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1. (WO2017153767) IMPROVEMENTS IN OR RELATING TO A VISIBLE FLEXIBLE FACING LAYER

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/153767    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2017/050642
Publication Date: Fri Sep 15 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Mar 11 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: E04F 13/14
B28B 7/00
B32B 5/02
B32B 5/24
B32B 5/30
B32B 3/16
E04F 13/08
Applicants: PAUL JAMES BISHOP IP HOLDINGS LIMITED
Inventors: BISHOP, Paul James
Title: IMPROVEMENTS IN OR RELATING TO A VISIBLE FLEXIBLE FACING LAYER
Abstract:
A method of forming a visible flexible facing layer (10) for creating a visible appearance of a facing wall-surface of a walled structure (14), comprises the steps of: a] providing a flexible porous support substrate (18) on a support (16); and b] creating a wet mixture (32) using a powdered aggregate (34) formed at least in part from solid particulate material and mixed with a binding agent. A further step c] applies the wet mixture (32) to the flexible support substrate (18) using a control template (24) to form a plurality of spaced-apart wall-tile slips (26) which at least in part permeate the flexible porous support substrate (18); and step d] cures the wall-tile slips (26) to the flexible porous support substrate (18) to form a tile sheet of the visible flexible facing layer (10) having flexible wall-tile slips (26). A step e] folds the visible flexible facing layer (10) for storage and/or transportation. A method of matching or substantially matching existing brick- or stone-work of a wall of a building to a visible flexible facing layer, and a visible flexible facing layer for creating a visible appearance of a facing wall- surface of a walled structure and formed using one or either said method are also provided.