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External Render Replacement

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landoflostcontent Tue 01-Mar-16 15:39:21

Does anyone have any idea roughly how much it would cost to re-render external walls of a small (but detached) 3 bed house?

House is in the far west of the country, on top of a hill and exposed to gales and rain and occasional flying trampolines grin. Roughly 25 years old.

The render is blown in places and started to fall off. I know I am going to have to get it replaced but are we talking hundreds, high hundreds, thousands of pounds?

I don't want to contact local companies if there is no way I can afford it sad

landoflostcontent Tue 01-Mar-16 15:42:14

Fool that I am! Totally forgot to mention it is only the first floor and two gable ends that need render - the lower half is artificial stone clad...

VertigoNun Tue 01-Mar-16 15:46:17

Marking my place as I have the same problem.

IShouldBeSoLurky Tue 01-Mar-16 17:55:14

We're having this done to the side of our house and it's costing c.6K. London though.

oliviaclottedcream Tue 01-Mar-16 17:57:05

How many m2 ?

oliviaclottedcream Tue 01-Mar-16 17:57:27

I can ask my brother ~ he's a builder

oliviaclottedcream Tue 01-Mar-16 18:01:21

There are alternatives

landoflostcontent Tue 01-Mar-16 19:10:00

Oh thank you for replying smile Am wondering if Vertigo and I are neighbours grin

Also suspect Olivia and I live in the same area! Couldn't get the link to work sad but have done mental arithmetic to try and work out square meterage (or should that be footage as I am more of an imperial person) However I am also very bad at mental arithmetic so went for best out of three and came up with 1040 square feet which is I suppose about just over 100 square metres.

Lurky - am feeling quite despondent now but am hoping yours is one of those tall Georgian buildings that is rendered from top to bottom and possibly in a conservation area

Thank you all for replying

IShouldBeSoLurky Tue 01-Mar-16 20:19:28

Oh, bless you, OP! I wish! It is a Victorian end terrace but the wall is quite long and the whole thing needs doing, plus some repointing, and the quote includes painting it plus it's possible my builder is ripping us off big style. Get some quotes - you won't know until you do.

cathpip Tue 01-Mar-16 20:29:26

Were in Yorkshire and have had three sides of a large five bed house rendered, it cost 8k in total.

landoflostcontent Tue 01-Mar-16 20:41:45

You are right - I won't know until I get quotes. Although there are no plans to move at the moment I wouldn't buy it knowing the walls needed redoing so will have to bite the bullet sooner or later. I can quite see why it costs so much, scaffolding, removing old render, recoating and painting and all in gale force winds and driving rain smile Have been pretty lucky so far with tradespeople

Am slightly consoled cathpip that mine is a very small house and only the first floor rendered...

Thank you all

oliviaclottedcream Wed 02-Mar-16 08:10:49

here it is again. [] I should stop trying to do that embedded thread thingy ~ it never works when I do.

A friend of mine is looking into this, as she had some eye-popping quotes from plasterers. Apparently any cracks in render can be filled with sand and cement, any loose stuff taken off and patched up. Then have this stuff applied. Rendering a place your size, a conservative estimate that is, is likely to be between 8-10 K.

oliviaclottedcream Wed 02-Mar-16 08:15:39

I'm in West London. If anything prices here for building and decorating work are more reasonable than in more remote places. As there's a lot of competition.

landoflostcontent Wed 02-Mar-16 08:39:49

Thank you Olivia - have had a quick look and will read in more detail later but I like the idea of never painting again grin Also the fact that it can be done all year round as there is no way we will be able to afford it this summer sad

I think I knew that would be the sort of price - at least if it is guaranteed 20 years we'd never need to do it again

oliviaclottedcream Wed 02-Mar-16 10:08:07

Exactly. Awful stuff rendering. My friend had her outside done only about 6 years ago and it's already blistering and needs repairing. You could get it all hacked off, then treat the bricks underneath with rain repellent liquid stuff that lasts about 10 years. Easy to apply ~ just brushes on. Creating a sort of wax finish. OK you've got the cost of getting it removed, but no more will you have to lay out on rendering in a few years !!

landoflostcontent Wed 02-Mar-16 10:15:53

Thank you again. The wind today is so strong I am more worried about the roof at the moment grin

oliviaclottedcream Wed 02-Mar-16 10:30:24

Roofs??? Pitched or flat?? Now you're talking. Had mine (flat roof) done in fibreglass GRP, 2 years ago, it's fabulous.

landoflostcontent Wed 02-Mar-16 11:53:10

Pitched! All ridge tiles accounted for at the moment smile

VertigoNun Wed 02-Mar-16 12:23:03

Where do you get this waxy paint?

I don't have a lot to do and could add sand and cement on top. How well does it stick to the waxy stuff?

landoflostcontent Wed 02-Mar-16 16:06:23

The company in the link Olivia provided don't sell their products to the public. It sounds a bit specialist. Would something like Weathershield and sand and cement fix the broken bits? There is no way I could tackle ours - too high and too many broken bits smile

oliviaclottedcream Wed 02-Mar-16 20:12:41

Its just water seal you put it on your ext' walls and it makes them like a ducks back. Damp will not penetrate. But you don't need that if you are going to paint and yes weathershield is good stuff.

Fill the cracks in your ext' render with ready mix sand and cement, then paint with a good quality weathershield type paint. Go for the best one on the market, it'll still be a fraction of the cost of getting the place rendered.

oliviaclottedcream Wed 02-Mar-16 20:14:03

Just to be clear ~ water seal is for putting on brickwork if you decide to have the render hacked off.

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