Leading Italian render manufacturer, Fassa Bortolo, has recently finished renovation works on Odyssey Cinema in St Albans, transforming the building’s tired, damaged façade with a striking new render finish which has brought a new lease of life to an iconic local establishment.
Fassa’s National Business Development Manager for the east, Andy Sampson, has worked closely with project distributor Southern Render Supplies, to see the redevelopment through from start to completion.
Following an initial site assessment, Fassalime Puracalce was specified to help tackle damp and deteriorating walls, as well as to improve air quality inside the building to create a more comfortable space. This specific line is made using naturally sourced materials for a porous, permeable solution which allows the building to breathe and better regulate moisture, temperature and air flow.
The 5650 undercoat was used to address the damp walls and ensure the successful adhesion of the system to the brick substrate, followed by a layer of KB13 which helped to make the surface level. Texture was added using a float for a finish akin to the original. The last step was two coats of PX505 for added protection and durability against the weather, which will help to protect the building for years to come.
The full install was carried out by Stuart Kilner of Applied Render Solutions. Stuart explains:
“When we were asked to provide a quote for the cinema, Andy was quick to come out to site to provide a full specification. Andy worked closely with us, making several site visits, particularly once the existing render was removed and unforeseen problems with the substrate were uncovered. It was a very challenging project, but working alongside Fassa, with all their expertise and product knowledge, made it much easier.”
A representative at Southern Render Supplies comments:
“This was a really special building which we were proud to be involved with. We are always happy working with the team at Fassa and supplying their Fassalime range as it always gives a perfect finished result – and this project was no different. The client is very happy with the outcome.”
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