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K Rend

K Rend Contact Details

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028 28 260 136
9 Starbog Road,
County Antrim
BT40 2TJ
Northern Ireland
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About K Rend

K Rend is the UK’s largest independent silicone coloured render manufacturer. Trading in the UK and Ireland render market for over 27 years, K Rend offers an extensive range of silicone external render and finishes, designed to give a durable weatherproof coating and natural finish.

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Through an uncompromising commitment to quality, excellence, integrity and teamwork, K Rend provide the best tailored products and solutions to satisfy the most demanding requirements. Market leading K Rend is one of the first render manufacturers to have achieved prestigious Kitemark licence to BS EN 998:2010. The Kitemark is the world’s premier symbol of trust, integrity and quality ensuring that vital product safety and performance requirements are met. Kitemark schemes are voluntary, illustrating commitment to providing customers with the highest standard of quality products.

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K Rend silicone renders range form an attractive range of one coat application systems which can be plastered directly onto blockwork. The range incorporates water repellents as an integral part of the cement based render system. Silicone technology imparts a high degree of water repellency to the render surface whilst allowing water vapour to pass through the render allowing the substrate to breathe. The water repellent surface ensures a freshly rendered appearance for a prolonged period. The finish is drier and thus more resistant to algae growth and the natural phenomenon of limebloom.

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K Rend – incorporates various textured through coloured silicone render systems. Also included in the range are dry dash receivers, roughcast, base coats and brick effect render.

K Lime – a range of dry bagged mortars from natural hydraulic lime selected sand and other performance enhancing additives, derived from natural sources.

K Mix – a range of dry bagged construction mortars for use on block and brick laying, scratch coats, bedding and grout for pavia.

K Post – a rapid setting concrete for securing metal, wood and concrete posts. Sets in 5-10 minutes, no mixing required.

K Bead - a range of durable uPVC beads designed to be used with K Rend Renders. They are ideal for damp, wet or corrosive environments or where plaster drying times may be extended.

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Additional products include:
  • K Mix
  • K Dash
  • K Rend Brick Render
  • Tools
  • K Lime
  • K Post
  • Complementary Products
  • K Rend Base Coats
  • Silicone Roughcast
  • K Dash Receiver
  • K Bead
  • Traditional Mortar

For more information please visit

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Reviews & Testimonials for K Rend

