This eye-catching building was an exciting project
to work on and showcased the vast design
capabilities available when using our products.
This interesting project involved incorporating a glazed ceramic
tile to the outside of the building for a stunning finish. The scheme
had been approved to convert and extend vertically a retail/office
development to a retail development with private apartments.
Trinder Architectural Ltd, Chartered Architectural Technologists,
specified the alsecco system as they had previous experience of the
system and were impressed with its versatility since the ceramic tiles
could be used externally. This was an important part of the design
plans as the building is in an area of special character.
Creating the designer’s vision of a graded tonal effect of tile through the building was challenging, but working closely with alsecco's in-house design team we achieved a visually great result.
alsecco provided samples of the tiles for the client matching to
specific RAL colour references. The green colours and tones were
selected by Trinder Architectural Ltd and an arrangement was
developed on CAD to provide a transitional colour gradation
that would suggest a tonal change vertically through the
building, thus avoiding a banding effect.
Façade specialist, Wall Solutions, installed the alsecco
external wall insulation system, adding EPS to the substrate
using Armatop MP Adhesive and a mechanical fixing. We
then added Armatop MP Basecoat & Mesh 32 on top of this,
followed by bonding mortar AF and ceramic slip. The ceramic
tiles were then bedded directly to the reinforcing layer. In
total, approximately 250m2 ceramic tiles were used on the
project with a white render finish on the upper floors of the
apartments stretching down the side street.