The Walk in Riffa ... Renderplas PVC beads used on the facade.

PVC external render beads from UK-based Renderplas are part of the dynamic design of The Walk, an open-air mall with high-end shops, an art gallery, cafés and restaurants in Bahrain’s East Riffa area.

According to Renderplas, its PVC stop and corner beads were chosen because they provided an aesthetic and practical solution for the project, creating crisp, durable edges to the large external render panels which give The Walk its distinctive geometric form. 

Also, by using brilliant white PVC beading, rather than a metal alternative, the desired finish was achieved with no need for painting. Non-corrosive and UV resistant, Renderplas PVC beads will withstand the intense heat and humidity of Bahrain’s summer months, ensuring that the project stays looking fresh and new for longer with minimal maintenance, the company says.

Renderplas PVC beading was supplied for the project by Gulf Markets International (GMI) of Bahrain, a longstanding distributor of Renderplas products in the Gulf region. 

Daniel Leedham-Green, Managing Director of Renderplas, claims PVC beads offered the only durable solution for Bahrain’s harsh climate.

“Having demonstrated proven quality and performance on other prestigious projects in the region, Renderplas beads were the clear choice for The Walk,” he comments.

A total of 12,000 linear m of Renderplas 6mm Stop Beads were installed to the edges of the building’s external render panels. Designed to be seen, the bead edges enhance the overall aesthetics of the dramatic segments which make up the striking structure,” Leedham-Green adds.

Additionally, 2,500 linear m of 4 mm corner beads from the Renderplas range were used to provide protection and create a sharp finish to external corners.

“In addition to excellent aesthetics and durability, Renderplas PVC profiles are easier and safer to handle than cut metal. They offer a simple, one-man solution for creating straight, durable joints, corners and edges on all external and internal rendering. The PVC material is scratch resistant and will not discolour over time, so any exposed joints and edges will continue to complement the colour of an external facade indefinitely,” he says.