House Rendering

House rendering protects your exterior walls from water damage while making your house look among the most impressive on your street. Many people paint their outside walls, like your neighbour Steve. However, no matter how many Saturday afternoons Steve dedicates to painting his walls, he will never be able to get the sharp, clean finish he hopes for if he did not have his wall rendered by expert dry liners beforehand.

At AB Drylining, we specialise in protecting your homes from damage, but most importantly, we make them look so much more impressive than your neighbours’ walls.

  • No painting

    Monocouche render is pre-pigmented with your desired colour, meaning when the job is done it really is done.

  • Long lasting

    The render lasts for a minimum of 25 years so that means no painting. What is more, the colour doesn’t fade so your property doesn’t show its age as the seasons pass.

  • Weatherproof

    Come hail or high water monocouche render will stay strong and protect your property. No cracks: no excuses.

  • Simple process

    This render can be applied to brickwork straight away. Less labour and less cost for you.

  • Your property, your style

    You might expect such a render to come with caveats. Rest assured you can have the finish and colour that you want reflecting the culture of your property.

  • Energy efficient

    Insulating your building with a render that is thermally efficient will cut the cost of your heating and protect you from standard English weather.

Why is Rendering Different to Plastering?

Rendering refers exclusively to external walls. Plastering covers the inside of your home. Rendering can use far more cement than plastering. However, rendering with a polymer, acrylic or monocouche will make the process far quicker and cheaper for you over the long-term.

Why Render Your House?

Rendering your house with a high-quality render will ensure that your property always looks brand new. This could also increase your house value, as people are less likely to buy a property if flakes of paint fall on them during their tour of your home, permanently staining their clothes.

Better still rendering your home will protect your walls against water-damage. While rendering is an investment, it is a lot cheaper than having to put scaffolding up, because a wall you chose not to render has succumbed to damp.

Rendering boosts your home’s:

  • Aesthetics
  • Resistance To Damp
  • Weather Resistance

Do You Need Planning Permission To Render Your Home?

Typically planning permission is not required. However, it is always best to check this with your local Council, particularly if your property is particularly old, in a conservation area, or listed.

Why Use A Polymer Render Instead of A Cement Render?

Using a silicone polymer render instead of a traditional cement render is so much more beneficial for your home in the long-term. Polymer renders are often through coloured, saving you the hassle of having to paint your walls after you have rendered them.

The biggest advantage of polymer renders, however, has to be that they are far less likely to crack than traditional cement renders. The need to constantly repaint your walls is becoming a distant memory, thanks to the latest polymer renders.

So How Much Does House Rendering Cost?

Depending on the size of your property, our rendering services will cost anywhere from £2,000-£10,000. We price by surface area in M². We have a range of options to suit all budgets within this range. If your home is rendered with our premium materials, your render will save you money in the long-term. Using cheaper materials to render your home will prove expensive in the long-term, due to the increased risk of cracking and the consequent need for repainting which these materials bring.

Having spent the last 20 years rendering walls, we have the expertise to provide you with a range of excellent value options which will protect your home’s exterior for years to come, while making sure that your property looks pristine at all times. It is important to consider how you would like your home to appear to your neighbours and potential buyers 5-10 years from now when assessing quotes for rendering.

House Rendering Ideas

  1. Use different colours on different walls, to express your personality through your home.
  2. If you want to keep heat away from your house, use a white render to keep your walls cool.
  3. Consider using two colours of render to create artistic effects or illustrations on your wall.
  4. If you want to stand out from your neighbours, you might want the colour of your walls to contrast the colour of theirs.
  5. Use pebbledash rendering to give your house a Mediterranean look and bring out the rustic character on your home’s stonework.

Rendering External Walls

How To Render Your House Do’s and Don’ts

One of our experts will be happy to render your wall(s) at a time of your convenience. We ’ve spent decades providing quality outside rendering to properties across the country. Here’s an insight into some of the do’s and don’ts of rendering your home.


  1. Do enjoy your afternoon as we apply the render with a trowel. Taking care to avoid any vents, applying the render evenly across your wall.
  2. Do check in on social media while we leave the render until it is firm to touch before coming back, tidying-up, and then continue with the rendering process.
  3. Do make yourself a cup of tea as we spread the render. Watching render being spread is far more interesting than watching paint dry, particularly when the render is applied by one of our experts. This process creates a nice, flat surface and removes any hollows in the render.
  4. Do prepare reasons to invite your neighbours to admire your home’s newly decorated exterior, as we float the wall by applying water to close the surface of the render.
  5. Do prepare to fill up your Instagram feed as we smooth-out the render with a sponge to remove any marks.


  1. Don’t hire an inexperienced firm to render your home. Even though their prices may seem really cheap, you will probably regret using them later.
  2. Don’t try to render your home yourself if you are not qualified. This invites an ‘oops’ outcome and runs the risk of damaging one of your biggest investments, your home.
  3. Don’t buy a render on the internet and then ask someone to render your wall with it. Many of these renders will require not just painting, but regular repainting of your walls if they are used.
  4. Don’t neglect to consider your home’s energy efficiency in the rendering process.

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