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SPECIFICATIONS

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VITROLITE
SPECIFICATIONS

PUBLISHED IN LONDON BY
PILKINGTON BROTHERS LIMITED
BRITISH VI TROLITE COMPANY LTD
164 SHE,HEl\OESS WALK, HO)(TON, LONDON , N.1
TElE,HONEo CL E ll.KENWELL 1111.

BRANCH OfflCB AT

2S HIGH STREET, OONCAHU I <i IT. NICHOL.._$ SHUT, HISTOL

Suppllesireobtainablethrou1htheusu1ltradcchannels

CONTENTS

pagc10

FIXING INSTR.UCTIONS

pages11-1S

pages17-JO

pagul1-l9

p1gc169-79

page181-87

SHOPS AND CAFES

pageo111-13l

PCC11lS-H9

prcs151-155

pagu157-167

pget169-179

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CO NS TRU C TI ONA L DET A IL S


In presenting this publication,
we should like to point out that constructional details have
been illustrated and ex plained wherever it was thought to
be necessary, but that if any points are not clear or any
unusual problems arise, which arc not dealt wit h in this
book, the techni ca l department will be glad to give its
assistance.

VITROL/TE
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
VITROLITE is a Rolled Opal Glass, ranging from semi-opacity to complete opacity.
One surface is usually impressed with a pattern of narrow parallel ribs, which
provide a key fo r the mastic or other material with which the glass is fixed. The
glass has a hard, brilliant, fire-finished surface

THICKNESS
Coloured

VITROLJTI!

White and black VITROLITE only

APPROXIMATE AVERAGE WEIGHT PER SO . FOOT


Coloured
lb. oz.

f<

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1:g

,.

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SIZE

'
10

White
lb. o::.
I
5 IQ
;
9
12 12

'

Black

lb. o::,
4
3

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0

9
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II

1 1llaxim11m Maiwfllcturing Si::e1


-f,," and /~ \'ITROLIT- 125/ qo long x 50/6o" "ide.
0

i :and

1 VITROLITE-

00/ 1.J0

long x 50/55 wide.

2 \'ITROLITE can be supplied in stock shuts and cut sizes, but uhlar
sizes arc recommended and are less costly to fix.

3 Ashlar Sizes
T\ VITROLITE is supplied, with edges true ground, in the following
standardashlarsizcs:-

JO"x l5"
15" 15

12
11

18"
:21 "

4 For special sizes, consult 1he manufacturers.

COLOURS
VITROun: is supplied in the following colours : Black and White.

Ordinary Colours
Green, Ewhdl, WWg"OO(!, Turquoise, !'earl Grey, Green Agate.
S~cia!Calours

l rnry, Primrose, Shell Pink, Rop l Blue Ag;:ite, Walnut Agate an d


Golden Agate, Tango and Cadmium Yello".

(A colour chart u:ill bt found at tlit trul of tht book, whert in /ht rnst of tht agatts
a rtprtseritativt piectlias been rtprodricei)

VITRO LITE FLOORS


GEMERAL DESCRIPTION
A special kind of \' ITROLITE is made for use on floors.

Instead of the usual fire-

finished surface, \'ITROLITE Floor Tiles are finished with a dull, non-slippery
surface. They make a particularly good floor for bathrooms, elc. Slight variation
in the colour of the tiles gi\es a pleasing mosaic effect.

DIMEMSIOMS
VITROUTE Floor Tiles arc -I'\-" thick by ~square and are laid 10 a gauge of
6 tiles to the foot run or 36 to the square foot.

COLOURS
Colours Black, Green, Turquoise, Wedgwood, Pink , Ivory, White.
Pressed tiles can also be supplied in clear Cathedral Glass in the following coloursGreen, Blue, Pink, \\'hite and Light Amber.

'\ITROUTE" u

!ht rt.f!lllertd t1adt mark af Tht British r 'itrolit~ Compa.1y IA"miltd

FIXING OF VI TROLITE
MEASURING
It is not necessary to take measurements and prepare working drawings for
straightforward schemes in standard Ashlar comprising skirting and capping with
Ashlar filling pro\iding the fixer is capable of \isualising the arr:mgement of the
joints for each wall prior to commencing to fix. The approximate requirements

can be obtained from the plan which accompanies the enquiry, and it is advisable
to include a few extra Ashlars, not exceeding 5 per cent. of the total quantity, as
spares.

Difficult schemes should be measured accurately, and the position of all fittings
The measurer marks a datu!Jl line round the

must be settled when this is done.

room at a convenient height and works from this, checking the floor level,
recording any unevenness and noting the positions of al! accessories and fittinb'S
for which wood fixing blocks should be provided. Passing and butt joints should
be arranged in such a way as to produce the best effect.

INTERIOR
A plumb-true and rigid suhstructun: is essential if the best results are to be
obtained- Portland Cement screed composed of one part cement to three parts
sand (without the addition of any Free Lime) provides the most suitable backing
for VITR01.1n:. It should be applied with a wood float finish as this lca\'CS a better
keying surface than a smooth trowel finish. When the screed is dry, and not
before, the area to be covered should be given a coat of Gripon Seater well brushed
in, particularly where the depressions occur.

:\"ormally one coat of Sealer is

sufficient, but a second coat may be aJ,isable if the screed is dusty, or if the first
coat dries dull and patchy. Allow about six hours for the Sealer to dry before
commencing fixing. As a general guide, half a gallon of Scaler should be sufficient
for an area of ten to twelve square yards.
Start fixing with the skirting and see that it is bedded firmly and evenly all round
the room ; if the floor is not level begin at the lowest point and work towards the
highest, cutting the rake off the bottom edge to ensure a perfectly lc,el line along
the top edge. Proceed with the upper courses of panels according to the setting

out on the working drawings.


dry brush and see that the

Brush the ribbed back of each panel 11ith a hard,

\'ITRO LITE

is d ean and dry before applying the mastic.

Work the Gripon i\lastic into a roll about one inch diameter and apply in daubs
approximately 2" long at intervals of 3" to 4", so that pressure is needed to set each
panel into position with a rotating movement of the hands; this will cause the
mastic to spread and obtain a firm g rip u pon the wall and the

VITROLITE,

leaving

a bed of from 1'\;-" to l" About 70 per cent . of the back surface of each panel
should be covered with mastic when it is in position on the wall. As a general
guide, one cwt, of mastic should be sufficient to fix 8 to

10

square yards of

\'ITROLITE.

The space between the joints can be 1aried to suit any kind of scheme, but it will
usually be found that pieces of cardboard about the thickness of a visiting card
are the most suitable for forming a cushion between horizontal joints; two pieces
about 1"xt should be placed at t he ends of each As hlar and set back slig htly
from the face- this pre1ents t he ed ges from coming together and shelling, it also
pro1-ides a key for the pointing as well as an even joint.

