Project Details

Interchange - 6000m² of screeding and ceramic tiling to Shopping Malls, 2 no. Bus Concourses, Staircases and Back Areas.

Frenchgate - Overlay of existing terrazzo finishes (3000m²) with ceramic tiles

This is one of the most prestigious contracts that we have had the pleasure of being involved with and is, in monetary terms, the largest overall contract that the company has undertaken. The quality of the finished floor was of a particularly high standard (we would draw your attention to the feature in the Tiles UK magazine (April/May 2006 edition).

This contract involved the use of water jet cutting of the ceramic tiles as well as the close supervision of both sub-contract screed and vinyl layers.

The Frenchgate Interchange in Doncaster proved no exception, with a whopping 9000sqm of area to be covered. Ardex have become accustomed to winning plenty of specifications in the shopping centre arena, and secured
the deal alongside tile contractor A.Andrews & Sons (Marbles & Tiles).

Refurbishment of the existing Frenchgate Centre encompassed 5500m2 of shopping malls, toilets and cafe area. As the centre was to remain open throughout the refurbishment process, efficient overnight working practices and total product reliability were prerequisites
of the job.

Having successfully specified Ardex system solutions on many previous installations, A. Andrews & Sons were confident in the knowledge that Ardex products would meet the demanding time scale and performance criteria.

The existing terrazzo tiles within the Frenchgate Centre were overlaid, with certain areas pre-smoothed using Ardex’s multi-award winning latex smoothing compound Arditex. For 35 years the product has proved its reputation in the marketplace by delivering a cost effective, high performance smoothing solution in many types of commercial and domestic environments.

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