Monocouche Render System
Licata’s Monocouche Render System is suitable for a variety of substrates. Featuring a water repellent surface that reduces water absorption and increased resistance against algae. A fully breathable render with excellent drying time, that can be applied by hand or machine. Available as a coloured render with 12 options to choose from.
This render system offers a choice of products for the basecoat and decorative finish. Only one product from each section is required to complete the system. If clay brick slips are to be used as the decorative finish, an extra adhesive will be required (Super S1)
As you may have guessed, “monocouche” is a French word. Roughly translated it means “one coat” or a “single coat”. The monocouche render for London homes and businesses is a through colour render that is entirely suitable for a variety of masonry surfaces, including brick. The monocouche render is normally applied in two passes that ultimately blend together forming a single, robust render layer.
A Licata monocouche render can be easily applied to the interior or exterior of a structure, is highly workable, and is noteworthy for its moisture resistance and long-term durability. When you choose a monocouche render from Licata Buildings Systems you are choosing quality, versatility, easy applicability and beauty. Add it all up and what you get is an outstanding value.
Key Features of Licata Monocouche Render London
- Can be applied to a variety of substrates
- Interior and exterior applicability
- Very lightweight and durable
- Available in a wide array of colours
- Highly breathable
- Moisture and algae resistant
- Dries quickly compared to other renders
- Undeniable aesthetic qualities
Our monocouche renders have gained widespread popularity in London due to their easy workability, widespread applicability and the overall quality of the finished product. The fact that Licata monocouche renders are through-coloured is another strong selling point as it frees the homeowner from the hassle and expense of having to paint once the render has dried.
Monocouche render is in no small part responsible for the decline in popularity of rigid, impermeable traditional sand and cement renders. Those now old-fashioned renders were prone to cracking and retaining water which in turn produced a variety of problems down the road that required expensive fixes.
Talk to the Pros at Licata
For fast application, outstanding durability and impressive aesthetic versatility a monocouche render in London from Licata Building Systems is the smart choice. Whether a new build, renovation or extension and whether the structure in question is a home, hotel, guest house, restaurant, or office a monocouche render will deliver on all fronts and pay handsome dividends for years to come.
Talk to the pros at Licata Building Systems today about our monocouche renders and discover true versatility and value.
Monocouche Vs Silicone Renders
At Licata, we offer an array of rendering systems that improve a structure’s thermal retention while enhancing its kerb appeal. Monocouche and silicone renders represent two of our most popular render systems though there is some confusion over whether they can be used interchangeably. The fact is, the two systems are intended for different applications.
Above we went through the various attributes of the monocouche render including its compatibility with a variety of substrates, its breathability and its moisture resistance. These are all major contributing factors to its popularity. (Because it contains cement a monocouche render is also often compared to a sand and cement render, although this is an invalid comparison as the two have some fundamentally different characteristics.)
One of the primary differences between a monocouche render and a silicone render is thickness. The monocouche render is typically quite thick, which contributes to its long-term strength and durability, but also means it is not an ideal render for older homes or homes prone to settling. Another difference between the two is that the monocouche render tends to have a chalkier finish. This produces a matte effect many people want for the exterior of their home or business.
Compared to monocouche renders, silicone renders are noticeably thinner. Silicone renders are typically applied in a thin layer over a reinforced base coat. The unique chemistry of the silicone render enables it to retain its strength while being highly-flexible and breathable.
Its inherent flexibility makes it an ideal render for older structures and structures prone to subsidence as the silicone will not crack and will retain its insulative capabilities when more rigid renders would be compromised. And while we mentioned that silicone renders are usually applied atop a base coat, that is not always the case. In some instances, it can be applied straight onto the exterior wall as a standalone system.
If you remain unsure which type of render is right for your home or business, get in touch with Licata today. One of our rendering system experts can direct you to the correct product for your circumstances.