SS Christian Radich
The 75 years-old three mast sailtraining ship SS Christian Radich, based in Norway, has just completed a refit in the UK that included upgrading the main deck galley to create a safe environment in which to cater for the vessel’s 100 students and crew. A key element of the galley refit was to create a ‘wetroom’ floor- using Protan Membranes G 1.5mm pliable PVC membrane reinforced with glass fibre.
Under the refit, project managers AP Group had the entire galley stripped back to bare walls and floors; contractor CC Roofing installed Protan protection fleece followed by the Protan G membrane, dressed round all penetrations, with an epoxy finish screed then laid on top.
Observed AP Group project manager Aaron Burbridge, “The SS Christian Radich Foundation chose to use Protan, as it is the leading brand for wetrooms in Norway. We found the Protan material was good, and especially CC Roofing whom we used to fit it. It was challenging to fit it in a galley, and to overcome detailing with panelling and fitting of equipment; the Foundation and crew are happy with the result.”
“In the UK, Protan Membranes G is predominantly used as a vapour permeable membrane in ballasted or protected roofs, but in Europe it has an established reputation as a tried and tested wetroom solution,” added Protan managing director Fraser Maitland. “With its integral fungicide, and used in conjunction with our Protan fleece, it efficiently ensures any water in the galley will drain away, and give people in the area a safe environment.”