Stunning Refurbishment With British Gypsum

By Admin

British Gypsum

12th May 2017

One of the most prestigious Birmingham business venues has been sensitively refurbished using the latest additions to the British Gypsum patching and repair range to achieve a superior finish within a tight deadline.

As one of the most widely recognised business addresses in Birmingham, 55 Colmore Row has undergone an extensive refurbishment programme to create 160,000 square feet of prime grade-A commercial accommodation under the management of Morgan Sindall Group. Taking centre stage has been the restoration of the Grade 2 listed banqueting hall and its 20 iconic columns.

Needing to be returned to their former splendour within a four-day schedule and without using corner or edge beading, Taylor Hart Ltd used Thistle Bonding 60 undercoat plaster to fill the deep flaws in the columns’ plasterwork – some of which reached seven metres tall. With a setting time of just 60-minutes on low suction backgrounds, Thistle Bonding 60 was the ideal solution providing a rapid, consistent finish. Indeed, tradespeople can double their productivity on repair work and even complete multiple patching jobs in a single day by using the new product.

To finish the columns to a high enough standard so that they would withstand the scrutiny under powerful down lighters, Taylor Hart Ltd then used Gyproc Easi-Fill 20 filler over the surface of each column. Gyproc Easi-Fill 20 has a working time of just 20 minutes and sets rapidly making it the perfect match with Thistle Bonding 60 on this time pressured project. What’s more, Gyproc Easi-Fill 20 can be easily sanded down once dry to achieve a perfectly smooth finish.

Phil Lewis, Contracts Director at Taylor Hart Ltd, commented: “Working within such a tight timeframe and the need for the highest quality finish meant that our product choice was more important than ever. British Gypsum’s patching and repair products saved us a lot of time on site and helped us meet this challenge head on. The result speaks for itself and we will definitely be using Thistle Bonding 60 and Gyproc Easi-Fill 20 again on jobs in the future.”

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