Size: 100 bedroom and 41 residential apartments
Products: Knauf Airless Finish
Contractors working on London’s first six star hotel at 10 Trinity Square relied on the assurances of Knauf’s ready-mixed plaster to achieve the quality required for the iconic project neighbouring the Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral.
Requiring a top quality and efficient plastering solution for the Grade II listed landmark building in the heart of the City of London, main contractors Ardmore Construction looked to the Knauf Airless Finish, readymixed plaster.
Under construction by developer, Reignwood Group, 10 Trinity Square will be home to the 100-room Four Seasons Hotel London as well as 41 residential apartments on sale to the public.
With such a high profile project, sub-contractor Spray Plaster Specialists, responsible for the application of the spray plaster, was assured by the Knauf products having used them on several other large scale projects.
Managing Director, Matt Smith is full of praise for the ready-mixed plaster range. “We continue to use Knauf Airless Finish plaster because it’s a quick and easy alternative to traditional plaster methods,” Matt said. “It gives us the quality assurance we need when tackling large and prestigious projects like this one.
“Ardmore was keen to go with the spray applied system to make sure that the project receives a high quality finish at greater speeds. They have been very happy with the outcome that has been achieved.”
Knauf Airless Finish has the added benefit of a quick drying time meaning Matt and his team were able to work at a rate of 30 rooms per week. This method requires a smaller team to work on site and gives applicators far greater control.
The heightened quality over traditional plastering methods comes from its ready-mixed solution. Every bag of Knauf Airless Finish arrives on site with the same high quality product inside. The plaster is pre-mixed in Knauf’s factories giving it an even consistency that is hard to achieve with traditional powder plaster.
“We use Knauf Airless Finish because we know the high quality finish that we are going to get every time. Because the product comes prepared for us it means we are able to deliver a consistent finish which is vital.”