User Type: Architects

Fisherman’s Church

Channel  4’s programme; The Restoration Man, saw Jackie Robinson and Neil Worrell renovate the old abandoned St Peter’s church, located in the heart of the stunning fishing village of Brixham, into their first home together.

The church which was built in 1874, had stood abandoned for 5 years so when Neil and Jackie found it, it was derelict, damp and dilapidated. Due to its poor condition, it also needed completely stripping out internally and full restoration throughout.

Three different types of ceramic tiles were used throughout the building including four different styles and patterns of modern wall tiles for each of the four unique bathrooms. Victorian patterned clay floor tiles in decorative designs for the master bedroom, bathroom and kitchen area and off-white extra –large Italian 1.2 metre square tiles throughout the ‘modernist’ basement area.

Norcros provided technical assistance in scheduling their requirements for tiling, substrate materials, grouts, silicone and waterproofing compounds. This was a highly complex specification as the tiling was done to a variety of substrates including plasterboard, chipboard, plywood, blockwork, concrete slabs and existing masonry walls. ‘’Norcros were very helpful technically and the products were subsequently delivered to the site quickly and efficiently’’ said Jackie.

With over 10 tonnes of ceramic tiles used within the finished project; the client was delighted with how they turned out on the finished build.

The products used included;

Barratt / David Wilson Homes

Norcros Adhesives are proud to be the sole national specifier and supplier of adhesive and grouts for all Barratt and David Wilson Home builds. Working closely with both of the companies, as well as on-site with the tiling contractors, tiling systems were developed to suit all installations and substrates whilst keeping to the tight schedules common to all new builds.

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Moss Bros

Moss, Canary Wharf

Men’s formalwear retailer Moss Bros Group knows how much impact looking good can make – so for their flagship Moss store at Canary Wharf there was no one better ‘suited’ to the job than Johnson Tiles and Norcros Adhesives.

The Moss store offers a new concept in suit shopping. As it was the first branch of the retail chain to combine all its services under one roof, it was also the launchpad for Moss Bespoke, a new high-tech tailoring service offering clients made-to-measure work and formal wear. Tailors input customer measurements and requirements into iPads, which are then sent direct to the manufacturers for delivery in six to eight weeks.

With such a high concept vision, it was vital that this was reflected in the look and feel of the store. To give the high-end yet durable effect needed, Johnson Tiles used two colours of its Arcade porcelain floor tiles in 600 x 300 size. As a unique feature, a proportion of the tiles were water-jet cut to 600 x150, creating a tile feature design in the middle of the shopfloor.

The project, which totalled over 200m2 of tiling, giving Moss the reassurance of a lifetime guarantee on the whole installation.

The products used included;

Marks & Spencer

Large format, unglazed porcelain tiles were used across all three floors of The Marks and Spencer Anchor store in Westfield shopping centre; London. As one of the largest shopping centres in Europe with over 9,500m2 of retail space, a solid hard – wearing solution was required to withstand heavy foot traffic.

Using large format tiles can make it difficult to achieve solid bed fixing, which is essential in such a heavily trafficked area. To ensure that there would be no risk of impact damage, Norcros Thick Bed Stone and Porcelain Adhesive was specified.

Other products used on this project were Norcros Prime Bond and Norcros Flexible Floor and Wall Tile Grout.

Chelsea Flower Show

A stunning example of the outdoor use of tiles was the garden seat at Chelsea Flower Show. In order to ensure that the 800 individual porcelain tiles were firmly bonded to the exterior grade plywood structure, Norcros products including; Norcros Prime Bond, Norcros Thick Bed Stone and Porcelain Adhesive and Norcros Flexible Floor and Wall Grout were specified.

The combination of neutral coloured tiles and sharp, clean lines brought a highly – modern minimalist feel to the design. Combined with the beautiful, bright foliage surroundings; this provided an eye catching and unusual contrast.

Stafford Leisure Centre

Norcros products were used in the complete refurbishment of Stafford Leisure Centre. The new state – of – the – art leisure facilities; includes 25 metre swimming pool, teaching pool with moveable floor, pool hall and surroundings as well as full changing, gym and beauty facilities.

The products used included;

All of the products used were highly polymer modified, ensuring that they would be capable of lasting in such a demanding environment.