Ardex leaves no stone unturned at BBC Scotland’s new HQ

ARDEX UK, world leaders in premium performance tile fixing products and support services, are delighted to have been selected to provide the ideal natural stone fixing solution for the impressive new BBC Scotland Headquarters at Pacific Quay, Glasgow.

Bovis Lend Lease commissioned specialist stone contractors, Watson Stonecraft to specify the ideal fixing solution for 1500m2 of Lazenby Stone throughout various areas within the building, including the main reception, audience corridors and lift cars. Watson Stonecraft specified ARDEX S 20 rapid drying natural stone adhesive which has been proven to be the most advanced solution for the installation of uncalibrated natural stone as it can be applied from 5mm – 20mm adhesive bed thickness.

As with all ARDEX natural stone products, ARDEX S 20 incorporates the ARDEX 'Rapidry Formula' technology which has been developed to provide practical solutions to the problem of water staining occurring in natural stone tiles. This unsightly staining is frequently caused when moisture from traditional tile adhesives and grouts is absorbed into the stone, reacting with minerals such as iron oxides or organic deposits, which can discolour the face and/or edges of natural stone tiles. 'Rapidry Formula' technology literally 'locks' the mix water within the mortar virtually eliminating the risk of water staining. Another benefit of ARDEX S 20 is its rapid, controlled drying and hardening, which allows natural stones to be walked on and grouted only 3 hours after fixing, helping to minimise downtime.

“We are keen advocates of ARDEX as they not only manufacture a superb range of construction products, but they match this with a level of technical support and customer service which is second to none. As expected, ARDEX S 20 rapid drying and hardening natural stone adhesive delivered remarkable results for this prestigious new build project,” remarked Tommy Bell, Contracts Manager of Watson Stonecraft.

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