\\'here joints of greater

width are required a wood or other fillet should be inserted when fixing.
\\'hen decorative strips in the form of narrow bands are introduced horizontally,
it is advisable to support the panels immediately above on galvanised me tal
anchors, or alternatively, apply a daub of Keenes Cement at both ends of each
strip in addition to mastic. Either of these methods will prevent the strips being
pushed out by the downward thrust of the upper panels.
To guard against panels being pushed in behind the basin and Oushing cistern,
or in any other po~itions where fiuings are to be screwed, apply a few daubs of
Keenes Cement in ad(\ition 10 the usual amount of mastic. Avoid difficult no1ches,
particularly round large fittings ; joints are beuer and it is a simpk matter to
introduce them without disturbing the balance of the scheme. Square holes s hould
also be avoided.
Bed window sills almost solid and use a little Keenes Cement to keep them firm .
..\t the top of the bath and round the tray of t he shower, the edges of the

l'ITROLITE

5hould be huttered with pointing compound to make the joints waterproof. Point
all joinB with white lead in oil, m1:..ed with a linle white oil varnish or go ld si:i:c.
If coloured joints are required, add powder pigments o r mix with oil colo urs 10

obtam the correc1 shade. (\\'here 1crmilion or orange coloured joints arc required
Red 1..ead should he substituted for \\"hi1e Lead.)

Fill in the space at the top of the dado with a solid ribbon of mastic, and protect
the mastic bed by running a narrow Keenes Cement fillet from the wall face to
the back edge of the

VlTROLlTF..

i\l irrors can be fixed with mastic flush to the surrounding


imposed on to the face of the

VJTROLITE

\'lTRO U n:

or super-

by means of chromium-plated or

decorative glass-headed screws. In each case the silvering must be protected from
the mastic bed and dampness by covering the back with lead foil and one coat of
paint. All mirrors fixed fl ush with the

VITROLlTE

should have fl.at polished edges

which must be perfectly clean before fixing.

If a Portland Cement screed is no t available, it is safe to fix to hard and seasoned


plaster, and to Asbestos fl.at sheeting such as Poilite, which should be quite rigid
and plumb true. The studding should not be more than 14/15 inches centre to
centre.

It is extremely dangerous to fix direct to wood which reacts strongly to

temperature changes.

EXTERIOR
For outside work where conditions are more se\'ere, extra precautions are
necessary, and it is important that

VITROLITE,

which has less expansion than wood,

masonry or metal, should not be in direct contact with these or any other structural
materials.

A plumb and true Portland Cement screed as recommended for inside

work provides an ideal backing for this type of installation.

It should be allowed

to dry before being gi\en a good coat of Sealer, and if the Sealer dries dull and
patchy, a second coat should be applied.

The plinth or stall risers must be set

upon a cushion of Griponex l\ l astic and expansion tape or lead strip; only in
ex_ceptional circumstances should the bottom edge be allowed to pass below the
level of the pavement ; in this event adequate provision must be made for free
expansion of the glass where it meets the pavement by ha\ing ! " space between
the glass and pavement, which should be filled in with mastic. Apply the Griponex
Mastic in daubs at 3"-4" intervals, as for interior fixing, and run a continuous
ribbon all round each panel so that when it is in position t here is little risk of
moisture reaching the daubs through joints; butter all edges and place a strip of
expansion tape betv.een all ho rizontal joints.
Protect the mastic bed in all exposed places by fixing metal sections, lead flashings,
etc., and if t he installation exceeds 8 feet in height introduce metal anchors

or dips undernca1h e\ery ahemate

COU!"lie

of panels thereaf1e r . 'letal r.:tions arc

recommended for surrounds to opcninJ,~. ca nopies, copings and other exposed


positions.

h is desirable for panels to pai.s underneath meta l or "ood si lls or

behind metal windo" frames, but in all cases an e\pa nsion joint must be pro,ided.
Jn,ta ll.uions should be thorou~hly pointed up \ith Gripone..: \lastic.

CEILINGS
One of the undermentioned methods should be adopted :(1) Cot'r tht' lt'ilin.1: "ith T

& (; bwrJ1, &elt"<.:t a ,i:lut 11u ahout


1k' ill"or l.( 2.f,hut not t'\<.:ttJm.1:4 (t't't super, ;rnJ lit'pantt'
ea<h "'luart' h~ a 1100<.I lillct "hi<h 11111 talc tht' 1<.:rc\\t for fi\Lll,i: a
mt'tal or l"Mxl ('Olt'r l'>t'aJ 01cr 1hejoint1.

(2

lfa1"0n1~te1e1lmge11r.anJ cu1c r l'>t'aJ1are not Jei~J,nip the


orno:ni

orf the panels and 1e<.ure d1t'm h) ~U)hnt e Si:rt'1" "1th

brv., w.a.,her. ti1eJ at all int<:TK<t1<m1 anJ krCY.t'd 11110


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re II ntcn.at1on1unl>cu~

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houlJ he ad opted a~ ;in ad Jn11nal mean1

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COUNTER TOPS AND FRONTS


I 1.1,J I"" t i!1d 10 a P.. r1land ('('nlN'lt
p, tr r larnniatrJ ho.irJ M'l;Ureh

Treat the wood or screeded top with a good coat of Gripon Sealer and allow to
dry before applying the mastic. Then set the

VITRO LI TI!

on to t he mastic.

It is advisable to add a few daubs of Keenes Cement to prevent the panels from

being disturbed before the mastic sets off.


A continuous metal strip or wood fillet can be fixed along the exposed polished
edges of the top, which will greatly reduce the risk of damage to these edges, and
Y<ill also act as a cover to the mastic bed in cases where

VITROUTI!

is no t to be fixed

on the counter fronts.


If the front docs not slope outwards from the base, the skirting should be set back
a little to a height of approximately 6" from the floor. The hottom edge of the
VITROLITE

above this recess should be supported on metal anchors or a continuous

metal angle o r strip. In cases where the panels arc to be fixed to a front sloping
OUt\\ards from the base, it is necessary fo r the top and bottom edges of these
panel'I to be secu red on the face by special metal dips or a continuous metal angle.

FLOORS
\ LTROUTI!

floor tiles should be laid on a Concrete floor if the best results arc to be

obtained. In re nO\'ation work where a wood floor already exists, it has been found
1u11able to fix

1"

X }"wood laths at

12

centres and to cover these with gakanised

wire neuing securely spiked to the laths and anchored to the floor with galvanised
1taples. A Port land Cement screed (1 3) applied to a depth oft to j \1i1\ provide
a firm base for the floor tiles; it should be kept as even as possible, and when set,
the tiles can be fixed on a \" to j" bed of Portland Cement and Sand. Allow
2-4 hours for setting and grout neat cement into the joints ; the cement should
1lop just below the top surface of the floor tiles.

