Channel 4’s Restoration Man Project Gets Ultimate Protection With Sandtex Trade X-Treme X-posure
Published by Jo Foster for Sandtex Trade in Communities and also in Housing
Sandtex Trade’s high performance X-treme X-posure smooth masonry paint is helping to preserve and protect an historic building, featured on Channel 4’s Restoration Man TV show.
Theatre producer Vanessa Ford Robbins and her partner Nik Huddy have been restoring Longhurst Lodge, a Victorian gate lodge nestled on the boundaries of a country estate inSurrey.
In a programme featuring the transformation project, which was aired on January 10, Restoration Man presenter George Clarke was on hand to help, advise and support the couple during the process.
Before Vanessa and Nik started their labour of love on the project – which saw them doing all the build work themselves and living in a caravan on site during winter - the Grade II listed property had been derelict for nearly 50 years.
Vanessa said: “We chose Sandtex Trade X-treme X-posure for the exterior of the lodge, after carefully investigating what would work best for the building.
“We wanted to do everything possible to protect the property from local conditions, including the climate and damp.
“Originally we had used a lime wash, but that was very difficult for us to continue with, particularly with issues over the application around the chimney areas.
“As a result, we started to look into alternatives and were impressed by the qualities of X-treme X-posure.
“After checking with our local preservation officer on its suitability, we decided to apply the product - and the end result looks superb.
“We feel Sandtex Trade X-treme X-posure offers the lodge the very best possible protection, particularly the heraldic plaster motifs on the walls, which are a very important feature of the building.
“These have been coated with X-treme X-posure to preserve and protect them, and then coloured lime wash has been applied for a decorative finish.”
A highly-durable, smooth masonry paint, Sandtex Trade X-treme X-posure provides the best possible protection against weather exposure for the long term, and is suitable for use on most exterior masonry surfaces and exterior grade building boards.
It provides excellent opacity, comes in a variety of colours - and has been awarded a British Board of Agrément Certificate for up to 15 years’ durability.
The product’s time-proven, trusted formula combines style with protection against acid rain, snow and frost, damaging UV rays, atmospheric pollution and adverse weather conditions, as well as sea and salt spray.
It also includes anti-carbonation properties to protect concrete, as well as a hydrophobic formulation providing a highly water resistant finish that enables dirt to wash away.
Added algaecides and fungicides resist unsightly algae and mould growth, maintaining the appearance for the long-term, while a moisture vapour permeable coating allows walls to breathe and a highly flexible coating keeps hairline cracks covered.
To ensure outstanding performance in even the most demanding jobs, Sandtex Trade X-treme X-posure has been rigorously tested to prove its credentials. This process includes long term ‘field tests’ – which expose the product to everything that the British climate can inflict on it - as well as ‘accelerated weathering’ techniques in the labs, where it is challenged by extremes of temperature, humidity and UV radiation.
Specifiers can see firsthand how X-treme X-posure measures up in three short, informative videos, on Sandtex Trade’s YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/sandtextrade.
Highlighting the product’s outstanding performance qualities, the videos focus on a short introduction to X-treme X-posure and its features and benefits.
Specifiers can see how X-treme X-posure is ensuring Happisburgh Lighthouse, located in one of the UK’s most exposed and challenging locations, is still looking good and maintaining its colour years after the product was applied in red bands on the landmark Norfolk building. The lighthouse featured in the brand’s recent national TV ad campaign, promoting Sandtex Trade’s ‘protecting buildings for over 50 years’ message.’
Finally, there’s a video tour of the Sandtex Trade laboratory showing how X-treme X-posure undergoes a challenging testing regime to ensure the product’s formulation stands the test of time.
Specifiers can use PaintSpec Finder® a free on-line resource at http://www.crownpaintspec.co.uk to generate tailor-made, accurate specifications for masonry and exterior trim projects.
Users are guided through a series of brief questions to identify which Sandtex Trade products are suitable for selection for their individual specification projects. This versatile tool may also be used to specify appropriate paint systems from the Crown Trade and Sadolin ranges for use on a wide variety of additional substrates.
For more information on the full range of Sandtex Trade Exterior Solutions, please contact the Specification Services team on 0845 034 1464, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at http://www.sandtextrade.co.uk
Press release issued by Jane Shepherd, Shepherd PR Limited – 01538 308685