Originally designed by British architect William Young, the transformation from former Old War Office into The OWO has been overseen by the award-winning EPR Architects. Schlüter-Systems supplied a comprehensive selection of waterproofing solutions.
Thornbury Castle undertakes a beautiful renovation whilst keeping its Tudor heritage intact
Situated in the heart of Gloucestershire is the stunning Thornbury Castle, the last Tudor Castle to be built in England. Once owned by Henry VIII, it is now a high-end luxury hotel and popular venue for weddings and other grand events. This impressive renovation project saw multiple bedrooms and guest bathrooms refurbished and extended.
Due to its historic roots, there needed to be a balance between creating new facilities whist retaining the charm of the famous, Grade I listed building. Schlüter-Systems were able to help with this tricky task, offering a full system solution using Schlüter-KERDI products to ensure waterproofing within the guest bathrooms, which were designed and specified by Childs Sulzmann Architects.
For areas of high moisture, waterproofing is an essential consideration, and it takes on an even greater significance when it comes to preserving historic buildings such as Thornbury Castle. To meet this requirement, a selection of Schlüter products were utilised to create a fully tanked system. This included the BBA-certified Schlüter-KERDI-BOARD tiling substrate and sealing components Schlüter-KERDI-KEBA sealing band, KERDI-COLL-L sealant adhesive and Schlüter-KERDI-KERECK which was used for internal corners.
To provide entry level within the shower area, Schlüter-KERDI-LS sloped shower tray and Schlüter-SHOWERPROFILE-S tapered profile were installed beneath the tiles.
If you’re involved in the design and specification of bathrooms within heritage buildings, waterproofing will ensure the building is preserved for generations to come so please get in touch to find out how we can help.
For the renovation of this Irish neo-gothic hotel, Schlüter-Systems was initially engaged to provide a waterproofing solution, but eventually assisted on a greater scale with electric underfloor heating and acoustic matting.