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Markel Insurance Offices

Architect: Edge

Location: City of London

Our Woodstock and Type 32 collections were specified by Edge for this prestigious office fitout for Markel Insurance on Floors 25, 26 and 27 at 20 Fenchurch Street – The “Walkie Talkie” Building. Nearly 400 square metres of durable wood effect porcelain planks in size 2000x200x5mm were expertly installed by Harper & Edwards Tiling Contractors. Edge’s tiling scheme used Woodstock Coffee Wood as the field tile interspersed with Type 32 Beta Coffee Warm Decors.

As the tiles are a mesh backed thin porcelain a detailed installation specification was required which included Knauf Gifa Board firmly fixed over raised access flooring, to provide a rigid stable background, along with Ardex adhesive, admix and grout for the tiling process”.

Leigh Williams from Harper and Edwards said, “It was critical to our company that on such a Landmark Project we had a reliable and professional supplier in Reed Harris, the project was running to a tight timescale and very exacting design requirements, with no margin for error. Reed Harris provided very important technical advice on the fixing of these slim porcelain tiles, the final finish of which was stunning, the tiles were of top quality, which was of paramount importance to us.”

Image credit: ©TimCrocker