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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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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 Alan on 23/4/2019

Prior write up was the victim of predictive text, word should have been courteous not contentious, other than that write up is spot on.

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 paul on 6/2/2019

So very professional. Exceptional quality. Prompt, reliable and affordable. Can't praise Daniel enough. Having him back to do some more work at rear of property. Recommended tradesman! Paul Radcliffe

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 David on 27/5/2019

Job done with a minimum of fuss. On time and at the agreed price. No problems.

We are a farther and son team a reliable rendering company,well rated customer base.

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Reviewed by shani on 4/6/2019

Very friendly but workmanship just ok . Didn’t finish properly and left unfinished in one area

We are two time served tradesman who strive to provide the best quality job we can

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Reviewed by Agnes on 16/3/2019

messaged me no quote

This is a hard working company, which is new to rated people; specialising in all types of roofing for over 10 years. Every Job that is undertaken, is done by the book with no corners cut. Company is fully insured with tradesman insurance for profesionals

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Reviewed by Fred on 17/6/2019

Thanks to Graeme for his professional and great job! Very pleased with GTFroofing!

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 Charl on 19/6/2019

Scaffolding was put up day before work began. All windows and doors were covered in protective plastic, old rendering removed and re-rendered. The boys arrived early and left only when section being worked on was compleate, they worked long and hard, On compleation the scaffolding was removed immediately. I would and have recomended Elite Rendering. Charl Steyn (Pant-yr-awel)

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 Mick on 11/5/2019

We are small property developers. We rely heavily on trades people. We want them to turn up when they say they will. We want them to do the best job possible. We want them to be clean and efficient on site. On all counts Wall Renderers excelled. In an industry beset by low standards Wall Renderers revived our faith in sub contractors. Would we recommend them? Definitely. Mick Burpitt

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 Dave on 1/5/2019

Excellent service. Kept us informed at all times. Work completed in a timely fashion. We would definitely recommend LMG in future.

We a specialists EWI,RENDER, MONOCOUSH,GEDBRICK, BRICK SLIPS works. Our experience during the 10 years. We use just BBA approved materials Licata+greutol,SPS envirowall, KRend,Weber,STO,Wetherby

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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

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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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