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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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We are a company that specializes in external rendering throughout the uk.We cover every external finish from traditional sand and cement render to through coloured polymer renders. We aim to leave all our customers 100% happy.we also cover internal plastering and plasterboarding mainly in the winter months.

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Reviewed by Sharon on 27/9/2020

Jonathan is a lovely man turned up on time did the job no hassle looks great very pleased I would definitely recommend him to others

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 Richard on 24/10/2020

Adrian did a fantastic job rendering our garden wall. Absolutely perfect finish / a real perfectionist. Left the place spotless - even jet washed a wall for us!

Our company was established in UK 9 years ago,Before that we have worked in Portugal,France.We are experienced in refurbishment work,all carpenter work,bathroom fitting,all kinds of external insulation and rendering finishes.We are all certificated.Our work is supported with references. We will do our best to satisfy everyone with the quality of the work we can offer.

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Reviewed by sarj on 20/10/2020

found Slavi by chance and have never used rated people before. Slavi and his team were amazing. I tried him out on a couple of smaller jobs before letting him render the back of my house. A fantastic job, so many compliments from friends and family. His team then also paved a foot path in the garden and the icing on the cake was the outdoor tiling which now looks something out of grand designs. I did not have to haggle on price as it was very fair and his guys turned up when he said they would. A fantastic

20 years of experience in all aspects of plastering/rendering - Traditional flat render - Pebble dashing - Tyrolean - Dry lining - Skimming - Reskim over artex - Coving - k rend coloured renders Clean and reliable honest tradesmen

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Reviewed by Richard on 22/10/2020

Great job! Exactly as described very professional and fair price. Will definitely use again.

Does the work; External Wall Insulation, External Rendering, Pebble Dashing, Floor Tiles, Bathroom Tiles, Hydraulics, Painting and Decorations,

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Reviewed by SIMON on 24/10/2020

Worlds greatest carpenter / diy and handyman... job done well he worked hard and cleaned up... all the right tools and good price 10/10

Bristol House Extensions is a family owned business. Our workforce is fully qualified and experienced at working in domestic and commercial properties and carries out work for our customer, customer satisfaction is our main priority.

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Reviewed by Joanne on 19/10/2020

Extremely friendly, informative and helpful. Reliable and prompt service. Did what they said when they said. Did a very good job and for the price they quoted. Excellent communication, which is hard to get these days! Would definitely recommend them to others, and will use them again in future.

Hi, I'm a plasterer who thrives off happy customers and positive feedback, I put 100% into all of my jobs and won't leave a job until the customer is happy. I'm clean reliable and friendly. Please feel free to contact me for a free quotation.

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Reviewed by Rosalyn on 23/9/2020

An excellent job done and quickly, both in terms of the actual job and being able to start. Left property tidy each day and after job finished. Sam came round at the end to make sure I was happy. Only minor point was ceilings needed more work than anticipated. Realise this can happen but a heads up that ceilings might not be suitable for skimming would have been good. Overall, very happy with the work done and would use again.

We do plasters-rendering Over 20 years we are a specialist for All type of? Rendering and Plastering we have a family business??

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Reviewed by Covi on 26/10/2020

Left the job not completed and have paid in full very very unreliable .

Happy home building services ltd with over 15 years within the building trade, mainley specialising in plastering, and rendering.

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Reviewed by Emma on 26/9/2020

I’m a very nervous client as I have experienced many tradesmen who have not been legit or finished the job less then satisfactory. However, Adam was a refreshing surprise... his communication and flexibility was great, his workmanship was excellent and the job finished was perfect! Thank you so much!

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 Eddie on 12/5/2020

Excellent job. Very pleased with result and a reasonable price. Andy was prompt, polite and professional. Would definitely recommend him.

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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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