Rendering Services in London

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Rendering Services

Do you have a rendering job that requires a professional finish? Elite Builders London is the company for you. We offer full-on rendering services in London and with over 40 years of experience, we can bring your vision to life. We use quality materials and our tradesmen are highly equipped to deliver the best service from start to finish. For your next plastering and rendering project, please contact us on 020 8987 8071. We will provide you with a competitive no-obligation rendering quote to get you started.

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Why you should render your walls

Guard against penetrating damp

Rendering your home will help prevent penetrating issues and water ingress. Certain types of bricks especially those in exposed areas become susceptible to damp when they are exposed to the elements over a prolonged period of time. Water will seep in through the solid brick wall and into the house, which is never a good thing. Incorporating a layer of render to the external part of the wall of your home creates a barrier that blocks the passage of water and stops damp from happening.


When you apply a protective coating to the walls of your home, it prevents water from getting in. Rendering is also a great way to prevent penetrating damp.


When you render your home, it will keep it warm in the winter and cool in the summer. So, you can enjoy a comfortable temperature in your home all through the year as well as lower energy bills.

External styling 

One of the major reasons why property owners have rendering done on their building is to improve its look. A layer of render coat can immediately brighten up shabby looking walls and give a dull looking house a facelift. If your property is a mishmash of brick or has an unattractive/tired look from years of exposure, adding a layer of render will transform the look of your property and give it a smooth, uniform finish. In the 70s it was typically pebbledash but now the standard is a smooth render.

When done properly, rendering offers many benefits:

it’s a great way to cover up unattractive brickwork, it gives a simple clean finish to modern house design and can completely transform a dated looking house into a stunning architectural piece.


At Elite Builders London, we have over 40 years of experience working in the rendering industry. In that time we have worked with many clients in the London area in the following sectors:

  • Domestic
  • Commercial
  • Industrial

Render removal

We can restore the look of any type of brickwork by removing graffiti and cleaning away dirt. With our 40 years of experience, we can guarantee successfully restoration and remove render on your property in London.

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External insulated render

Did you know, over 30% of a building’s energy is lost through its external walls, and that in most cases, a cement solution will not give the complete energy efficiency your building needs? To optimize the environmental performance of your building, we recommend that you use external insulated renders to cover the building walls, increase its terminal efficiency and optimize internal temperature all year round in order to reduce how much you spend on utilities as well as your carbon footprint.

Patch repairs to render

Crumbling, cracked or patchy render on your house or commercial premises threatens the integrity and aesthetic value of your property. Regardless of the complexity of the individual render finishes, our team of experts at Elite Builders London can repair cracked, crumbling or patchy render using materials that match the texture and colour of your existing render. It doesn’t matter if it is a K-render or a monocouche render (even if you don’t know), contact us today and we’ll provide you with a free estimate for repair.

Rendering repairs 

At Elite Builders London, we undertake all aspects of the exterior from the full rendering of an entire property to the repairs of an existing render surface. With over 40 years in the building industry, we have proven our dedication and commitment to delivering high standard finishes using the best rendering materials possible. Our exterior rendering repair service is delivered by our highly skilled and very experienced operatives who have been trained to deliver professional services at all times.

Our render systems

Acrylic render

The acrylic render comes in pre-mixed tubs of acrylic resin. When it is laid, it creates a stained and water-resistant surface. Acrylic render is the cheapest render solution (in terms of materials and labour costs) and delivers a stunning aesthetic look.

Monocouche renders

Monocouchei is a French word which means one layer or a mono-layer. Monocouche renders do not need a base coat and are great for new build properties. In addition, monocouche renders can come as polymer or lime render in whatever colour you choose.

Silicone renders 

Silicones or silicone slate render is a top-of-the-line acrylic system with many advantages. It is one of the easiest render systems to apply. It has hydrophobic properties (it is a self-cleaning render) and it is one of the most flexible render systems available – the possibility of it cracking is very low.

The Elite Builders silicone render system is innovative and delivers a water-repellant surface.

The Elite Builders London team has delivered many high-quality external renders designed to produce weatherproof coating and have a natural finish. We are committed to delivering to our customers innovative, excellent high-quality renders services in London.

Through coloured render system

Through coloured render is a mix-and-match batch of render, pre-coloured during the manufacturing stage. This type of render can be applied using a spray, which reduces the amount of scaffolding needed and the cost of labor. Through coloured renders are especially great because they do not require painting and provide long-term protection any surface they are laid on. When you use through-coloured renders, it produces a stunning pebble dashed finish that perfectly contrasts the render colour against the spar colour.

Traditional cement render

Cement renders are stronger than lime render, which makes them one of the most durable types of rendering currently available. Cement renders are sealed or painted to provide extra support to a building when applied. Cement renders also prevent the penetration of damp or water through exterior walls.

Brick slips and brick panels

Brick slips are typically used in conservation areas for properties and houses that require external wall insulation but cannot be rendered. They are also used for a building where the original brick is stained or chipped.

