How much does it cost to render a house?
When it comes to questions that we get asked all the time here at Leyden, the most common one is ‘How much does it cost to render a house?’ but the real problem with an answer to this question is … we don’t really know, which is sort of true.
OK, this might be a vague or even a flippant answer, but the truth is we don’t know because we have no idea how big the house is in the first place. It’s one of the key factors when it comes to pricing any job.
Bigger house, bigger budget
Generally speaking, smaller houses take less time to render than bigger ones and as a result are probably less expensive. However, there are plenty of other factors involved including what type of decorative features are involved, how may windows there are and what condition is the existing render in. All of these have to be factored in when pricing any rendering job properly and that’s what we do at Leyden.
So, if you asked the same question again ‘How much does it cost to render a house?’ then the right and proper response is ‘why don’t you let us come out and see the property first hand, that way we can give you a genuine and realistic price’.
In fact, while we’re on this subject, let us give you a piece of advice. Anyone that wants to price a job in any other way than this should be avoided at all costs. They’re not good tradesmen, they’re probably not lime specialists (regardless of what they say) and they’re definitely not heritage specialists like we at Leyden, but then very few people actually are.
At Leyden, we don’t do guesstimates or ball-park figures, we do real pricing based on costs, time, margins and overall budget. We’ve also never shied away from one simple point and that’s that heritage plaster and render work is never really a cheap option, but it is undoubtedly the very best option.
It’s about restoring property to its original glory, doing the best thing for the building itself and making sure that it’s fit for the future. Done properly, lime render work will outlast the customer, so if you think about it, it’s an investment for the future as well.
At Leyden we consider ourselves to be experts when it comes to renders, hand-crafted pointing, lime plasters and decorative features. We pride ourselves on our craftsmanship and we love the fact that we’ve done our bit in the restoration and preservation of some of the South West’s most beautiful buildings.
So, if you’re looking to answer the question ‘How much does it cost to render a house?’ then you really should be talking to us at Leyden or check out the rest of our website at www.leydensw.co.uk. We are after-all, serious about craftsmanship.
Matt & Hannah