The weber.rend OCR pre-blended one-coat render system has been used in the construction of the £12.5 million new leisure, sports and swimming pool complex recently opened at Flitwick in Bedfordshire by Central Bedfordshire Council.

Significant savings in time and money have resulted from the use of weber.rend OCR specified as background render for substantial areas of tiling in the pool areas as well as the preparation of larger areas of render prior to the application of painted finishes.

The Flitwick Leisure Centre opened at the end of February 2016. The new centre includes a swimming pool; sports hall; fitness suite; dance and exercise studios; squash courts; indoor climbing wall and first class changing facilities, crèche and cafe area.

The main contractor was SDC Builders Limited and the specialist applicator Jordaya Contracting Limited.

Sean Denton of Jordaya Contracting, said:“We applied weber.rend OCRT on 2000m² for tiling background; weber.rend OCR on 500m² for painted walls and brought in weber.rend LAC render mortar for 200m² of low level concrete walls which we treated first with weber.rend aid to ensure a strong bond. We saved a great amount of time and reduced material costs which is always appreciated by the main contractor. We have great faith in Weber materials and the supply chain.”

The faster application times achieved by the pump applied, one-coat render saves labour costs and speeds the construction program substantially.   Together with lower material volumes, when compared with traditional cement and sand renders, further budget benefits are achieved.

weber.rend OCR is designed as a technical basecoat render for a wide variety of substrates and is based on Portland cement, lime and sand and conforms to British Standard mix formulas BS5262 and BS5492.

weber.rend OCR is available in two grades suitable for external rendering or as a tile backing render; weber.rend OCRT, a lime-free version for tiling background, that conforms to BS5385, was also used in this project.