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A stunning contemporary style new-build home in Surrey has been finished with high performance weberpral M monocouche render.

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    industrial floor
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  • Total size of floor area:
    800 m2
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The £3.5m+ country home was designed and built by award-winning Millgate Homes, Berkshire, and sits alongside two six-bedroom country homes and six luxury apartments to form a boutique residential development on a nine-acre site just outside Oxted.

This prestigious and historical site is a milestone project for Millgate as it is the first time they have deviated from their classic and traditional design style.  The property is of open plan design with clean, crisp lines in keeping with today’s minimalist architectural style. 

This first ever mixed vernacular project has been led by Millgate’s chief in-house architect Greg Meier who appointed Markham Drylining Limited, Leatherhead, Surrey, to carry out the external render application which has played such an important role in the overall aesthetics of the building.  The brief to create a sleek, modern exterior for this cutting edge home was achieved with the use of weberpral M monocouche render in Pearl Grey.

Key benefits

  • The development is located within a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Kent-Surrey border. 
  • The beauty of the area contrasts dramatically with the bold lines and contemporary design of this new building which was Highly Commended in the London Evening Standard’s New Homes 2014 Award in the Best Out-of-London home category.

Solution / System

Markham Drylining worked closely with Millgate’s technical team in preparing sample panels of different materials and finishes from which Millgate selected the BBA (British Board of Agrément) approved weberpral M.  This high specification render offers the multiple benefits of through-colour One-Coat Technology which is recognised for its ease and speed of application.  By reducing the drying time associated with a traditional multi-coat system by as much as 50%, significant on-site cost savings can be made which contributes to project efficiencies and earlier completion.