Mapei protects against the elements at luxurious coastal complex - The Banks

June 13, 2022

A Mapei waterproofing system has been used to protect the exterior of The Banks – a luxurious coastal apartment in Ballyholme, near Bangor, Northern Ireland.  Created by Architects, Alan Patterson Design, The Banks is a new concept in luxury living, providing an exclusive rental complex for the over 55’s.  The project, which includes 30 beach front homes, was completed by main contractor, O Prey Developments Ltd.

Overlooking Ballyholme Bay on the North Down coast, The Banks offers a full turnkey specification and stella facilities, being close to golf and yacht clubs.  Externally, the beach front apartments feature slate cladding and rendered finishes, in bright white and putty shades. 

Throughout the installation phase, Mapei carried out regular site visits and provided technical advice on the best systems to provide coastal protection.  Mapei Idrosilex liquid water-repellent was added to the sand cement render to create a watertight finish once cured. Mapei Silancolor Base Coat – a water-repellent, coloured siloxane undercoat – was then applied to the rendered surfaces, followed by Silancolor Paint Plus – a breathable, water-repellent siloxane paint, that contains Mapei’s BioBlock technology making it extremely resistant to the growth of algae, mould and fungi.

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Products mentioned in the article

Integral waterproofer for cementitious mortars. Use Idrosilex to obtain waterproof renders and screeds. Idrosilex is especially recommended…
Silancolor Base Coat is a coloured silicone resin based paint in water dispersion, with micro granular quartz and selected charges. It is…

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