5 star review
July 28, 2016
“K Rend LW1 suited a particular project I was working on and my client wanted a through colour render as opposed to an acrylic render. I now find LW1 to be my preferred render of choice. I used the colour white which provided a beautiful white colour and doesn’t look creamy when dried, by not applying a basecoat it makes the application process a lot quicker which the clients love. About 70% of my jobs would be machine applied and LW1 goes through it easily. I would call this the best K Rend product made to date.”
Testimonial by
Karl Moore, Applicator, Mika REND Ltd.
5 star review
November 16, 2015
“I use K Rend Silicone TC 15 due to its high quality finish. Recently a lot of new build projects I have been working on with timber frames have specified Silicone TC 15 due to its External Wall Insulation properties.”
Testimonial by
Shaun Murray, Applicator, Hampshire
5 star review
November 06, 2015
“The K Rend Silicone Thin Coat range is superb. It is easy to use and spread. Spray applying saves me time and K Rend’s level of customer service is second to none.”
Testimonial by
Martin Miller, Applicator (Scotland)
4 star review
October 19, 2015
“I use Primer TC as it is available in a wide range of colours. It matches the colour of the Render Topcoat (Silicone TC) creating a professional finish. It is really easy to apply.”
Testimonial by
Phil Boulton, Applicator, NE England
4 star review
October 07, 2015
“Contractors choose to use Silicone TC 30 as it is really easy to use and spreads with ease. They trust K Rend’s silicone technology, ensuring a fresh rendered appearance for longer.”
Testimonial by
Gavin Waugh, MKM Building Supplies
5 star review
September 22, 2015
“A great general purpose base coat. Add water, mix for 5 minutes and spray. It is easy to use and ideal as the backing for K Rend finishes.”
Testimonial by
Adam Melville, Applicator, Stockport
4 star review
August 27, 2015
“The K Mix range offers good quality construction mortars for a competitive price. I use them daily, as they are easy to mix and can be used for a variety of applications.”
Testimonial by
Phil Boulton, Applicator, NE England
5 star review
August 25, 2015
“HP12 is great for handling and is an easily worked basecoat.”
Testimonial by
Kyle Watts, Applicator
5 star review
August 21, 2015
“Myself and two colleagues attended the course and were very impressed by the whole experience. This course was the most informative one-day training course that I have ever attended. I feel confident about applying K Rend now. To anyone thinking of attending, in my opinion it’s time and money well spent. Thanks to all at K Rend for making our day one to remember.”
Testimonial by
Ashley Gill, Applicators
4 star review
August 20, 2015
“A great general purpose base coat. Add water, mix for 5 minutes and spray. It is easy to use and ideal as the backing for K Rend finishes.”
Testimonial by
Adam Melville, Applicator, Stockport
4 star review
August 19, 2015
“Customers who use HP14 Base (scratch coat) are impressed with the high performance of the base coat on difficult substrates. Used in conjunction with the Silicone Thin Coat range, the product is always in high demand.”
Testimonial by
Kieron Shaw, Buildbase
4 star review
August 19, 2015
“K Mix GP Mortar is easy to spray and handle. Using a sponge or float creates a great finish to the product. I recommend giving it a go.”
Testimonial by
Lee Burrough, Applicator, Devon
5 star review
August 18, 2015
“I have been using K Rend’s Silicone Scraped Texture range for years. The product is very popular in my local area due to its textured finish and strong range of colours.”
Testimonial by
Martin Miller, Applicator, Scotland
4 star review
August 17, 2015
“Overall K Rend’s range of Base Coats are great sellers for us as they are used in conjunction with the Silicone & Acrylic Thin Coat ranges. The K Rend team are always on hand to offer technical support, providing a high level of customer service.”
Testimonial by
Kieron Shaw, Buildbase
5 star review
August 16, 2015
“HPX base coat (scratch coat) is a great seller for us due to the fact that it can be used on substrates requiring a high level of flexibility and adhesion. It’s a highly adaptable product.”
Testimonial by
Kieron Shaw, Buildbase
5 star review
August 13, 2015
“Silicone Spray E Grade sprays with ease and has great coverage, saving me lots of time. It’s a product I use regularly.”
Testimonial by
Alan MacKey, Applicator, Kent
4 star review
August 12, 2015
“I use UF Fibre Base when I need a strong flexible base coat. It is very versatile and can be hand or spray applied.”
Testimonial by
Adam Melville, Applicator, Stockport
4 star review
August 05, 2015
“We have a large customer base for Silicone K1. They love the product as it is low maintenance and easy to apply to substrate.”
Testimonial by
Gavin Waugh, MKM Building Supplies
5 star review
August 05, 2015
“We hand apply all jobs so Silicone FT is the perfect product for us. It is easy to use and forms a refined textured finish that our customers are really impressed with. It is worlds apart from anything else out there.”
Testimonial by
Lee, G & L Plastering
4 star review
May 05, 2015
“Customers who have used K1 Spray always have great things to report back. It is the render spray of choice due to its ease of use and suitability for most render machines, saving time.”
Testimonial by
Kieron Shaw, Buildbase
K Rend. 4 out of 5 based on 20 ratings.



Render – providing happiness to new homes

Render is becoming an increasingly popular choice among prospective homeowners. Previously a favoured product among those contracted to remodel an existing home, render has now become a mainstream finish option for new builds. Housebuilders, especially those involved in smaller plots, where quality and finish can be paramount, are responding to the demand and choosing render over other more traditional brick finishes to create standout and market appeal. Rendering the external walls of a house provides a level of quality assurance, not only for the house builder in terms of their finished product but for the homeowners investing in a new home. Aesthetically it offers immediate curb appeal – good for the initial sell – but the benefits are much longer term. Rendering external walls actually creates a healthier home, depending on the type of render chosen. Those made from hydraulic lime offer a permeable surface, allowing vapour to pass through the building, rather than a sealed surface, which locks in moisture, creating a more favourable environment for damp. External walls that are breathable will be able to regulate humidity creating a healthier home. This is because, contrary to opinion, render is weatherproof, not waterproof. It still allows water vapour to permeate through while also protecting the building from the elements by allowing the water to run off. A breathable building is very important; allowing vapour to insulate the walls will control the humidity of building, limiting damp and erosion problems. Using a lime based render will be weatherproof and protect a building without sealing completely. Lime based render is also a flexible material; it isn’t as rigid as cement. This means that brick laid with lime can microscopically adjust to the changing seasons without cracking the structure or causing instability. Houses change over time; in order to allow brick and stone the room to adjust, a flexible material is needed to avoid cracks. Lime based render is softer material helping homes adapt to the small changes that may happen when they expand and contract against weather conditions. The creation of a breathable, flexible render of the highest quality, is a result of an investment in the science behind the product but the success of the product isn’t just science alone. Correct application of the product is crucial in assuring the best performance. Housebuilding teams can often find themselves facing numerous challenges during the building process – and increasingly render is becoming widely recognised as requiring specialist skills. Advice on the correct application of products is readily available to avoid costly mistakes and ensure the quality of the finished project. The latest 2017 NHBC Standards has also included several new changes to the charter – one of which is on render. This is to support housebuilders in raising and maintaining the standard of housebuilding across the UK. Unlike cement,
Mineral TC now available

