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    Rendering repair or refurb?


    Hi, I think is a question for a builder...but maybe it's for roofers. We are looking to buy a Victorian end terrace which has been rendered. Our surveyor's report has noted some cracking as well as poor, patchy repair work to the render & has recommended that we get this repaired.
    Would you expect a better result from a complete overhaul of the render - remove and replace - or would repair work be adequate?
    And how much would you expect it to cost?


    Asked by Katherine on 22nd Oct 2020
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    A.P.S Build solutions LTD

    "I would definitely recommend taking of if render has cracked and been poorly patched in .
    Water can travel quite far especially down cracks and end up settling popping render of ,spoiling of bricks etc .
    You can patch which lasts 1-3years then needs replacing unless sealed .
    This will definitely cause damp please give my company a ring who specialises in damp proofing, all aspects of plastering, bathrooms fitted, kitchens, etc .
    Can provide friendly, clean and professional work at good prices. A.P.S build solutions ltd
    Managing director

    Answered on 10th Dec 2020 - Member since Aug 2020 - report

    "Hi I would remove old render and replace with new. Would also recommend using expansion joints to spot future cracking. I wouldn't recommend a repair as they are never permanent."

    Answered on 22nd Oct 2020 - Member since Oct 2020 - report

    "I would remove all, and re-render using insulated foam panels and K Render , this will also have the added bonus of insulating your home and giving a water proof to the face of the building, and its amazing stuff, I use it all the time."

    Answered on 24th Oct 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Kewnique Building Contractors

    "You would get a better result from a complete remove and replace as other areas could have water ingress and the render will blow in time."

    Answered on 25th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report

    "Replace is the best way forward and your looking situations £3000"

    Answered on 12th Dec 2020 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    L&A Courtings

    "Always best to re-render good system out there called EWI no knock off finish of you own choice shop around each area about 30 pounds m2"

    Answered on 17th Jan 2021 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    Pure plastering & maintenance

    "It's always better to hack off and re render a whole section if possible as repairs rarely look very good"

    Answered on 27th Jul 2022 - Member since Jun 2022 - report

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