Schlüter products help convert Tobacco factory into eco homes

Schlüter products help convert Tobacco factory into eco homes

High quality products from Schlüter-Systems have been used in the conversion of a Grade II listed former tobacco factory into a £50 million development of eco homes.

The former home of Imperial Tobacco, the new Lakeshore complex in Bristol is a unique development that sits on its own lake. Offering 400 luxury apartments and commercial space, it boasts modern living within 10 acres of green landscape and incorporates numerous eco features.

During the conversion of this former tobacco factory, the project specified the installation of a roof top terrace whereby exceptional protection and waterproofing was essential. Therefore, it’s no surprise that Schlüter-Systems innovative range of products were used to guarantee high durability and a safe waterproof surface.

Lakeshore’s large roof terrace required waterproofing, an effective drainage system and proper preparation. For such requirements Schlüter®-KERDI-COLL, Schlüter®-KERDI and Schlüter®-DITRA-DRAIN were installed.

Developed as a waterproofing membrane, Schlüter®-KERDI is made of soft polyethylene and covered on both sides with a special fleece webbing, which is used to anchor the membrane in thin-set mortar. Tiles can be installed directly on Schlüter®-KERDI using a thin-bed method and Schlüter®-KERDI-COLL is suitable for adhering and sealing overlaps of Schlüter-KERDI membranes. However, at Lakeshore the product was used as a protection layer, with Schlüter®-DITRA-DRAIN installed over it.

An additional protective layer for the waterproofing assembly, Schlüter®-DITRA-DRAIN is a drainage membrane designed for use within thin-bed ceramic and stone tile assemblies in exterior applications. Typically installed over the Schlüter®-KERDI bonded waterproofing membrane, it is a safe and permanently effective passive capillary drainage system.

Carl Stokes, Head of Marketing and Customer Service, comments, “As demonstrated with Lakeshore, Schlüter-Systems offers designers and contractors everything for the complete assembly of balconies, ground level terraces and roof terraces, from a single source. Ranging from area drainage to bonded waterproofing assemblies, uncoupling, edge profiles and gutters, no other manufacturer offers such an extensive and truly reputable range of products.”

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