If you take a look at all the new housing developments around at the moment. You’ll notice a common theme. Most of the houses are being rendered in some form. And rendering your Adelaide home, new or old is continuing to grow. It’s new, fresh and gives your home that modern feature look.
Even if you have an existing older home needing a new fresh look, rendering is a great cost-effective look that can give you home a new lease of life.
If this is something you’re considering and looking into for your home there’s no question you’re wondering how much does it cost to render a house?
I’m sure you have looked at options, rendering, painting, maybe bricks. But rendering seems to be the best and most cost-effective option of the lot. Well then, it comes down to my budget and what’s the cost. Let’s take a look.
Let’s first consider not all rendering is the same, There’s differences in the types of render mixes you can use and those costs. On average rendering costs anywhere between $30 to $50 per square metre.
If we look at the average size of a home. Around 400 square metres. To fully render an average home you’re looking around the $12,000 point. For around $50 per square metre that could increase to around $20,000. Of course the bigger the house and the better quality of render mix the prices will increase.
Having said all that, you might be wondering what rendering is and what’s the processes behind it. Let’s take a look.
Rendering, What Is It?
Rendering has been around for a long time, just take a look at the old buildings, some of them have been rendered, and they’re old. Render is a basic a mix of sand and cement that’s mixed with water and smothered over the surface of a wall, most of the time its brick, and its either smooth or finished in what is called a textured finish.
A traditional render mix as I said is sand, cement and water, but nowadays rendering has come a long way and you have a number of options available that will give you a better look and finish. This is called acrylic.
Acrylic is added to the rendering mix to give it more flexibility, it also gives it a longer-lasting look. And on top of that, you can add colours to the render mix, meaning there’s no need to paint over the top.
How much does rendering cost?
We’ve already touched on this above. To give you a better idea most rendering companies will charge per square meter. This all depends on the type of rendering mix you go for. It can also depend on how many coats you have. To give you an idea, the average amount of coats are 3.
All this info can be discussed face to face when we arrive for your quote. We can go through all the info and the processes with you so you can make the best choice possible. And If you are working to a budget we can also look at working with you in that area as well.
Because rendering is a cost-effective way to add value to your home, especially if you’re looking to renovate, it’s said to add up to 10 times the cost of rendering to the value of a home. This usually applies to those houses looking to enhance the appearance of their property for a potential sale.
Choosing a rendering service
As I mentioned at the start of this article, rendering is becoming very popular. On top of that, there are a lot more rendering services being offered. However, quality is always the difference between investing wisely or wasting your money on low quality work.
Quality of workmanship is something we pride ourselves on along with our professionalism and the overall service we offer. Having said that. It’s a good idea to always ask questions. Feel free to ask away. A good rendering company will always be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Our business relies on the quality and professionalism of our rendering work, so we’re more than happy to assist.
Rendering is more than just applying a render mix to your home. We can also offer other styles, colours and finishes to complement your home. We can also offer rendering services for landscaping. A good example of this would be rendering a fence. It’s another way to modernize and upgrade the appearance of your home.
Another point to note is the differences in quotes you may receive. Be careful to look at the quote in detail if the quote comparisons are big, and as we said before, ask questions. Cheaper quotes will often be cheaper because of the number of coats applied to the surface. Please be careful with this one. It may look good on paper and it might look like your getting a good deal, please read the fine print.
A complete quote will include some of the following.
Number of coats
Details of work
And the cleanup process
So again this is something to look at when going over your quote. A good quality and profession rendering service like us will always be licenced. As some of the smaller render jobs, you don’t need a license to do the work so keep that in mind.
Just remember the costs we have laid out are just a guide and it’s best to get in touch with us to get a quote as price per square meter will be determined but the type of mix and style you want.
Cement rendering is cheaper than acrylic render. Plain smooth rendering is cheaper than a textures look, as there’s more involved for the desired outcome. And if you’re looking into fittings that will also be an additional cost.
So thanks for reading our article, we appreciate it. If you’re looking for a professional Adelaide rendering company to hire please get in touch with us, we’ll be happy to help you with your project.