Thermocork vs Monocouche Render - CorkSol UK

By Jamie Orr
Date 09/01/2018
thermocork vs moncouche

Thermocork vs Monocouche render

In many different industries, whether it's architecture, building development or interior design, contractors and developers are always looking for the best materials that will help to decrease work time, reduce costs and most importantly produce a better and more effective finished product.

For a long time, monocouche renders were the go-to material for many contractors.

However, in recent years many people have begun to move away from the dated render in favour of other solutions such as cork spray.

Here we take a look at the benefits and disadvantages of both materials to help you decide which the more appropriate render is for you or your company.

Monocouche uses as a Render

Monocouche renders have been used to coat the outside of buildings for years and can be found on

  • Houses
  • Industrial buildings
  • Commercial structures.

The single-coat mixture is derived by adding coloured pigments to white Portland cement which is then applied manually via a purpose-built applicator.

Popularity of Monocouche

The reason that monocouche renders have become so popular over the years is down to their low maintenance and long lifespan.

Another benefit of monocouche render is the ability to run pigments through the mixture, making the render available in a wide range of colours.

The external finish has been utilised in a number of environments and is often praised for requiring very few repairs.

Downsides of Monocouche

This lack of maintenance is not infinite, however.

After several years of weathering, monocouche render does begin to show drastic signs of ageing and in many cases, buildings can require a whole new coating at great expense.

This is down to the use of white Portland cement which provides a clean mixture to pass colour through.

A downside to this, however, is that the materials and ingredients used to make the render are often toxic and aren’t environmental friendly.

Thermocork Coatings

An established and proven Environmentally Friendly Alternative to Monocouche.

Thermocork is a type of cork spray that has been designed specifically to provide property owners with a long-lasting weather-proof render that provides added acoustic and thermal insulation.

The Benefits of Thermocork

One of the major benefits of using Thermocork is the fact that the render has an incredibly long lifespan.

The natural properties of the cork allow for a waterproof coating that will maintain a solid seal in all types of weather.

Thermocork as a Coating

Thermocork is far more flexible than monocouche and can be used to coat the outside and internal structures of buildings for years and can be found on

  • Houses
  • Industrial buildings
  • Commercial structures
  • Modular systems
  • Steel frame structures
  • Internal linings of building such as agricultural and commercial buildings

The added flexibility of Thermocork with its multi surface adhesion attributes both internally and externally provides a wider use and allows the property owner to maintain their environmentally friendly approach throughout all they internal and external coatings.

Lower Maintenance costs with Thermocork

This means that there's no need for regular repairs or patching and the overall maintenance costs for operating a building or owning a home will be significantly lower.

Another reason many people opt for Thermocork as opposed to monocouche renders is that all of the ingredients used to make it are sourced from sustainable materials.

This means that Thermocork is friendly to the environment and does not use any toxic materials or processes that involved excessive amounts of CO2 production.

On balance, a particular issue that many have with Thermocork is the price.

Cost Neutral means No Downside

Due to the extensive research and premium materials that go into producing such a high-quality coating, surprisingly the price is not any higher than that of monocouche renders when comparing sq2m coverage.


The Reassurance of Approved Applicators

As a premium coating, Thermocork can only be applied by one of CorkSols nationwide Approved Applicators, this gurantees quality and the finish is of the highest standards. Learn more about the approved applicator scheme here.

Investing in Thermocork is often seen as the cheaper and more effective option in the long run due to the savings you will make over time with reduced maintenance costs.

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