Acklam Green Centre, Middlesbrough

Project: Acklam Green Centre, Middlesbrough

Movement joints and finishing profiles from Schlüter-Systems, the number one supplier of essential tiling protection are ensuring that the tiling installations within a brand new multi-million pound community centre in Middlesbrough are safe from the thousands of pairs of feet that now use the facility.

The £3.2m Acklam Green Centre is just one part of a huge regeneration project currently taking place in the Acklam Green and Whinney Banks areas of the city and incorporates a 200-seat auditorium, meeting rooms, conference facilities, youth centre, cafe, offices and changing facilities for adjacent sports pitches.

Products from the Schlüter®-DILEX range of movement joints and finishing threshold strips from the Schlüter®-SCHIENE range have been installed throughout by Schlüter customer P Plunkett Tiling Contractors Ltd, based in Northumberland.

Ian Knifton, Divisional Manager at Schlüter-Systems, comments, “The opening of the Acklam Green Centre will give residents in this part of Middlesbrough a brand new hub of the community facility to benefit from and with so many different facilities it’s sure to be a very busy location. This is where movement joints from our Schlüter®-DILEX range come to the fore as they offer secure protection for surfaces subjected to high mechanical stresses caused by continuous use. Similarly, Schlüter®-SCHIENE also offers the perfect protection, finishing tiled surfaces and protecting the outer edges of ceramic and natural stone floor coverings from mechanical impact.”

Paul Plunkett at P Plunkett, comments, “This project involved us installing movement joints and finishing profiles from Schlüter-Systems and it’s great to see this new community facility now open. We regularly use a number of Schlüter products in our projects and find them particularly effective and straightforward to install.”

Movement joints from the Schlüter®-DILEX range offer secure edge protection and maintenance free solutions for surfaces exposed to continuous pedestrian and vehicular traffic, making them particularly important within this new community facility which will be used heavily on a day-to-day basis. All profiles are installed at the same time as the tile covering and a wide variety in various material combinations are available, depending on the mechanical or chemical stresses expected on the covering.

Schlüter®-SCHIENE is the original finishing threshold strip and offers the perfect protection. It finishes tiled surfaces and protects the outer edges of ceramic and natural stone floor coverings from mechanical impact. The threshold strips of the Schlüter®-RENO series create a smooth transition before adjoining floor coverings at different heights, protecting the exposed tile edge. All profiles are available in a range of heights and finishes such as brass, aluminium, anodised aluminium, stainless steel V2A and brushed stainless steel and contribute to the aesthetic and lasting appearance of the floor covering.

P Plunkett Tiling Contractors are one of the leading specialist tiling contractors in the industry with an outstanding reputation for quality of work and dependability. Established in 1975 in the North East, it has grown over the years and regularly undertakes contracts nationwide for all the major contractors and numerous prestigious clients. Telephone 01661 836 960 for more details or visit

With over 7,000 products in its range, Schlüter-Systems has an essential role to play in every professional tiling project. To find out how it can help you to create more beautiful and longer-lasting installations, please telephone 01530 813396 or visit the website at