Render Repair: Maintaining and Repairing External Render

Bungalow renovation by Hyve Architects
(Image credit: Hyve Architects)

The external walls of a house are the frontline defences of our homes. Not only do they hold the building up but they also prevent the elements from penetrating through into your home. When properly constructed and well-maintained they also keep the interiors warm and comfortable.

Their ability to perform well, resisting the continual onslaught of the elements relies on you, as the homeowner, being able to quickly identify early signs of failure and putting them right. Carrying out render repair work where necessary and maintaining your brickwork is vital.

Ian Rock

Chartered surveyor Ian Rock MRICS is a director is and the author of eight popular Haynes House Manuals, including the Home Extension Manual, the Self Build Manual and Period Property Manual.

Ian is also the founder of Zennor Consultants. In addition to providing house surveys, Zennor Consultants provide professional guidance on property refurbishment and maintenance as well as advising on the design and construction of home extensions and loft conversions, including planning and Building Regulations compliance.

Ian has recently added a 100m2 extension to his home; he designed and project managed the build and completed much of the interior fit-out on a DIY basis.