I Recently moved in to a house dating from circa 1900 which has some ugly render on the rear (south facing) ground wall. It is not present on other walls at ground floor (but there is pebble dash on upper areas to the front).
Ideally I would like to remove this leaving the more attractive brickwork on show.
Does anyone know if removing this will be detrimental to the brickwork underneath? i.e. is the render there to protect it?