The UK is known for its mostly wet weather, which can lead to untimely wear and tear on a home, causing long-term degradation. The good news is that in the past couple of years, there have been a few different ways to prevent this from happening. One of the ways to avoid weathering or degradation of your home is to use monocouche rendering. Not only does it extend the life of your home, but it adds value to your property too.
If you have been considering rejuvenating the look and feel of your home and perhaps strengthening its insulation, then one of the best ways to do that is to render the home’s external walls.
However, there are quite a few different render types. The most popular of which is monocouche render followed by a silicone render. Not only does it look great, making an excellent first impression, but it can also help extend your home’s service life without spending much more on maintenance like you would with cement render.
What is Monocouche Rendering or Render?
Monocouche is a highly popular external render that protects homes from various external elements while giving them a distinct thin flat finish.
The term ‘Monocouche’ is derived from the French word mono, which means single, and couche, in French, means coat. This collectively translates to single coat render, single bed, or perhaps single layer, depending on whom you ask.
However, the renders originated in Europe and, over the years, gained immense popularity in the UK.
One of the reasons why Monocouche rendering lasts so much longer than other types of renders or traditional render is that it only needs one coat. It is also a colour render. This means you don’t need to apply masonry paint after the Monocouche Render has been applied.
If anything, these and other features we’ll examine make this an excellent and practical choice for homes in the UK.
It is essential to add that the Monocouche Rendering consists of applying a single coat in two passes. Not only is it faster, but it saves resources compared to a traditional system requiring two coats. Thus it is one of the easiest modern renders out there.
How Should Monocouche Render Be Applied?
It is applied similarly to any other rendering mix. Also, similar to traditional renders, these are available in bags, prepared by mixing with water and then applied to the wall. However, it can also be sprayed on, and some professionals may use a hand trowel. That said, depending on the air’s humidity and other weather-related factors, it can take between five and thirty-six hours for the compound to dry.
A single layer needs to be applied in two passes. However, it is essential to ensure that the finish is consistent and smooth during the first pass before the second is applied. The mixture needs to be correctly mixed to achieve this even consistency. This is where hiring an experienced professional can make a big difference to the end product.
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Benefits of Using Monocouche Rendering Compared To Traditional Renders
As mentioned earlier in this article, there are many benefits of applying or using Monocouche renders. For starters, they are durable and are available in a large selection of stylistic options. However, below are a few more benefits of Monocouche rendering:
Takes Less Time
Usually, rendering will take anywhere from a few days to a week for each layer to dry before the next can be applied. However, with monocouche renders, you don’t need to worry about it. It is a thick render and thus only requires using a single coat. It is also why monocouche render cost comparatively less than other modern renders. Though it sill costs slightly more than a normal rendering mix.
Available In A Multitude Of Colours
It is a coloured render. The Monocouche render is usually mixed with cement to form the base so it can be pre-coloured. This means that you don’t need to paint the top of it. Once the render dries, the job is complete, and your house looks like it has been freshly painted!
Chip and Crack Resistant
Since Monocouche rendering is flexible, it is one of the best solutions out there. Professionals can reduce the risk of cracking by adding a couple of additives. In addition, homeowners can also opt for the self-cleaning type and other high-end options that require minimal maintenance.
Monocouche rendering measures 15mm. This 15mm thickness protects your home from adverse weather conditions and from the elements. Thus even a single layer offers adequate insulation compared to other types of rendering.
Can Be Applied To Exposed Brick
Monocouche render can easily be applied to exposed brick thanks to its thoroughly coloured decorative finish. This makes it easier and comparatively cost-effective to render older properties and extensions while ensuring a smooth and consistent finish across all your external walls.
Improved Energy Efficiency
One of the best features of Monocouche rendering is its excellent thermal efficiency. Its efficiency is mainly due to its thickness, unlike regular silicone renders. This means it can keep your home warmer during the winter and more energy efficient in the summer, thus reducing your heating and cooling bills.
Monocouche rendering can last for a good twenty-five years. This is because it is made from excellent quality materials. During these twenty-five years, homeowners will not have to deal with cracks and chips or require repainting the outside of their homes. This helps save both time and money compared to other render systems.
It is highly weather resistant compared to other forms of rendering. It protects the home against adverse weather conditions and the consistent dampness associated with the UK’s climate.
Monocouche rendering is one of the most cost-effective ways of improving your property’s look, feel and durability. However, what you end up paying for it will mainly depend on whom you hire for the job. More experienced tradespeople are expensive but worth the extra they charge.
Monocouche renders are also an excellent choice for rejuvenating buildings, and because they last for over two decades, there is no additional cost of maintaining the property. Not to mention most people prefer its smooth texture and attractive finish.
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