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Add value and vitality to your home, by rendering over bare brick walls or pebble-dashed disappointments. A smart fresh finish transforms your property and an external rendering specialist will ensure your walls are impeccably smooth. Find your plastering pro today.

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Reviewed by sam on 27/11/2018

excellent rendering job, very fair price, turned up on time and travelled a long way to get the job done for me. join between the old render and the new was a bit scruffy and some mess around front door. Overall would recommend.

Welcome to LMG Home Improvements. We are a family run business who insulate and render homes. Working with leading manufacturers, we look to bring you the very best products to improve the warmth, look and value of your home.

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Reviewed by Sarah on 11/11/2018

Had my semi render removed and then silicone rendered. Lmg were reliable, quote was good and the whole work was completed in a timely manner. I'm very happy with their work and their tradesmen where a trustworthy guys. I left my home open to them so they could access electricity, bathroom drinks etc. I'm very happy with the work they did. Thank you guys and I would definatly recommend.

Family run business fully-qualified tradesmen working to high standards and always working along side our customers to get the perfect end results .Roofing and roughcasting is something we as a company specialize in and take a huge amount of pride in. Check out our Facebook - Supreme Roofing & Roughcasting Thanks

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Reviewed by Dee on 9/11/2018

Great work carried out by Chris and his team , would highly recommend

Team of professional renders working together for over 7 years. No job is too big or too small for us. We use a wide range of insulation to fit your needs, but if you do not wish to use insulation we can only rend your house to make it look wonderful.

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Reviewed by Mel on 23/10/2018

They do not do sand/cement render so I did not want a quote

C.R.S are specialists in traditional and modern render finishes along with machine applied finishes. We pride ourselves on the basis we are only as good as our last job, that way we ensure each and every project that we complete is done to the highest standard. Some of the finishes we offer include - Silicone based texture - Through coloured Monocouche - Roughcast - Pebble Dash - Traditional sand and cement finishes - Brick effect render

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Reviewed by Lyn on 2/11/2018

A fabulous job, turned up on time, whole team worked really hard & finish is superb. Great communication throughout, can’t fault it, will definitely use them again

We do render works,external walls insulation. Our experience during the ten years.We can always agree on a price.

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Reviewed by Mira on 7/8/2018

Excellent job, we are very happy with the job Tomas and his team has done for us. Hardworking, clean, respectful. I would highly recommend this company to any of my friends. Well done guys and thank you. Mira

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 Daniel on 24/10/2018

Can not rate these guys highly enough. They have been brilliant start to finish and the house looks amazing.

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 Simon on 11/12/2018

Really good guy, worked around the bad weather and let me know when he was going to on site. Tidy and a fantastic finished result. Thanks very much and would highly recommend

[EST-1962] ALL roofing-roughcasting-brickwork-lead work-upvc facings gutters ect-ground works-drainage-site house and garage clearance-asbestos removal -damp treatment- all works are guaranteed. based in Ayrshire and working all over scotland."FREE ESTIMATES" all written quotations have a small charge.

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Reviewed by Scott on 8/1/2019

Quick to respond. Quick to give a quote. Quick to complete the job. Turned up when he said he would and made the entire job. hassle free.

Hello there.. I'm a fully qualified Plasterer / Renderer. I've been in the industry for over 18 years. I'm offering all aspects of plastering and rendering to a high standard of work.

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Reviewed by Adrian on 15/1/2019

An excellent service was provided by Joe and his team. Reliable, communicative and a job well done, Cannot recommend enough.

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External Rendering specialists - what you need to know

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

While any home can be rendered, you (and your rendering professional) will need to consider a few factors before the new surface can be applied. First, take a look at the existing substrate – the material that your render will sit on top of. The main consideration here will be whether that substrate provides 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 more traditional, some more contemporary. It’s usually sensible not to “force” a style on your home, by trying to make a more modern property look older, or vice versa.

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

Cost of external rendering

Rendering jobs are typically priced according to the surface area that needs 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 rendering experts know that there’s no shortcut to the perfect finish. So, they’ll usually follow this five-step process:

  1. Scaffolding – your tradesperson will need a base to work from, so they’ll begin by putting up scaffolding with a few levels, so they can access all areas of each wall to be rendered. They should then protect your windows by covering them with plastic sheeting.
  2. Remove old render – the next step (which will only be necessary if you’re covering an existing rendered surface) is to get rid of any old render. Your tradesperson will usually do this with a dedicated vibrating tool.
  3. Keying – to provide maximum grip and adhesion, your pro will then key the existing surface. Keying 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 which 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 render options. K Rend is the product name of one of the leading modern render finishes. Like competitor products, K Rend is essentially a cement-based mix which incorporates specially engineered polymers to improve the durability and finish. In the case of K Rend, 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, but formal qualifications are not required to become a plasterer.  

The most important consideration when seeking out a rendering professional 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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