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How much does external rendering cost?
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Old 07-07-2007, 6:37 PM
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We've moved into a house with a single story extension which is about 20ft wide by 10 ft. About 7ft of it is a double patio door. The extension is only a couple of years old but the rendering is coming away and crumbling at the corners and the back door. Do you think we need the edges doing or the whole thing replacing. This blinking house is costing us a fortune. How important is this, do we need to get this done urgently or can it wait? Any idea of cost?
Sorry for all the questions and thanks for looking.

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Anywhere between £600 and £1000 depending on many things.
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Thanks Nelly.
Would that be to re-render or repair? Not quite as terrifying as I had thought so cheers.
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Old 07-07-2007, 8:04 PM
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re render

That doesnt really include taking the old stuff off though
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Old 07-07-2007, 8:45 PM
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and is that labour intensive? what kind of figure are you thinking?
cheers for this
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If you can take a couple of pics of it and post them I can give you a fairly accurate quote and get a few other lads to pitch in too from another forum
what part of the country you live anyway?

that can make a difference
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That'd be great!
Never done this before so bear with me.....
http://s199.photobucket.com/albums/aa147/withnail1969/
Let me know if it works and we're in South Birmingham.
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Not to hijack the thread or anything but I am also looking for someone to render the back of my house and am worried as a female I may get ripped off. Does anyone know the going rate per meter squared? here's a picture in case it helps

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safesound, me too, pathetic female alert and all that......
how do you post photos straight into the thread?
good luck
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on your photo bucket under each pic there are 3 lines of text the botom one says IMG code just copy that then paste it here



Thats a bit big though^ you can make photobucket resize them first though.

Anyway.......

The good news is this doesnt look like a major problem.

The gooder news is you can do it your self.

The gooder-er news is it doesnt matter how dodgy you are at plastering cos your walls have a textured finish anyway.

Go to wickes or Been and Queued and get a small bag of premixed sand and cement and mix half of it fairly stiff.

Scrape off and flaky bits then just tart it up with a trowel or even a table knife. By time you paint it you'll hardly tell the difference honestly

and it'd cost about 5 quid too
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Not to hijack the thread or anything but I am also looking for someone to render the back of my house and am worried as a female I may get ripped off. Does anyone know the going rate per meter squared? here's a picture in case it helps

£800 ish depends on a few things but it looks reasonably straight forward
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Nelly you are a star, i thought it'd all need replacing. Thanks for the reassurance.
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wouldnt use them premixed bags myself because they are mixed with red sand which does tend to crack when used as render......use wash sand and also uni bond the wall after you`ve brushed the flakey bits away
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wash sand? will wickes know what i mean? would it be wrong to use to something lazy like this?
http://www.focusdiy.co.uk/invt/953439
http://www.focusdiy.co.uk/invt/186728
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Just a couple of quid dearer and also you wont get as much but if you only need one of its not that bad
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We've moved into a house with a single story extension which is about 20ft wide by 10 ft. About 7ft of it is a double patio door. The extension is only a couple of years old but the rendering is coming away and crumbling at the corners and the back door. Do you think we need the edges doing or the whole thing replacing. This blinking house is costing us a fortune. How important is this, do we need to get this done urgently or can it wait? Any idea of cost?
Sorry for all the questions and thanks for looking.
You will need to go around the house gently tapping on the walls you are listening for hollow sounds which would mean the render is coming away from the wall, if that does not happen you are in luck and its just tarting up the bad areas, if its roughcast or pebble dashed (not quite clear in your pics) then its slightly different but still easy to correct. Best method is mix up a very wet mix using a brush stipple (almost like stenciling) the areas let dry then finish with whatever type finish you have (the stipple is a key if it fell off once it might do it again).

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You will need to go around the house gently tapping on the walls you are listening for hollow sounds which would mean the render is coming away from the wall, if that does not happen you are in luck and its just tarting up the bad areas, if its roughcast or pebble dashed (not quite clear in your pics) then its slightly different but still easy to correct. Best method is mix up a very wet mix using a brush stipple (almost like stenciling) the areas let dry then finish with whatever type finish you have (the stipple is a key if it fell off once it might do it again).

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It is pebbley, can i get these from Wickes type places as well? What proportion do i put in? Complicated business for us newbies!
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"Safesound" Your house looks nice as is?
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It is pebbley, can i get these from Wickes type places as well? What proportion do i put in? Complicated business for us newbies!
Yes any builders merchant will have them just mix a very wet slurry and using a small shovel throw it at the area its a bit messy so blank off anywhere you do not want it to go.

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I used that polyfilla on our house for a bit of pointing, repairing and its fine. We only painted the rendering after it dried with ICI weathershield. The polyfilla weatherproof is good for patching up broken corners on brick prior to painting. We just used a pointing trowel and a little trowel for small bits, it dries very quickly too, about an house and its almost set rock hard

The sand and cement mix (Hanson) is normally red sand we have used that too for repairing a outside perimeter wall


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