There are many benefits to rendering your home, commercial property or other building project. To find out if your building project is suitable for rendering by a qualified renderer, it’s important to understand where rendering is used and become aware of its application potential.
Most common surfaces that can be rendered
There are many instances where you may decide to render over your existing surface. Whether your surface is unattractive in appearance, doesn’t match your tastes or desired style, or has imperfections such as cracks or chips, rendering can provide the perfect solution for the following surfaces:
- Bathroom tiles
- Red brick
- Clay brick
- Painted besser block
- New block
- Split face block
These interior and exterior surfaces will be instantly improved after the skilled application of render. Rendering these areas is an effective method of changing the colour to one that better suits the style and personal taste of the property owner, as well as the finish and texture to create a stunning effect and transform a previously boring property. Rendering of these surfaces will also prevent future cracks appearing due to improving the strength of the surface, especially those that are outdoors.
Most common rendering finishes
There are many different finishes that are available which will suit any taste or preference. The finishes are distinguished by the patterns, colours and texture of the final result.
Some of the most common finishes in rendering include:
- Traditional sponge
- Smooth flat
- Drag or swirl
- Coloured acrylic
Different rendering finishes are created using different tools and techniques, including rollers, sponges, brushes, trowels or even hessian bags. Some types of render can even be applied with spray equipment.
Most popular rendering projects
Whether you’re building a new home, renovating an existing house, or are completing a commercial building project, there are many instances where rendering is an excellent option. Rendering will add to the attractiveness of these projects, and also increase their longevity and durability by adding a protective layer to the surface.
Rendering is most commonly used to coat exterior surfaces of residential and commercial buildings, which is effective for protecting the front of the house or exterior walls from the effects of weather conditions. It is also the first thing a potential buyer sees, so it’s important that the front of your property is attractive. This is one of the best ways to increase property value when it comes time to sell.
Rendering on internal walls is a popular method of improving their appearance as an alternative to paint as you can add more texture and depth to a wall using render. It is commonly used on feature walls to create interesting effects, such as mimicking the appearance of a concrete slab for an industrial style, rustic mudbrick, or rough and textured.
Outdoor features such as retaining walls, brick or block fences, and BBQ areas can also benefit from being rendered. Rendering these landscape features will reduce their susceptibility to being damaged by sun exposure, wind, rain or snow. It is also the perfect way to match their style to the rest of your home and make them appear more modern.
How much does rendering cost?
Rendering costs are normally calculated per square metre. The final price of rendering will be determined not only by the cost of rendering materials, but also the labour and sometimes travel costs depending on your location.
Different projects will influence the price of rendering based on a number of factors. The amount of surface preparation required will differ depending on which surface the render is being applied to, as well as whether you’re using cement render , acrylic render or polymer render.
The rendering cost per m2 also depends on what is exactly being rendered. For example, rendering a wall may cost more than rendering a small retaining wall if the renderer has to use equipment to reach the second storey of a building.
Experienced renderers may also charge a higher price which justifies their superior quality of workmanship and experience with rendering. When receiving a quote for rendering, be sure to clarify what it includes, as a cheaper rendering quote may only include the skim coat, whereas a more expensive quote may indicate the inclusion of surface preparation, the several coats of render required for a quality finish, touch ups and the final clean.
Choosing a fully licensed, insured and experienced rendering business such as Rapid Rendering  will guarantee that you are receiving value for money as you know your rendering job will be done perfectly the first time. Viewing a large portfolio of previous work and reading past customer reviews will ensure that you are selecting a business that will take pride in their work and leave you completely satisfied. Give Rapid Rendering a call today on 1300 590 526 for a quote for the cost of rendering in Brisbane and the surrounding Queensland areas.