How Do Render and Cladding Effect My Build Cost
It is very common these days for new homes to have different materials used for external finishes. Two of the most used finishes are cladding and render. These two finishes are generally used together as they both give a different look.
A common question I get after is what is the difference between render and cladding and how they are installed.
Below I have broken both finished down into how they are installed and how the cost can be so different.
There are many different types of cladding, however, they are generally all installed the same way. First, we will wrap the frame in sacking to help with installation and the cladding will be fixed directly to the frame. Now there are some products that are installed as a finished product and other that will have to be painted and finished off after installation.
Before render can be applied, bricks need to be supplied and laid. Once the bricks are complete, the render is mixed onsite and then applied to the bricks. After the render is dry it will be sanded and painted.
As you can see there is a bigger difference in material and labour needed between the cladding and render. As you can imagine this has a big effect on the price and render generally will be double the cost the brick render finish.
If both of these finishes are used in A home then the cost can balance itself out and having both brick and cladding really gives a great overall look to your new home.