External Rendering

Increase your property value with External Rendering

House rendering is a process of applying a layer of material, such as cement or plaster, to the exterior walls of a building to improve its appearance and protect it from the elements. The rendering material can come in various colors and textures, allowing homeowners to customize the look of their property. House rendering can also increase the insulation properties of the building, resulting in energy savings and increased comfort inside the home. The process of house rendering typically involves preparing the wall surface, applying the rendering material, and then smoothing or texturing the surface to achieve the desired finish.

Protection from the elements

One of the primary benefits of house rendering is that it provides a layer of protection for your home's exterior walls. This protection shields the walls from the damaging effects of the sun, wind, and rain, which can cause cracking, erosion, and other types of damage. By applying a layer of rendering, you can help to extend the lifespan of your home and prevent costly repairs.

Improved energy efficiency

House rendering can also help to increase the energy efficiency of your home. The layer of rendering material acts as an additional insulating layer, helping to keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. This increased insulation can lead to significant energy savings, as your home's heating and cooling systems won't have to work as hard to maintain a comfortable temperature.

Enhanced curb appeal

Finally, house rendering can significantly improve the aesthetic appeal of your home. The rendering material can come in a variety of colors and textures, allowing you to choose a finish that complements your home's architectural style and surrounding landscape. A well-rendered home can increase its curb appeal, making it more attractive to potential buyers and enhancing its overall value.

Rendering Different Building Types

The best rendering option will depend on the material the building is made from, as well as the look of any surrounding buildings. An expert assessment of the outer walls should be carried out before beginning work on an existing home. For instance, brick or block homes can be rendered over with a wide range of options, but homes with timber cladding should avoid options that are not breathable, as this could contribute to mold growth.

It's also worth considering how the render will work with neighboring houses, especially in terraced or semi-detached houses. If you are looking to install external insulation, the size of your house will be increased due to the insulation boards. If you render a house bordered by brick homes it can stand out. In some cases, planning permission may be required to render a house, and in listed properties or conservation areas, you may be restricted when it comes to rendering and the colors you can use.

Types of Render

When looking to render a building, there are various options available, each with specific visual or structural benefits, and some clear pros and cons:

Cement Render

This is the standard option for rendering a house, which involves mixing sand and cement with water to create the finish. It can be naturally grey or dyed during the mixing process to create a colored render. However, it has some issues such as cracking over time and needing to be repainted. It also prevents water evaporation, which can cause problems if the render cracks and water gets behind it.

Lime Rendering

Adding hydrated lime to a cement render can bring a range of benefits to usability and performance, although it makes the mix more expensive. Lime render is easier to apply with a trowel, less likely to crack once dried, and better allows moisture to dissipate, which contributes to superior durability.

Pebbledash Rendering

This is a type of rendering used traditionally on UK homes, which involves throwing aggregates at a freshly rendered surface to create an uneven texture that can be left as-is or painted over. While this look was hugely popular when first used, it has lowered in popularity over the years and is rarely used now.

Acrylic Render

Acrylic render has acrylic resins added during mixing, which brings structural benefits by reducing the chances of cracking. Acrylic renders can also come in a range of colors, but they lack breathability.

Silicone Render

Silicone render is a cement-based render with silicone added, which offers similar benefits to acrylic render without sacrificing breathability. It is an expensive solution, and can only be installed during the summer as it requires higher temperatures to adequately dry.

Cork Render

This is a more recent innovation, involving cork for a textured finish. Cork render possesses thermal and acoustic insulation properties, alongside flexibility to avoid cracking, and water resistance. It is also an environmentally friendly option, as cork is removed from trees that will naturally grow more, meaning that they do not need to be harvested. Cork render can be installed with a range of colored finishes.


How long does it take to Exterior Render a Home?

Anything from 3-7 days depending on the size of the property and as long as there are no problems or bad weather conditions.

Is there a guarantee with it?

Yes, we offer a 10 year guarantee on all work done.

Do I need planning permission?

In most cases planning permission is not required but if you want to be certain, do check with your local authority to make sure. For listed buildings and homes in Conservation Areas it is doubtful that consent may be given.


We're proud to share what our clients have to say about us..

A resurfacing of a house extension.

The team was professional, efficient and always on time. The insulation and rendering was done to a very high standard and has made a significant difference to the energy efficiency of my home.

Nikita Copley

An upstairs resurfacing & insulation

Its the best thing we've done as the upstairs now is nice and warm and we don't have to turn the heating on or keep it on for long.

Gary & Sue

A partial exterior rendering on a home extension.

Kept in regular contact with regards to dates and turned up as promised, doing a great job. We are now saving to do the rest of the house and I would definately recommend Matt.

Lee Griffith


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