Commercial rendering using condor pump

  • part-of-rendering-finished

  • completing-commercial-building-rendering

  • condor pump

  • Cutting-expansion-joint

  • cutting-expansion-joint-for-corner

  • Floating-wall-after-rendering

  • long-wall-prepared-for-rendering

  • commercial-building-for-rendering

  • rendering layer exposed

  • Splash-coated-wall

  • straight square walls

  • team-work-sponging

  • commercial-building-being-rendered

Commercial rendering using Condor pump

This is a commercial job where we worked together as a team to achieve a great result for a builder. In order for us to carry out this rendering job, we need to use our Condor pump. The Condor pump is an amazing rendering tool for larger jobs like this. It has the ability to pump the cement mix for as high as we need. It does so by adding extensions to the pump hose. In most cases we only need to go 6 or 7 stories high.

Charlie and Sons is one of three companies in Brisbane who have a condor render pump.

First we apply a free hand splash coat to the walls of the building, this prepares the walls for the cement mix that is sprayed on with the pump. This coat is key as it make the render stick on to the walls.

We then pump spray the sand and cement to the wall making sure it is screeded properly making it nice and straight. We then patch the walls making sure there are no holes. Finally we float it with sponge giving a 10mm finish. It is now up to the painters to have it painted. Come back to this page in Feb 2015 to see the finished painted result.

Expansion Joints
Other important parts to this job is the use of expansion joints. Cutting out the expansion joint alleviate pressure of the building so that there is no cracking when earth and building moves. If we don’t do this, it will more than likely crack and weaken the building over time.

After that we apply the first coat of glue over the painted brick surface. This coat is crucial to the quality of the job as we need the stucco rendering to stick to the painted surface. The glue we are using is a polymer modified highly advanced form of glue, especially designed to sticking on corners or going over painted surfaces.

Once the glue is applied, it need to dry 24 hours when we then apply cement mix and finally stucco rendering using free hand methods.

Renderign pump advantages

  • we can go as many floor up as you need
  • allow us to finish large commercial jobs faster
  • Ideal for our smaller team
  • only 3 pumps in Brisbane
  • even distribution of rendering mix

There are many benefits with having the right equipment and people.

Go to Charlie and sons Youtube channel to see more videos of us rendering houses. Remember to subscribe and receive new videos as we release them.


Preparing cement mix with pump

applying the mix to walls

floating the walls

Completed project

wall after rendering and paint
painted wall after rendering
great completed rendering on commercial building
building ready to move in to