Stunning Sutton Bonington property restored with Schlüter solutions
Tucked away in the village of Sutton Bonington in Nottinghamshire, sits a beautiful Grade II listed home, which was carefully brought back to life with a strategic renovation. Andrew Hindes Interiors were tasked with renovating two small rooms, turning them into one to expand the floor plan and create one large, open bathroom. Preserving the history of the building was a key aspect of this renovation, which came with several challenges due to its age.
Working with Schlüter-Systems for over three years, Andrew and his team didn’t hesitate when it came to deciding what products to use to support the protection of their client’s bathroom and to provide them with a system solution they could rely on.
The existing plumbing and pipework were removed and replaced with new pipework, in addition to new electrics and plastering which was followed by the installation of a selection of Schlüter-Systems products, all with the aim to support the life span of the new room.
Starting in the shower area, the Schlüter-KERDI-TS complete set was adhered to the shower tray to aid in creating a reliable waterproof connection between the tray, made of stone resin and the adjoining wall. This junction is an especially important area to ensure is waterproof, as the two different components could create a weak point in waterproofing if not correctly addressed.
Further products from the Schlüter-KERDI waterproofing range were used, including the KERDI-200 membrane, Schlüter-KERDI-KEBA sealing band and Schlüter-KERDI-COLL sealing adhesive, supporting the overall protection of the bathroom.
For functional and aesthetic purposes, a prefabricated Schlüter-KERDI-BOARD- N niche was installed. This was perfect for the client as they needed storage that was convenient whilst remaining stylish. In terms of installation, it was far from challenging as it was easily integrated into the Schlüter-KERDI waterproofing system as a bonded waterproofing assembly.
Schlüter-DITRA-HEAT-DUO Peel & Stick was the answer when deciding what underfloor heating to install. Andrew commented on how using this product massively reduced installation time, installing in just one hour compared to the typical installation time of up to a day. Not only does DITRA-HEAT-DUO-PS offer advantages of a quick heat-up response and sound insulation, its peel and stick technology means time and material is saved when installing. Another stand-out benefit of using DITRA-HEAT is the minimal height build-up of the membrane and cables, which is approximately 7.6mm. Ensuring build up is kept to a minimum is important when it comes to a renovation project, particularly when dealing with the sensitive restoration of a property like this one.
Once the room was prepped for protection and ready to be finalised, 120 x 60 mm stone-effect porcelain tiles were fitted on the shower wall and behind the wash basin, with 120 x 20 mm wood-effect porcelain tiles on the floor.
When Andrew and his team began the work, they quickly realised the main challenges were down to the old age of the property, the structure was neither square or level and the plumbing and electrics also needed addressing. Ensuring this bathroom has a long lifespan and could meet the homeowners’ needs was important to Andrew and his team, and they soon remarked how nothing was too much of a trouble for Schlüter’s Area Sales Consultant, Stuart Gillson, who was brilliant in offering support throughout the project.
Andrew also received additional support from the technical team here at Schlüter-Systems to help deal with some of the intricacies of the project.
It was clear that preserving the buildings history through the installation of new system solutions, whilst creating a modern touch within this new bathroom, was a key focus for the homeowners in making this their long-term dream home.