Bellcast bead in situ on blockwork

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Bellcast beads

PVCu bellcast beads / drip beads for external rendering applications

Our locally manufactured PVCu bellcast beads /drip beads are designed for function and speed on all external rendering applications. Discreet but strong, Renderplas beads give a perfect finish for all renders from traditional sand & cement to contemporary through colour render.

Application:  Designed to provide a stop to the render just above the damp proof course and above reveals to produce a straight edge, provide protection against impact and deflect rain water.  Can also be used as an architectural feature at each storey to provide a shadow.

Colours:  Stocked in white and ivory and ten further colours across all PVC bead profiles except B10 which is supplied in white only.

Performance:  Renderplas plastic bellcast beads / drip beads offer a value for money alternative to stainless steel beads because they are made from cost-effective recycled exterior grade, impact resistant, UV stable PVCu and are guaranteed not to stain or corrode like galvanized steel beads, reducing spalling and impact damage.  Designed to outlast their metal counterparts, plastic beads are guaranteed to be fit for purpose for the lifetime of the render and at least 25 years.  Our PVCu beads match the stipulations of the British and European standard for the design requirements of metal beads and lath (BS EN 13658-2:2005), are BBA certified, Class 1Y fire rated, and are not affected 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.

Storage, cutting and fixing:  PVCu beading is fast and easy to cut to length with tin snips or a fine toothed hacksaw and is safer to handle than cut metal.  Fixing is no different from steel beads and standard industry practice can be followed.  Please see the installation guide for details.  Store vertically away from heat and direct sun, or flat if supported along the entire length.

Packing:  All PVC bellcast beads are packed in robust fibreboard tubes.  Supplied in 2.5m lengths and in packs of 25 as shown in the table below.


Code Product
Description
Render or
Plaster
Depth
(mm)
Weight per Pack
(kg)
Lengths per Pack Colours Datasheet
B10 10mm Small Wing Bellcast Bead 4-10 4.46 25 White View»
BC10 10mm Bellcast Bead 4-12 6.70 25 All 12 View»
B15 15mm Bellcast Bead 10-17 11.13 25 All 12 View»
B20 20mm Bellcast Bead 13-22 12.89 25 All 12 View»