Render is a covering applied to the outside walls of a building. It can serve two purposes: 

  1. Aesthetic - some people may prefer the smooth finish of a rendered wall, which can then be painted in any colour.
  2. Protection - if bricks are becoming loose or brittle then rendering the outer wall is strongly advised to protect them.
Rendering is a type of plastering and it is advised that a skilled plasterer is employed to carry out the work. It involves applying render - a plaster mix - evenly to the external walls of a house. There are different types of coats of render that may be applied one after the other.