Re-rendering an Art Deco house

DanHookey Forumite Posts: 1 Newbie
edited 25 September 2019 at 9:05AM in Is this quote fair?
I have received the following quote to remove all the render from my 3 bed semi (quite generously proportioned) fix cracks in the brick underneath and re-render with KRend acrylic render that will not require painting in the future. At the same time to remove and replace 2 rusting RSJs window lintels using props to do the swap. Is this a fair price (house is in South West London)?

1. To erect Scaffold as required - 3 sides of house (7m height, 23m total length)
2. To remove existing render over an approx area of 120m2 and dispose of site by means
of builders skips -
3. To supply and install propping and 2No. New window lintels as discussed (3 m RSJsx2)-
4. To carry out up to 10m of helifix crack repairs if discovered when removing old render -
5. To prepare existing surface with K Rend Acrylic, fit K Rend Mesh, apply K Rend HP12
6.Render Coat and K1 White Textured Render, including all necessary beads to windows, corners etc-
7. To clean coping's at upper roof level, repoint and repaint -
8. To replace SVP at side of the property in White -

Total Price for the works £29,980

Many thanks


  • FreeBear
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    £30K sounds well over the top, even at London rates - I would have thought £15K would be more reasonable.

    Does this quote include building control fees ?
    As you are removing more than 25% of the render & reapplying and replacing lintels, both require building control approval. If the work isn't "signed off", you could have difficulties plus additional expenditure if/when you sell. And should the local council start enforcement proceedings, it is you that will be left to carry the can.
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  • Doozergirl
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    Wooaah!! That's an exciting price.

    I wouldn't pay it. And I'd expect external insulation on the walls as well for less than that.
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