rendering specialists, Muirfield Contracts of Dundee, recommended Renderplas for the project for use with a white spray-applied silicone-based render which complements the main building and provides a low maintenance, water resistant finish.
Muirfield Contracts’ Estimator, Bill Morrison, says Renderplas PVCu beads are more cost-effective than metal alternatives, which are vulnerable to corrosion if they become exposed, resulting in costly call-backs. He comments: “Renderplas offers a durable, value for money solution with a range of PVCu beads to suit different render depths and a good choice of colours to match through-coloured renders when required. We also find the profiles really quick and easy to cut to length and fix on site.”
A range of white Renderplas PVCu beads was used during construction of the Norwood Hall Hotel’s new two-storey extension. Muirfield Contracts applied external white render on blockwork to a depth of 15mm (10mm around selected feature window surrounds). Renderplas 15mm Corner Beads
were installed on rendered corners and reveals to ensure a straight arris and to provide protection against impact. Stop Beads
from the Renderplas range in either 15mm or 10mm sizes have been used to prevent cracking around door and window surrounds, while 15mm Movement Joint Beads
were specified for several areas with a structural movement joint under the render.
Renderplas PVCu beads are low maintenance and eliminate the time and cost of re-painting, which would be required when using metal beads. In addition to white and ivory beads, Renderplas offers a diverse choice of other colours to reflect the increasingly vibrant design requirements of modern architecture.
Celebrating its 21st anniversary in 2011, Renderplas was the UK’s first manufacturer of PVCu beads for the rendering, plastering and dry lining industry, and over the past two decades has led the market with innovations and developments. Renderplas gives a comprehensive choice of 12 colours across a range of different profiles, including ‘wide wing’ solutions and the pioneering PowerBead - the first PVCu bead that truly outperforms stainless steel to ensure ultra strong, straight edges, and which can be fixed directly to the substrate to save time and money. Renderplas PVCu beads can also be used internally for wet plastering, and there are a further five profiles specifically for skim plastering. Renderplas PVCu beads conform to BS EN 13914-1: 2005 External Rendering and are available through most leading builders merchants or direct from Renderplas on 01299 888339 or www.renderplas.co.uk