BATHROOMS

-vlTll.O LITE " SPE C IF IC A TIONS

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YORKSHIRE

SPECIFICATION
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"VITR.OLI TE .. S PE CI F ICATIO N S

S P E C I F J C AT I Q N

Ilic "all linmR frnm f\.K>r to u1lmg

11

m ahcmate courlft of

light and Writ .\" itrttn \gate\ 1trnl1te uhlara " x 21", "1th

t"o nam'" han..b .1u

hdo" tt1lm11; lic1ght.

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the hu1n .. lined "1th \"1troh1e of the umc colour.


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above

A mirror-

fucJ 1mmcd11td) atx.\I', \\1th tubular hg-ht.ing <n

SH OW BATHROOM

MESSRS. SHANKS & CO. LTD BOND STREET LONDON

MVITROLI T E .. SPECI F ICATIONS

S P E C I F I C AT

Q N

The Y11rohte wall lining from the floor to 1he top of the bo:i;cdout hthct coMistt of ahC"rnate COUr5ct of light and dark

grttn Agate \"11rol11e, with panels of /, ~hdl \ 'itrolite


abo\-C' and two narrow blinds of,\" walnut Agate Y11rolite near
1

the 1-0p. .\ feature hu bttn made of Y.alnut Afr.lie \ 'itrolite,


Y.h1C"h form. a 1t1rround to a mirror find fluah.

BATHROOMS

PRIVATE HOUSE AT CRANLEIGH SURREY

VITROLI TE'" SPECIFICATIONS

e S P EC I f I C A T I Q N

GTvund FlooT Clookroom: The 1kirtmi;; i1 in


"'th couf'ICI of

15"

10"

f. green

\'itrolitc ,

cloud) primro1e \11rol11c ashlars, and

aho\c arc hands of grttn \'1troli1c separated hy 1 band of cloudy


primn>AC \'itrolitc.

'l11c rop hand, "hich hu a half-rounded

and poh1hed edge, is carried round the mirror u a feature.

The

joinu are pointed m colour. me for i1 of prc.cd \ 'iuo li1e


tiles laid and
lm~I

foo1.

grouted in Portland c~t lO 1 pure of 6 lO 1

OATH ROOMS

H OUSE AT COPMAN TH ORPE

NEAR YOR K

"VITROLITE" SPECIFICATIONS

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SAVOY

HOTEL

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LONDON

ARCH ITECTS : STANLEY HALL. EASTON & ROBERTSON

FFR.ia..o.

SPECIFICATION
The wall lining

10

these bathrooms is in

,;J \'itrolitc

to dado height.

Each bath-

room has a different colour scheme with bands, panels, semi-circles, etc., of contrasting
colours.

T he principal colours employed are shell pink, pearl grey, turquoise blue,

eggshell, golden Agate and primrose. Above are three" close-ups" which illustrate
how a feature can be made of recesses and shelves.

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KITCHEN

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\llTJl.OLITE" snCLflCATLONS

e S P EC I F I C A T I Q N

This scheme consists of a skirting in


courses of
band of

-h"

-h black

\ .itrolite wit h

eggshell ashlars 12"x 18" abo\'e, followed by a

h-" black \'itrolite. A capping of f." eggshell \'itrolite

completes the dado.

Panels of

behind the sink and refrigerator.

-h"

black Vitrolite are fixed

KI TCH ENS IN A BLOCK OF FLATS


15 PORTMAN SQUARE

"VITllO LIT " Sl'EClflC-'TIONS

s p Ec

I F I c AT I 0 N

This kitchen has an black \'itrolitc skirting and the rest of lhe
wall CO\'cring is

fr black

fa-"

primrose \'ilrolitc ashlars ,,.x 21" with a

Vitrolitc band at dado height.

LINCOLN CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY'S NEW PREMISES


FREE SCHOOL LANE LINCOLN

ARCHITECTS : C.W.S. ARCHITECTS' DEPARTMENT

CIFICA

10

KITCHEN IN A PRIVATE HOUSE

ROCHDALE ROAD HALIFAX

"VITltOLITE .. SPECIFICATIONS

S P EC I F I C A T

JQ

The walls are lined to door height with


ashlars 14 x 21 wi1h a skirting of
of

ft green

ft

ft

eggshell Vitroli1e

black Vi1rolite and a band

Agate \'itrolite below the eggshell opping.

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"VITkO LITE " SPECIFICATIONS

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DETAIL

SECTION

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THROUGH

WALLING

DENTAL SURGERY ST. HELENS


ARCHITECT : HERBERT

J. ROWSE

ft1.1u

SPECIFIC ATION
This scheme comprises {t" hor) \'i1rolite in 14"
tggshell Vitrolite to pro,ide relief.

21" ashlars, with

narrO\\

bands of

1\"

lknt CO\ es, 2" radius, provide the junc1ion between the

wall lining and the rubber Aoor, and in addition, thrce-\\a)' inten;ections are used at all intcmal and cx1emal comers. The scheme finishes \1ith a narro11 strip of i1ory \'itroh1e under
a plaster ceiling co1e.

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.. YITROLITE " SPECIFICATIONS

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l.t.SEPlATEOfFffTING
f l!I NG FOR HEAVY flTI INGS WOOO
BlOC K PlUGG!D TO OR BUILT INTO
WAlllHANOINGi1o'ClEAR OFFACE
OF

0'~ I
>"A "~'VI~;~

v1noun

~ ~:l:::~:KC::Sll~:,OIUSON

PERSPECTIVE

fACE NOT OVER 1r LONG GRPON MAH C


ISPK AL(EHENT BEO

i,i; "VJlROUTr Fl.OOR COVE

HEE L P A C~ I NG TO PREVENT
MCIVEHEHT OU ~I NG fl!l lNG

'

~""''

""ocm ROOOTim

PLAN
ii. ii. PRESS0 VITROllff ' flOOll TI<ES
GROOTEO IN ~ eeo OF CEMENT TO ..
GAUGEOfTl<ESTOON E LINl'ALFOOT

D ET A IL

S E CT I ON

AND

PLAN

THROUGH

WALLING

CLOAKROOMS & LAVATOR IES

LADIES' TOILETS

MESS RS. D A LY'S

GLASGOW

ARCHITECTS' JO HN KEPPIE & HE NDERSO N


CHARTERED ARCH ITECTS

SPECIFICATION
The Dado it in
\ itrohtc.

All

r bl<lck \"itrolite on a hLad. \'nrohte


1~

18 ;&Shbn.

CO\C

<lntl upper portion in

1.

jl'fttn \'!'Jle

T he mirrors ;ibo\c the b..,,.m, arc fi'lcd ltu,h \\1th the \'nmlit.c.

