Effective drainage products for £50 million eco development

  • 7 Oct 2015

Schluter-Systems’ range of waterproofing and drainage products have been used in the conversion of a Grade II listed former tobacco factory in a £50 million development of eco homes.

The new Lakeshore complex in Bristol was once the home of Imperial Tobacco, sat on a unique plot on its own lake.

Offering 400 luxury apartments and commercial space, the development boasts modern living within 10 acres of green landscape, incorporating various eco-friendly features.

During the factory’s conversion, the project specified the installation of a roof top terrace that offered a high standard of protection and waterproofing.

A range of Schlüter-Systems products were used to offer high durability and a safe waterproof surface.

Lakeshore’s large roof terrace required waterproofing, an effective drainage system and proper preparation.

To guarantee this, Schlüter-KERDI-COLL, Schlüter-KERDI and Schlüter-DITRA-DRAIN were installed.

Effective waterproofing and drainage

Developed as a waterproofing membrane, Schlüter-KERDI comprises of soft polyethylene and is covered on both sides with a special fleece webbing. This is used to anchor the membrane in thin-set mortar.

Tiles can be installed directly onto Schlüter-KERDI using a thin-bed method and Schlüter-KERDI-COLL is suitable for adhering and sealing overlaps of Schlüter-KERDI membranes.

However, at Lakeshore the product was used as a protection layer, with Schlüter-DITRA-DRAIN installed over it.

Schlüter-DITRA-DRAIN was also utilised as an additional protective layer for the assembly, designed for use within thin-bed ceramic and stone tile assemblies in exterior applications.

Typically installed over the Schlüter KERDI bonded waterproofing membrane, it is a safe and effective passive capillary drainage system.

Carl Stokes, Head of Marketing and Customer Service, commented: “As demonstrated with Lakeshore, Schlüter-Systems offers designers and contractors everything for the complete assembly of balconies, ground level terraces and roof terraces, from a single source. 

Ranging from area drainage to bonded waterproofing assemblies, uncoupling, edge profiles and gutters, no other manufacturer offers such an extensive and truly reputable range of products.”

Units 3-5 Bardon 22
Beveridge Lane
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