Restoration & Refurbishment Question

Cheap render solution.

I have a problem with loose, flaky render on the back of my house. It isn't a large area, but I don't want to pay to have all the rendering done, as I suspect would be the ideal solution.
I have had an idea to knock off all the loose flaky areas, which will take it to the brick in quite large patches, then treating it and painting, without re-applying any render. Effectively this will leave me with hopefully a rustic looking, part rendered wall, but painted nice.
Any advice on this process, how I should treat the wall, would it be worthwhile or will it look poo? Will this affect the value of my house (its a 2 bed victorian mid-terrace)?

Thanks for any help.

2 Answers

realistically if you do this any surveyor worth his salts will knock the value of a re render of the sale price, that's providing you can convince a buyer its the rustic look rather than a d.i.y. disaster.

good luck alex

Answered 6th May 2013

ADR Property Maintenance

Member since 1 Mar 2009

Hi, just painting over the removed patches will be detrimental to the house price and sale-ability.
The low cost option is to remove the loose render, apply new render patches then paint the whole wall.
If this is done by a quality roughcaster, the patches should not be obvious once painted.
Hope this helps, Malcolm.

Answered 18th May 2013

THCL Construction & Renewable Energy

Member since 1 Mar 2012

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