Altro Tegulis creates ideal feel for Sanctuary Housing

  • 19 Jun 2023

Altro Tegulis tile-effect wall panels have added a splash of colour with a luxury feel in Sanctuary Housing’s latest affordable development.

Sanctuary Housing, a large housing association based in Worcester, wanted to explore wall cladding rather than tiles for the kitchens and bathrooms in their latest affordable housing complex of 16 flats. This need was driven by the shortage of tiling contractors in the local area and the risk of tiles and grout getting dirty very quickly.


Neil Ruecroft, Head of Construction at Sanctuary Group, comments: “The look and feel we wanted was a hotel-type design, and we were considering something more colourful and decorative.

“We have used Altro Whiterock before and have always found it to be a great product in high traffic areas, giving us a lot of confidence in its performance. We were really pleased to discover Altro Tegulis.”

A more familiar feeling

Altro Tegulis™ tile-effect wall panels offer the ideal alternative to traditional tiles for wet rooms, bathrooms, kitchens, and retail spaces. With a range of tile-effect patterns offering a grout-free alternative to tiles, Altro Tegulis offers a more familiar feeling than traditional wall panel sheets.

Neil continues: “Altro talked us through all the colour and tile-effect combinations of Altro Tegulis and then provided us with mock-up designs for the bathrooms which looked really good.

“We decided to give it a go and Altro put us in touch with MI Contracts, Altro Whiterock Premier Installers who were highly experienced in using Altro Whiterock.”

MI Contracts installed Altro Tegulis in the bathrooms. Mike Heffernan, Installer at MI Contracts, says: “This is the first time we have worked with Altro Tegulis and it was a joy to work with. Tiling can be an untidy and long-winded job. The installation of Altro Tegulis removed the mess and shortened the timescale dramatically.”

Lizi Heath, MD at MI Contracts, adds: “The team really enjoyed the challenge of installing a new, innovative product. With less mess and easy installation, all 16 units were completed in one week.”


MI Contracts also installed Altro Whiterock Splashbacks™ in the kitchens. Giving you the flexibility to coordinate or contrast, Altro Whiterock Splashbacks come in a vast array of colours and finishes complemented by colour-matched sealants.

Choose from Altro Whiterock White, Altro Whiterock Satins, Altro Whiterock Chameleon and Altro Whiterock wall designs ranges, pick your size, and away you go.

Neil Ruecroft concludes: “The overall end result is fantastic; we are really pleased with it. The residents are finding it easy to maintain and clean and has given them a very homely feel.”

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