My house is a typical link detached 1960’s brick built house with red clay tiles as cladding both front and back between the ground and first floor (between the windows) and then above the first floor windows going up to the roof gable. The total area is approximately 18 square meters. Many houses in the area have replaced the tiles (or in some cases original wooden cladding) with uPVC cladding, but I hate the look of this and was considering trying to have these areas rendered. However, I also want to improve the insulation properties of the house in order to try and cut my bills. (I have already had the cavity walls and loft insulated). Having done a little research I have seen that there are external wall insulation and render systems but I am worried that this is going to be prohibitively expensive as I am on a very tight budget. Can you give me a rough idea as to the costs of this sort of work and whether there are significant differences in the specifications of different systems. Would you recommend this as the best way to deal with this problem?