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Concrete structures often show signs of unsightly degradation over a period of time and can eventually affect the structure
Single-skin construction requires significant attention to detail at openings to avoid moisture tracking around seals and into the inner face
Early non-traditional or system built housing wasn't built for the long-term and doesn't meet today's thermal standards
Initially a choice needs to be made regarding where to position additional insulation in the structure
Changing the use of a building often requires physical changes to its external fenestration, completely reshaping its structure
Renders are sometimes required to be applied to cover up bad construction practice and inappropriate surfaces
A proven fast-track method of concrete or steel frame construction. Infill walls need to be provided and the structural frame kept warm and dry
Tiles classed as 'natural materials' vary immensely from ceramics in appearance and application requirements
Natural stone tiles require careful preparation prior to grouting, and need regular maintenance
Timber and non-tongue and groove floorboards and chipboard are usually subject to large amounts of deflection/movement, and therefore cannot be tiled onto with even the most flexible of tile adhesives
It is possible to tile directly onto tongue and groove wooden floors by using an ultra-flexible (S2) tile adhesive, but another option is to strengthen the substrate with either a layer of floor…
Tiling on plywood is possible, but you’ll need an appropriately flexible tile adhesive to ensure tiles and grout can stand the test of time against cracking
Because wooden floors naturally bend, bounce and expand, tiles can end up cracking under the pressure if installed incorrectly.
Tiling over existing tiles is possible, but there are a few things to first consider.
When tiling with large tiles extra considerations must be made to ensure they are fixed level and firmly in place
Tiled areas in kitchens, bathrooms and showers can be subject to high humidity or water, which means the a waterproofing layer needs to be applied before laying tiles.
Tiling onto wood comes with a number of considerations regarding substrate strength and flexibility of adhesive used. Image courtesy of Schluter Systems Ltd.
Underfloor heating can cause an array of issues if not tiled onto correctly, from cracking due to heat expansion to damaging wires with your trowel.
Since uncoupling membranes are available in many different types, it is important to be aware of issues you may face when tiling. Image courtesy of Schluter Systems Ltd
Preparing an uneven floor prior to tiling involves a number of steps to ensure a smooth and even finish
Anhydrite screeds have become quite popular, but tilers must be aware of a number of potential problems.
Floating floors are those which are used to improve insulation and/or to reduce noise. As they are not attached to a rigid substrate, they require extra care when tiling onto.
Newly-laid screeds take time to stabilise, so tiling onto the screed too early can end in disaster as the screed shrinks during the drying process.
Road ironwork such as manhole covers, road gullies and duct covers need to be bedded with a resilient mortar to prevent the unit rocking or breaking up under traffic loading
webertec force composite strengthening system can be designed and used to provide extra load capacity when an existing building is undergoing a change of use
Weber has a range of products suitable for pumping under bearings or for pouring or for gluing elastomeric pads
The corrosion of steel reinforcement in concrete can be minimised by replacing concrete cover with high quality repair mortars and concretes from Weber
The resistivity of reinforced concrete may be increased by the application of various solutions from Weber
A range of specialist products are available from Weber that can protect concrete from the ingress of water and chemicals
Concrete damage has many causes with various different solutions to restore the structure
The webertec force composite strengthening system can reinstate the structural integrity of reinforced concrete beams
A good quality precision grout, whether resin-based or cementitious must provide good load transfer and be easy to apply under most conditions
Quick drying post setting compounds as well as rapid setting anchoring grouts are available from Weber when timely intervention and repair are of paramount importance
Keeping concrete dry is one way of reducing damage to concrete and this can be achieved by using one of Weber's coatings or sealers
Several structural strengthening products from Weber can be used to enhance the load carrying capacity of concrete structures
Specialist methods of reinstatement and special products are available from Weber to enhance the durability of buildings and structures
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