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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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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 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 Daniel on 23/1/2020

I used David for a small tiling job and plumbing. David was very efficient and got the job completed quickly and to a good standard

HI everyone family run business .Experienced painter and decorator, kitchens fitter .we offer laminate ,solid flooring landlords offices school welcome domestic and commercial

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Reviewed by Abose on 7/11/2019

We were very happy with the outcome.. They were very professional in their approach and they tided up after themselves. They were fair with their pricing and I would use them again. Highly recommend.

Hi my name is Davy i have been plastering 30 years in the industry i do roughcasting and all modern renders i have been on building sites all my working life now i have been self employed 15 years doing domestic work and working for small building firms . Other skills l have are External wall insulation and Venetian plastering

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Reviewed by Ann on 23/7/2019

Couldn't have got a better tradesperson everything excellent.

Supreme Plastering Services LTD Offers a wide range of services varying from, Plastering Rendering, Dry lining. Myself and my team have over 16 yrs or experience. First Started off in London City working on luxury apartments to high standards. We are very professional and produce high quality work. We have top quality equipment to delivery top quality finishes. Once the work is completed we will also make sure the property or location is left clean. We also concentrate on time keeping and producing high quality finishes to a set time so your project will also be delivered on time.

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Reviewed by Todd on 18/7/2019

Adrian provided high quality work. The materials used were high quality. Despite walls that were in poor condition, Adrian was able to produce smooth walls with very precise corners. He provided an accurate estimate of time to complete the job. The price was a little higher than estimates from other tradespeople but the higher price was well worth it as the quality of work was excellent. It's great to have a reliable plasterer for future work.

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Reviewed by Gila on 28/4/2019

Top notch in every department. Polite,excellent attention to detail and cleaned up immaculately.

A.K.M Render Systems are specialist in high preformance renders colour renders and Brickeffect render we do not have pushy sales men what you see is what you get we believe in giving fair prices for quality work all our work comes with 10 year guarantee

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Reviewed by peter on 28/5/2019

Friendly Team very reliable and professional did an outstanding job which we are very happy with. They were very tidy. We would have no hesitation on recommending this company to anyone nice work job well done

Make your home as comfortable and attractive as possible and get on with living.There's more to life than decorating.If you looking for help,solutions to make your interior design ideas come alive I'd be happy to support,advise or simply do it for you.

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Reviewed by ROBERT on 8/5/2019

Jimmy and his team were first class, excellent standard of work. Also clean and tidy as the job progressed.

We are a one stop building company.We have been building for over 24years.We provide a full building sevice from electrical and plumbing works ,to plastering or extensions .We carry out all what you would ever need from a small dedicated building company .

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Reviewed by Barry on 2/9/2019

Response to posting was immediate. Quote was quick and reasonable. Work carried out exactly as agreed, quickly and efficiently. Tradesmen friendly and unobtrusive. Good customer service, checked to ensure we were satisfied.

I have been tiling and plastering for over 20 years.13 year my own business .Very reliable person who will treat your job like my own house.All aspects of tiling and plastering .From fit only or full bathroom rip outs. Plastering skim coat. Atrex removal

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Reviewed by Gill on 18/12/2019

Martin did an excellent job plastering my room to a high quality. Great value and prompt to provide quote and carry out the job. Very pleasant and I would highly recommend

Smartways, taking pride in our work, ensuring all jobs are completed to the highest standard. Offering a clean, friendly and reliable service. Qualified tradesmen with 10 years experience. All interior and exterior projects and maintenance.

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Reviewed by Caroline on 15/6/2019

Hard working guys, I would recommend, they left the place very tidy and even helped me out my washing machine back in! did a good job of the floor and recommend good options for my flooring with a. variety of pricing for me to choose from.

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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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