Lime render 

Lime render is one of the best options for old houses, especially those built in the 17th century. Line render gives old houses a natural-looking finish that doesn’t alter the original look of the building. Traditional lime render also is more forgiving and flexible than modern cement (cement render should never be applied or used on old solid wall units).


Pebbledash is a durable rendering product mostly used in coastal towns because they keep the elements at bay. Pebbledash is also a popular choice for areas where graffiti is a problem as it cannot be written on using marker pens. Stones (pebbledash) are available in multiple colours and can be applied dry or wet, which means you can see the actual stone and still enjoy the benefits of rendering.

Polymer render 

Polymer renders are a modern rendering solution. They are made using white Portland cement. Polymer renders has an integral lime render application provided by the silicone water repellents incorporated as part of the base of the render system. With silicone technology, a high degree of water repellency is produced on the render surface without hindering water vapour from passing through the surface, so the substrate can breathe through the nylon reinforced finish coat.

Polymer renders are also available in monocouche render, which removes the need for a base coat.

Monocouche renders are typically used on new build lightweight breeze blocks or lightweight blocks and extension joints are often needed to prevent the cement from cracking. Stop beads and colour-matched uPVC corner beads are used to improve the appearance or give the render a better contract

Why you should use Elite Builders London for your rendering in London

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Initial quotation and advice is free, book your render visit today 

Elite Builder London is one of the leading render solution providers in London. We offer a free site survey for all our new clients. Our survey will also guide you through the different restoration options available for your site.

If you have any questions regarding our render solutions or would like to discuss your project in detail with a rendering expert, you can take advantage of our free no-obligation quote.

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Information about London


Can you pressure wash a rendered surface?

A pressure washer is great for washing concrete and stone, but pressure washing for render is not recommended. When you pressure wash a rendered surface, it causes chips on the surface of the wall.

Is it okay to render on an old render coat?

We do not recommend this. Existing renders are typically finished with a paint or thin coat which is a weak interface not suitable for laying a fresh render coat. In addition, accumulated dirt on the render for a weak intermediate would stop the newly applied render from bonding properly.

Is rendering in my house a valuable investment?

Yes. Although it requires extra maintenance, rendering can immediately transform your property. Investing £10,000 in rendering your house will increase the value of your property by a fraction of your investment sum, but the major reason for entering properties to improve its look. A coat of render on a shabby wall can brighten it up and give the entire home a facelift.

Can a house be rendered in winter?

In the cold winter months, render will not dry out as fast as in the summer. If you would like your home rendered in winter, a winter adhesive base coat that is designed to be used in colder temperatures will be applied because it can be used even in temperatures below 0°.

Does rendering prevent damp?

Damp can occur as a result of rainwater leaking in through the cracks on a brick wall. This is known as penetrating damp and is usually much harder to treat. Rendering the external walls is a great way to fix it but the wall will have to be dried out first.

Will I need planning permission to render my house?

Planning Permission is usually not necessary for a render to be applied with the exception of listed houses or those in conservation areas. Check with your local authority or visit to ascertain the status of your permitted development rights. Please note, for older houses, the walls will most likely have to be insulated.

Should I be worried about damp if I render my walls?

Even the slightest crack in the render of the building can leave room for water to penetrate and become trapped between the brick walk and the render. If this stagnant moisture builds up, it will eventually soak through the brickwork/masonry and can lead to penetrating damp in the internal wall. To solve this, cracks need to be fixed immediately.

How long will my rendered wall last?

The longevity of your wall will depend on the smoothness of the job and if the wall was cleaned before the render coat was applied. With the more popular cement base renders, the lifespan of your walls will be shorter as the render will be more susceptible to cracking and shrinkage. On the bright side, cracking will typically only occur anywhere from 7 to 15 years.

How thickly can a render be layered?

The traditional cement render is layered in two coats: The first coat is usually about 9.5mm thick (or thicker for older walls) and often contain a waterproof additive. While it is wet, the coat is scratched to provide a good key for the second (floating) coat.

What is the difference between plastering and rendering?

The major difference between the two is where the coat is placed. Rendering is the coating of exterior walls of a building while plastering is the coating of interior walls of a building. Renders and plasters are made from the same building materials - lime gypsum, water, sand, and cement

Will rendering make my walls stronger?

Sunlight, water, wind, and other weather elements can cause a walk to crumble with the passage of time. When rendering is added to the walls and is covered with paint, it makes the wall more durable and stronger. In addition, adding a coat of render on your walls increases its thermal efficiency.

What Is Rendering?

Rendering in the context of renovation or building construction is the application of cement to the internal and/or external concrete or brick walls of a building to produce a smooth or textured surface. Rendering, also known as cement rendering or solid plastering, is typically carried out by qualified plasterers. Depending on your preferred style, rendering can be done to look coarse, smooth, textured, coloured, natural, painted or pigmented.
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