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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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As a whole time firefighter I complement this role by being a fully qualified plasterer with certificates up to an NVQ level 3. I also hold a teaching qualification in plastering. I pride myself on excellent customer service and working to a very high standard. I have been plastering for over 20 years and originally started out working for my fathers company doing a time served apprenticeship before setting up my own business. The projects I have worked on have ranged from managing teams of plasterers for high profile developers such as Charles Church and Bryant Homes, restoration work for English Heritage and working with private individuals on domestic work ranging from skimming a small ceiling to renovation and extension projects. Competent in treating rising damp and replastering with sand and cement render with the correct waterproofing additives. Qualifications Level 3 NVQ diploma in plastering (construction) - solid (full) (QCF). VTCT level 3 preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector (QCF). Proficient in the installation of Dryrod damp proofing treatment BBA Certificated.

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Reviewed by Craig on 1/5/2019

Absolute pleasure to deal with. Nothing was too much trouble and did a great job. Would happily recommend to anyone

Need a proper job done? You got the right tradesman to do it

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Reviewed by Steve on 28/9/2019

Piotr (Peter) is a fantastic tradesman, his professionalism is to be commended. I have been so impressed with his commitment and hard work to insure the client receives the best results; which my wife and I did. An extremely approachable individual who is brilliant at his chosen profession.

DM Construction's core business is comprehensive refurbishment services. We are a dynamically developing company from Southend on Sea. Thanks to the experience gained, we provide the highest quality renovation and construction services. Our professionally selected team of qualified employees guarantees reliable work performance. DM Construction company in the field of modern interior renovations and exterior refurbishments, helps the investor to choose the right renovation technologies. We hope that our proposals will meet with your interest. Bearing in mind the well-being of our clients, we are always ready to help in the field of technical solutions and we are happy to advise you in case of any questions. We invite you to familiarize yourself with our offer and use our services. Refurbishments - Maintenance - General Building

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Reviewed by Franko on 21/9/2019

“Dawid and team did an excellent doing a floor for me, i used him long time ago, decided to use again as i know hes hardworking, today they finish job for me, thanks again

We are a complete Building and Decorating services offering all trades and 12 months guarantee on all building work. Are highly skilled team look to give you quality workmanship at a competitive rate.

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Reviewed by Robert on 11/9/2019

Robin does a great job and his work is excellent and to a very high standard. I'm so happy with the work done that I'm used Robin for another job I would highly recommended Robin and I would hire again.

In partnership with Preston Plastering Services. At AJMpro Plastering services we are dedicated to completing your project (large or small) with quality results, on time, and within your budget. We aspire to provide a service that exceeds clients expectations.

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Reviewed by Gavin on 12/3/2019

Damp proofing and re-plastering. Nice job. Reasonable price. Good guys who turned up when they said they would, and tidied up afterwards. Would use again.

Here at elite rendering systems ltd we offer a wide range of specialist services. These include external wall/internal wall insulation, silicone render options, and all aspect of internal boarding and skimming. We also can offer direct access to insulation funding to significantly reduce the cost of work for homeowners.

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Reviewed by Justin on 18/9/2019

Quote was within budget. Scaffolding erected and worked commenced following day. Workmen didn’t stop all day (8am till 6pm) every day. Site was always left clean and tidy. On completion site was cleared and scaffolding removed. Very pleased with the final result.

I have been a professional plasterer for the past 34 years. I pride myself on excellent plastering, reliability and a clean professional job. I undertake internal plastering and external rendering also insurance work.

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Reviewed by matthew on 2/10/2019

Steve came over to quote some work for me. Very professional guy and a pleasure to deal with. Thanks Steve.

As you know, your largest investment is your home. Spray Wall Coatings UK Offer long life, exterior protective spray wall rendering systems. Specialising in spray wall rendering systems, penetrating damp solutions. The benefits of using our wall coating system: Guaranteed for 10 years. Options can be extended Lasts in excess of 30 years Optional price purchase for insurance backed guarantee for up to 10 years Eliminates mould, algae and moss Product will not chip, peel, flake or discolour Our rendering systems are frost resistant Our rendering systems add value to your property. Benefit = return on your investment

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Reviewed by Gibson on 2/9/2019

Excellent work. Turned up on time and responded with reassurance to all my concerns. Will not hesitate to engage them in future

[EST-1962] ALL types of drainage,french/field drains.flat roofing-slate and tiled roofing- roughcasting-brickwork-lead work-upvc facings gutters ect-ground works-site-house and garage clearance-asbestos removal-demollition-damp treatment- all works are guaranteed. based in Ayrshire and working all over scotland northern Ireland and north England."FREE ESTIMATES".

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Reviewed by Luke on 14/10/2019

Great service & very reliable. Arrived on time competitive rates and generally pleasure to deal with. Highly Recommended.

We are specialise in modern system of decorative coloured render,mosaic render,brick effect render.Flexible reinforcement render system as an integral part of decorative final coat render.City&Guilds approved renderers and building treatment installers.

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Reviewed by Caroline on 13/8/2019

Very hardworking and did an excellent job. Extremely happy with quality of work.

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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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