Introducing Mineral TC a cement based, polymer modified render, requiring only the addition of water and 10 minutes mixing time. It will provide an attractive, low maintenance finish. The benefits include: • Faster drying times at lower temperatures and high humidity • Available in 2 textures and 4 standard colours • Can be used for external & internal applications • Requires only the addition of water and 10 minutes mixing time
Silicone TC 10 now available

TC 10 is a pre-mixed, silicone based, ready to use organic resin renders which is usually hand applied. It provides a low maintenance, decorative finish and is available in a wide range of colours. Benefits of TC 10 are; High degree of water repellency Optimum adhesion to the substrate Easy application & workability Natural looking finish Allows substrate to breathe High flexibility Excellent handling properties High water resistance
Delivery Standards for Merchants

In line with our Vision Company Goal “Customer Focus” we are committed to continually improving our level of customer service. We are delighted to launch our new Delivery Standards, highlighting the high levels of customer service you should expect from your K Rend team.
K Rend Helps Local Youths to Sail into the Sunset

On a blustery Monday afternoon the stunning yacht, Spirit of Oysterhaven, sailed into Carrickfergus Marina with 10 teenagers from both sides of the border for what is set to be an adventure of a lifetime. Local company Kilwaughter Lime’s (K Rend) support for the Atlantic Youth Trust led to open recruitment and selection of young people from the Carrickfergus area for a 5-day youth development voyage. The lucky participants will learn the ropes, cook, clean, and much more alongside fellow teenagers from the Republic of Ireland in the final voyage of the season organised by the Atlantic Youth Trust. Speaking about the voyage Kilwaughter Lime Director, John McDowell, said: “We are delighted to be in a position to support this exciting voyage and worthy endeavor. Sailing is an incredible way to take young people out of their comfort zone and fast track their development.” Following the inclusion of the Atlantic Youth Trust’s plans for a new all island, youth development and cultural integration tall ship in the ‘A Fresh Start: Stormont Agreement’, it looks like Northern Ireland’s young people will get regular opportunities to experience life at sea. Executive Director of the Atlantic Youth Trust, Neil O’Hagan added: “It is fantastic to be able to make the opportunities accessible to all thanks to organisations such as Kilwaughter Lime. Without corporate support such opportunities would be limited to those that can afford it which is in stark contrast to the Trust’s objectives.”
NEW K Pro – A Protective Treatment for Render

Introducing K Pro a water based protective treatment used to provide long term, enhanced water repellent properties to external render and other masonry surfaces. The benefits include: Enhanced water repellency Helps combat problems associated with water intrusion Enables the substrate to breathe Keeps substrate clean & dry for longer K Pro is available in 25 litre screw cap plastic containers. Click to view our K Pro video. Technical Data or K Pro flyer available for download alternatively please call 028 2826 0766 or email
K Rend LW1 - Karl Moore’s render of choice

K Rend LW1 is a light weight, cement based and polymer modified self-coloured render, which can be applied directly onto polystyrene insulation to achieve a variety of finishes. Benefits: · Cost saving: 1 day application · Light weight: good coverage · Easy application and workability · Spray application (can be hand applied) Applicator: Karl Moore, Mika REND Ltd. “K Rend LW1 suited a particular project I was working on and my client wanted a through colour render as opposed to an acrylic render. I now find LW1 to be my preferred render of choice. I used the colour white which provided a beautiful white colour and doesn’t look creamy when dried, by not applying a basecoat it makes the application process a lot quicker which the clients love. About 70% of my jobs would be machine applied and LW1 goes through it easily. I would call this the best K Rend product made to date.” Click to view our LW1 video. Technical Data or K Rend Brochure available for download alternatively please call 028 2826 0766 or email
BBA Approval for K Rend K1 Spray

