London based property developers IDM Properties started work as joint venture partners on the Channelsea House project in 2014. They were granted planning permission to turn the existing drab 1960s office block into 72 residential units, mixing studio, one and two bedroom apartments. The redesign and renovation of the building, located near to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, included a new facade, secure underground parking and landscaped gardens.
Architects Ellis Miller specified that the landscaped garden located at the front of the building should be finished in a decorative waterproof surfacing. The design, which ties in with the location of the stainless steel planters, called for two contrasting colours. During early discussions on the project Gaysha showed IDM Properties samples of our new Vintage Style Resin Cobblestones, and they loved them.
The surface, which combines precast resin cobblestones in a dyed resin base layer, is laid at only 5mm thick and can be trafficked again within 30 minutes of application, making it an ideal choice for a busy building renovation site. IDM Properties chose our 150x150mm rustic cut tiles in both light and dark grey, with a RAL7042 dyed resin base layer. The base resin is applied to a cleaned, dust free surface and smoothed by squeegee be-fore the cobblestones are hand spaced leaving a 10mm gulley between them.
Liasing with main contractor City Sq, Gaysha installation teams attended site over the course of four weeks to install 780m2 of cobblestones. Although early on the application was dogged by bad weather, our teams worked flexibly around the other trades on site to successfully lay a whopping 30,500 individual cobblestones.
The result was a stunning landscaped garden area with an eye-catching and unique (this being our flagship project for this product) decorative waterproof surfacing.
Andy Wilders, Director at Gaysha said “We couldn’t have asked for more of a dream project to launch our resin cobblestones. The building facade, entrance and new sign all look fantastic and combined with the beautiful landscaped garden area this is going to be a really desirable development”
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