Monocouche Rendering

Through coloured renders are also known as monocouche renders and are types of decorative finishes that are applied to the exteriors of buildings. They provide weather protection to the building and an attractive decorative finish.

Through coloured renders and monocouche renders have been termed as modern renders. They have been developed to be applied in one coat to form and cure as one layer on the wall of a building. Traditional renders are usually applied in two coats or more, the first is a scratch coat followed by a finishing coat.

Through coloured renders are formulated using White Ordinary Portland Cement as a binder. This enables the render to be pigmented and when the render is applied and finished, the pigment will bind in place, all the way through the body of the render, hence the name through coloured render. Manufacturers of these renders produce a wide range of colours to suit customers tastes and requirements.

Traditional renders are formulated from Grey Ordinary Portland Cement and cannot be pigmented. In order to create an attractive finish with traditional render, a paint or wall coating product would have to be applied.

These renders are widely used in the modern building industry due to their incredibly long life expectancies and ease of application. They are a common site on today’s high rise office block and modern property developments.

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Apex specialise in providing a through coloured/monocouche render service. We use products from a number of established manufacturers in this industry.

Insulated Render Systems

Specialist insulated renders can also be offered. These are one coat application renders that offer excellent thermal performance. These are manufactured in through colour formats so there is a wide range of colours and textures to choose from.

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