A thermal render to enhance the look of your home for years to come!

CorkShieldTM cork render is one of the most advanced thermal, energy saving products on the market.  It has natural properties such as acting as a thermal jacket around your home.  It is waterproof and also has sound insulating abilities.  Why would you choose traditional render when cork rendering is now available?!

Total Trades are proud to be a qualified and approved expert installer of CorkShieldTM products covering Doncaster and the surrounding areas.

Cork is a product created from the bark of the cork oak tree.  It is a natural, renewable resource and is 100% ecologically friendly.  For many years we have understood its unique thermal insulating properties and have used it in various ways in our homes.  But now you can literally wrap your house in it, protecting it from the weather and cutting your energy bills at the same time.

And, as if all that wasn’t enough, it comes in an extensive range of colours giving your home a beautiful textured finish which will be maintenance free for years to come.

 

Cork rendering properties at a glance

  • Thermal insulation
  • Sound insulation
  • Elasticity – so no chips or cracks
  • Water repellent
  • Weather-proof
  • Wide range of colours
  • Breathable
  • Can be used on a wide range of surfaces, inside and out
  • Natural, renewable source
  • Maintenance free
  • Extends the life of your home
  • Fire retardant

 

Why choose Total Trades to apply Cork Render to your home?

CorkShieldTM is the way forward for many properties.  If you want to give your home a new modern, sleek look which will cut your energy bills and be maintenance free for many years, this has to be the product of choice.

If you have a property where the existing render is cracked and in need of replacing – or just looks tired through discolouration – then why would you reapply a traditional render when cork, and all its beneficial properties, is available.

As an experienced family building company, Total Trades has worked with traditional render and seen its pitfalls for many years.  So, when the opportunity to become an approved installer of cork rendering presented itself, it really didn’t take much thinking about.

As with all our services, we work with our clients in a clear and transparent way.  Everything is detailed and agreed before any work begins and we look after your home as though it was our own.

We want your property to look its best, whilst working to reduce your energy bills.  With the range of colours to choose from, applying cork rendering from CorkShieldTM will certainly achieve that.  For further information or to request a quote please get in touch.

Is cork render expensive to have installed?

Cork Render cost generally comes up mid-range when compared to other materials, however the benefits of spray cork in comparison to cheaper alternatives make it a no-brainer! Not only is cork known for its elasticity which means it is not prone to chips or cracks like other materials, it also provides thermal insulation and sound insulation, is weatherproof and very versatile.

Cost benefits of using cork render

Cork may not be the cheapest option when it comes to rendering your house, but its properties make it worth the investment. It is a long-lasting, durable solution, and as long as it’s carried out by professionals, you will never need to re-cork. This is because of the cork’s elastic properties, making it resistant to chips or cracks, as well as minimal colour fade. Not only this, but opting for cork over other alternatives can lead to a utility reduction of up to 25%!

Thermal heat benefits of cork render?

Providing thermal insulation to your property is one of the main reasons cork render is so popular today. With a Thermal Conductivity resistance of 0.045W/mK, it quite literally provides a thermal blanket for your home. This protects your property from any weather damage, keeps your home warm in winter months, and saves you money on your bills.

Is cork render maintenance free?

Yes. Some people wish to hose or wash their cork render to keep it free of debris, but this is not necessary for most as the cork is impervious to mould, and does not chip or crack even in the harshest of UK weather. This means that your render will always look fresh and will need little to no maintenance over the years.

Which is the most cost-effective, cork render or cavity wall insulation?

Cavity wall insulation is unfortunately known to let damp in, whereas with cork render there is no bridge in the cavity to enable damp to enter your property. For this reason, despite the possibility of cavity wall insulation offering a lower price, cork render definitely comes on top when it comes to value for money and cost-effectiveness.

How much does it cost to render a house?

It isn’t possible to predict exactly how much cork render costs, as there are many factors which come into play.
Of course, the size of your house or property is the main one, as your quote from any company will be based on how much external wall there is (usually per square metre) to render.
Another factor would be the contractor you choose to go for – prices will vary from one contractor to another, but be wary if a quote seems ‘too cheap’. Always do your research, look at customer reviews and make sure you are opting for a reputable company – after all it is a long-term investment you’re making and you need to find the right company for the job!

How much does rendering cost per sq meter in UK?

Again, this varies from company to company, so it is not possible to provide a definite cost. We would recommend getting quotes from reliable companies to find out how much your specific job would cost – if you would like a no-obligation quote from Total Trades, feel free to get in touch with our knowledgeable team.

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