We are delighted to announce the achievement of the British Board of Agrément (BBA) certification for K Rend K1 Spray. K1 Spray is a spray or hand-applied one-coat render, for use on new or existing buildings over medium density concrete clockwork manufactured in accordance with BS EN 771-3 : 2011. Key factors assessed to achieve the certificate include: · Weather resistance · Performance in relation to fire · Impact resistance · Durability Obtaining the BBA Certificate 97/3428 provides our customers with confidence in a system that is independently assessed by the leading authority in product and system approvals. For further information contact our Technical Support Centre on 028 2826 0766
Best Environmental Business at Larne Business Awards 2016

The Kilwaughter Lime Quality Department attended the Larne Business Awards at a gala dinner in Ballygally Castle Hotel on Thursday night. The annual event celebrated a range of outstanding business initiatives and top achievers throughout the local business community. Kilwaughter Lime was shortlisted for an environmental accolade because of its ongoing sustainability schemes and was delighted to win the Best Environmental Business of 2016. The company takes pride in caring for local environment, and environmental considerations are an integral part of business practice. The company site is situated on the edge of the Antrim Plateau; this is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty; so the effect of our operations on biodiversity and the surroundings countryside has always been a major consideration for the company. Nearly 10 years ago a 50 acre area of land was set aside to reestablish an area of pristine native woodland and grassland, since then over 20,000 trees have been planted including Ash, Oak, Beech, Birch,Rowan and Alder. Kilwaughter Lime, in conjunction with the RSPB has installed a variety of nest boxes for thrushes, robins and tits. There is also a motion detection camera in place to determine if red squirrels are repopulating the area. Several tonnes of boulders have been placed strategically to provide habitat for smaller mammals and insects to colonise. The area is carefully managed to provide a natural habitat without letting it become overgrown, routine surveys are completed to monitor the variety of species of flora and fauna and to help develop the full potential of the woodland.
Construction Industry Federation welcomes the signing of Construction Contracts Act

As the construction industry takes a turn and is on the rise Keystone reports on the signing of the Construction Contracts Act and how it will benefit the entire supply chain. The signing of the Construction Contracts Act will benefit the entire supply chain by bringing more certainty and dispute resolution in the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) CIF President Michael Stone said “The sector is in recovery mode and this act will help companies plan, budget and invest more accurately in meeting Ireland’s increasing economic demands.” Philip Crampton, Chairman of the CIF’s Procurement, Tendering and Contracts Committee said “The Act is positive news for construction sector and will mean more certainty of payment for all in the supply chain. This certainty will improve the competitiveness of the sector facilitating growth and the delivery of quality public and private construction projects. It will transform the landscape in which the construction sector operates in Ireland.” K Rend manufacturing facilities continue to grow with such demands and the plant has some of the most advanced production facilities in Europe. It was designed with the environment, our customers and future growth in mind.
K Rend photo competition

Enter our competition to showcase your finished jobs… When you finish a K Rend job that you are proud of, take a photo and upload it to our Facebook or Twitter pages. You will be automatically entered into our competition to win a top of the range Canon Powershot SX610 20 MP 18 X Zoom Compact Digital Camera. Your photos will be shared instantly with customers from all over UK and Ireland. Your project may also be featured in the next edition of K News with a readership of 5000. It’s great exposure for your business so get involved now. Guidelines Only enter photos of property’s that are completely finished including groundwork’s. No scaffold Photos must be taken in blue sky conditions (no rainy days please) No persons, tools, vans, or equipment should be visible No contractor branding The competition closes on 27th May
K Rend introduce LW1 to the market

New K Rend LW1 is a light weight, cement based and polymer modified self-coloured render, which can be applied directly onto polystyrene insulation to achieve a variety of finishes. K Rend LW1 may be applied by machine or by hand. LW1 is a one day application, instead of the usual two days. It has excellent handling properties and is designed for use with most spray machines. It is ideal for larger projects where speed of machine application can offer time saving benefits. LW1 will provide an attractive, low maintenance finish. It is specifically designed for application directly onto polystyrene insulation. It may be used to provide a textured finish. The LW1 research & development process included extensive applicator trials, ensuring application, quality and performance requirements have been met. It is Kitemarked and CE marked to BS EN 998-1:2010 and also ISO 9001 approved. Find put more about LW1 at
K Rend support local job fair

Kilwaughter Chemical Company employees Niamh-Anne and Joe attended the DEL jobs fair in Larne Town Hall yesterday to promote the many job opportunities available at the company. They joined 40 local companies who greeted 804 people seeking new career opportunities. The event was supported by the Larne Lord Mayor Billy Ashe and Mid and East Antrim Borough Council members. To find out more about our current job opportunities visit
No business like show business!

