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    Render repair or complete re render


    Can render be repaired. I have some areas of render which is coming off, does it all have to be re-rendered or could it be repaired. I feel that a builder wouldn’t want to repair and therefore it would be a costly job to have the front and side of house re done. Will take advice off expert.

    Asked by Lisa on 16th Feb 2021
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    A7 plastering

    "Run a hammer over all of the render still attached and if it sounds hollow I’d take it all off

    If it’s more hollow than not it’s not worth saving

    If it sounds pretty solid over 70% of the existing render then patch work would work but it never really looks good but will do the job"

    Answered on 16th Feb 2021 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    Burnham's decorators

    "Hi there, the render should be repairable unless it is really bad. Is it really dry and crumbling away?"

    Answered on 3rd Mar 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report

    "A rendered area that has cracked needs checking all over before deciding whether it can be repaired or needs stripping off and redoing"

    Answered on 16th Feb 2021 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
    Ant W Property Services

    "Yes Render can be repaired, its ideal to use the same mix as previous render but not always possible unless original builder can come and repair for you, but short answer being yes checking for hollow render and removing the bad patches to replace with new render, not too difficult a job for someone with experience, however the patch repairs may be noticed especially in sunlight"

    Answered on 16th Feb 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    Nazdravanu Building&Decorating

    "You can repair it no problem I'll be more than happy to help.thank you"

    Answered on 16th Feb 2021 - Member since May 2020 - report

    "Hi Lisa

    Render can be repaired but only if there are area's that have blown or damaged.

    If all of the render has blown ( come away or loose ) then it would need removing & starting again.

    It would need to be inspected & tested onsite to know.

    Many thanks


    Answered on 16th Feb 2021 - Member since Feb 2015 - report
    W.parham plastering

    "To be honest if you have areas that is coming off most probably the rest of render is blown as well. My advice would be take it all of and start again. In the scratch coat whoever you get to do the render they should put mesh all over the walls to stop cracking. Good luck.

    Answered on 16th Feb 2021 - Member since Oct 2019 - report

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