TAL is extremely proud to have been part of the newest public art installation in Johannesburg – the Ndzundza/ Nzunza portrait. Artist Hannelie Coetzee has created a 10m high mosaic on the western façade of the Nzunza House (formerly North City House) which City Property have gifted to the city. The TAL technical team supplied a bespoke product and specification for this prestigious project.
Building 14 at Byls Bridge Office Park, Centurion for M&T Development has showcased specialist adhesives and ancillary products from TAL for the project’s distinctive exterior cladding. The 400 mm by 400 mm white glazed porcelain tiles specified were affixed using TAL GOLDSTAR 12, a quick-setting, high-strength grey cement-based adhesive. The longer pot life and open time of this adhesive makes it ideal for external multi-level installations, where contractors usually work on scaffolding. TAL GOLDSTAR 2, an ultra-fast setting adhesive, was used for tiling to the return soffits.
TAL supplied flooring underlayment materials for the Christian Barnard Memorial Hospital in Cape Town’s Foreshore. The materials included; TAL VaporStop HB vapour barrier and TAL Screedmaster, to combat high moisture levels within the concrete slabs and to ensure the prepared floors were smooth and level; a requirement for the installation of the Polyflor Vinyl Sheeting. Regular site visits were conducted to monitor the installation as high moisture levels in the substrate adversely affect the performance and integrity of vinyl overlayments. TAL products are manufactured locally and developed and tested to suit the South African climate conditions.
Leading tile and construction adhesives manufacturer TAL is proud to be supplying products for upgrading existing tiled mall walkways and ablutions at the Menlyn Park refurbishment. The project includes chipping out old tiles and replacing them with new 1.2 m by 600 mm porcelain tiles. In addition, repairs and remedial work had to be carried out to sections of the unbonded screeded substrate, which were found to be damaged after removal of the existing tiles. TAL has a range of rapid-setting, shrinkage-compensated screeds and patching and repair compounds for fast-track repairs to existing substrates. Products used here include TAL SlabPatch, TAL Rapidfix, and TAL Screedmaster.
Expert customer service and advice, including site visits by TAL has allowed Central Developments to maintain both quality and productivity at the luxury Riverbend Estate in Kyalami, Gauteng. Advice was given on accurate selection and use of products, correctly-constructed tile panel movement joints and recommendations for tiling to the waterproofing system which included on-site testing to ensure compatibility of the tile adhesives with the waterproofing compound. TAL’s on-site service, gives customers the reassurance that, should anything go wrong, there is an immediate response. The proof is all in the quality and suitability of the products at the end of the day say Central Developments.
The refurbishment of the Vaal Mall in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng has used specialist products from TAL for the walkways, public toilets and external wall tiling, a total of 16 000 m2. This was a prestigious project for the tile and construction adhesive specialist, as Vaal Mall is the largest shopping mall in the region. TAL Registered Tiler HL Pardal was the tiling contractor, which not only prefers to use TAL products and services, but is a trusted partner on-site. The project commenced in April 2015, and was completed a year later.