Through colour rendering and external wall insulation.

What is through colour rendering and external wall insulation and what are the benefits?

Tide Solutions ltd specialise in through colour monocouche rendering and external wall insulation systems.  We only use the very best market leading products (weber and K Rend products predominately). Our one coat rendering has both a decorative and architectural finish.  These products are applied to the exterior or interior of building facade structures, providing both decoration and weather protection.  Whether the properties are commercial or residential,  new build or a refurbishment project, we have a solution that can be tailored specifically to your needs. Our Rendering Systems are designed for weatherproofing external vertical concrete blocks or brick masonry walls.  However, they can also be used for external or internal decorative renders. We have extensive knowledge of all specialist render products, and can apply this by hand or machine as recommended. The term “Monocouche” literally translates as “one-coat”.  It has been adopted by the European cement render industry to distinguish modern renders and their application methods from more traditional rendering methods. Widely regarded as a more advanced render formulation,  it can be applied in one coat to form and cure as one monolithic layer on the elevation of a building.

How is a Through Colour Rendering system Different from traditional systems?

Architecturally, the most common areas of stress are around doors and windows.  This is where cracking is most likely to occur. Tide Solutions Ltd has the knowledge and technical ability to render any building to the very highest standard possible.   Each of our renders are designed to be breathable and flexible.  We apply a special glass fibre mesh fabric around every opening to strengthen the most susceptible areas of a building.  We always use  Plastic Render Beads closely matching the colour of the render, including the Corner Bead, Stop Bead and Movement Bead. The main difference to traditional, sand and cement renders is that through colour renders give a cleaner more modern style finish.  They are water repellent as standard and less likely to crack, which allows your building to “breathe” at the same time.  If  moisture is trapped in your wall cavity, monocouche render will allow any moisture to evaporate, allowing the property to breathe and NOT retain moisture that could eventually turn into damp. Although through colour products are a little more expensive than traditional sand, cement rendering products, the application is a lot faster than the traditional methods. External monocouche renders can be applied as one coat (depending on the receiving wall substrate) rather than two.  This saves you the client both time and money, as you don’t need the render to be fully cured before it can be painted.  You can drop your scaffold as soon as the job is done thus saving on excess scaffold costs. The colour will also last longer than most masonry paint so you will save huge amounts of money in the long run on scaffolding and repeated redecoration of the property.

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Previous Work

Low Maintenance

Through colour renders can be cleaned with the commonly available ‘hobby’ style pressure washers and suitable detergents, should the need ever arise. Some properties, even in town centre  environments, have not required attention for over 10 years.  As with all decorative surfaces, the actual maintenance period is very reliant on the local atmospheric conditions and the quality of architectural detailing.

2. Tide Solutions Ltd can provide traditional sand, cement rendering systems, traditional lime renders and pebbledash systems. They are all carried out to the very highest standards. If you have any specific questions about these products and there applications please don’t hesitate to ask one of our experienced staff, we are always happy to help. Traditional Lime renders are mostly used on Historic or Grade 1 and 2 listed buildings. Repairs on these types of building should ideally be carried out using similar materials to the original. Not only are they more appropriate to the historic character of the architecture, but they usually work better than modern alternatives, especially when used in conjunction with other traditional materials and construction techniques.