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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.
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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.