Jun 28, 2007 12:07 pm
First of all wonderful site and forum. Lot's of reading for a couple who's probably going down the path of building a new home in Perth (single story most likely due to $$$).
Our first query (with many more likely to follow), House Rendering ?
In discussion with a couple Perth Builders they have flatly refused to render the whole house, even for additional $$$, can't find the trades and too expensive anyway? with render elevation options only covering the front of the home.
Is this fairly standard? If a full rendered look was something one wanted could it be done reasonably after the build is complete? Or is it generally accepted that onyl the street aspect is needed for the rendered look?
D&S, hoping to become first home builders
Re: Rendering a New Home?2
Jun 28, 2007 12:19 pm
Welcome to the forum firstbuild!
NOW…..I am having a hard time understanding why the builders are not doing full renderings.
In NSW….it’s so common. If you’re not rendered, and all over…..you look out of place!
What’s the deal in Perth….I have noticed some real different behaviour over there.
I am unaware as to why the builders are refusing to do a full render for you……lazy perhaps?
It is most certainly NOT the norm……find one that will do it for you.
Now you have my curiosity sparked, I need to find out why!!!
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Re: Rendering a New Home?3
Jun 28, 2007 12:32 pm
Hey firstbuild - welcome!
Moroka is usually a rough finish but they also do a "smooth" product that looks just like render but is acrylic based and so won't crack as easily.
There is a franchise operator in perth:
Their website has heaps of info on the product too.
Re: Rendering a New Home?4
Jun 28, 2007 6:08 pm
I'm in Perth and we are getting the whole place rendered...wasn't even an issue when we asked the builder as many of their display homes are already fully rendered!!
That's strange - Not sure why the builder would refuse to do it!
Re: Rendering a New Home?5
Jul 01, 2007 12:37 am
The home I'm building will only have the front rendered, this seems quite common here in Perth (and not with the cheaper builders but some of the more expensive). However, I know the house being built next to mine has been fully rendered, I think it is a MetroStyle home.
One thing someone told me to consider is that if you only render the front and want to change the look you only need to paint the rendered front, with the rest of the home in face brick it should not look odd, where as different render colour from front to back might look out of place... depends on colours I guess.
Re: Rendering a New Home?6
Jul 01, 2007 1:06 am
We are also having the whole home rendered and the builder was fine about it. It's costing an extra $4k, which I'm sure includes a nice margin so I guess they would be crazy to knock us back.
It seems to me that the majority of rendered homes in Perth have just the front done. I guess it would come down to a cost factor for many people, especially considering how expensive it is to build here now.
Re: Rendering a New Home?7
Aug 13, 2007 10:53 pm
I'm from Perth and am building shortly.
I believe that Metrostyle only build fully rendered houses.
I've just have a verbal quote to fully render a home (in display spec only the facade is rendered) which is ~$1500.
The reason small increase (and not a large one like I expected) is that if the house is fully rendered then they use different (cheaper) bricks. The home builder in question is Summit.
Re: Rendering a New Home?8
Aug 14, 2007 12:15 am
It was one of the BGC builders that told us they wouldn't do it even if you were willing to pay. When speaking to a few builders the comments we got back were a mix of :
1. To or very expensive to render whole house
2. Lack of skilled tradies
2. Maintenance on rendered house costly (why would you want to do it...)
but yes, if you are willing to pay it seems you can have your whole house rendered with most builders.
$1500 sounds like a good deal (are the cheaper bricks any sort of negative?). I have not investigated the types of rendering and pros and cons, just would like it as an option from the builder.
By the way Summit are one of the builders we are seriously looking at, so would be interested in your opinion on them so far - have you signed yet?
Re: Rendering a New Home?9
Aug 14, 2007 5:53 pm
rendering can be expensive to maintain over time .My husband is a bricklayer I donot like rendering and would not even consider it on my new home we are building but they is me.Its a extra expense
Aug 17, 2007 1:57 am
The boss (wife) corrected me - the verbal quote was $2500 not $1500. The reason given was that they would use different bricks, which I assumed to be cheaper, hence the cost of rendering (and painting) was partly subsidized.
With regard to Summit, we have not signed, and are going thru the process of making minor changes to the layout of one of their display homes to achieve what we THINK we want.
At this stage the only comment about their service is that they are barely swift in getting back to us. As we don't intend to build for another year it is not a problem, but perhaps it is an incite to their service.
My opinion is reserved for now.
Would like to hear how you are going with them.
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