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Are you looking for a new home but aren’t sure whether you should buy one that is already rendered? Continue reading to learn more about the factors you should consider when purchasing a rendered home.

The Benefits of Buying a Rendered Home

Rendered homes are becoming increasingly popular – as you might have noticed while driving down the street. There are a few main reasons for this:

  • Home refresh: Rendering a home is a relatively easy way to give an older home a facelift. Rendering results in a clean, elegant look.
  • Increases value: A rendered home can increase the market value of the property and the street.
  • Practical positives: The rendering of a home can add insulation, waterproofing properties and improve the fire rating of a home.

Factors to Consider

Quality of the Rendering

Naturally, the first thing you’ll want to do when inspecting a rendered home is to check that the rendering is still in good condition. Is it smooth and even? Or does it have cracks and bumps in it? If you notice any defects with the rendering, it means that the rendering job might not be the best and will most likely have to be redone.

This will add extra costs to your homebuying process, and you will need to discuss whether you can afford to extend your budget. You will also need to consider the extra time it will take to re-render the home.

The Finish

There are many rendering finishes and colours available to pick from, including cement, lime, acrylic, silicone and polymer rendering. Is the already existing render one that you’re happy with? Or would you prefer a different finish?

There are pros and cons to each render type. Some are more durable than others, while others are more affordable. It all depends on what you’re looking for and your budget.

How Long Does Rendering Last?

If done well, the render on a home can last up to ten years. The type of render used and the quality of the surface underneath can also have an impact on the longevity of the rendering job. However, it is important to note that cracks can form in any type of render.

An important question to ask is, will the render on the home last for an extended period of time? If yes, this means you don’t have to worry about reapplying the render any time soon – something that may give you extra peace of mind.


If there are repairs needed to be done to the rendering, are they easy to do yourself? Or would you have to hire a professional to do it? How extensive and time-consuming would the repair process be?

If you’re still not sure about buying an already-rendered house, it’s worthwhile contacting a professional rendering company that will be happy to give you advice.

At Sydney Cement Rendering, we take pride in being Sydney’s trusted rendering experts. We provide our customers with the highest quality rendering services. Contact us at 0402 704 984 or visit our website: to find out more about what we offer!