Maggies Wirrall, Clatterbridge Hospital Wirral
Norcros Adhesives have been involved in an impressive new-build tile project at Maggie’s Wirral, part of the national network of Maggie’s cancer support centres across the UK and online. Maggie’s Wirral is located next to the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust, which specialises in the treatment of cancer. Maggie’s aims to provide calming and relaxing spaces, as well as therapy for those receiving treatment for cancer, and for their relatives and carers. As such, the physical design and appearance of their buildings is of key importance to create a welcoming and comforting environment for users of the Centre.
The main contractor on the project was James Carroll Builders Ltd. of Ruthin, North Wales. Philip Moorcroft and team where responsible for the installation. Norcros Adhesives were asked to support the project by supplying adhesive products for the installation of large format floor tiles and other areas within the cancer centre. Norcros Adhesives’ products are reliable and will get the job done, and our technical support within similar projects in the past meant we were the perfect fit for this tiling project.
Tiling commenced in October 2020. The project featured a 70 – 80mm sand and cement screed with underfloor heating, which was broken up into 40 square metre bays in line with the relevant British Standard on heated screeds.
Vacuuming preceded the laying of the screed, and the surface was primed with Norcros Prime Bond, a multipurpose water-based synthetic SBR polymer, applied by roller. The screed was allowed to dry, and was then buttered using a 4.5mm trowel and a Schlüter Ditra heat mat was laid, fully embedded in Norcros Porcelain Grey Rapid, using a 20kg roller.
Large format 1200 x 1200 x 11mm Porcelanosa tiles were laid using Norcros S1 Fibre Reinforced Tile Adhesive in grey, which is a proven adhesive for use especially for large format tiles.
“This was a great project for us to be involved with,” says Rob Kyle of Norcros Adhesives. “As can be seen from the finished interior, the completed space has a very usable and comforting feel, and the large format tiles were key to achieving that. Using the Norcros Adhesives products meant that the project was able to proceed without technical problems or delays and we are proud to have enabled that.”
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