Cost Effective Facelifts For Houses

Changing the rendering over your external walls is a great way to change the appearance of your home to make it look more modern and add value to your property.


In fact, adding a new rendering to your house gives you one of the best return-on-investment for your home, without needing planning permission unless your property is listed, but you still must ensure you comply with building regulations.

Another great benefit of rendering is insulation, which can also increase your home’s energy efficiency rating.

Prices of rendering will vary on the type of walls of your home depending on if you have solid walls or not. It would be best to consult with a architect designer to find out what walls you have to ascertain costs.

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Our hot tips for ‘Dos’ and ‘don’ts’ to rendering your home:


  • Maintain the look and feel of your homes’ period and dimensions. If you have pebble-dash or walls badly painted, this and be stripped back to brick. Any damages to the walls can then be insulated and rendered.
  • Contemplate your home’s surroundings. How will your new rendered home look in comparison to your neighbourhood? Consult with a design architect to help you optimise on your property’s potential.
  • Consult with a local estate agent to check that your plans will add value to your house.


  • Forget tp consider energy efficiency and ensure you make the the most of the render to improve the house’s efficiency rating.
  • To consider that your garden may need a lot of work after the rendering has been completed.

ARC Design Services can offer assistance and professional advice, primed for the design of your dream home. To find out more, visit

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Altrincham, Cheshire, WA15 9AD
United Kingdom