User Type: Fixers

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, Neil and Jackie are 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.

The products used included;

Houses Of Parliament

Refurbishment of Press Office Cafeteria

The challenge was to provide fixing systems that would enable tiles to be fixed to three different substrates including; concrete, existing floor tiles and woodblock flooring.

Norcros Rapid Porcelain Grey Adhesive was used on the solid concrete floors and also on top of the existing floor tiles once a slurry-bonding coat, consisting of 2 parts adhesive mixed with 1 part Norcros Prime Bond, had been brush applied onto the tiles to provide a key.

By using Norcros 2-Part Tile Direct to Wood Rapid elastomeric adhesive, it was possible to fix tiles securely over the woodblock flooring once the floor had been prepared.

In all areas, Norcros Super Epoxy Grout was used to provide a hygienic, easy clean surface.

First Leisure – St Neots

A stunning redevelopment of Huntingdon District Council’s One Leisure Sports Facility in St.Neots, Cambridgeshire. Centred around construction and installation of the new ‘Pure Health & Well Being’ facility, Elite Tiling have completed a very high specification wall & floor tiling package to changing rooms, showers, WCs and throughout the new ‘Pure’ facility.

Tiling works included four therapy rooms and four specialist heat experience rooms including link corridors, male & female changing rooms & showers and childrens creche. The new ‘Pure Health & Well-Being’ facility, is finished with a beautiful collection of ceramics & glass wall tiles and glass mosaics, including snail shower, sauna rooms and the feature centre piece ‘Pure’ logo mosaic floor.

The products used included;

Main Contractor: R G Carter Peterborough
Architect: BSD
Project Completed: September 2010