Domestic FAQs

Looking for more information? Here are some of our more frequently asked questions.

How do I start the process?

Simply enquire online via our contact form and someone will be in touch to arrange an appointment with you. We will visit your property, consult with you about your requirements and carry out a survey and measure of your property.

You will then be forwarded our quotation for the works via email and we would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Can you render over existing painted render or brickwork?

This is dependant on the type of paint used as the new render system will be relying on its bond to the substrate. In some circumstances External Wall Insulation can be a more cost effective option than extensive preparation of previosuly rendered/painted substrates.

Do I have to pay any money up front?

Yes, a deposit of 35% is required in order to secure the start date of the works and allocation of labour and ordering of materials.

Is coloured render maintenence-free?

No, unfortunately the render products we apply are often mis-sold by others as completely maintenence-free! 

In reality, you will at some point need to maintain it. When and how often is dependant on variables including your property's proximity to the coast and tree cover and if particular walls/elevations are shaded from sunlight. EnviroRend can apply additional coatings to help keep your property looking better for longer.

N.B. A silicone render system is both more durable and crack-resistant than monocouche.

What should I do to prepare my property?

If scaffolding is required to carry out the works, this will need to be provided by the homeowner. 

In addition, fixtures and fittings will need to be removed and plumbing pipes and electrical cables extended if necessary to accomodate the new render/external wall insulation.

How much mess will there be?

Although speedy and a very visually rewarding home improvement, rendering is a messy process so protection is applied to the ground, window and door frames and adjacent wall finishes.

Following the completion of rendering works, removal of protection and final clear-up, small amounts of residual materials should be anticipated.