What is Monocouche render?
Monocouche render is a French term meaning “single layer” or “single bed”, has become an increasingly popular house rendering choice in the UK due to its considerable durability and low maintenance.
This practical one coat rendering solution is used to protect homes from elements while also giving them a beautiful decorative finish – no masonry paint required! Investigate monocouche for yourself: you might just find it’s the perfect protective addition for your own home!
Benefits of Monocouche render
Give your house a modern look
Monocouche render can improve the kerb appeal of your property with a bright light grey finish.
A flexible solution
Did you know monocouche render is more resistant to cracking than traditional renders?
Save on energy bills
When it comes to protecting your home, monocouche render is a great choice. Creates a thick layer providing extra insulation and durability to your home.
The insulation values can be improved even more by application of specialist Strom dry masonry protection cream.
Available in a wide range of colours
hoose from an impressive range of colours that won’t need additional painting after dry – giving your property the perfect finish!
As monocouche render is a single coat system this means a faster installation process. It is pre-tinted so doesn’t require painting like traditional renders, also saving cost and time.
25 year lifespan
Monocouche render is flexible and lasts around 25 years. To reduce the risk of cracking we can apply Storm dry masonry protection cream, making it waterproof and less likely to pick up stains from rainwater.
Transform your building
Transform old blockwork with modern looking monocouche
An ideal solution for old unsightly blockwork walls and brickwork. For houses with poorly matching brickwork on extensions this is the ideal solution
Frequently asked questions
Monocouche is available in a wide range of colours, greys and off whites are popular and create a modern look.
For car park line marking we use a chlorinated rubber coating or high build resin like Pumatect V.
There are a few factors affecting the cost of monocouche, including access and size of the project. As a rough guide budget for £65-95m2.
The appearance of monocouche and silicone render is very similar, the differences come in the cost and the lifespan. Silicone render is generally considered to have a longer lifespan than monocouche render. It’s a more expensive system carried out in four stages.
It is less likely to crack than standard renders, however in some cases monocouche can crack. If there is movement in the substrates beneath this can cause cracks.
Cracks can be repaired, however a slight colour difference may be noticed. In this case painting may be the best option.
Monocouche render will last around 25 years.
Yes if monocouche render can be painted with a standard masonry paint.
It is best to avoid pressure washing monocouche as this is too aggressive and can cause damage. Over time moss and lichen can cause Monocouche to look dirty and tired. This is best removed using soft washing chemicals and rinsing off.