The ftoo r i1 of prCMcd grttn \ '1trolite t1IC1 \\Hh hrlrdcn


Ponbnd ~ment to a ~uge of 6 to 1 line.al foul

11!

hbd, anJ L\Or), b.iJ wJ irmutcJ m

"VITkO LITE .' SPECIFICATIONS

s p Ec

I F I c AT I 0 N

lllt ,.. \1trul 1 1~ ,....u hnlflJ lr<m Ruor 1ou-1lin111n hc>fUAll'tal


1na ul ittta anJ pnnu'lM" \ 1trul1k' athlan 14

Le,.

t couna

a 1

Tl~

vt in ~ lull.,wt\l h\ 1llttftlltc CIDUt'llDt 101

rnsnrIM anJ ffft'ft .-ith to COUt11a lf pnmrilM \ 1tiul1tc ahou,

\ Nnil of l"ftft \ 1ttolilt' complirta thr kbrsne


COUl'lift

of pn--

'ho\t' ltw l.a\ .. IOI')'

hnt_ri,

u~.ath

alvered pl&tcs b.VC" hem mod 1\-tt .. 1th dw

\ 11rulo1,.

fkll,.. tl.r Drtun"" thr

\ 11r'\ll,~ lhdva an

rf'0'1ed

i.u~

two

anJ d_,.. t.&bW


~

buim

i p-.

diromiump&.ted hndd:a

LADIES ' LAVATORIES SELSDON PARK HOTEL


ARCHITECT : HUGH MACINTOSH

FRu_....

"V I T R O UTE " SPEC I FI CA TION S

"'"
-~-~,....~==iEX~1~
~~

:, ; .

il'OINTIN

J-J

~r~E~::> a~~
-T

AN!SH!DF\.OOl
ltV!l

~sum~

; :

L ~

DfTAIL OF ~~f~j~~r. STOP

ELEVATION

VERTICAL SECTION ANO ELEVATION Of DOOR


FRAME ANO PARTITION
(.-lf'O"IHA~TICPOINn'KO

AT.lUM>CHP()INTS
(;A-!;'lT\.l...IOA\

r~1~:~r~r.~~I(

"~;;~,;~ ~~z,.~~t
..

1 c.o-G

HOlllZONTAL HCT1 )N TllROUGH 000R FRAMES A""O ,AR1ITIONS

DETAILS

OF

VIT RO LITE AND

STEEL - FRAMED W .C . PARTITIONS

STANDARD
W .C. CUBICLES
1 The metal frames fi,ed in position .
2 Fixing the panels of 1~ w \ 'itrolitc b~ck

w back "ith Gripon :\l:istic.


3 The finished partitions.

"' VITk0LlT' HEClflCATIONS

CONSTRUCTION

OF

MODERN

LAVATORY

PAll.TITION

CLOAKll.OOl'IS LWATOll.IES

ELECTRICITY SHOWROOMS AND OFFICES TORQUAY

BOROUGH ENGINEER AND SURVEYOR


P.

w.

LADMORE

Af'l<Cl

S PEC I FICATION
l. p<arl RTt) \ "itrolitt, fi,tJ had 10 hack in ra1r1, lht
h \ 11rol11t on 1ht \\alls and mulht>llS bull IO the fact of the

P.mmon1 art compo11td of four rands of


("tnlr<' joint htmR llilj.?i;:trcd .

'I he

r;1irtrnon1, \\hid1 rt t on a mild 11cd Ttt sl1<n, Upp!'..rtcJ m the centre h) a uun
chromium kg. Tht mulhon1 and tranM>mes arc formed of
\\Uh the hmi;:cs and stn~in~ pbtcs

i;,ro

pn:-la~1

concrttt

fu~I

10 \\OOtl hlod.s nu~h \\Hh the \ 11ro\1tt

h<ildcrt arc acrt"cd to a rc:mforcin~ pbM m tht th1dmc.1 ol tht par1111uns.

fini~ht(I

m \'11rol11c

T(ulct-pa~r

)OoNT IN voOOlHE
"-I OPf'OSoT! ~Of

---- - - -- -- -=- - - -- -- ~ --- - - -- -

--1-11-----+---- -

ELEVATION

E:Ji~-==========""11l
PLAN

SECTION

D E T A

CT I ON

T HROU G H

PARTITION

SPECIFICATIO

-V ITll.OllTE- SPEClflCATIONS

t.,....000,.........

c;

oo.o...oc;.Ml.kll ...tO
fl9.0Ut." W000 "U I I HT0
1 I wooo1u......:;

SECTION

..

PLAN

DET AIL

..

SECTION AND

PLAN

THROUGH

DRESSING

TABLE

CLOAKROOMS & LAVATORIES

LADIES' LAVATORY

PRI NCE Of WALES HOTEL SOUTH PORT


ARCHITECT : E. HARDMAN

SPEC IFI CAT I ON


T he scheme is composed of a ii black \"1trolite skirting follo"ed hy hrn hand~ of ii green
\'itrolitc, separated hy a strip of I" pale amber l'oli~hcd !'Luc gb11S ,.ihcred, and 161 black
\ 'itrolite \\ith shaded sandblast RutC!I, the top edge of \\hich coincidc1''1th the wp of the ''ash.
basins.

The semicircular mirro"

in

l'olid1ed Plate gla,;s siln::rcd arc fi,,.cd nush \\ 1th

the primrose Vitrolitc, 11hich i~ cnn1inuc<l to appro,imatcly d1xir height.


black \'it rolite ahmc and hclo\1 the 1\"

i\llr\'

\"itrnlite

fric~c

T 110 band~ of

f1

complet<' the scheme.

Dressing tables have hecn arranged at the right-hand end of 1he room h) facing the ho,.e<l
out

portion~

11ith

,~~black\

1trolitc and pro,idmg

shelve~

immc<li.ucly in front of the larve

qikcred plates "hith lrn1c decoration in chc form of four narr<m sandblast line

v1TROLITE" Sl'EClflCATIONS

..:.

v" ~I Ml.f tlJl.I. ~'<GT>1 Of OOI" 00<

-tG'"" ""mtletl

ld&c;lfWflaf

....

v.oo .... roOIYI

S ECTION THROUGH

LAVATORY

BASIN

ON

WINDOW WALL

CLO AKR OOMS & LAVATO RIES

GENTLE MEN'S LAVATORIES

ROYAL STATION HOTEL HULL

ARCHITECT : C. H. E. BRIDGE N ESQ. f.R_,_,_..

SPECIFIC A TI ON
T he walls are li ned above the Terrazzo Aoor cove wi th

ft pearl grey Vitrolitc in standard

2 x 18"

ashlars . The scheme is relieved by a black skirting and two bands of fir ' tango Vitrolitc.
ho ri zontal treatment is further emphasised by

t wide joints

pointed in colour.

The

i\lirrors enlarge

the apparent size of the room and are fixed Aush with the surrounding Vitrolite.

Illumination

over the basins is obtained from tube lamps concealed behind mirror strips with dear sandblast
lines.

The W.C. partitions, which arc not shown in the photograph, are composed of pre-cast

concrete slabs

it thick,

raised.( from the !loor, and the Vitrolite is fixed to them in the usual

ma nner, the bottom course being supported on anchors.

