The facade of a building is often described in its visual function as a calling card, and in its technical function as the protective skin of a house. Both are correct. That is why the façade design plays an important role. If you, as a builder, decide on plastering, you have the choice between numerous variants in terms of plastering technique, plaster thickness and materials.
One distinction is based on the binders used. They can be mineral or inorganic or organic. A second distinguishing feature is the aggregates. What they all have in common is that they have a significant influence on the physical and technical properties and thus on the intended use of a plaster. Finally, the plastering technique used is an important criterion for the appearance of the facade design. We at MVM AG will be happy to advise you in detail on all the possibilities and the associated effects. We can also help you with questions about renovations, refurbishments and repainting of a plastered façade with our long experience and know-how.
Trowel throw, broom finish, grooved plaster – these terms describe three classics among plastering techniques. In addition, there is also felt and scratch plaster, disc and rubbing plaster, comb plaster, rough plaster and many more … Hardly any other material, combined with one of the many application methods, can give a house so many different “faces” as plaster. In addition, compared to other options, plaster allows a relatively inexpensive façade design that fits almost all architectural styles. All together, this leads to the conclusion that a plaster for the façade is the first choice among builders.
As a layman, one quickly loses the overview when confronted with the many variations. Therefore, we would like to invite you to take a look around our showroom and the adjoining sample centre at your leisure and let the MVM AG staff advise you. The offer is not only aimed at private builders, but also at professionals such as architects and general contractors.
MVM’s experts are masters of classical plastering techniques and have extensive knowledge of the materials used and their properties. But even if a process such as trowel-thrown plaster has proven itself on countless buildings since the 14th century – we do not remain stuck in the past, but face up to modern requirements.
That’s why we are also active in research and, together with the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, have looked for synergies between craftsmanship and digitality. The result is enhanced plastering processes that are particularly important for façade design. For example, we have “crossed” and further developed tried-and-tested hand tools such as brooms and combs with digital possibilities. You can also learn more about this topic in our sample centre.
You have to be a specialist to know all the possibilities of designing and protecting a façade. With MVM, you are in good hands. Before you make a hasty decision about plastering – perhaps because you have seen it on another house and liked it – we would like to advise you personally. Visit our sample centre or contact us to arrange an appointment at your construction site. Our experts look forward to your project!
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