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Add value and vitality to your home by rendering external walls that are bare brick or pebble-dashed disappointments. A smart fresh finish transforms your property and a house rendering specialist will ensure your walls are impeccably smooth. You’ll be the envy of your neighbours too! Find your local specialist rendering company today.

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Reviewed by Steve on 14/2/2021

Good job Tom

Hello my name is Huw Sargeant from Connah’s Quay and I been a plasterer for 7 years now, worked on big sites like ASDA and Morrsisons, im a hard working person who likes to get the job done properly no short cuts, my work is of high quality no matter the size of the job, I do all aspects of plastering and have a flexible diary for work Also do Machine render for external works

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Reviewed by Edward on 10/4/2021

Huw arrived promptly and immediately started work. He carried out a first class job and all in one day. I have no hesitation in recommending Huw for his plastering service.

Sweet Plastering & Carpentry is a small local business who pride themselves on carrying out a high standard of workmanship with a reputation of great customer service. We carry out all aspects of building work internal and external by qualified tradesman.

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Reviewed by PRAVIN on 1/4/2021

Very professional, punctual tried to accommodate all of our demands.

Griffiths roofing we specialise at 're roofing, slate tiles and leadwork. also chimney work undertook. Rubber roof and also grp

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Reviewed by Oswyn on 7/11/2020

Highly recommended, job done on time and at quoted price. Very happy

Wee are a small family run business that thrive on job satisfaction wee aim to keep our customers happy in all aspects. Most of our work comes from referrals and from people wee have met over the years. all our portfolio pictures have names and numbers if u would like to contact for references if u so wish.

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Reviewed by Charles on 16/3/2021

Midtaking rated this company

I am a sole trader and have over 10 years experience. I specialise in Carpentry, Painting & Decorating and many more..

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Reviewed by Fred on 11/2/2021

Highly recommend. Very quick to respond, friendly, professional & knowledgeable. Listen attentively to the issue, gave great advice and delivered what was expected.

With many years of experience in UK and abroad we provide vast variety of services from design, build, architectural drawings, domestic or commercial refurbishments, conversions, extensions, internal decorations, external decorations and roof repairs.

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Reviewed by Doug on 12/10/2017

Filipe and Christian have been absolutely brilliant. Very professional, polite and cheerful throughout. I have them multiple tasks and they did as requested and more. I definitely recommend them and if I move house/require work I will go back to them. Thank you!

We are a Northwest Based Company and have 35 years professional experience Building and External works in the U.K and have a detailed knowledge of all aspects including the following: New builds from design to build Houses / Bungalows Garages single or double Extensions Hard and soft Landscaping Excavators for hire Reduce level excavations and removal Foundations and steelwork New installation of drainage Land or residential Drain repairs Inspection chambers and main sewer pipes Driveways and Paving inc Indian Sandstone and Block paving etc Artificial Grass and Turf new Lawns Decorative stone Topsoil Brickwork and Blockwork Rendering Bulk haulage Grab lorries available Please contact us for details Free quotations available on request Good rates of works quoted to hopefully meet your required budget Please call now for any questions regarding any jobs no job to small Owen skeffington Director

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Reviewed by Martin on 15/4/2021

Work carried out to a very high standard. 5 star rating is to reflect efficiency, and price of overall project to our complete satisfaction. Highly recommended.

We are a family run business that has been trading for over 20 years, we cover all aspects of painting and decorating including wallpapering, residential, private and commercial works, we pride ourselves on taking pride in our work and completing specifications to a high standard. We aim always to be punctual and to serve our clients with a friendly and can do attitude.

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Reviewed by Hassan on 28/7/2020

Rob has been very professional from first day, viewed and inspected the property straight away, provided a competitive quote and completed the job with high quality with his team. Recommended

Bramhill construction is a privately owned building company with over 20 years experience. Fully qualified, insured and registered members CSCS. Cob, Lime and Stone Laying, Eco Buildings, Barn Conversions / Extensions, Re-pointing Listed Buildings, ...

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Reviewed by Adrian on 15/4/2020

Worked well for me, recomend.

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External Rendering specialists - what you need to know

There are few building services that have such an instant and striking impact on the look of your home as rendering external walls. Even the most dated of facades can be revamped and modernised in a matter of days with a smart, newly-rendered finish.

