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Rendering Existing Surfaces with Foamular XPS

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Rendering your existing brick or block facade will instantly improve the look of your home and add significant value to your property for a reasonably small investment. Foamular Extruded Polystyrene is an energy efficient substrate, especially suited for new generation PM Render Finishes. Foamular is often used in the walling, is CFC free and offers excellent thermal insulation properties. The durable and energy efficient material is usually fixed to the studs of timber or steel wall framing, but can also be installed over reinforced concrete and masonry.

The clean, modern look of a rendered home provides a uniform appearance with an attractive texture which can be enhanced with your choice of colour. Not only can renders and textures be applied over brick, block and fibre cement sheeting. These days they can also be successfully applied over Foamular Extruded Polystyrene; a lightweight, cost effective and energy efficient building material.

Features and Benefits of rendering over Foamular

· Modern, Stylish and Energy Efficient

· Quickly turn Old into New

· Three-in-One Product - external cladding, superior insulation, texture coat ready

· Major cost saving advantage:

o Eliminate the need to remove existing cladding and re-clad

o Eliminate additional costs to straighten existing frame or substrate

o Fast installation reduces labour and scaffolding/equipment hire costs

o Save on waste collection/skip bin costs through installer scrap removal service

· Fire retardant

· Energy and thermal efficient - reducing energy costs

· Continual return on investment

· Cooler in Summer, warmer in Winter

· Energy efficient and Environmentally responsible

· Lightweight yet rigid and strong

· Safe and installer friendly

Foamular Metric XPS is an energy efficient substrate, especially suited for new generation PM Render Finishes. Foamular is a truly green product. It is created using an environmentally friendly HCFC Blowing Agent and its high insulation levels means it reduces household heating bills. With over 90% of Australians electricity coming from burning coal, Foamular has the potential to reduce Australia's carbon footprint.

Extruded Polystyrene with render is ideal for renovations and first floor extensions because it is extremely lightweight, reducing the need for structural support. Foamular is also much quicker to install and requires no drying time, so you can install the Foamular and render it in the same day.

To learn more about Foamular Extruded Polystyrene and how it can be used to add value to your home, contact Austech's technical team. Foamular can also be used in many other applications, from residential to commercial projects; visit the Foamular website for more information. Austech are the national distributors of Foamular with offices across Australia.

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