SAS EUROPE LTD
Suppliers of: External Wall Insulation Systems EWI, Render beads Plaster Beads, Rainscreen Cladding, Masonry Paint, Plaster Beads, Render, Monocouche Renders, PVC-u Beads, Reinforcing Mesh
Introducing SAS Render Systems: Your Trusted Partner in External Render Solutions
SAS Render Systems, a reputable UK manufacturer, specialises in providing top-of-the-line external render systems, rainscreen cladding, and insulation solutions. Their commitment to delivering the highest quality products for your construction projects is backed by an experienced technical team dedicated to achieving the results you desire. As your trusted partner, SAS offer comprehensive support to architects, designers, and planners throughout the specifying process. From estimating quantities and thermal qualities to assisting with decorative finishes, they ensure your project is in capable hands.
Why Choose SAS Render Systems?
Accredited Quality: SAS complete UK render systems boast accreditations from the BBA and the NHBC assuring you of the highest standards.
Fire-Safe Solutions: Both the ProWall rainscreen cladding system and ProRend EIFS Mineral wool external wall system have achieved an impressive A2-s1,d0 fire classification in recent testing, ensuring safety and compliance.
Certified Management Systems: With ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Quality Management Systems in place across all manufacturing sites, SAS are dedicated to maintaining quality and environmental responsibility.
Unrivalled Support: The SAS Technical Team is with you at every step, from the initial design to the final product, offering unmatched support and expertise.
Consultation Services: Take advantage of our comprehensive consultation services, encompassing design assistance to application guidance.
Technical Resources: At SAS Render Systems, we provide an array of technical resources, including library and bespoke CAD drawings, thermal calculations, colour matching, and on-site support, facilitating a smooth project execution.
Trained Contractors: SAS can recommend highly skilled contractors, ensuring the best application of render systems and products.
ProRend Training College: To ensure the optimal use of SAS products, you can undertake training at the ProRend training college, equipping professionals with the necessary expertise.
Unbeatable Delivery: SAS Render Systems has some of the fastest delivery times in the industry, with a one to three-day working lead time.
Explore SAS Render Systems Main Product Ranges:
ProRend Render Products: Experience the durability and high-quality finishes of SAS’s hardworking renders, basecoats, and masonry paints for external walls, available in a diverse range of colours and textures. Available in over 30 standard colours plus an extensive colour-matching service.
ProRend EIFS System: The complete External Wall Insulation Finishing System (EIFS) offers a durable rendered finish, ideal for both new buildings and property renovations. The ProRend Mineral wool EIFS system carries an A2-s1,d0 fire classification for added peace of mind.
ProWall Rendered Rainscreen Cladding: Developed specifically for timber frame developments, the ProWall Rainscreen Cladding allows for a stable rendered finish. The ventilated and drained cavity ensures breathability and protection from the elements, with an A2-s1,d0 fire classification.
ProMesh Render and Plaster Reinforcing Mesh: Reinforce your plaster or render with top-grade mesh, designed for stabilising surfaces and preventing cracking effectively.
ProBead Render Beads and Plaster Beads: Opt for market-leading PVCu render beads in various types and colours for plastering and rendering applications:
Angle/Corner Beads, available in 2 wing sizes and suitable for all types of external render.
Bellcast/Drip Beads for finishing render at DPC level and above window heads to throw off rainwater.
Stop Beads - used with render and plaster at junctions of walls, soffits, ceilings and surrounds.
Movement/Expansion Beads are used with render and placed over movement joints/expansion points.
Ashlar/Detail Beads - cost-effective alternative method to manual Ashlar Detailing.
ProBead+/Meshed Wing Beads - meshed angle/corner beads and window reveal/return (APU) beads.
Dry Wall Beads - a range of drylining corner profiles, feature channels and plasterboard edge beads.
GoRend HBS: The one-coat, two-pass monocouche render, GoRend HBS, offers a quick and easy application with an attractive and durable scraped aggregate finish, perfectly suited for new build properties.
For further technical information, feel free to download resources from the BPI Download Library.
SAS Render Systems are dedicated to delivering superior solutions for your construction needs, backed by expertise and top-quality products. Get in touch today at 01647 24620 or visit sas-europe.com.
The Ultimate Guide to Achieving Flawless Render Finishes with ProBead Rendering Beads
In the realm of construction and architectural design, achieving a flawless and lasting finish on exterior walls is an art that blends practicality with aesthetics. One key element is the seamless integration of rendering beads, which not only provide clean lines and sharp edges but also contribute to the overall resilience of the structure. Among the innovative solutions available in the market, ProBead rendering beads stand out as a versatile and effective option for enhancing the durability and visual appeal of rendered facades.
