Rendered External Walls – What to Expect?

2 Jun 2008
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United Kingdom
First off apologies for what I’m sure is a stupid question/questions, however I need some help in identifying if a couple of recently rendered walls I have done are up to scratch (so to speak)

I have recently had the corners of my house rendered. The previous block work was looking tired and the survey I had when buying the property identified that this would require rendering (to prevent damp etc).

The work was carried out and I was initially very pleased (looked miles better then the tired old block work, although I guess this wouldn’t be hard). However I have just had another guy around to do some work inside the house and he pointed out a number of faults with the rendering work that I have had done.

I guess what I am trying to get answered is what should I expect with regards to damp proofing the lowest point of the render? What kind of finish should I expect? Parts of the finish seem to be quite sandy, these have subsequently been painted and has left the wall looking patchy is this normal?

Again apologies for the vague/stupid nature of this post, but as you can see I have no idea.

Also I relaise that its diffcult with out viewing but what kind of price should I have looked at paying to have had to external wall corners rendered. (plain, nothing fancy). Hindsight etc......

Cheers for any help.
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