MONOCOUCHE XF

Monocouche XF is our breathable through colour cement based render system available in a stunning range of colours typically scratch finished and also able to achieve a number of traditional styles such as rough cast, sponge and trowel finish.

Monocouche XF can be installed onto blockwork, brickwork, stonework, concrete and most other forms of stable masonry.

The Monocouche XF system has been specified and installed on all manner of projects from private houses to commercial buildings, schools, colleges, mid-sized developments and large scale housing schemes for national house builders throughout the UK, Europe and Middle East for over 20 years with complete confidence and satisfaction.

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KEY SYSTEM BENEFITS

  • Available in a range of colours and finishes
  • Flexibility to achieve most recognised styles of render finish
  • Low maintenance without the need to paint and repaint
  • Breathable while protecting the buildings structure
  • Weatherproof and far more durable than traditional sand and cement renders
  • Ready mixed with the addition of water the only requirement to install
  • Hand or machine applied enabling large areas to be completed
  • Greatly reduced program allowing trades to continue earlier and scaffolding to be off hired sooner
  • Bagged, palletised and wrapped for ease of delivery and safe storage on site
  • Actual finished render samples available upon request
  • In stock and ready for delivery to site within days
  • Next day delivery available
  • 10 Year system warranty
  • NHBC Accepts accredited
  • A1 Fire rated

EXAMPLES OF MONOCOUCHE XF

MASONRY APPLICATION – ONE COAT

Monocouche XF can be applied in one coat onto suitable open-faced, 7kn, general purpose, concrete blockwork.

The masonry substrate should be constructed with a sufficient movement control design containing bed joint reinforcement and or expansion joints. We strongly advise following masonry manufacturers guidelines, in conjunction with BS 5628-3 Code of practice for use of masonry and BS 6093 Code of practice for design of joints and jointing in building construction.

The key to a successful one coat installation relies on the selection of a suitable block type and the management and control of materials. Professional workmanship during the construction of the substrate and the inclusion of a suitable movement control design will ensure that the blockwork performs as it should when constructed.

Further guidance on constructing to receive Monocouche XF render in one coat can be found within the XF Construction Guide

MASONRY APPLICATION – BEST PRACTICE

Monocouche XF can be installed onto 7kn general purpose, concrete block, lighter-weight and lessor-density blockwork, brickwork, stonework and concrete with the support of a layer of MonoBase XF polymer modified base coat. For best practive, we advise imbedding MonoMesh XF throughout.

This comprehensive approach provides a consistent base layer without impurity. In turn, this controls and equalises suction onto which the through coloured Monocouche XF coating is applied. This protects the render system against issues which may be caused due to the condition and behaviour of the masonry substrate. The addition of the MonoBase XF and MonoMesh XF layer provides greater resistance to movement within the substrate and increases protection against water penetration and weathering.

A PDF describing Monocouche XF best practice installation can be downloaded from our Technical Reference section and shared with site management staff and installing contractors.

Monocouche XF

Best Practice Guide

MonoBase XF applied to 4mm thickness onto masonry

MonoMesh XF imbedded into entire MonoBase XF layer

Monocouche XF finished flush with 15mm UPVC beads


Total system thickness 15mm + depth of bead bedding

MonoMesh XF alkali resistant mesh is imbedded into the Monocouche XF or MonoBase XF at material junctions and surrounding openings to absorb stress.

In the case of XF Best Practice we advise that MonoMesh XF should be overlapped 100mm at the edges.

Diagonal strips of MonoMesh XF (stress patches) are added to further reinforce across the corners of openings.

