When you walk down a typical street you'll see a mixture of properties. Some are more modern, some are older, some will have exposed brick, some will have a coloured render applied. You might ask why some properties have a render finish and others don’t – good question!
There are various advantages to rendering your property some that you've probably already thought of and more that we'll outline the benefits of here!Contact Us
The main reason for applying render to a property is to improve the appearance. Adding a render can give your whole house a facelift and it also gives some real ‘curb-appeal’ for anyone thinking of selling or renting their property. A well rendered property can really make your home stand out!
If you already have a rendered property but the render is damaged or starting to look tired then it might be time to consider re-rendering. This will usually involve stripping off the old render then applying a new modern render system to the exposed brick or block work. For your peace of mind, these new render systems come with guarantees of 10-15 years depending on the manufacturer.
You may currently have painted brickwork, which tends to become dull very quickly and often requires re-painting every few years. Instead of spending that money on re-painting, a through colour render system is a great alternative and to make things even better our silicone enhance render systems are self-cleaning. Whilst the cost in render might be slightly higher than painting the property, it will save you money and just as importantly, your time in the longer run as you will no longer need to re-paint!
Rendering your property will provide a slight insulating effect of its own but if you are considering rendering your walls, it's a great time to consider full external insulation.
If you are already putting scaffolding up and getting a contractor to render, this is the best and cheapest time to look at external insulation. A typical cost for rendering a property is £50-60 per square metre, whilst external insulation with render is around £100 per square metre, so insulating at the same time is going to be great value. You can also benefit from various grants and funding that can be given for insulation, which is not available for rendering and can further reduce the cost of insulation.
We have found that some of our customers actually end up spending less on external insulation with a render finish than they would on rendering alone and they also notice the difference through savings in their energy bills!
Getting the right type of render is really important, as each type has different properties that could benefit your property or if chosen incorrectly exacerbate problems.
We typically use one of three types of render: