Renderplas PVCu bellcast beads /drip beads are designed for function and speed on all external rendering applications.
PVCu bellcast beads are designed to provide a stop to the render just above the damp proof course and the reveals to provide a straight edge, protect against impact and to deflect rain water. Bellcast beads can also be an architectural feature by being used at each storey to provide a shadow. PVCu beading is fast and easy to cut to length with a fine toothed hacksaw or tin snips and is much safer to handle than cut metal. Fixing the PVCu bead is no different from steel beads and standard industry practice can be followed.
Renderplas plastic bellcast beads / drip beads offer better value for money as opposed to stainless steel beads as they are made from cost-effective recycled exterior grade, impact resistant, UV stable PVCu that are guaranteed not to stain or corrode like galvanized steel beads, reducing spalling and impact damage. The plastic beads are guaranteed to be fit for purpose for the lifetime of the render and at least 25 years. Renderplas PVCu beads match the stipulations of British and European standard for the design requirements of metal beads and lath (BS EN 13658-2:2005), they are BBA certified, Class 1Y fire rated, and unaffected by weather. The British and European Standard for the design and application of external render (BS EN 13914-1:2005) stipulates that only PVC beads and stainless steel beads can be used in all applications including situations of high atmospheric or background moisture and high atmospheric or background salt.
All Renderplas bellcast beads give a perfect finish to through colour render with Powerbead providing the ultimate strength for heavy sand and cement.