CUT & PASTE SPECIFICATION TEXT

Monocouche XF One Coat – Cut & Paste Specification Text

System: Monocouche XF
Colour: To be confirmed
Build up: Direct (one coat) onto suitably constructed blockwork
15mm UPVC beads bonded using Monocouche XF or MonoBase XF material only
MonoMesh XF is imbedded into a layer of Monocouche XF to surround openings passing edges by 500mm
A second layer of MonoMesh XF is imbedded diagonally passing all corners by 300mm to further reinforce this area
Monocouche XF is hand or machine applied, in the desired finish style level, with the UPVC beading
Total system thickness: 15mm  + depth of bead bedding material
System supplier: Monocouche Render Systems Ltd
Contact:   0330 111 1467  /  info@monocouche.co.uk   /  www.monocouche.co.uk
Comprehensive technical information and support can be found at www.monocouche.co.uk
It is advised that Monocouche Render Systems Ltd is consulted to gain a complete understanding of the system prior to commencement of works at site.
Samples: Available upon request

Monocouche XF Best Practice – Cut & Paste Specification Text

System: Monocouche XF
Colour: To be confirmed
Build up: Best Practice onto suitable and stable masonry
15mm UPVC beads bonded using Monocouche XF or MonoBase XF
4mm layer of MonoBase XF applied over the entire substrate between the beads
MonoMesh XF imbedded into the entire MonoBase XF layer, whilst wet overlapping strips (by 100mm at each end) ensure that all mesh is pushed below the surface of the MonoBase XF base coat
A second layer of MonoMesh XF is imbedded diagonally passing all corners by 300mm to further reinforce this area
MonoBase XF is rolled to stipple or combed horizontally to key and left to cure sufficiently
Monocouche XF is hand or machine applied in the desired finish style level with the UPVC beading
Total system thickness: 15mm  + depth of bead bedding material
System supplier: Monocouche Render Systems Ltd
Contact:   0330 111 1467  /  info@monocouche.co.uk   /  www.monocouche.co.uk
Comprehensive technical information and support can be found at www.monocouche.co.uk
It is advised that Monocouche Render Systems Ltd is consulted to gain a complete understanding of the system prior to commencement of works at site.
Samples: Available upon request

SUBSTRATE PREPARATION & INSTALLATION PARAMETERS

  • Masonry substrates should be stable, clean, suitably dry and free from dust and loose material
  • Newly constructed masonry should be allowed to dry sufficiently before render system install
  • Mortar jointing should be flushed level with the surrounding masonry
  • Levelling preparation should be carried out with MonoBase XF
  • Direct contact with the masonry should be made without contamination
  • Wiring and pipework for external accessories should be chased into the masonry
  • Do not apply in temperatures below 5c, above 30c and immediately before a frost or heavy rain
  • Do not apply to gypsum plaster or painted surfaces

MATERIAL COVERAGE GUIDANCE

A 25kg bag of Monocouche XF will cover up to 1m² at 15mm thickness

A 25kg bag of MonoBase XF will cover 4m² – 5m² at 4mm thickness

A full pallet of Monocouche XF or MonoBase XF contains 40 x 25kg bags (1000 KG).

MonoMesh XF is supplied in 50 m² roll (1m x 50m) coverage is 45m2 per roll allowing for 100mm overlaps

Total System Thickness: 15mm + depth of bead bedding

The above information is supplied as a guide; material usage is completely dependent on specific substrate type and condition, and should be confirmed at site.

MONOCOUCHE XF & RENDER CARRIER BOARD

Monocouche XF will bond successfully to render carrier boards with the support of MonoBase XF and MonoMesh XF. However, there is an unknown risk of movement within the supporting timber or steel framework, that may cause deflection, forcing the render to crack. For this reason, Monocouche XF is not guaranteed in these applications and a thin coat silicone render should be considered.

UPVC PROFILE BEADING:

15mm UPVC angle/corner beads are installed to rendered corners giving definition and providing protection against impact.

15mm UPVC drip/bell beads are installed at the base of elevations to force water to fall away from the finishes below and protect against rising damp and capillary action.

15mm UPVC stop beads are installed to give neat and level termination at elevation boundaries and material junctions.

15mm UPVC expansion/movement beads are installed over expansion joints within the masonry substrate.

SYSTEM WARRANTIES

A 10 year system guarantee is provided with all Monocouche XF materials covering all system components when installed as per guidelines.

In addition to render system specification and supply, we offer a turnkey supply and installation service using our own teams of installers. This guarantees that our render systems are installed to the highest standard and without risk of defects due to issues with specification or workmanship.

A 10 year system and workmanship guarantee is also supplied with these contracts.

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