GREAT MINISTER HOUSE

04/12/2016

In the heart of Westminster, surrounded by the capital’s most important buildings, Great Minster House is one of London’s most perfectly placed luxury apartment developments. Marldon saved over a month off the build time by providing a damp proof flooring solution that did not require the concrete to be fully set.

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The Problem

Time is money in construction, however cutting corners is never advised, especially in luxury developments priced at up to £3.2m.

One of the key features of Great Minster House is its engineered parquet flooring, which creates a luxurious style statement in each of the 61 apartments, from studio to penthouse. However, in order to lay such a floor, there can be no moisture present in the sub-floor. This can mean waiting up to 60 days for a 60mm concrete screed to fully dry out, as this process can take as much as a day per millimetre.

The Solution

  • Marldon was able to go in just 14 days after the concrete sub-floor had been laid thanks to our unique damp proof membrane.
  • The floor build up used the Marldon MXS140 damp proof membrane, Marldon MXS130 epoxy primer, Marldon MXS110 levelling compound, and Marldon MXA200 wood floor adhesive.
  • This system provided the ideal base for the construction of the signature parquet flooring.
  • The solution shaved over a month off the construction time, keeping the project on schedule and on budget.
  • The Marldon adhesive used added to the green credentials of the build as it was VOC-Nil, EC1 certified and contributed towards BREEAM rating.