search.noResults

search.searching

note.createNoteMessage

search.noResults

search.searching

orderForm.title

orderForm.productCode
orderForm.description
orderForm.quantity
orderForm.itemPrice
orderForm.price
orderForm.totalPrice
orderForm.deliveryDetails.billingAddress
orderForm.deliveryDetails.deliveryAddress
orderForm.noItems
80 LANDSCAPING & EXTERNAL WORKS


All-weather tiling solutions for balconies, terraces and roof terraces


utdoor living areas including balconies, terraces and roof terraces are becoming increasingly popular as people expand their properties. However, to have these areas available all


O


year round requires coverings that are durable, hard-wearing and all-weather – and tiles are the perfect answer. When specified with the correct system assemblies for tiling, many types of tile installations are possible externally. This includes the use of finishes such as ceramics, porcelain, some natural stone and pavers. However without the correct tiling systems, tiled areas can be susceptible to cracking, efflorescence, or staining – all derived from water damage or fluctuations in temperature. Water penetrating the lower levels of


an external assembly can pose a serious risk to the structural integrity of any balcony, terrace or patio. Permeation of water through tile joints will eventually cause damage if no provision is made for water to drain away efficiently. To protect tiles against this multitude


of potential problems, BAL has introduced its new range of unique External Tiling Solutions in conjunction with sister company Gutjahr. Simple to install and providing rapid, immediate and high volume drainage, water is drained down through the screed and rapidly expelled from the assembly through unique, patented drainage mats, grates and drip/drain edge profiles meaning no water staining, no freeze/thaw threat or efflorescence.


The new products represent a complete


new range of solutions for the BAL portfolio and work as a system with current BAL preparation, adhesives, grouts and sealant products. To ensure that moisture staining, frost


damage and efflorescence do not become problems in the future, it is crucial to specify the right products. It is vitally important to remember that water sensitive tiles and slabs should not be used externally. The correct combination of products and materials include:


• Appropriate drainage assemblies – structures with effective falls, drainage and often with reduced thickness.


• Suitable backgrounds - non-absorbent, rigid, fully cured and dry, unaffected by temperature fluctuations and preferably cementitious


• Correct selection of adhesive and grout – rapid setting/low water demand i.e. white for light natural stone such as BAL Rapid-Flex One or BAL Pourable One.


• Tile/slab selection – with low porosity, break-proof, suitable for external use i.e. frost resistant.


BAL offers three systems, each designed


to meet the height and weight requirement of varying constructions and a number of different edge finishes, depending on screed thickness, tile size and thickness and the desired look. Traditionally, external tiles have been fixed


directly onto sand:cement screeds, into cement:sand mortar beds, thick drainage screeds, loosely laid gravel bed or by using cement based pedestal systems. While each has their own benefits, such


as ease of use and lower cost, they all fail to adequately deal with water effectively. For example while traditional sand:cement screeds, thick drainage screeds and gravel all absorb large volumes of water, and are prone to the problems highlighted above, water can also travel back up through the screed, gravel bed or adhesive pedestal causing water sensitive tiles and slabs to become stained. The use of a drainage screed is the answer.


Cavity rich, with lots of capillaries, the water drains through quickly and efficiently and also offers reduced shrinkage and


deformation. When combined with a quick- setting cement for fast-track installation, drainage mortar seems to be the ideal solution, however drainage screeds alone will not solve the problems with drainage alone. The use of a complete drainage system, including drainage matting, drip/drain edge profiles, drain grates and guttering – such as BAL’s external tiling solutions – provide rapid and immediate drainage of water. Among the systems on offer from BAL


include Thin Drainage Assembly for direct point adhesion for break-proof coverings (complete construction height from 29mm), Standard Drainage Screed Assembly for the solid bed fixing of ceramic, porcelain and natural stone and concrete paving (from 68mm build-up), and a Thin, Lighter Weight Drainage Screed with an epoxy drainage screed for a strong but comparatively light- weight build-up compared to conventional systems (from only 43mm height build-up). These new products represent a complete


range of solutions from the BAL portfolio and work as a system in conjunction with current BAL preparation, adhesives, grouts and sealant products. This means for the first time architects, designers and contractors are provided with a true ‘one-stop-shop’ for balcony, terrace and patio systems for a range of different coverings. For more information and to request a demonstration visit the website


01782 591100 www.bal-adhesives.com/gutjahr-zones


WWW.ARCHITECTSDATAFILE.CO.UK


ADF APRIL 2018


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80  |  Page 81  |  Page 82  |  Page 83  |  Page 84