In this guide, SAS Render Systems shed light on the step-by-step process of using render beads. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or an enthusiastic DIY homeowner, this comprehensive guide will navigate you through how to use render beads to their full potential. From understanding the essential materials required to achieving a professional-grade finish, we’ll explore the right way to use render beads.
Step 1: Preparation
Ensure you have all the necessary tools and materials: ProBead render beads, render, plastering tools, and safety equipment.
Step 2: Surface Preparation
Make sure the surface where you’ll apply the render and render bead is clean, dry, and debris-free.
Use suitable cutting tools, such as tin snips, to measure and cut the ProBead render bead to the desired length.
Step 3: Applying the Render Basecoat:
Start by applying a thin layer of render (basecoat) or blobs of render to the wall where you want to apply the beading using a trowel. This base coat provides a smooth and even surface for the rendering beads to adhere to.
Use a hawk and trowel to spread the render, ensuring an even thickness.
Step 4: Attaching Render Beads:
Press the ProBead Rendering Beads into the wet render at the desired locations.
Ease them into reveals surrounding windows, doors, and other openings; for corner beads, apply gentle pressure to external corners and lightly tap to ensure a level alignment. A spirit level can help you maintain a level surface.
Ensure beads are securely embedded in the render and are aligned properly.
Step 4: Applying Render
Once the render beads are in place, you can proceed with applying the render to the surrounding areas.
Apply the render evenly and firmly into the beading’s edges, ensuring it covers the edge of the render bead and extends beyond it. This helps to create a smooth and consistent finish and eliminates any potential air pockets.
Step 5: Smoothing and Finishing
Use plastering tools to smooth and shape the render, ensuring it adheres well to the render bead and the surrounding surface.
Pay extra attention to creating crisp edges and clean lines using the render bead as a guide.
Step 6: Cleaning
While the render is still workable, remove any excess material from the surface of the render bead to ensure a clean edge. The render should align flush with the exposed edges of the beads for a clean and tidy finish.
Clean any smudges or excess render from the render bead’s surface.
Step 7: Drying and Curing
Allow the render to dry and cure according to specification recommendations. This usually takes some time, so be patient.
Step 8: Inspection
Inspect the finished work to ensure the render beads are securely in place and the render has dried evenly. Make any final adjustments if needed.
Step 9: Finishing Touches
Once the render is fully cured, you can proceed with any additional finishes, such as a ProRend Colourtex finish.
ProBead render beads, designed to streamline the creation of sharp corners, neat edges, and consistent reveals, are more than just accessories – they are the cornerstone of precision in rendering.
Feel free to chat with the SAS Technical Team at 01647 24620 about recommendations for specific render beads you should be using, as different products may have slight variations in application methods and requirements.
Market-leading ProBead PVC beads are available in 18 standard colours and 34 colours perfectly coordinating with GoRend and ProRend renders and systems. Durable and high quality with a 25-year guarantee, ProBead will always give you the perfect edge.
Eager to witness the quality first-hand?
Get your hands on coloured bead samples free of charge here.
SAS Prowall Cladding: Steel frame deserves a helping hand
Rainscreen cladding on steel frame – simplifying construction
When it comes to rain-screen cladding on steel frame, most cladding materials will likely have a rain-screen support system or façade mounting system specified. These are commonly known as ‘helping hands’.
Steel frame deserves a ‘helping hand’
When render facades are specified for a steel frame it is often a different story – our Technical Team have seen all types of systems cobbled together that only complicate the build process. However, in many cases with a rendered rain-screen cladding on a steel frame, a ‘helping hands’ system can be used to simplify the construction process and allow for easier interfaces between cladding finishes.It can be surprising how often you come across a steel frame development that has render specified and the building fabrics in-between are either over-engineered or complicated, not allowing for an easy transition between finishes. With ProWall, our rendered rain-screen cladding system, we recommend the use of ‘helping hand’ brackets for all applications involving steel frames.
The Prowall rain-screen system
The ProWall system in conjunction with ‘helping hands’ brackets has many benefits, including:
Allowing for the use of incredibly thermally efficient foil-faced phenolic or Polyisocyanurate insulation
Placing the cavity on the face of the insulation, as opposed to an EWI rail system that has the cavity behind the insulation
Allowing for one style of support system for all the different cladding finishes
Increased impact resistance compared to traditionally used EWI systems
Simple and fast installation
Adjustable void depths
30 or 60-year BBA certification
The ProWall system can be used with all leading bracket manufacturers such as Nvelope, Hilti Eurofox, Amari Allface and others. ProWall uses our advanced render carrier board and cavity barrier fire seals, and is finished with highly water-resistant silicone render – take a look at the finishes and colours here.For more information or if you have any questions on the use of ProWall with ‘helping hands’, please contact our technical team on 01647 24620.