Rendering is a contemporary wall design treatment that is growing in popularity across Brisbane. When you call in a local rendering specialist, they will apply a coating of a specific render mixture on the surface of your walls and there are several types of renders to choose from. Rendering is popular because it is an affordable and attractive way to give your home’s exterior a fresh look. Not only that, but it also offers functionality in the form of additional protection for your walls. Cement is the most used type of render across Australia and in Brisbane, but we are qualified in other options which include acrylic and polymer. We can also paint over your cement render, or the render mixture can be purchased with colour pre-mixed into the formula.
The cost to cement render a residential property can be anywhere between $30 and $50 per square metre. This is a basic ballpark figure and can vary based on a number of factors including the materials used, the amount of render required and your location. In Brisbane, the typical cement rendering job can cost you tens of thousands of dollars. The average home has about 400 square metres of external wall area. At the basic figure of $30 per square metre, the cost of cement render installation will be $12,000. This is only based on the most basic render type for the most basic job, any of the following factors will change the cost:
- Scope of the project
- Type of finish
Cement rendering costs
You should go ahead and get started on measuring the width and the height of your walls and multiply those numbers. This will give you will the surface of the wall that also includes the windows. Once you have that figured out, you can start working on a better estimate by using our cement render calculator.
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Cement render is the most basic type of render and that makes it the cheapest application of other formulas. It uses a render formula made of the same standard ingredients including sand, lime, and cement. There are some downsides to this particular treatment of render and that is because cement isn’t a very flexible material. Cement renders take long to dry, and they are more prone to cracking than other render types.
Major Benefits of Cement Rendering
- Adds 20 years to your wall’s lifespan
- Increases property value
- Provides better protection from the elements
- Transforms your home aesthetic
- Provides better insulation for your home (saving costs on utility bills)
- Professional cement rendering is more affordable than other rendering options
- You can add pigmented colours to your render
- Restores an ageing home
Why you should use a licensed renderer?
If you want your cement render to last long and look great, it’s important that you use a licensed renderer in Brisbane. Professionals will have an up-to-date license which means that they are qualified to perform a number of different disciplines in the area, and these include painting, plastering and even bagging. Make sure you do your research about the licensing requirements for render companies in the area and cross verify with your selected service provider. Even though we’ve given you a better way to work out an estimate, the best way to find out the cost of your cement rendering job is to get quotes from local renderers and get a sense of similar market prices.
How long does cement rendering take?
This mostly depends on the size of the job, and by size we mean the square metres that need to be rendered, and believe it or not, the weather also factors into how long it will take. Cement render can take one or two days for a single, typically sized wall and up to a full week for the entire house.
Frequently asked questions about cement rendering
What kind of walls can I render?
The magic of cement render is that it can be applied on any surface from bricks to anything else under the Brisbane sun. As long as the wall is adequately prepared and structurally sound, it should be able to hold the weight of the render.
Can I paint cement render?
Yes of course you can. Just give us a call for a detailed consultation about finding paint that is compatible with your chosen type of render. Paint can also be used as a protective coating on your cement render.
Does cement render need ongoing maintenance?
Your cement render is very durable against the elements but over time it will show signs of ageing. It shouldn’t need it for a long time but eventually, it may need some repairing or maintenance over time.