Typically, rendering of any kind is priced per square metre and you can expect to pay anywhere from $30 per metre squared to $80 per metre squared. The typical rendering job sits anywhere between $300 to $20,000 depending on the size of the job.
Cement rendering adds masses of aesthetic appeal to your property, transforming tired walls and surfaces into stunning design features. Cement rendering adds to your curb appeal, allows you to alter your wall colour without painting, helps insulate your home and provides extra weather protection.
In this article you will find:
- Cement rendering costs
- What is the purpose of cement rendering?
- Who to hire for cement rendering?
- Obtaining cement rendering quotes?
- Can I DIY cement rendering?
- Cement Rendering FAQs
Cement rendering costs
Cement rendering is charged by the square metre, at approximately $30 to $50 per m2. For a high quality cement render you will be closer to the $20,000 range and this will also be likely for large jobs. You are also paying more for a high quality renderer who likely has years of industry experience, a strong reputation and portfolio.
Cement rendering is charged by the square metre, at approximately $30 to $50 per m2. In the medium range will be more average sized properties or surface areas closer to $10,000. The renderers offering medium range prices are skilled and probably have a few years of experience behind them.
Cement rendering is charged by the square metre, at approximately $30 to $50 per m2. The lower range will be under $10,000 to as low as $300. This may just be cement rendering a feature wall or so forth. Most professionals will offer low range prices for smaller jobs, however you may be quoted a medium job in the lower range if the renderer is just building their business or starting out in the industry.
What is the purpose of cement rendering?
The purpose of cement render is to smooth an otherwise uneven and rough area, transforming the visual appeal of the surface. Surfaces such as concrete blocks, stone, brick and even painted walls. Cement rendering is combined of cement, sand, water and lime or clay.
Cement rendering is also growing in popularity due to the value it can add to your home. Cement rendering is extremely low maintenance reducing the need for expensive upkeep.
Major Benefits of Cement Rendering
- Adds 20 years to your walls lifespan
- Increases property value
- Provides better protection from the elements
- Transforms your homes aesthetic
- Provides better insulation for your home (saving costs on utility bills)
- Cement rendering is more affordable than other rendering options
- You can add pigmented colours to your render
- Restores an aging home
Who to hire for cement rendering?
The team at Rapid Rendering has 15 years experience behind them, with an extremely strong portfolio of happy customers across Queensland. With any kind of home improvement you want to hire a professional you can trust, who is prepared to provide a written quote, proof of insurance and examples of past jobs. We promise to provide all this and more, going above and beyond to ensure you receive the best quote and workmanship possible.
Obtaining Cement Rendering Quotes
If you do choose to take a few quotes from several professionals, we have a few questions to ask. Taking quotes from a few different professionals is a good way to establish an industry benchmark for your individual job.
You should ask:
- Can you show me your qualifications?
- Do you have the relevant insurance?
- Are you charging an hourly rate?
- How long will my job take?
Can I DIY Cement Rendering?
As rendering professionals, we discourage inexperienced DIYers from taking on a cement rendering job. Cement rendering is a professional skill that each member of the Rapid Rendering team has been trained for. There are also specific tools necessary for cement rendering, such as mixing buckets, mixing drills, a hawk, a float, a sponge, a trowel, a straightedge and a water brush.
If you are an experienced DIYer with a few tools up your sleeve then to execute cement rendering successfully you should follow this process…
- Prepare the surface
- Mix the render
- Apply the render
- Apply the final layer
If you would like further detail on DIY rendering, you should read our blog – How to render a wall – a complete guide.
Cement Rendering FAQS
Which is cheaper, Cement or Acrylic render?
Cement render is cheaper than acrylic render. See benefits above for further detail.
When should you avoid rendering?
The only time to avoid rendering is during the rainy season, which surprise surprise is typically close to Summer time!
Is cement rendering cost effective?
Yes – it will actually increase your home’s value! It reduces the need for maintenance, deducting any long-term maintenance costs from your budget, cha-ching. You will SAVE on your energy bill, as rendering promotes better insulation within your property helping retain cool or hot air!
What exactly IS cement render?
Cement rendering is combined of cement, sand, water and lime or clay. It is best applied to any rough surfaces surrounding your home like concrete blocks, stone or brick and even painted walls (but ONLY trust an expert to try this).
Can I cement render over paint?
No! Well technically you can but you shouldn’t! Spreading render over paint prevents the material from bonding with the wall… this results in a weak interface and cuts the lifespan of your render job significantly.
What time of year is best to apply cement render?
The only time to avoid rendering is during the rainy season, which surprise surprise is typically close to Summer time! The experts at Rapid Rendering will forecast whether your requested time period will be suitable, considering likeliness of rain or fog and ensuring your render has the suitable conditions to dry perfectly.