Thanks so much for all your replies! I would like to remove the roughcast as I really don't think it is original. But… funds are tight. Is it something an amateur can make a decent job of? We do our own internal plastering but have never tried any external rendering before.
I am new to the forum so please be gentle!
We have just purchased a 1830's regency property that, externally, was originally smooth Stucco render but at some point has been rough cast, presumably to cover up the cracks!
We are doubling the size of the house and have number of options...