Hi Thirsty,1. Price up the materials required
2. Work out how long it would take you to do the entire job yourself in your spare time
3. Decide if you'd prefer to use your spare time doing something else and pay someone to do the job for you.
The reason I asked was it block or brick (besides impacting the price ) was that your title says 'block' but your OP says 'brick' and I was wondering why render a brick.Hi SpartRite,
Thanks for replying, the width is 1mtr and I would like it rendered - maybe plaster was the wrong term. Rendering gives a better finish.