Around the door openings the Vitrolite

is tucked behind a fi llet on the frame or a superi!llposed wood architrave.

.. YITkOLITE

SPECIFICATIONS

'1
'(

o<O<>UHO<O~

'

Vtl Ol.lfl

J-T'\ &ACl TO IM~

,SECTION
\::)DOUBLE TUBE

PLAN

SECTION

.....
SECTION OF
CHANNEL
DET A I L

S ECT I ON

AND

PLAN

THROUGH

URINAL STALLS

URINAL STALLS

FIVE WAYS HOTEL

NOTTINGHAM

ARCH ITECTS : BAILy AND EBER.LIN

A. HI.A.

S PECIFICATION
The wall panels with the top exposed edge half rounded and polished, are in ,7b white \'itrolite,
fixed to a Portland cement screed with Griponex i\lastic. The same material fixed back to back
forms laminated partitions, with a cushion of mastic between the panels, and the front edge
covered by a slotted stainless steel tube recessed into the floor and \\all. to provide rigidity.

LOUMGE AMO
COCKTAIL IARS

"V ITROLITE" SPECIFICATIONS

SECTION E-E

'"'CLVDfJ><EU

u ...OHfl{.HTTOIU(""'t"f'<
I\ TWOOO.

Kl.. SVou

""'~t(;ATI

WITH

,Z

-.VNGON!il'IGUfACIO
'VIT~OUTl IOGU coYtAlO

ALTERNATIVE TYPE OF TOP

... 91.AC~ 00. w ...n

vUOUft T~

ONl\G"""""'PlCllO

DETAIL SECTION AND PLAN THROUGH COCKTAIL COUNTER

LOUNGE & COCKTAIL BARS

COCKTAIL BAR AT WOO DSI DE HOTEL AND COUNTRY CLUB


NEAR HAILSHAM SUSS EX
ARCHITECT : ALWYN UNDERDOWN ,.,.,..

S PEC I F I C AT I ON
The bar an<l acce Joor ;ire cmere<l m 1~ \i1rul1te . rhc t\f"J eJ an~lt... of the Hrtiul knee
1pacc1 arc co\crcJ by a roundcJ tainle<.11 tccl heaJ, anJ the har trip ha'I a pccial .tainlcu 1ttl
llCClion to p rotCC I t he front cdJ:C and J:UC a ncal fini h

The bar top i8 in 17~ black \"itrol1tt "ith the\" ri crs and door in 1~ .1trccn .\gate \'1trolitc Tl1c
wall hchin<l thc bar it 111 1~ hL1tk \ 1troli tc "'th hand-1 of 1~ .1t"l<lcn \gate and J:rttn \ 1lrohtc.

The ~ helve are in 17. J:rccn \ .itate \'itrol1te

.. VITROLIT E SPECIFICATIONS

U.Of>IEOUCl~SIOl

(l((TIC

OlG.OSf,lN!OWITH"Oll~f

lt!CUJ.(0WltOUNO$ ~
VITltOUTl
MSTIC FIX!O TO l'CNUf( l'IJ,,T
SH!TI'<GANOWl'f'Oll!DO"'l''I
GA1.

"D"'ANCMC>llS

DETAIL

S E C T

FIREPLACE

LOUNGE ANO COCKTAIL BARS

UNION INN

DUNFERMLINE
ARC HITECT: R. H. MOTIO N

L . ~.1.1.A .

SPECIFICATION
The walls are in ft:' pearl grey and shell pink Vitrolite ashlars, 1o'x 15" with relief in the form
of -&' turquoise and blaek bands.
surround of

f, black

T he lireplaee is of

.Pt:'

black and pearl grey Vitrolitc "ith a

Vi trolite with shaded sandblast flutes.

motifs and the bar top is fitted wi th

Br'

black T oughened Glass.

The mirrors have Brilliant Cut

"VITROLITE"" SPECIFICA TI ONS

e S P EC I F I C A T I Q N

The dado below the decorati\e panel is of


lite.

The decorati\'e panel is of

i\ green

Agate \'i tro-

:r Rough Casi Double Rolled

Glass, silvered, with design consisting of brushed out sihered


lines which arc illuminated from behind. The panel is removable
to pro\ide access to the lamps and is held in position by a
chromium-plated metal strip.

On either side and abo\e and

below the decorative features are fixed squares oft" pale pink
Rough Cast Plate G lass, sihered on the smooth side. The ribs
which are on the face comerge towards the decorative panel.
The counter front and the wall behind the counter are faced with
1\

green Agate Vitrolite, the shelves being t" Armourplate

glass supported by chromium-plated brackets.

T he end wall,

\\hich is not shown in the photograph, is carried out in Feathered


Washboard glass silvered on the smooth side with vertical riM on
the face. Also on the same wall arc illuminated pilasten of the
same glass, sandblast on the smooth inner surface.

LOUNGE AND COCKTAIL BARS

COCKTAIL BAR BLACKPOOL WINTER GARDENS

ARCHITECT: ARC H ITECTS' DEPARTMENT


BLACKPOOL WINTER GARDENS & PAVILION CO. LTD.

; l.LACKTOUG"!"ED<AS
C.,l'ONl"IAHICND?,.
JOIUT(,,...IH<(l<TASVl'f'OITTO

I~

V'Tll()llT(

... - ( . 1 -

"'MTICltDO..Wl)ODU

,_J

I.........".,..

DETAI

SECTION

OF

COCKTAIL

COUNTER

LIBERTO N INN

LIBERTON

EDINBURGH

ARCHITECT : T. AIKMAN SWAN

A..1u1_..._

SPECIFICATI ON
The walls are in {K" black \'itrolite ashlars with colour-pointed joints.

Pink polished pla1e glass

silvered plaques with brilliant cut cartoon figures are superimposed on the face of the \'i1rolite on
either side of the bar.

The curved walls at the en1rancc are in

l"t"

turquoise \"itrolite panels

faccued. The fireplace surround is in pink silvered Plate Glass fixed flush with the \"i1roh1<:.

The bar is in turquoise \'itrolite with top and bottom bands of pink sihered Plate Glass and the
bar top is in

-f6

black T oughened Glass.

VI TP. OLI T E" S PE CI FICA T IONS

SPEC IF I C AT IQ N

(.-lbott).

' l11c\\a1\1al)()\Cthcfi\cJ11eatsare faccJ"1th A"i,011

\.itmhte in 12

111 " bhlars mccung the pl:lllter frietc "hich

prnJU glii,:hth

Decon.tion i p ro,i dcd h\ eur..cJ lints u.nd-

h\a... t and pain ted on.ni:-c and i,:rttn, the ooloun hcinJ.: rc,-encJ on

ad1oinini,: \1all1.

On other port1on1 of the room, the Kheme

ccin1plctcJ h) couRCt of l\'OI")' \'1trc>l11e ahoH' a 1l.1rtmR of


1o1:rcc-n .\i.:ate \ "1trohtc.

