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By March 3, 2017April 24th, 2019No Comments

Diespeker is pleased to announce a new addition to our range, with six styles of lightweight concrete tiles now available. With knowledge and expertise gained from innovative projects in previous decades, we are delighted to once again be working with concrete it enjoys a revival as a material of choice.

The six options showcase popular shades and textures, and we expect to add to the range over the coming months. Standard tiles are 150 x 100 x 10mm with other sizes available to order.

Concrete tiles are suitable for interior or exterior use, and are a feasible alternative where a concrete floor is required but a continuous screed is impractical. They can also be used for worktops and countertops, walls and facades; their use is only limited by imagination.

Slimline concrete

While concrete is traditionally a thicker and heavier material, Diespeker can now able supply tiles at a substantially reduced thickness of 10mm. This is made possible through Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) Ductal®, a mixture of natural mineral components and organic fibres ensuring an exceptional resistance and flexibility.

The material offers many benefits including lightness, shock resistance, fire proofing, water proofing, sea-water proofing, acid and frost so the product lends itself to a variety of uses in a wide choice of locations. The compressive strength values, bending, abrasion, porosity, fire and freeze/thaw cycles resistance of UHPC Ductal® has been tested and certified to ensure it meets regulations.

Diespeker & concrete

We have a long association with concrete, particularly pre-cast, in the 80s, 90s and early noughties and our concrete expert from this period, David Knowles, is still very much part of the team. During this period, we were honoured to work with architect John Outram on notable projects including the New House at Wadhurst Estate, where precast concrete was used extensively within the design and structure of the building.

On the Isle of Dogs, John Outram designed three stormwater pumping stations, one of which was built in the style of a temple. The design incorporated huge pieces of precast concrete to create ‘fins’, four for each of two concrete columns. Each of the concrete fins weighed two tonnes. Strikingly multi-coloured, they were pre-painted in the Diespeker workshop prior to erection.

We have a long association with concrete, particularly pre-cast, in the 80s, 90s and early noughties and our concrete expert from this period, David Knowles, is still very much part of the team. During this period, we were honoured to work with architect John Outram on notable projects including the New House at Wadhurst Estate, where precast concrete was used extensively within the design and structure of the building. In 2001, we won an award for our work on this project.

We hope our new range does its bit in restarting the concrete revolution!

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