Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester

Project: Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester

A trio of products from Schlüter-Systems are proving instrumental in the success of tiling installations within a brand new state-of-the-art facility for a world class school of music in Manchester.
Chetham’s School of Music is the largest specialist music school in the UK and the only such facility in the north of the country. This £20 million project has seen a new six-storey building constructed adjacent to the existing campus in the heart of the city, providing a mix of music and academic facilities for around 300 pupils.
Protecting tile installations in the atrium and a recital room are threshold profiles from the Schlüter®-SCHIENE and Schlüter®-RENO ranges of edge profiles whilst stair nosing profiles from the Schlüter®-TREP range have also been installed on a prominent feature staircase in addition to several other staircases around the building. All this was carried out by tiling contractors, The Tiling Company.
Carl Stokes, Divisional Manager for Schlüter, comments, “To have a number of our market leading products working in harmony to ensure that the tile installations around this fantastic new building don’t fall flat is great news and it’s particularly pleasing to hear that Chris and his team personally recommended Schlüter for this job. Many of our products really strike a chord with architects, tiling professionals and specifiers, thanks to their ease of installation and suitability for almost any occasion with the Schlüter®-SCHIENE, Schlüter®-RENO and Schlüter®-TREP ranges particularly appropriate for busy locations such as this which experience a large footfall.”
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 profiles 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 and brushed stainless steel and contribute to the aesthetic and lasting appearance of the floor covering.
Stair nosings and stair profiles from the Schlüter®-TREP range are designed to improve safety on stairs, protect the edges of the stairs from chipping and cracking and provide an aesthetically pleasing finish. These are available in a wide variety of styles, heights, materials and finishes.
Established in 1985 The Tiling Company is one of the larger specialist wall and floor tiling contractors in the UK. It has expertise in all aspects of leisure, commercial, residential, public and industrial wall and floor tiling and with all finishes including ceramic, mosaics, murals and natural stone such as marble and granite. For more information please call the North West office on 0161 766 4710 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