.\ feature liu httn made

"all fittm~ hy CO\erini.: the cur..cJ faca

f>f

""h

the clectne

pmk. mimr

\"1trof\c,

(Rtlou).

,,f A s;rttn Aptc


of A- blP \ "11n>litc

Tlii1 scheme compnaca cuul'IC9

\11rohtc uhlan 12 "


Rchcf 11 obumcJ
clu.mp~e

b~

111" on 1 l..irtmg

the mtn..Jur..t1on 111 three b.ndt of

Rouit:h ("..1

"'th the nhl nmrunit:

1o1:'-.

\ert1c.all~

pr1l1hcJ nnc
Pn the face.

1dc 111d ihcrcd,

ANLABY PARK HOTEL

H ULL

ARCHITECT . F. ROBSON

u ,...,

HAIRDRESSING SALOONS

LADIES ' HAIRDRESSING SALOON SELSDON PARK HOTEL


ARCHITECT: HUGH MACINTOSH

FR11A.

"lllTROLITE" SPECIFICATIONS

e S P E C I f I C AT

Q N

The walls are lined with panels of

ft

grttn \ .itrolite relie\el

with a band of f,. grttn Agate \ 'itrolite. A shelf is provided a:


the 1op of the boxed ou1 portions and at the bottom of the mi rror
behind the basin .

HAIRDRESSING SALOONS

LADIES' HAIRDRESSING SALOONS C.W.S. NEWCASTLE

ARCHITECT: L. G EKINS

~11.0..

f '---Y

SPECIFICATIONS

I .

ALTE RNATIVE

~~

--,
'~:

It ;

>" G11'0NMASTICHO

KllLIHflAf\HEElNG
TIHit.HD WITH G1f'ON

l'OUl<FLATSHEETIN(;
TEAT0 WITH GIUPON UAL

~ ...

u.

~
~j

""Ll_ l , STUO~NG .<.l CENT~U

I<

NOIUlONlALLl

jflOOLfNE

SECTION
PLAN

'HULl"'O"-ATlfVl.l
ICIGMTOl",.UTIO><

PLAN

DETA IL

PLAN

AN D

S E C TION

THROU G H

PARTITION

HAIRDRESSING SALOON

LEWIS'S LTD GLASGOW

SPECIFICATION
There are eighteen hairdressing cubicles arranged in pairs of one colour scheme.
panels of

fi"

All are fitted in

Vitrolite with bands of contrasting colours, the main colours being; shell pink,

primrose, green, green Agate and black, while the Chiropody cubicles are fin ed with .fi" green
Agate Vitrolitc.

VITOllTI ~

Sl'IClflCATIONI

A ll SECTION THROUGH GllENGIOCllY

GREENGROCERY DEPARTMENT

C W S

NEWCASTLE

ARCHITECT: W . G. TOWNSEND-GRAY

l1

THE ARCHITECTS' DEPARTMENT, CO-OPERATIVE WHOLESALE SOCIETY

NORTH-EASTERN AREA

SPECI FICATIO N
This schem e is in panel s i1.c:t of fa \ 1trolitc, the maio tolour

h\O bands of \\hitc scpanu:d by a strip of green .

l~i ng

pearl J!:TC) v.1th 1hc fnul' m

Bctv.tcn the loY.cr "hue !rive h;md ami the

pearl grey Vitrolitc a wood panel is mscrtcd \\1th Jtamlcllll ltttl

~t rip!I

to rtc:Cl\C the mttal h:ncn

The facing to the counttr fronts 19 in 1i.:arl grey "1th m.: td 11kirlmJ.l of hlatk \ uruluc

l ' '"VrTl\OllTE"" Wrfl..I ~NOllLAHEO


lP ... ll-.ITEOlETTEU & llNU

OE"L fl\ ... Nll-.IG FIXED TO


llUHINGSUtSTl\UCfUI\

L__

_ _ _ _ llNE0f"'VITl\OllTE""S0fflf0V(I\
"l\C"OEWITH "- ~'Gl\ll'ON(llN"STIC

- - - - -,0- ... c;UONlX .....mt MO

L.
DETAIL

SECTION

THR O U G H

S HOP !

FRONT

SHOPS ANO CAfES

MESSRS. MARTINS

SAUC HIEHALL STREET GLASGOW

SPECIFICATION
This fascia is of

fi"

Jines painted black.

-fi"

shell pi nk \'i trolite relieved by bands of


The base is

-fi

1\ "

bla<:k T oughenell Glass.

white Vitrolite with sandblast


T he return to the entrance is

shell pink Vitrolite with black and white bands, the external angle being co11cred by a

metal stri p.

"VITAO LITE SPECIFICATIONS

SPECIFICATION

lli

c\r--J r11n110m c1f the- all n th1& lrnw arc: f.oeJ 1th

PnTIU"tJW \ 11mL1.C' .,,

rend -a;in, dot \Mia.I .nd horiaintal


A hl... l \ 1trC1l1toe la uwJ f,lf" de

11> hc-o.ng o.olour rointcJ

l.tel\I o( dw CIOUJ11.CT !runt 1n

dw caw c( the bland


C'llll'IN!ot
&rt'

1n

o{ four

rand NMI, dioe m<t

l>nna Noni 1n

it-

in thil huonc

~-

'llMC dear

,._.ol .. \nn<JUrp&.tr '"for 1hc- tol'.lllki'ttw Mdft

1 p..LJwd

plat~

,ta.

LI VERPOO L CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY

ARCHITECTS: ORM ROD AND BANISTER

.. VITkO LIT E .. SP ECIFICATIONS

SECTION

PART ELEVATION

rr-= =::,1

,,GD"P ""HCA~
-"'tAl ......~, A.AO>'l
H.OJtC~I""'

*f,

I I

I\
\I

I I

I 1

Al to..1oi-.tO ..'l' .l fO

fl

L !- _ -~ l
PROJECTING
HORIZONTAL
BANDS BETWEEN
PILASTER PAN ELS
SECTION

PART ELEVATIO N
o

CONSTRUCTIONAL DETAILS OF VIT ROLITE FACIN G TO SHOP FRONT

SPECIFICATION
rht

p1la~tt ni

H~~11h11lu

anll entrnm:c

,\ primro"e \ 1tro l1t c .md

hl.1dt)lla

i.; 1;1-19

the
~1 t

\ho\eth chlKk

plinth

111b.~ll'n hc t11 cc n the 11ind<m~


panel ~

ol pnmmc

h"r11nnt.il 11 tnp!I ul

111;1

r hc,c h.1111\

I"

are

Poli~lwd

nm

111th 1

11n.le

pt>li~hc d

hlJlk

PHIJC<.l

lrom the

1m11n 1<all IJu: .1ml met.11 and1on 1111\'<lrl


lhtpr1rnru cp.1ncl .1ho1ce.1d1 imp. 1hc

1'11.1 le" .11 either

~idc

ht11! hlJi.:k 111.1

the m.un

ol

t'lllranu: are coml"' e<l ol

~cm i uru1l.1r

plJtc. \\1th the 1

~trip

trtlmcnt lOlltmunl lrom th e :1djtHnini.:

ln.iJr

r1la ttn

the

1nt1h11lc

the

\ 11r.. 1i1" p.md!I and hlJck 11tr1p

art

lH'lkl aruun<l thr i.:oni.:a1c 11.111

~urt.1u:

I he n1ntJ linttl helm\ the m.1111 tJ~u.i


1 l<tJ 1<1th l-c11t

uppurtulnn a

pol1~hc,\

hlai.:k 111.1

!-it;a~hruc" T c

"11cctmn

Ycl\01< tul>c 1.irnJl'I 11rc c.trrictl rounll tlw


tu n "

the

h,Mcr.

