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Why Do I Need to Use a Rendering Contractor?

When planning your home or building renovation, you’ve likely come across the term “rendering” and wondered what it is and whether you need it for your home. There are multiple ways of rendering a wall and it may seem a little daunting, but, with the right knowledge and help from a professional plasterer, the process becomes

What Is Rendering?

Render is a finish applied mainly to external walls, but it may also be applied to internal walls too. Much like plastering, rendering provides a durable finish and is used to achieve either a smooth or textured appearance. However, its use extends far beyond aesthetics, as it has water- and fireproof qualities that can help protect your property against damage.

The main materials used in render are cement, sand, lime and water. General-purpose cement can be used – however, it’s important that the sand is fine and free from any dirt or impurities. For a decorative, coloured finish, pigments can also be added to the render mix to make your walls stand out.


Unlike traditional rendering, where a plaster-like mix is applied to walls, cladding involves applying a sheet of material to your exterior walls. This will not only improve the appearance of your property, but it will also add a protective layer that, thanks to its insulating qualities, keeps harsh weather out and heat in.

A clad finish gives your external walls a contemporary look and can help increase the value of your property, due to its curbside appeal. Different cladding materials offer a range of final looks, from a brick-like composite to wooden slats.

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Pebble Dash

As the name suggests, pebble dash is a form of render where pebbles are applied to the wet mix in a dashing motion. This finish adds texture, but may require more upkeep, as pebbles can fall off over time. In recent years, the pebble dash effect has diminished in popularity, but it continues to endure as a finish that stands out against plain, contemporary buildings.

How to Find Rendering Contractors Near You

To find rendering services near you, follow our simple three-step process:

  1. Post your job: Find your location, either by typing in your postcode or town, or selecting from our extensive list of regions, counties and cities in the UK. We ask you to select your maximum budget, so that you never pay more than what you can afford.
    Post the details of your job and we’ll match you with tradesmen in your area who are qualified and experienced to do the work.
  2. Get quotes: We’ll send your job listing to rendering specialists in your area. We’ll notify you via text when three tradesmen have expressed interest in your job.
  3. Select your tradesman: Review the profiles and experience of the tradesmen interested in working with you. You can use HaMuch to read customer reviews from people just like you, compare rates and see how close they are to you. You can even communicate with tradesmen to discuss the work before making your decision — you’re in complete control!

Our search tools are designed to help you find a tradesman that best suits your needs, budget and location.

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Plasterer: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK

Plasterer: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Plasterer near London£32£189
Plasterer near Birmingham£20£160
Plasterer near Leeds£27£167
Plasterer near Glasgow£21£167
Plasterer near Sheffield£18£148
Plasterer near Bradford£26£165
Plasterer near Liverpool£23£160
Plasterer near Edinburgh£21£173
Plasterer near Manchester£22£168
Plasterer near Bristol£25£177

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