It’s a sure bet that your house will deteriorate and require a makeover at some point. Your house will need to be rendered, but how much does rendering cost and what’s the best way to render a house? These are two questions that many ask when house rendering is unavoidable. In this article we address these questions and tell you all about house rendering.
Why Should I Have My House Rendered?
The most common reason for house rendering is to change the appearance of a surface, such as a kitchen splashback, swimming pool, gazebo, living room feature wall, or even the entire house. Rendering can help revive a tired-looking space for less than the cost of painting and less than the cost of a full renovation. If the original surface allows, you can render almost anything, but ask a qualified house rendering company or check the manufacturer’s specifications first. The following materials are examples of common surfaces that can be rendered:
- Acoustic panels
- Besser block
- Blue boards
- Fibre cement (FC) sheets
Rendering, as opposed to painting, has the added value of giving a distinct texture to the finish. It can change the appearance and feel of a surface while also increasing the structure’s durability and functionality. Here are some of the advantages of house rendering
- Increased fire resistance
- Insulation against heat and sound
- Improved energy efficiency
- Increased structural strength and durability
- Increased real estate value
How Much Does House Rendering Cost?
Your rendering project’s cost will be determined by the rendering products you select, the size and type of original surface being rendered. A qualified renderer will usually provide a quote per squire meter(psm). Remember that a more skilled renderer may charge more for delivering a better work. The rendering costs range from $30 to $150 per square meter (the higher rate of $150 psm is for the ‘insulating render’). When requesting a quote, ensure you have the location, property type, and project details, including the area size and photos.
How Long Does House Rendering Take?
One may never say for sure how long it takes to perform a full-scale house rendering. Unpredicted problems may hinder the work for a while or stop it for some time. The size of the area being rendered, the type of render chosen, and, the weather, are just some such problems. However, under normal conditions, house rendering may last not more than two weeks. Here is a more detailed answer:
- Wall cement render (1-2 days), entire house (1 week)
- Lime render – whole house (1-2 days), wall (1 week)
- Wall acrylic render (2-3 days), entire house (2 weeks)
What Are The Advantages of Rendering?
House rendering extends the life of the substrate as it covers the surface. It also increases the house’s aesthetics and market value when you decide to sell your house. But perhaps, the main advantage of house rendering is that it is the best alternative to house renovation which is far more cost efficient. Here are some other advantages of house rendering:
- Increases resistance to weather elements such as wind, rain, and sun.
- Enhances thermal performance
- Enhances water resistance
- Potentially boosts fire-rating
What Are The Disadvantages of Rendering?
On the other hand, some people argue that house rendering may reduce the value of your property if it is done poorly. Hiding the original brickwork’s aesthetic and discoloration in the long run are other two disadvantages that many point out. Maintaining the beauty of a rendered house is also said to be costly and challenging.
The Step-by-step Procedure For Rendering a House
House rendering is a relatively simple process that you can still do entirely on your own, unless you are a complete beginner. First select your desired colour and texture. Next, make the surface ready. This means that the substrate (the surface which you want to render) must be cleaned. Depending on the surface, you might need to soak it or apply a base coat to it. Then, for the texture or finish, your chosen render type will need to be mixed with water, pigment or oxide. Apply the render to the specified thickness with appropriate tools and allow it to dry and cure. Complete the rendering. By changing the tool used on the final coat, you can achieve a variety of decorative finishes or textures.
How to Select a Renderer?
A Google search is, of course, a good tool to find a renderer. Just type in a phrase such as “house rendering near me” or the best house rendeing services in (city)”. You can see who is closest to your project’s location from the list of results shown by Google and read any reviews left by viewers. In addition to this straightforward first step, you can:
- Gather quotes for comparison.
- Request a portfolio of previous work images and references.
- Request the physical addresses of completed projects so that you can inspect them.
- Confirm any state-specific licensing and qualifications.
What Questions Should I Ask From The Renderer?
Apart from the two questions that we discussed above, you may ask about the render’s previous work experience and certifications that he might have. This would help you decide if he is the right choice. Remember tp ask him if you need to repair any parts before the rendering process begins. Also see if he has any suggestions regarding which parts of the house need rendering and what type of rendering is required.
Rendering is a low-cost way to upgrade your home or a portion of your property. The market’s rendering products provide various aesthetic options with the added benefit of improved resistance to nature’s elements. It goes without saying that rendering your property is a very wise and affordable choice. In this article, we discussed some aspects of house rendering that will help you decide weather or not you should go for it.