Subscribe to newsletter

Submit Article

 



Editors Note: Sika provide:

  • Construction materials

  • Concrete repair

  • Concrete flooring

  • Joint sealing

Home

Advertise Here

Request Quote

CPD Seminar

 

Advertise Job

Advertise Job

Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

Contact Building Design

Contact Building Design

e-mail Building Design

e-mail Building Design

 

- Building Design - Services & Construction Products Index

Request Information

Links Page

 


 

SIKA - Gallery Refurb Is Pretty As A Picture With Sika

Undergoing renovation to provide greater space for artists and the public alike, a historic print warehouse in Newcastle was in desperate need of repair work to preserve its steel framed concrete structure. The solution was found in a reliable combination of specialist structural repair products from global manufacturer of construction materials, Sika.

Formerly providing studios for 18 artists and a small gallery, the restoration of the building has now created almost 4,000 square feet of space, including 2 striking galleries with natural daylight, a spectacular scissor staircase in the central core of the building and studio space for 44 artists occupying 27 studios with accompanying office and retail space.

The concept for this stylish renovation was designed by architects Jabornegg & Pálffy, architecturally managed by Atkins with structural engineering support from White Young Green. The project was delivered by main contractor, Rok Building Ltd, and Rok’s own specialists, Rok Stonecare, repaired the concrete structure of the building.

Funding for the project was provided by the European Development Fund; Arts Council, England; One North East; Tyne Wear Partnership; Barbour Trust; James Knott Trust and Newcastle City Council.

Built from steel mesh reinforced lightweight concrete slabs that had degraded over time, it was essential that repairs took place to ensure the integrity of the structure. Rok Stonecare specified a system that utilised Sika‘s Sikacem 133 Gunite to repair the concrete and Sika‘s Ferrogard 903 to provide protection to the ailing steel reinforcement of the structure. The layers of repair materials also provide fire protection to the concrete slabs by shielding it from heat and preventing it from weakening in the event of a fire.

After the mechanical preparation and cleaning of the substrate to ensure a good bonding surface, the Sikacem 133 Gunite was spray applied to a depth of 20mm on the underside of the concrete floors on all four storeys of the building. A cement based, polymer modified one component repair mortar containing silica fume and high range water reducing agents, it is ideal for use on any large scale project. Featuring rapid strength gain without set accelerators, it was a perfect choice of repair mortar for the High Bridge Studios and Gallery.

To create an ongoing and striking aesthetic for the gallery’s redevelopment, in keeping with the design it was decided that the sprayed repair mortar should be left “as shot”. This unfinished look complemented the industrial theme of the gallery, which had been chosen because of the structure‘s former use as a warehouse.

The repair mortar was then covered by a spray applied coat of Sika Ferrogard 903. An essential part of Sika‘s concrete repair system, the protective liquid delays and slows the rate of steel corrosion, extending the maintenance and service life cycles of concrete for up to fifteen years. Easily applied and economic, it is simply sprayed onto surfaces and does not alter the water diffusion properties of concrete. For its many desirable qualities, Sika Ferrogard 903 is often chosen for use on heritage projects and aesthetically valuable structures.

Following extensive testing, Sika’s entire range of concrete repair products is certified to BS EN 1504, the European standard for concrete repair. This accreditation applies not only to the production quality of the products themselves but also to the guidance issued with them. The accreditation ensures users of the high quality nature of Sika’s concrete repair systems.

The completed building, which enjoys enviable views over Newcastle, has generated a great deal of public interest and artists are now settling down to work in their stylish new home, fully protected by Sika’s market leading concrete repair system for years to come.

For further information on Sika’s range of products, including a new brochure available, general enquiries including technical and on or off site support, please email below.

E-mail Sika

 


AIS Office acoustics Interior specialists Interior projects Office partitions News 040511

Amica Gas cookers Household appliances Freestanding cookers Washing machines News 030511

Broseley Fires Woodburning stoves Solid fuel boilers Free standing stoves News 040511

BSOLAR Solar panel systems Solar panels Solar hot water News 040511

Combisafe Height security Edge protection systems Fall arrest systems News 030511

Conex Brass plumbing fittings Plumbing fittings Copper pipe fittings News 050511

Daikin Renewable heating Heat pumps Underfloor heating Domestic heating News 060511

Dimplex Storage heaters Electric heating Heat pumps Commercial heating News 030511

Dow Inverted roof systems Roof insulation products Insulation products News 050511

Eaton Electric Energy management systems Electricity monitors Motor control systems News 040511

Eurocell Energy saving windows Low maintenance windows Casement windows News 040511

Flowcrete Under floor heating Floor screed Commercial resin flooring News 040511

Forbo Vinyl flooring Flooring products Entrance flooring Linoleum flooring News 040511

Impey Wet floor showers Shower products Level access showers News 030511

Jeld-Wen Timber windows Timber doors Softwood windows Sash windows News 040511

John Brash Anti slip timber decking Timber cladding Timber decking News 040511

Lafarge plasterboard Plasterboard recycling Dry lining Acoustic plasterboard News 040511

Marshall Tufflex Energy management Cable management Voltage optimisation Cable trays News 060511

NBT Woodfibre insulation Wall insulation Insulation products Roof insulation News 050511

NEEDO Electric radiators Electric heating systems Electric central heating News 030511

Passivent Natural ventilation systems Acoustic ventilation Acoustic air vents News 050511

Passivent Natural ventilation systems Energy efficient ventilation Natural ventilation News 040511

Prater Metal roofing Wall cladding Curtain walling Structural waterproofing News 050511

Sikkens Wood preservative Wood stain Woodcare paint Wood preserver News 040511

Total Hygiene Disabled toilets Disabled washrooms Bathroom equipment Hand rails News 030511

TROX Air handling units Air conditioning units Chilled beams News 030511

Unigro Controlled environments Environment conditioning Contained greenhouses Environmental chambers News 040511

Vent-Axia MVHR systems Domestic ventilation Ventilation systems Carbon technology News 040511

Vistamatic Vision panels Secure vision systems Secure vision panels News 040511

News Categories:
Construction materials Concrete repair Concrete flooring Joint sealing

Arundel Jones Associates Ltd
Hill Farm Business Park, Linton Hill, Maidstone, Kent ME17 4AL
Tel : 01622 745333

news@buildingdesign.co.uk


See also:

| BuildingDesign Directory | BuildingDesign Tenders |

|BuildingDesign News Archives | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009

| BuildingDesign Recruitment | AJA Part Time Jobs Board |

© 2010 copyright all rights reserved Registered in England and Wales No. 07334149