Monocouche Rendering (One-Coat) is a pre mixed, cementious, breathable, external / internal decorative through colour rendering method. The main difference between traditional sand and cement renders and through coloured, ready mixed renders, is that the latter is coloured and the gives a crisp, clean finish, comes in over 50 standard colours (over 140 available on request) and allows your building to “breathe”. Sometimes referred to as ‘K-Rend’.
This means that if any moisture is trapped in your wall cavity, it can be allowed to escape through your walls and through the render, thus allowing your building to breathe and NOT retain any moisture, which in turn could turn to damp.
Although more expensive than a basic sand and cement render in the outset, the application of through coloured render (generally machine applied) is a lot faster than its traditional counterpart. External monocouche renders can be applied as one coat (depending on the receiving wall substrate) rather than two coats as with traditional sand and cement renders.
We are therefore likely to save you time and money as you don’t need wait for the render to dry and be painted, scaffolding can be struck sooner and the colour will last longer than most masonry paints. Of course, as with any through coloured render material, longer term savings will also be made due to not having to incur repeated scaffolding and decoration costs for years to come.
Many companies offering rendering services will sell through coloured monocouche renders as crack-resistant. This is not true. These renders can and will crack if the building it is applied on moves. However, to stop this from happening as much as possible we incorporate an alkali-resistant mesh into the wet render as standard to provide reinforcement, other precautions can also be applied to new build projects, such as bed reinforcement – please contact us to discuss any issues your property may have.
Please consider eco-rend for all your monocouche rendering projects. We are a specialist rendering company covering Sussex, Kent, Surrey and London and are happy to provide quotes freely in these areas.
Below are a series of jobs we’ve completed using monocouche render contact us to discuss your monocouche rendering requirements now.