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Does an external cement render always add value?

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Moist, 15th Jul, 2015.

  1. Moist

    Moist Well-Known Member

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    Question as above?

    Especially if not too many neighbours have a render?

    Anyone familiar with Bald Hills, QLD?
     
  2. Brian84

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    I'm not familiar with qld, but if you do cement render in most parts of sydney it will add value to your house. Especially if it is covering up the red or blonde bricks. They say you should achieve a $3 value increase for every $1 spent. Not sure how accurate that is though. Sounds achievable
     
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  3. Be Developer

    Be Developer Property Developer Business Member

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    It will certainly give a fresh look and will appeal to buyers.

    What s approx cost and area of render?
     
  4. Moist

    Moist Well-Known Member

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    I was just considering rendering the front facade purely for valuation purposes as I don't plan to sell.

    21 Midland St., Bald Hills QLD
     
  5. Azazel

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    Pizza hut roof!
    I was looking at the red brick monster next door and thinking it would cost a bit. What colour are you thinking of going with?
    Will you paint the brick on the sides?
     
  6. Pistonbroke

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    Detracts from a weatherboard house esp a Queenslander.
     
  7. Azazel

    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    Looks brick to me. It's the white one yes?
     
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    Pistonbroke Well-Known Member

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    The question was does render always add value? Not should I cement render this ip? :rolleyes:
     
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    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    You're right. You're always right - except when you answer a question with a question.
     
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  10. gach2

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    I think if you have an older 2 storey house in an area thats in an area thats having new 2 storey houses built in then yes it could compete with those houses on the market.

    If not general cant really see it adding much value (cost of rendering isnt cheap)
    and doing the front just makes the house looks cheap (sides can be seen easily from the road)
     
  11. Jamie Moore

    Jamie Moore MORTGAGE BROKER - AUSTRALIA WIDE Business Member

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    Generally it adds value but I wouldn't say "always" - it depends on the quality of the job and what's in demand for the area. Some houses just look better without render IMO.

    Cheers

    Jamie
     
  12. Brian84

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    I would say if you have an old blonde or red brick colour or another colour that is not in style then I would say render will always make it look more modern and upto trend. If you have a decent colour face brick than I can't see the render being really worth doing unless there are a fair few other rendered properties in the street.