Last year we exhibited at 13 shows throughout the UK and Ireland. This year we are happy to announce that we will be exhibiting at 9 shows throughout the country. Join us at your local event to speak to our Technical Sales Consultants who will be happy to advise you on your project. SelfBuild & Improve your home 12-14th February, Belfast The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show, 14-17 April, Birmingham The Homebuilding & Renovating Show, 21-22nd May, Scotland Build It Live, 11-12th June, Oxfordshire Royal Highland Show, 23-26th June, Edinburgh SelfBuild & Improve your own home, 9-11th September, Dublin The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show, 23-25th September, London National Ploughing Championships, 22-24th September, Co. Laois The Homebuilding & Renovating Show SW, 19-20th November, Somerset Remember to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates closer to each event date.
Introducing K Lime Roughcast

We are delighted to introduce a new product to the K Lime range. K Lime Roughcast is used in plastering to provide a wet dash or Roughcast finish. It is prepared by blending K Lime Roughcast binder with 4-8mm limestone chips in the ratio 2 parts binder to 1 part limestone chips. It is applied as part of a K Lime rendering system and is available now in 25kg bags. K Lime is a range of dry bagged mortars made from Natural Hydraulic Lime, selected sand and other performance enhancing additives, derived from natural sources.
Ready, Set, Go!

Storm Henry has caused massive disruption and damage as the high gale winds swept through Britain over the last 48 hours. As the huge clear up begins throughout the country make sure to future proof your metal, wood and concrete posts to avoid any unwanted damage with K Post, a rapid setting concrete. The hassle free post fixing is suitable for use on fences and decking gazebos. Benefits include: - Ready to use - No mixing required - Sets in 5 to 10 minutes - Finished job within hours - Store bag on-site in all weather To find out more click to download our K Post brochure.
Become a 'Recommended K Rend Applicator.'

Join us at the newly opened K Rend Centre of Excellence specialist training facility, purpose built to train those wishing to learn more about K Rend products, to gain the perfect finish. Whether you want to improve your skills, projects or portfolio, our training and certification program can help you achieve your goals. Our course features 35% class room technical learning and 65% hands-on based training ensuring on completion you’ll be more productive and will achieve optimum product performance. Effective training also impacts positively on the reduction of wastage and rework. On completion delegates receive: K Rend Certificate, Samples & Literature Pack, Hi-vis vest, Pen & Van Livery and the opportunity to become a ‘Recommended K Rend Applicator.’ We provide a comprehensive before, during and after technical support service to all delegates. Our expertly trained Technical Support Team provide detailed advice along with on-site support to ensure your projects success. We offer: - A comprehensive range of Specifications using our online Specification Writer - A free sample service - On-site Technical Consultant visits - A full telephone and web online chat technical support 8am - 5pm (4pm on Fri) The K Rend product training course is £75 + VAT (Airport transfers, breakfast and lunch included) For more information click here or call to book on 028 2826 2138. If you fancy getting a feel for the day click to view the video.
Don't let the weather slow you down. Try K Rend Accelerator.

The evenings may be drawing in as winter is upon us but don’t let the weather stop you in your tracks. K Rend have developed K Rend Accelerator, a liquid additive used to reduce the waiting time before scraping K Rend scraped texture renders. It accelerates the curing time of K Rend scraped texture renders meaning that the render may be scraped earlier, enabling a faster completion of the job. Find out more about K Rend Accelerator here.
Products & Services

K Rend Traditional White Mortar

K Rend Tyrolean

K Post

K Lime Natural Hydraulic Lime

K Mix Construction Mortars

K Rend Alkali Resistant Reinforcing Mesh

Base Coats

Algae Clean


K Rend R10

K Pro

R7 Acrylic

K Bead

Brick Rend

Silicone Roughcast

Silicone Spray Dash

Overcoating Silicone Dash

Silicone Dash

K Rend LW1

K1 Spray

Silicone K1

Silicone Spray E Grade

Silicone FT

Primer TC

Silicone TC 30

Silicone TC 15

Silicone Thin Coat

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Rendering products


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Plastering products

Mineral TC


Name Role Email Telephone
Ciara Van Es Internal Technical Sales - Northern Ireland 028 2826 0136
Kathia Vallester Internal Technical Sales - Ireland South 028 2826 2136
Peter Smyth Internal Technical Sales - North East England 028 2826 2133
Alan Haskins Internal Technical Sales - Central England & North Wales 028 2826 2171
Geoff Mooney Internal Technical Sales - London & East Anglia 028 2826 3309
Peter Kealey Internal Technical Sales - South East England 028 2826 3305
Aaran Savage Internal Technical Sales - South Wales & South West England 028 2826 3304


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