<lt~n.ltntly to

hcm,i.:

fr,cd

111 -

lu1.r<l11 CMxi hl ock~ hn1 hcd

llu h 1<1lh tl1c urmundi11g1o:b

MESSRS HALL CROWN


OXFORD STREET

ARCHITECT

LONDON

OLIVER P BERNARD

1. . . , ..

.. VITROLITE" SPECIFICATIONS

DETAIL

S E CTION

AN D

PLAN

THR OUGH

WINDOW

MESSRS. MORRIS'S WORKSOP

ARC HITECTS'

J.

HASLAM. SON AND HALLOLEY

SPECIFICA TION
The facing to this building is 1~~ black Vitrolitc in panel form finishing with a hand of
\'itrolite and a coping of the same material.
in

fa-"

black Vitrolite.

horizontal joints.

ft" tango

The projecting fin and bends to the tower are also

Fixing medium is Griponex i\ lastic with cork expansion tape to all

MVITl\OLITE" HECIFICATLONS

S PE C I f IC AT IQ N

._l._111.m1 A"Mad: \1U'l'dit.cfiC!d"'1th(;nf"in \lt1<.. TM

n f'9"C' ..

hrt"'ern the- m1rron arr 1n /.:. rnmrnw V1trol1tc,

1nl i, hl>Nurltal l'-utt pnt .nd ~ 1n f" .. t.- h) vnUc:.I


n..uJ CO'ft' lnf"" l'bc- Inn<' A If"""\ 1trol1k th rNtP
ol
~

A hik

\'1trufor, btlh tnrd 1111th lhrtl.I itrlf". Thr

r ....~ Po~ l'\.tr 1th~cd r&-. t111th hnlliant

rNIT'Cft

a.it \'

Sinn, and he..led .-.th lam.naal k.d and . - _ . "' .....

....

~ ~

_..._.

snic- \ 1tnAt<.- and rmk ~ with_......

J. LYONS & CO. LTD

MADDOX STREET LONDON

ARCHITECTS : ARCHITECTS' DEPARTMENT, CADBY HALL

Vllfl:OllTf

"lC1f1CATIONS

flA'l'9IOOffOIOITN(;

'"

.u.oGl.l~O&

"'""'9C. TUC~

..ciu....IC...O

.... l . .

"'

~fll

tO .. "''oUOlll,llllOllT

DETAIL

SECTIO

THROUGH

SHOP

fRO

rA~IA

BFC~

MllK BAR

\ Klf>lQfj
A1u1t1" c r

rRAl"K suDDARDS 1, ,

S Pr C IFICATION
11'*' l''l.r..an~ "1111

J1,uv1,,,,,4 1,1-

j_.. I~

'" 111

1,

I''""''

W111il1w 1~'"'''"

V111.,h1i v.1tl1

tt 111&1~J1rll

1lu1rli

1.md 111<H1.,.

1>111>'1 111

f'

bl.u.~

\1111hu-

"'

"V ITROLITE '' SPEClflCATIONS

.; - t/ G~PON _

>~

_ _ __ J .

"~UOLIH

SECTION THROUG H WALL FACE

VE RTI C A L

S ECTION

THROUG H

CO UN T ER

FRONT

SHOl'S AND CAffS

MESSRS. HONE Y DEW LTD LONDON

SPECIFICATION
\1troluc .... all lmmg anJ counter IO unc of \k n

llmn l k\O 1 l!n.ndit

compr1 .n panel. of 11 10h1tc \' itrohtt fo.cJ tt1 dot "'"II h~


~hmd the counter I

COfUll~U of a

the

f" black

tt white

10h1tt \'11ruhtt ~htlf

\"1trol1tc panti. ah<t\t.

i1 an apron p1t:U of
pro_tt mg

f"

t whi te

\'1trohtt k 1r l Hlll; t.crev.cJ.

f,

,,.,,..,J f.h\t:r ~Inf"'

1pp'JfttJ 1tn
lJ)

1.1(,J

hr-ulu-U.

l11r ..d1t11..On d1r b-""-k \0411

'111(

Ull.lntcr

fr1,n1

i.ood h~d11n" anJ pr1)110" h.:c)'lf\J dll" fau <f

l mmM1a ttl~

ahtJ\e 1h11, hut fo,......arJ from !11.r- fut thrrt

10h1tc \11wl1 tc *upp<1rtcd ''" rJWUI 1nll111n ,,.htch fin1hc-t undtr

\'11rol1tc cou nter to p .

All t .. p<,..cJ. rJ"c. o( dit: \ 11r.,J1tc arc p.,1, l~J

1l1t

" VITllOLIT E.. S PE Cl f lC ATIONS

WOOO llAOCO'IUl l!NG l!O'OWO


lOGEOfG..aNl"IASflCMO

+-...1
HORIZONTAL SECTION OF
SPECIAL METAL CLIP

DETA I LS

OF

COUNTE R

FRONT

IN

VJTROLITE

rELEPHONE ROOM

STRAND CORNER HOUSE

LONDON

ARCHITECTS, ARCHITECTS' DEPARTMENT, J. LYONS & CO. LTD., CADBY HALL

SPE C IFICATION
The <Jcheme consists of 10~ green Vitro\ite
diminishing bands of

-fr"

r deep fixed on

the splay with alternating and

green and primrose Vitrolite meeting a plaster

\'1trohte is carried into each telephone cubicle in which is fixed a shelf of


glass let into the wall on three sides to take telephone instrument.
the counter with faceted front.

CO\'C

cornice.

The

thick polished black

A feature has been made of

The primrose Vitrolite panels above the green Vitrolite skirting

have been sloped forward, the top edge being held back by chromium-plated dips which also
bupport the green Vitrolite band above.
slightly rounded and polished, meeting

The top band of primrose Vitrolite has its top edge

the~

thick polished black glass counter top upon which

is fixed metal framing to take the obscured glass screen.

METAL EDGED TABLE TOP


FI X ED TO WOOD FRAME

METAL EDGED TABLE


TOP FIXED TO $.STEEL
TUBE FRAME
SECTIONS

i.

