If you have a brick home but the state of your facades is causing you some worry or concern, then rendering might be the solution to your problem. Rendering in Oxfordshire is a great way to protect your structure from damp, water ingress and poor insulation. But there are a few questions you need to ask yourself before you decide to cover up brickwork with render, because once it goes on, it’s not easy and often not possible to return the bricks to their original condition.
Will the render solve damp problems?
In almost all cases, yes, render will form an effective barrier against water and damp getting into your home through walls, crumbling brickwork and cracks. Depending on the type of render you use it will be water-resistant and provide a durable shield against moisture.
Will render add value?
This is a trickier question to answer because although render is almost maintenance-free and long lasting, some properties maintain their value better with original brickwork features. The best way to be sure is to check with a local estate agent who knows the area.
Can I DIY render?
If you’re patching up a few odd bits of old render, filling cracks or carrying out minor repairs then yes, it’s possible. But if you’ve never rendered before, then attempting large areas that will be on display is not recommended. That’s why you should call in the professionals.