Health Spa

Bath - 15.05.13

Creative use of stone throughout this interior unites many stunning design features. This hotel upholds high standards to maintain its impressive 5-star rating.

Catering for wealthy clientele, its level of service and quality finish are consistently excellent. The works you see here were to extend the existing facilities with creation of a new luxury sauna and adjoining restaurant.

The project required careful coordination to avoid disturbance of the guests. Stringent ‘silence rules’ for certain times of day governed the site throughout the schedule of works.

The building design boasts a striking blend of clean lines and tasteful curves, giving a contemporary yet welcoming appearance. An inspired floor design for the main reception areas, using contrasting stone, effectively unites all areas. Moving into the sauna itself, sandblasted stone has been used to provide an extra slip-resistant floor, whilst subtle contrast shows between the main wall tiling and two infill strips.

The unique ‘cross-weave’ design on the main reception floor is a joy to look at. Samples and full tiles were provided to assist in the material selection process, and a bespoke mock-up model was made to finalise the design proposals. Liaising closely with the architect, Kinorigo worked to ensure that the project vision was completed to more than satisfactory.

Other special project requirements were expertly accommodated. Wall tiles to the pool area were cut to specified widths to match the local stone applied to exterior walls. Specific tile thicknesses required for floors and walls were fulfilled to meet construction requirements. In-depth technical advice was given on slip resistance for the pool area floor.

Prompt supply of material, with some stock held at Kinorigo until site conditions were right, contributed to a punctual completion of the project. Advice on completion helped to overcome a slight construction design issue with expansion joints. The finished building remains a hallmark of tasteful stone design.

Complementing the stunning interiors, the exterior setting to this 5-star hotel’s recent extension is equally tasteful. Creating an area of truly prestigious yet relaxing outdoor comfort, the completed project is a product of intelligent design and application of appropriate materials.

Blending skilfully with the local setting, traditional materials are used creatively to give a finish that is impressive but soothing. Yorkstone is used throughout for paving, cobbles and even custom larger pieces cut for benches. Bespoke curved steps give the unique touch to the garden and soften the whole appearance.

Nothing has such a calming effect upon an environment as tasteful use of traditional materials; if you can also add contemporary touches, then you have the best
of both worlds.

The successful implementation of the curved steps concept was essential to the project, and involved Kinorigo working closely with the architect and contractor. Working drawings were produced using advanced CAD software, and the stone was cut straight from the drawings using CNC equipment.

The importance of getting the right stone to harmonise with the surroundings made Kinorigo’s efficient sample service invaluable. Small sample chips, and then full tile samples, were provided and photos accompanied the original quotation.

The finished result is as practical as it is beautiful, with the Yorkstone boasting the additional benefit of exceptional slip resistance. The success of the whole project is a tribute to the close working relationship enjoyed between parties.