The Surface 360 deck-style porcelain pavers have transformed JD Wetherspoon’s wraparound terrace at the Royal Victoria Pavilion on Ramsgate beach.
When the JD Wetherspoon ‘super pub’ in Ramsgate, Kent, was looking for a new high quality flooring system for its 750m² beachside roof terrace, Surface 360 Levato Mono porcelain pavers were specified.
The pub occupies the Royal Victoria Pavilion, a Grade II listed former concert hall and assembly rooms designed by architect Stanley Davenport Adshead in 1903 based on the style of a Robert Adam orangery.
Our brief was to supply external flooring that was smart, practical, low on maintenance and in keeping with the coastal setting (Barry Sheen, Surface 360 Managing Director).
Timber-effect porcelain pavers from the Timeless range were chosen to complement the surrounding views and provide a slip-resistant surface for improved safety under foot. The team faced challenges including multiple floor-falls and erecting new signage struts and other large static obstacles.
Careful planning and the use of the Levato Mono height-adjustable, slope-correcting pedestal support system allowed them to level out and install the flooring in under three weeks.
The finished terrace has been admired by everyone. The Timeless range has a decking feel about it making it perfect for a seaside location and a durability that means no splinters, algae, stains or weathering (Barry).
The combination of the pedestal and retention system and 20mm porcelain pavers creates a high quality, low maintenance surface that can be installed on any awkward existing floor.
High load bearing and impact resistant, the system is suitable for even the most demanding environments.
Overall this was an extremely challenging project with voids of up to 300mm, requiring impact control membrane.
We worked closely with the Architects and Principal Contractors to design the perimeter retention, which due the massive spaces involved, required very accurate paving falls to match level thresholds with required building regulation handrail heights (Barry).