external rendering

Monocouche rendering by K.J. Hill Builders in BedfordThe outside of your home is the one thing that’s visible to everyone. You could be living on baked beans, and inside your home your wallpaper might be peeling off the walls, but as long as your garden is tidy and the outside of your home looks well cared for, you can create an impression that all is well in your world. Whilst we can’t advise you on your garden, we can help with your home, and today we’d like to tell you about Monocouche render, and why it’s worth considering for your home.

Monocouche, or through colour render, refers to a type of render that is already pigmented with the final colour. This render comes with numerous benefits making it a very sound choice for the exterior of your property. Here are some of the benefits of using monocouche render, as opposed to standard render:

No need to paint
Monocouche render gets the whole job done all in one go. There is no need to apply any coats of paint once you have rendered, as the colour will already be perfect.

No need to re-paint
Monocouche render lasts for at least 25 years. So that’s 25 years of not worrying about re-painting the exterior of your property. The colour doesn’t fade over that time, so the colour you originally chose will remain strong.

Completely weather-proof
No matter how much rain or wind the UK weather throws at your property, monocouche render will remain completely waterproof and weather-proof in its guaranteed life span. It won’t crack or fall off and will completely protect your property.

Simple application
Monocouche render can be applied directly to block or brickwork. This simple application process reduces labour costs and the time it takes to complete the outside of your property.

Monocouche render can be the colour and finish that you want; creating the perfect look for your home that suits your style and needs.

Monocouche render has high thermal efficiency, so you will insulate, as well as render your property. This will save you money on heating bills and give you a comfortable home to live in.

Monocouche render can be applied to almost any building, no matter how old or new it is. It is a good choice for anyone wanting to refurbish an older home.

May add value to your property
Having a high quality render with insulating properties that won’t need maintenance for 25 years could add value to your property, and may improve its saleability, in terms of kerb appeal, the promise of a low maintenance exterior and reduced energy bills. Even if you aren’t planning on selling in the near future you may change your mind in a few years but you won’t have to worry about what the outside of your home looks like before you put it on the market.

Monocouche render is a cost-effective option, due to the minimal time it takes to complete the outside of your property and the lack of maintenance involved.

If you’d like to find out how much it would cost to Monocouche render your home, or to find out about any of the other services we offer, such as plastering, floor screeding, dry lining, stud partitioning, suspended ceilings etc, then please contact us through our website, or give us a call on 01234 765050.




Building extensions


House extension in Green End, RenholdIn the present climate of once again rising house prices, a building extension may well prove a financial and practical proposition. With this in mind many home owners find that after taking appropriate advice from a financial adviser, they can capitalise on the increased value of their property to fund an extension, which both extends its capacity as a family dwelling and could perform a valuable role as a financial investment, maybe as part of a retirement plan.

Once a home owner has decided this may be a viable prospect then a builder such as K.J. Hill in Bedford can help with feasibility studies and hand holding as project managers from concept through design to construction and decoration/ finishing.

We worked on a job recently where a 3 bedroom detached house with 1 bathroom was being extended to include 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. In effect this would double its footprint and turn it into a property that suited the current situation of the owners without the need to move.

House extension in Green End, RenholdThe outside of the house changed quite dramatically. The existing flat roof extension was re-worked into a pitched roof which not only looks more in keeping with the original house, but is far more durable. We managed to locally source a batch of reclaimed tiles which meant that the new roof section didn’t look new but blended beautifully with the original structure. The outside was completed by rendering the front and partially rendering the back. Even I was surprised at what a difference the rendering made to the look of the house!

House extension in Green End, RenholdInternally there was a lot of remodelling and consequent steelwork as we completely opened up the rear of the house and blended it with the new extension to create a lovely space where we fitted a beautiful kitchen diner. New bathrooms were also needed, which we were happy to fit, along with new windows and internal and external doors throughout. We completed the job with the necessary plastering and decorating to turn this extensively remodelled house into a beautiful home.

Whether you’re designing a new-build, planning a house extension or having a loft or garage conversion it’s essential that you take advice on what is possible. Give us a call today to discuss your requirements 01234 765050


Welcome to our blog


Welcome to our new blog where we propose to discuss the many aspects of plastering, drylining and building in both the residential and commercial sectors of our industry. We look forward to showing information on domestic conversations, extensions and new builds, as well as renovation of care homes and offices.

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