Any home can be rendered, but you (and your rendering professional) will need to bear in mind a few factors before applying the new surface. First, look at the existing substrate – the material that your render will sit on top of. Does that substrate provide enough adhesion to render onto?

Next, have a think about the type of finish you’re looking for. Different types of render offer specific styles. Some are traditional, others are more contemporary. It’s usually a good idea not to “force” a style on your home by trying to make a modern property look older, or vice versa.

And while talking about the age of your home, this also comes into play. As well as steering the type of finish that’s most appropriate, it also determines how much preparation and ongoing upkeep may be required, and how much substrate movement your new rendered surface will need to handle.

How much does it cost to render a house?

The cost of house rendering jobs are typically based on the surface area to be covered. But the type of render you opt for will also affect the overall price.


Standard sand and cement rendering should cost anywhere from £30–£50 per sqm. K Rend (a more resilient and smoother render) and other silicone or acrylic renders are pricier, with costs ranging from £45–£75 per sqm.

How to render an external wall

Trusted, reliable house rendering experts know there’s no shortcut to the perfect finish. So, they’ll usually follow this five-step process:

  1. Scaffolding – your local rendering company will need a base to work from, so they’ll begin by putting up scaffolding with a few levels. This will let them access all areas of each wall to be rendered. They should protect your windows with plastic sheeting too.
  2. Remove old render – the next step (only necessary if covering an existing rendered surface) is to get rid of any old render. Your tradesperson will usually do this with a dedicated vibrating tool. There may be an additional cost to re-render a house. 
  3. Keying – to provide maximum grip and adhesion, your pro will then key the existing surface. This simply involves making grooves in the substrate.
  4. First render layer – your renderer can then apply the first coat. This layer is referred to as the “scratch layer” because it’s scratched to give a rough surface that provides adhesion. The scratch layer consists of a 4-to-1 sand and cement mix, and is usually around 7–8mm deep.
  5. Final render layer – once dry, the second topcoat render layer can then be applied. Like the first layer, it will be around 7-mm thick but this time your pro will probably use a 5-1 sand and cement mixture. This final layer will be screeded and wiped a few times to help ensure a smooth finish.

Types of external wall render

  • Sand and cement render - the most common and cost-effective option. Made using Portland Cement, it’s also a strong, resilient render. However, because it’s so tough, sand and cement render is prone to cracking when applied to substrates that move or flex. For that reason, cement renders usually aren’t recommended for older buildings. Cement renders aren’t waterproof either, so they usually need a waterproof masonry paint applied to protect against moisture penetration.
  • Lime render - this render has two main advantages over cement: it’s both breathable and very flexible. That makes it well suited to older homes, which can suffer from substrate movement. Lime render isn’t waterproof, but it can provide an effective moisture barrier as it absorbs water and stops it from passing through the wall. And, because lime render is breathable, the moisture then gradually evaporates.
  • K Rend and polymer renders - you might have read about or heard the name K Rend mentioned when researching your options. K Rend is the product name of one of the leading modern render finishes. Like rival products, K Rend is essentially a cement-based mix which incorporates specially engineered polymers to improve the durability and finish. Silicone water repellents help to block out moisture while retaining breathability. That means the surface keeps its freshly rendered appearance for longer and is more resistant to algae growth and lime bloom (a natural discolouring). As well as silicone-based options like K Rend, alternative nylon and glass fibre options deliver stronger coats while ensuring breathability.

The qualifications your external rendering expert needs

Rendering is essentially another form of plastering. City & Guilds qualifications, apprenticeships and diplomas in plastering and rendering are useful in showing your tradesperson has invested in their skills. Formal qualifications are not required to become a plasterer, however.  

The most important consideration when finding renderers near you is experience and evidence of completing similar jobs to a high standard previously.

Insurance for external rendering

While renderers won’t need to enter your home, that doesn’t mean things can’t go awry. With scaffolding going up and your windows, vehicles and garden furniture all at risk (not to mention the tradesperson’s own safety), it’s crucial that your pro holds full public liability insurance. Ask for a copy of their cover before your tradesperson begins work.

Questions you should ask your external rendering expert

  • What type of render would they recommend using, and why?
  • Is K Rend an option for your home? If so, how much extra will it cost?
  • Will they organise scaffolding for you, or do you need to arrange this?
  • Will they paint the render (if necessary), or is this down to you?
  • What ongoing maintenance will your rendered surface require?

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