High-performance monocouche render by Saint-Gobain Weber has been specified in the construction of a contemporary new build house in Buckinghamshire.
Designed by Zodiac Design of Beaconsfield, the 6,000 sq ft three-storey property incorporates many ‘smart’ construction systems, products and materials that together create a highly technical and sustainable development.
Zodiac Design specified the BBA-approved Weber.pral M monocouche render as an ideal match for the Porotherm precision engineered clay block walling system used in the build. Weber.pral M provides the benefits of pump application for speed and consistency and through-colour One Coat Technology, both recognised for their contribution to minimising programme works as drying time is reduced by as much as 50 per cent when compared with a traditional multi-coat system. Also, Weber.pral M has been awarded an A+ rating in the BRE Global Green Guide to Specification.
Weber.rend aid was used as a preparatory key coat and to improve the weather resistance of the rendering system prior to the pump application of 400m² of the monocouche render, chosen in Silver Pearl with a scraped finish to complement the building’s crisp, contemporary lines.
“Speed was the essence for the completion of this build project, so I recommended Weber.pral M,” explained Steve Doherty of Doherty Building Services, Luton, who were subcontracted to apply the render facade. “This was our first experience of working with Porotherm blocks and we took first-hand advice from Weber’s technical team.”