Here at SPB Swindon, we offer a high quality monocouche rendering service that offers several benefits:
- It is a single-coat breathable, waterproof render with a variety of colours to choose from.
- It has a special formulation enabling it to adhere to the surface and stay waterproof.
- It is suitable for weatherproofing the following external surfaces: concrete, concrete blocks, lightweight blocks, bricks and stone.
- It is suitable to be used for internal surfaces as well.
Practical aspects of Monocouche render
Prior to monocouche being applied to the chosen surface (this surface being either exterior or interior concrete, concrete blocks, smaller blocks, bricks or stone surfaces) the surface is cleaned and dried to ensure there is no contaminant or undesirable object that may oppose the joining of the monocouche render to the surface. The monocouche layer is applied quickly to the surface using a spray machine with the aim of achieving a minimum 15 mm thick render layer on top of the surface.
Once the monocouche render has been applied to the surface and still remains a green colour, a pattern can be applied to the wet render to simulate a brick or block pattern finish. The pattern is marked on the render using a chalk and a timber batten. The areas marked with chalk are then cut by the Ashlar cutter to a depth at which gaps between the blocks are noticeable.
Usually the minimum thickness of the render applied to the substrate is 15 mm.
Once the render has hardened (usually expected to occur between 3 – 16 hours after application, dependent on the surface material and weather conditions), the surface is scraped by a tool in a gentle and circular motion until its surface has been smoothed and 3 mm of rendered surface has been shaved off due to the scraping. Finally, the rendered surface is gently brushed.
So, if you are interesting in receiving a quote for monocouche rendering on your property, just call SPB Swindon as soon as possible – we will be more than happy to help.