The ZigZag Building, London

Pre-cast Tiles

Lazenby’s Ebony Pre-cast Tiles perfectly complement this architectural masterpiece. ZigZag by name and ZigZag by nature. Lazenby cast 26 different tile sizes from 400mm – 1047mm by 531mm – 1124mm; 30mm deep for the entrance and lift lobbies and 24mm deep for the threshold and lift car stones.

Detail
Architect/Client:Lynch Architects
Location:Victoria, London
Colour:Ebony
Visual/textural finish:Satin
Sector:Commercial
Project type:New build

Technical detail:

Over 1089 individual and unique hand-made Lazenby Ebony coloured Tiles were pre-cast. Over 1000m2 of tiles were laid, over an existing concrete slab.

The tiles took 55 days to cast and seal the tiles; these were dispatched in batches with deliveries being staggered to allow for installation on site by the main contractor. Each tile set aside to cure for 28 days. The Yeovil manufacturing centre created a robust and successful process to ensure that superior quality was guaranteed, from the first to the last tile.

The Lift car tiles were professionally laid onto a honeycomb backing material. The tiles were deliberately cast thinner at 24mm to reduce weight whilst maintaining their core strength.