It is widely acknowledged that one of the greatest challenges for renderers is the UK winter climate. From October through to spring, rain, frost and limited daylight threaten the quality of the job, not to mention your experience on site.
During the product selection process for winter workings the benefits of cement technology should be considered. Cement reacts with water activating a chemical setting process and while lowering winter temperatures slow this reaction down it doesn’t stop it. We always recommend working at 5°C and rising as under this temperature the curing process is slowed down so much you risk unintentional damage from driving rain and knocks as it slowly sets.
When it comes to monocouche rendering success comes down to applying and scraping