THE STAR AND GARTER FILA has completed a project, with Stone and Ceramic, at The Star and Garter building on Richmond Hill, London.

The collection of luxury apartments and penthouses, by award- winning developer London Square, occupies a ‘show stopping’ Grade II listed building overlooking the Thames. FILAPROJECT provided a surface cleaning regime for Stone and Ceramic’s installation of marble flooring and wall surfaces, throughout bathrooms, master ensuites, hallways and living spaces.

Once the site of a fashionable hotel, with guests including Charles Dickens, The Star and Garter building was designed by Sir Edwin Cooper for The Royal Star & Garter Home charity for servicemen injured in the First World War.

The landmark building was sold by the charity to London Square in 2013. The meticulous restoration and conversion into 86 residences has received multiple awards, including


S1 ADHESIVE Adhesives and building products specialist Mapei is delighted to announce the launch of the new Keraquick Ultrafast S1 adhesive.

The cement-based ultra rapid- setting adhesive is ideal for fast- track repairs as Keraquick Ultrafast S1 sets to foot traffic in 60 minutes and is ready for grouting in 90 minutes. Suitable for interior and exterior use installing porcelain and ceramic tiles and mosaics, the fast- track product can be used for both renovation and new build installation projects in bathrooms, kitchens, terraces and balconies as well as areas subject to pedestrian traffic.

Jason Brunt, Ceramic Product Manager at Mapei UK, commented: “If you are a quick, well organised

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two top accolades in the Evening Standard New Homes Awards.

Stone and Ceramic’s installation included exquisite honed and polished marble tiles and mosaics – from floors, skirtings and features, to walls, sills and vanity units – throughout the magnificent apartments.

FILAPROJECT’s specification included four treatments from its cleaning range: concentrated acid detergent, FILA Deterdek, with its safe, buffered formulation; alkaline deep cleaner, FILAPS87; organic stain remover, FILASR95 and universal FILACLEANER. All treatments provided high

tiler, this product is ideal for those smaller bathroom floor installations. Areas where this product comes into its own are when fixtures and fitting need to be reinstalled, where rapid repairs are needed or when installing the last row of tiles quickly will finish the job.”

Available in grey, fast-setting Keraquick Ultrafast S1 is a very low VOC adhesive. Suitable for installation over wet and electrical underfloor heating systems, Keraquick Ultrafast S1 can be used as part of Mapei waterproofing systems in conjunction with Mapegum WPS, Mapelastic AquaDefense or Mapeguard WP 200. After 90 minutes the tiles can be grouted using Mapei’s Keracolor, Keracolor Flex, Ultracolor Plus or Kerapoxy grout ranges.

performance whilst safe-guarding the natural characteristics of the fine marble surfaces.

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