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With 30 bathrooms, eight kitchens and a large entrance hall, there was every conceivable form why its high performance products were ch


The Coach House in Gosforth is one of the last remaining parts of the now demolished Coxlodge Hall, a 17th century mansion in the Gosforth area of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Originally built in 1796, it has undergone an extensive transformation from offices to luxury homes.


The property has been completely refurbished to create eight modern, luxury living spaces comprising houses, bungalows and apartments. The interior design aims to balance period features with 21st century living.


Main contractor DP Builders Ltd, appointed tiling specialist, W Rodgerson & Sons (WRS) to complete the works which included fixing a range of ceramic, porcelain, mosaic and natural stone tiles. The high specification kitchens were finished with intricate designs and patterns including hexagonal floor tiles and herringbone wall tiles. The floors in all bathrooms were fitted with electric underfloor heating adding to the complexity of the scheme.


With such a broad range of tiles being used, it was important to find versatile fixing products that could be used across the whole project. High performance products by Saint-Gobain Weber were specified throughout with a total wall and floor space of 1,027m2


. These products


included weberset rapid SPF tile adhesive, weberjoint premium tile grout and weberjoint silicone.


Craig Scott of WRS explained his rationale for choosing Weber products for this project. He said: “Using Weber products removes any concerns about effective performance, as we know from experience that every Weber product will work perfectly, whatever condition we find the job in. The complexity of this project presented numerous challenges, but we’re delighted with the final outcome.”


One of Weber’s most popular tile fixing products, weberset rapid SPF, was chosen for the project. It is ideal for fixing ceramic, porcelain and natural stone tiles to walls and floors and it is ready for light foot traffic and grouting in just two hours. It is cement based and can be used as a pourable adhesive for large tiles. This adhesive will accommodate limited movement from heated screed and even over-boarded wooden floors. It has the added benefit of Low Dust Technology which significantly reduces the amount of airborne dust created during the pouring and mixing process.


“It has been a privilege for WRS to be involved in such a prestigious project,” said Neil Rodgerson, Partner at WRS. “It has been a real challenge to hit all deadlines with the complexity of tile designs. The building has every form of tiling – porcelain, ceramic, natural stone, large format, brick-bond, stack-bond, 45-degree, herringbone, and mosaic – as well as installing underfloor heating to all bathrooms. It’s rare you have all these elements in one project.”


One of the most common problems fitters experience when tiling on top of electric underfloor heating is tile movement due to thermal expansion and contraction.


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Making sure the substrate is rigid, sound clean and dry helps to avoid any issues. On wooden substrates, knowing that it is capable of supporting the expected load without excessive deflection will reduce the risk of movement. For extra rigidity, overlaying the existing timber boards with either WBP plywood that is a minimum 18mm thickness, or tile backer board with give extra reassurance.


“THE HIGH SPECIFICATION KITCHENS WERE FINISHED WITH INTRICATE DESIGNS AND PATTERNS INCLUDING


HEXAGONAL FLOOR TILES AND HERRINGBONE WALL TILES.”


Tiling on uneven floors in a property of any age can also cause problems for both appearance and safety. If the substrate is not flat it is still possible to create a level surface, but bear in mind that more time will need to be factored in. Filling deep holes with a product like webercem pyrapatch repair mortar first, then priming the substrate with weber PR360 followed by a levelling compound such as weberfloor flex will smooth out the irregularities, small holes and gaps to create a flat and level surface. As a fibre-reinforced self-smoothing levelling compound, weberfloor flex is suitable for most interior floor substrates up to a depth of 50mm. It can be tiled onto after just one to two hours helping to get back on programme.


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