I worked with two great chaps from Horticon landscape contractors to install the mosaic and so far it’s looking as good as the day we put it in. As the sections are all precast, it could, if necessary, be moved and repositioned in the future without any damage to the intricate mosaic work.
The glazed porcelain Cinca tile pieces are durable, frost resistant and 7.5mm thick. They are set into Conbextra GP high strength, low shrinkage pourable cement grout, backed up with standard mix concrete to a total depth of 75mm. It is built to endure the British weather and should survive well into the future!!The Old Bandstand. Photo by Vincent Abbey
So now we can look forward to repeating the whole process next year when I make the follow-up mosaic feature depicting park life in 2012!!Maypole Panel. Photo Vincent Abbey Read more about this commission and the design process with St. Hilda’s Primary School in earlier posts!!