Tyrolean is known for being very efficient in weather-proofing exterior walls. It is extremely durable and hard wearing due to its rich cement content creating strength. It includes a 3:1 sand / cement ratio – which if applied as a smooth finish would shatter or craze, but the application process makes for a really robust surface.
If you didn’t want a completely uneven texture, but wanted the extra protection that the Tyrolean finish can offer it can be rubbed with a carborundum stone to create a smoother flat outer surface whilst leaving it uniformly pitted.
Ideal for refurbishment projects, it can mask discrepancies in the render surface to create a uniform finish or just revitalise walls and create a positive weather defence in problem areas. It is suitable for all environments particularly extreme exposures or scenarios requiring a hard wearing surface.
It is the marble aggregates contained in the render that provides the decorative continental finish. It is applied and finished by hand using traditional tools and a plastic or wooden float.
The travertine texture is created when the larger round aggregate in the mix is trapped between the float and the substrate and dragged to create the characteristic textured surface replicating the appearance of soft travertine stone being cut with grooves.
Traditionally pure white in colour, the features can be created most commonly in a horizontal direction, but can be vertical, criss-cross or by moving the aggregate randomly to create a circular texture
Most commonly found on homes in the South West / East Anglia region. weber alpine finish is available in white, although can be painted if colour is required.