British Gypsum’s Thistle plaster has been used in a newly built medical centre in Somerset
Thistle plaster helps to deliver a hard wearing finish to Health Centre.
Significant renovation work was undertaken at Frome Medical Practice to create a stylish, multi-functional medical hub which includes two medical practices, a pharmacy, an optician, mental health services, extensive training facilities, a private clinician’s suite and a café.
The practice required a hard-wearing, robust plaster solution suitable for use in a busy environment where walls are subjected to impact from patients and medical equipment.
A solution was also required that extended and minimised redecoration cycles and unnecessary maintenance but also gave a high quality finish for design orientated communal spaces.
Thistle HardWall, a hard-wearing, robust plaster solution, was specified for use on the block work in the ground floor disabled toilets and communal areas. An ideal solution for most masonry backgrounds, it is also quick drying, which allowed plaster contractors, GHT Plastering Services, to get the job completed within tight timescales. To smooth out uneven areas of the block work, an additional coat of Thistle HardWall was used to dub out the masonry.
A final 2mm plaster coat of Thistle MultiFinish was used to provide a smooth finish, and will also help to extend redecoration maintenance cycles, reducing the need for unnecessary maintenance work and further disruption to services.
"Both products were a joy to work with and their versatility was ideal in straightforward areas of the practice and in the communal spaces which had a more design orientated focus. We needed to create a sense of space and light, and the smooth finish achieved created a perfect canvas for interior design. The client is really pleased and the building looks very impressive."
Richard Jones, Managing Director of GHT Plastering Services
"It was a huge project to undertake, we had to ensure that the product we chose was aesthetically pleasing and practical for heavy footfall areas. The communal areas look so bright and airy, and the building has become a place people enjoy visiting. Thistle HardWall was an ideal solution for extending maintenance cycles, and I have no doubt that the building will look as good as new for a very long time."
Mike Whitburn, Frome Medical Practice Manager
Client: Frome Medical Practice
Main Contractor: GHT Plastering Services