External Rendering Derby

Rendering is one of the primary services we deliver here at Gaffney and Guinan. The render’s coating helps to mildly insulate your home and protect it from harsh weather.

Anti-crack rendering is one of the most noteworthy developments in the building industry. Today’s rendered finishes are better than ever, rapidly improving in quality and durability.

At Gaffney & Guinan, we use reinforcement meshes and polymer basecoats for our render solutions. Our specialists can apply rendering to a wide variety of buildings, old and modern.

Furthermore, you can choose from a broad selection of rendered colours and finishes, from bold, vibrant hues to pastel tones. Read on to find out more about our rendering services.


Benefits of External Rendering

The benefits of our rendering services include, but are not limited to:

  • Enhances the overall appearance of your property– Rendering your home not only modernises its appearance, but allows you to choose a new render, to suit your style and vision for your home.
  • Increases the structural stability of your property – Rendering, when done by professionals, can add a protective layer to your home and fix the appearance of uneven brickwork.
  • Eliminates draughts caused by surface fractures.
  • Provides mild insulation when used alone– prevents heat from escaping the home through the walls by around 30%.
  • Helps to fight against damp– rendering, although it cannot eliminate dampness alone, can stop damp from travelling through layers of rendered walls.
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Turnpipe Cottage. A small cottage with part external wall render, and part brick work for an attractive finish.

Types of House Rendering

Cement render – Cement is the most typically used render. Our professionals prepare, mix and then coat it. We apply the last layer thinly to provide a smooth finish and ensure the render is ready for painting.

Polymer render – Our experts prepare the material for polymer renderings by pre-mixing it. The materials we utilise for polymer rendering are white cement and lime. Then, in order to increase the render’s hardness and resistance to cracks, we add plastic materials to the mixture.

Acrylic render – We normally employ the use of acrylic renders to give your house a great, smooth finish. They are applied as a thin finish to protect the underlying coat and enhance its appearance.

Monocouche renders – We can apply the Monocouche renders by hand or machine. Monocouche renders are one-coat and are pre-mixed with water. Despite the fact that Monocouche renders contain white cement, we colour it beforehand in various shades.

Monocouche renders are easier to apply than other varieties because they only require one coat.

Lime renders – Lime renderings are more challenging to install than other types of renders, and, therefore, are better suited for renovation jobs.

Insulating Renders – We can renovate a house using an insulating render. This type of render is beneficial when your outside walls are decaying or poorly insulated. Are the external walls of your home leaking or prone to water damage? If so, rendering insulation may be useful.

detached house with external wall insulation

Factors to Consider


The type of render is most suitable for your property

One type of house rendering might be more suitable than others for your property, and the effects you would like to see.

For example, a lime render would be the most suitable option if you lived in an old house, as old buildings are less fixed and tend to move more due to their age, which may cause cracks in a cement render over time.

At Gaffney & Guinan, our team of experts will guide you to make the best decision for your property.


Will you require planning permission to apply for external render?

Whether or not you can apply external render to your property depends on the factors below:

  1. Type of building – Is your property a listed building? Listed buildings are buildings of special historical and architectural interest. You will find these buildings on The National Heritage. If your building falls under this category, you will require planning permission to render your property.
  2. Location – If your property is situated in a National Park, Conservation or Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, then you’ll need to apply for planning permission before applying the external render.

Luckily, if your property falls outside of those areas, you won’t require planning permission to render your home and can arrange a consultation whenever convenient. You will need to make sure that the materials you use are similar to those used in the original construction, which is why we advise that you liaise with one of our experienced consultants at G&G, who will be able to review your case individually and advise you on the best option.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I do external rendering myself? – A smooth render requires the expertise of an experienced worker, who specialises in rendering. Rendering a property by yourself may result in an inconsistent, unattractive finish and appearance.
  • Does rendering make your house worth more money? – Yes. Rendering can increase the value of your home as it enhances its appearance and adds a protective layer over it to preserve the structural integrity of your property. These added improvements are considered by potential buyers, and will make your property more desirable.
  • Will rendering a house stop damp from getting in? – rendering will not stop damp from inevitably entering the properly from its original source and cannot eliminate already-existing damp. However, the protective layer provided by rendering can stop damp from entering the property through the walls.

Discover More About Our Derby House Rendering Services

External rendering and external wall insulation are ideal alternatives to interior wall insulation, as they are less intrusive. We include rigid insulation in our rendering package. Our specialists will attach the rigid insulation to your walls before attaching a reinforcement mesh, a basecoat and a finishing coat.

Are you searching for external rendering services in Derby? Get in touch with our team today.

At Gaffney & Guinan, we provide industry-leading external rendering services in Derby and the surrounding areas. Get in touch here to find out more, or call us at 02476 449 066.

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