Our house is 1930s detached and the first floor is painted render. It's looking in need of repainting (though it would last another couple of years).
a) how often should one expect to have to repaint the exterior rendering?
b) It's all fairly accessible apart from one area where we abut the neighbours flat roofed (plastic) walkway, is it reasonable to do a DIY job from ladders or is scaffolding and/or platforms a must?
c) surface area is approx 10m x 3m x 3.5 = 105m2 - how long should we expect this to take and at what point does it become more practical to paay someone else?
d) how much is a reasonable quote for the above anyway?
Any feedback and advice much appreciated!