How To Use

Fix­ing Recommendations

Adhe­sive Mortar

Our PVCu beads should be set on a con­tin­u­ous line of adhe­sive mor­tar, dub­bing out where nec­es­sary. This allows the PVCu bead to be plumbed com­pletely straight and pro­vides addi­tional rigid­ity when trow­elling on ren­der. Where through-coloured ren­der is used, the PVCu bead will not deflect when trow­elling off.

Mechan­i­cal Fixings

Care should be taken not to deform a tra­di­tional Exter­nal PVCu bead when using mechan­i­cal fix­ings — it should only be nec­es­sary when fix­ing a PVCu bead hor­i­zon­tally to main­tain straight­ness whilst the adhe­sive mor­tar goes off to avoid the need of a sup­port­ing baton under­neath the PVCu bead. Beads can be fixed with stain­less steel nails directly on to the sub­strate as the flex­i­ble wing com­pen­sates for irreg­u­lar­i­ties in the block­work whilst the box sec­tion keeps the PVCu bead straight and true. And as all our PVCu beads can be used inter­nally and exter­nally, they can be quickly fixed using stain­less steel sta­ples as an alternative.

Cut­ting to Length

Use a fine-toothed hack­saw and tin snips. PVC Pipe Weld adhe­sive is rec­om­mended to form a strong bond on butt joints.


Store hor­i­zon­tally away from direct hot sun. Whilst Ren­der­plas PVCu beads are pack­aged in the high­est qual­ity fibre­board tubes and double-fluted card­board boxes, care should be taken to ensure the boxes are kept straight.

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