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Last updated on March 31st, 2022

Cost of monocouche rendering

When it comes to keeping your property looking its best, rendering is a great way to give your home exterior a fresh look. In the guide we look at the average cost of monocouche rendering in the UK.

When it comes to keeping your property looking its best, rendering is a great way to give your home exterior a fresh look. In the guide, we look at the average cost of monocouche rendering in the UK.

If you want to protect exposed brick (or other construction materials) from being damaged by the elements, rendering is often the way to go. Rendering involves covering the exterior walls with a type of render – monocouche rendering being one of the more premium options.

ItemRange - LowRange - HighAverage cost
Monocouche rendering (per m2)£55£75£65

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What is the cost of monocouche rendering?

The average cost of monocouche rendering in the UK is around £55 – £75 per m2, including materials and labour. For accurate prices in your area, we always recommend speaking to local plasterers who specialise in monocouche rendering and asking them for quotes with a breakdown of the options and associated costs.

Factors affecting monocouche rendering prices

The total price you pay for monocouche rendering depends on a number of factors, including:

  • Size and number of walls to render
  • Condition of walls
  • Quantity and quality of materials used
  • Any prep work needed
  • Where you live

For more information on prices, check out our guides to the cost of rendering and the cost of silicone render.

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What is monocouche rendering?

Monocouche is dry powdered render that is available in a range of colours and offers a good amount of breathability for your walls. Monocouche rendering typically gives a chalk-like finish, but is often likened to sand and cement render.

Monocouche rendering of exterior of a houseThe final look of monocouche rendering is a sleek, flat finish on the exterior of the house. It’s the ideal choice for homeowners looking to have a home with a beautifully smooth exterior.

Benefits of monocouche rendering

There are a number of reasons that monocouche rendering is one of the most popular choices for British homeowners. Here are some of the benefits that come with using a monocouche render.

Save time and effort

The fact that monocouche render comes with a coloured pigment means that you don’t need to worry about painting your home once it’s been rendered.

Stand the test of time

One of the great things about a monocouche render is that it lasts for at least 10 years. During that time you don’t need to worry about repainting, as the colour of the render remains very strong – with little fading over time.

Weatherproof your home

Being a premium render, monocouche rendering is completely waterproof and weatherproof so it gives your property strong protection against the elements.

Save money on energy bills

Monocouche render has a high thermal efficiency, which means it also acts as a layer of insulation for your home. Good news for those heating bills.

Available in a range of colours

As mentioned, monocouche render is available in a range of different colours so you can pick the right tone to suit your home.

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Monocouche rendering quotes

We always recommend obtaining at least three quotes from our trusted tradespeople. Our request a quote feature is perfect for getting quotes – you post details about the job you want doing and we’ll send it out to local tradespeople in your area. Try it out!


Is monocouche rendering expensive?

When compared to other types of render like lime, cement, acrylic or pebbledash, monocouche is definitely the most expensive for the material costs. That said, because monocouche rendering is less labour intensive and requires less maintenance, the total cost can often be reasonably similar to other types of rendering – once you’ve included the labour costs.

What is the difference between monocouche and silicone render?

The finished look of both monocouche and silicone rendering is generally fairly similar, the differences come in the cost and the lifespan.

Silicone render is generally considered to have a longer lifespan than monocouche render. It’s also more expensive, though the overall cost may be less due to silicone rendering lasting longer.

Does monocouche render crack?

As long as monocouche render has been applied properly and with the correct preparation, it should be fully bonded and won’t crack.

Does monocouche render one coat?

Monocouche render consists of one coat and can be applied by pump or spray. This makes it quick and easy to render a house using monocouche render.

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