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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
Initially a choice needs to be made regarding where to position additional insulation in the structure
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.
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…
If the floor consists of sheets that do not support each other, it is necessary to ensure that each edge is fully supported underneath. If the tiles are small (no larger than 400mm by 400mm) an…
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.
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.
Whereas tiles are rigid and brittle, timber floors are flexible, which causes some movement in timber floors which need to be considered prior to tiling. 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
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
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
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
Impressed current cathodic protection can control corrosion, counteract the incipient anode effect, and can reduce the amount of concrete removal
Reinforced concrete and masonry walls need to be strengthened against undue wind loads, deflections, additional loads, shear cracks and extraordinary loads due to explosion or impact
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
Applying a decorative finish over existing render is the preferred option when refreshing the appearance of existing render
Removing existing render is a large undertaking and is likely to result in damage to the substrate
Painted backgrounds aren't suitable for rendering directly over, so the paint will first need to be removed.
Existing masonry is designed as a finish in its own right but may not be suitable to accept a direct application of render
Renders are not adhesives and require a combination of suction and mechanical key to bond to the substrate
We do not recommend rendering over existing render due to the large amount of unknown factors affecting its suitability
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