Schlüter-Systems makes a splash at award-winning water sports centre

Llandegfedd Visitor Centre and Watersports Centre in South Wales has recently been crowned RSAW (Royal Society of Architects in Wales) Building of the Year in the ‘RIBA Regional Awards 2016 – Wales’.

Glynn Davies from Schlüter-Systems was consulted on the specification with Contractor Anthony A Davies Group whom praised the popular tile and stone substrate Schlüter®-KERDI-BOARD, used throughout the building, for its ease of installation.

Llandegfedd is a water supply reservoir owned by Dwr Cymru Welsh Water which opened in 2015. It includes a state-of-the-art Water Sports and Visitor Centre hosting activities such as sailing, fishing, windsurfing, power-boating, canoeing and kayaking; there are also four walking trails around the reservoir.

Schlüter®-KERDI-BOARD was chosen for the project because of its waterproofing qualities and was installed throughout the ground and first floor on all of the walls and floors which were to be tiled.

The unique substrate offers a revolutionary approach to tiling and acts as a multifunctional tile substrate for floors and walls, meaning it can be used, not just to create bonded waterproofing assemblies with tile coverings, but it also acts as a structural panel.

There are a whole host of benefits to using Schlüter®-KERDI-BOARD, for example, it is waterproof, temperature resistant, vapour retardant, thermally insulating, quick and easy to install, lightweight and contains no cement or fibreglass, making it eco-friendly.

Dave Davies of Anthony A Davies Group said,

“We hadn’t used Schlüter®-KERDI-BOARD before but would definitely recommend it and use it again.

We found it to be a very good and easy system to install and provided a good tiling background which was completely water tight as well as a nice aesthetic finish once the tiles had been installed. The technical team at Schlüter were also on hand throughout to provide support when we needed them.”

Glynn Davies, Area Sales Consultant at Schlüter-Systems, commented,

“We’ve been delighted with the enthusiasm that Schlüter®-KERDI-BOARD has received with installers such as the Anthony A Davies Group.

It provides a quick, flat and even substrate to tile. It’s easy and clean to cut thanks to its helpful 10mm grid markings and whilst the board is lightweight it’s also extremely strong, holding far more weight than plasterboard. It’s these characteristics that set the product apart allowing for the very best in tile installations.”

For more information on Schlüter®-KERDI-BOARD please visit www.kerdi-board.co.uk.

With over 10,000 products in its range, Schlüter-Systems have an essential role to play in every project involving tile and stone. To find out how it can help you to create more beautiful and longer-lasting installations call 01530 813396, visit the website at www.schluter.co.uk or email pr(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)schluter.co.uk.