Hi All, I am having my pebbledash removed on my small 2 bedroom 1930's terraced house, and then re-rendered to a smooth finish and painted, front & back. Quotes have ranged from £2K-£4760, including painting. The £4760 quote the guy has good references from doing anything from rendering through to loft conversions & extensions. He has lived round the corner from me since 2002. However, at £4760 to remove the pebbledash, render, and paint with Sandtex is pretty dear. His quote for the roof is competitive. Cheapest quote I got was £3200, and most expensive £5600. This guy has quoted £3640. Another company has quoted £3700 for the roof, and £2.5K for the rendering job. Said they could save me money since they only have to put scaffolding up once. They've done many roofs around my area and one guys house where they have rendered over the top of his pebbledash. Their work looks great and everyone speaks highly of them. Haven't seen any of their smooth rendering though. I've been told £2.5K is a very good price. Is there anything particularly unforeseen that may arise from removing the pebbledash though? Are they likely to take it off and tell me something that will whack another £1K on my bill? Is there anything else I should know/watch out for? Is Sandtex as good a coating as anything else? Cheers, T.