Established in Germany in 1966, Schlüter-Systems are the market leader in essential accessories for tile and stone. Extending their operations to the UK in 1993, the company now occupies three industrial units in Coalville, Leicestershire.
As part of the refurbishment to the existing accommodation the works included additional and varied office facilities and board room, as well as exhibition and seminar spaces to provide space for the rapid growth of staff. The refurbishment also included a purpose made training facility used for educating industry professionals, resellers and specifiers on the huge range of Schlüter-Systems’ products within a practical, hands-on environment.
The works were divided over two floors, and included re-cladding the facade to incorporate Schlüter-Systems’ corporate colours, as well as some minor external work to the entrance and existing car park at the front of the building to provide improved access.
The building now acts as a showcase and testament for a number of Schlüter-Systems’ products, including both wet and dry underfloor heating systems, shower systems and linear drains, tiling profiles, movement joints and LED lighting, and was therefore completed with the highest quality of finish in order to best display the installed products.
Managing Director Joachim Backes, who joined the company in 2013 comments, “It is fantastic to finally see our ideas turned into reality. It was our vision to create an environment that our customers can enjoy and benefit from, and for our staff to be proud to work in, and I believe we have succeeded in this aim. Clients now benefit from a real-life, hands-on demonstration of our systems and solutions and can see for themselves how our products work.”