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Article Date: 18th August 2014

ARDEX UK - Historic St. Peter’s Arcade Benefits from ARDEX Revamp

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Ardex Shopping Arcade

St. Peter’s Arcade stands as a major gateway into the thriving city centre of Peterborough, serving as a walkway for the thousands of shoppers who visit the city every year. The arcade is regarded as one of the city’s greatest assets and, after standing for many years, Peterborough City Council decided that it was due a well-deserved repair and upgrade.

The arcade has benefitted from a £300,000 renovation which included a brand new floor, as well as renovations to the walls and roofing. In charge of the tiling project was Stortford Tiling and Marble Ltd, a family run business with over 40 years’ experience in the tiling industry.

Terry Croft, Contract Manager at Stortford Tiling and Marble Ltd., said: “The job involved removing the existing tiling, screeding the surface and laying the brand new floor, all within a strict 6 week time period. I needed to find the right products that would allow me to complete this job on time as there was no room for compromise on the deadline date.

“Having completed training with ARDEX in March 2013, I specified that only ARDEX products were used on the job, as well as requesting that ARDEX develop a bespoke site specification for the project.”

ARDEX UK is a system solution provider of high-performance speciality building materials, and the brand choice for many installers and distributors throughout the construction industry.

ARDEX offer RIBA approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminars. Led by an experienced member of the ARDEX UK team, attendees are given the opportunity to improve and broaden their knowledge and skills base within the key construction industry sectors of tiling and flooring. A number of seminars can also be taken online by clicking here.

The ARDEX products used to renovate St. Peter’s Arcade were:

  • ARDEX A 38 is a rapid hardening and drying cement for floor screeds that can receive ceramic and natural stone tiles after only 4 hours
  • ARDEX X 78 is a MICROTEC flexible semi-pourable floor tile adhesive. Its 60 minute open time allows contractors to work more efficiently compared with the 20 minute open time of most typical tile adhesives available on the market.
  • ARDEX-FLEX FL rapid setting tile grout can receive foot traffic in as little as 90 minutes after application, and is available in a range of 32 colours

Shane Arbuckle, Business Development Manager at ARDEX UK, said: “ARDEX X 78 Microtec was particularly well suited for this project because unlike most of the tile adhesives currently available on the market, ARDEX X 78 Microtec is fibre reinforced for high performance and it’s its unique semi-pourable consistency makes it ideal for solid bed fixing large format tiles, an important factor when fixing tiles in high traffic areas for both internal and external applications”

Shane continued: “As a result of the training Stortford Tiling and Marble Ltd. received with the ARDEX, they were in a position to fully understand and appreciate the benefit of using ARDEX products. Paired with their expertise within the tiling industry, St. Peter’s Arcade was completed within the project time frame and has received a great response from both residents and visitors alike.”

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