PLANS

;Ol.0:<"'
....... ,To' ..

Oii'

.: ...''"fol.' ....
SECTION

TOP

SECTION

TOP

DETAIL SECTION AND PLAN THROUGH

METHOD ~

FIXING

SPECIAL TABLE TOPS

SHOPS A.ND CA.fES

MESSRS. W. D. & H. 0 . W ILLS

BEDMIN STER

BRI STOL

SPECIFICATI ON
The tops to the tables are

\-
1

white \.itrohte wi1h all edges polished, fixed wi1h Gripon

Mastic to wood tops which ha,e previously been treated "ith Gripon Sealer.

IXIUIOI USES

SPECIFICATIONS

T- T GAL' Ill.ON ~NCHOl

-- -

.....

(_OU(KfANSIONTAlf.

DETAIL

SECT ION

THROUGH

FRONTAGE

OF

BUILDING

SPECIFIC ATI ON
Above the <:anopy, the wall is faced
with

ft"

black and

f6 "

green Agate

Vitrolitefromthetopofthccanopyto
the parapet, with bends to comer in
alternate strips of

ft" black and green

Vitrolite. Below the canopy, the piers


and returns on each side of the
entrance are faced with

lr;"

black

\'itrolite with -fi black Toughened


plinths.

O DEO N CIN EMA

ARCHITE CT : H.

w.

KETIER ING

WEEDON

AHIA

"VITROLITE" SPEC IF ICATIONS

!-~PLAN

~ CANOPY

DETAIL

ECTION

T H R 0 U G H

CANOPY

SAVOY CINEMA NOTIINGHAM


ARCHITECT : R. W . COOPER u 1u..

SPECIFICATI ON
Iklow the canopy is ,\ black Yitrolitc and abo-c is

A green Ag:uc \"m olitc with hlack \'itrohtc

bands. The two side columns :me in bent green Agate Yitrol1te, while black \ 'itroli tc has bttn
used for the centre column.

''VITll.OLITE" SPECIFICATIONS

'"CEOf ... DJOIN1NG8UllOING

WOOO SlUDS FUCED TO HU f " C( Of


OUHING IUICOING ...,.0

COV[ ~[ O

WITH l'OIUTE Ft.AT SH!UING

HORIZONTAL SECTION

UUHING f,t.C( Of IUllOING


IUll T OUT TO COVU W1N00WS,
MOUlOINGS "ND THI UN!V[N
su~F ...C!

llLIJ-~U--- l'Ollllt:

Of TH[ ........ll

ft.AT SHUTING

VERTICAL SECTION
I

DETAI L

SECTIONS

THRO U G H

FACE

O F

B UIL DING

EXTERIOR USES

SPECIFICA TION
The irnnt

i~

CO\l'.rcd with

r:r. green and

1",i" hbtk \"itml1tc, li\cd \\Ith a cushiun

ol (iriprnw1. 'la
cmer

~trifl'.

~hcctinl(

tic

;.md i "stainlcss steel

The hacking is Poilitc n:11

ccurcd to

stud~

arr:mgcd

comcidc w1tl1 thc J<1ir111ng, ;md the

10

strip~

MCir.trc\\td lo the framing. Neon light ing

is carnnl o\cr the fJcc of the Vitrolitc


\\itli the lea<! and holden d isposed in the
/'11!\ba i.lrJ"l'MI <ihlctoobviatcdrillini.;.

At the top of the hui1ding t he Vitroli tc

and

ma~hc

fla~hinJt

uc protected by

drc:t cJ

(1\'Cf

:1

lead

the coping.

CARLTO N CINEMA

BEX HILL

.. VITll.OLITE' SPEClflCATIONS
R(IN~ClO

AXONOMETRIC

KETC H

CONCRTl STRUCTUl..I

THROUGH

WINDOW

SPEC I F ICATION
I hr rntriin<c 1 <11
V1tri,l11

lt1vrtrI "'1tl1
p,.1tu111 hy

fc

roy~1l

llw rr1lm11 t1 th e

f,

mu~I

hluc i\J.(,1\t'
li!1!1 p y

Ii

ivory V1tr111!tc 11th! H1


'l'tT t rip,.

u 1111111rr pnd .,f

f4 "

Ah,,vc 1l1t

myI blur A11:011l'

and ft" ttt111ro1 V1trol1lc

"CINE PLAZA " CA LL< CORR IEl JTES


BUENOS AIRES

ARCHITECT . SEl'iO R ALB(R ro BAUER

~ lflTOLITE

SP'EClflCATIONS

SPECIFICATION

lXTttio.

THE INKERMAN COTTAGE HOTEL

WEST BROMWICH

usn

"VITRO L l TE'' SPECIFICATIONS

Clt'IENTSC~!CDHlAHOWrTH

GllPONSU..LO

CONTINVO~ S STUL HE SECTION


m1EOTOWALLAT n CENHES

DETAIL SECTION THROUGH

VITROLITE ON WINDOW WALL

EXTERIOR USES

ROMAC BUILDING

HENDON

ARCHITECTS: M. E. & 0. H. COLLINS

FFH9A

SPECIFICATION
T he facing to this build ing consists of alternate courses of .~,black and 1~8 golden Agate Vitroli1e
with a bottom cou rse of

l6 " black Vitrolite.

The whole installation is fixed with Griponex :\l:istic

to a Portland cement screeded wall, which has previously been treated with Gripon Sealer.

S PE CI FI CATIONS

Z 1 . 'i8RASS STUI'

,;.

I,

v1nOlllE

'9 BRASSHOOKSlUP

&on0t1 EOGE

o~

vm.oun

NOTCH0 TO IUCEIVE BRASS SlUP

GRIPONEXMASTICl'OINTING

SECTION THROUGH

"""~'",'1

HETMF"-CIDS><oPFRONT

""

W ALL FACING

' .

'

'l~
SECTION
TH RO UGH STALLRISER

MESSRS .

R EED

M I LLICAN

AND

CO.

LTD

EXTER.IOR

SPECIFICATION
The sta!\ risers and pilasters arc in
1\" black Toughened Glass, the
stall risers having shaded sandblast
flutes. The fascia is of T oughened
Plate Glass with sandblast letters
painted white, illuminated by concealed tubular lighting. The walls
above the fascia are covered with

-ft:" royal blue Agate Vitrolitc and


the window reveals are in -ft tango
\'itrolite.
The fixing method is a cushion of
Griponex '.\lastic with metal cover
strips to Portland cement screcded
walls which were first treated with
Gripon Scaler.

MESS RS. REED MILLICAN & CO. LT D.


NEWCASTLE

uses

.. VITROLITE .. SPECIFICATIONS

S P EC I F IC AT IQ N

This \'i1rolitc installation has a base of 17," black with panels of

Jr:"

turquoise, and wcdgwood above.

reveals arc of

-h" tango

finishing with a band of

The door and window

Vitrolitc, and above is i} pearl grey,

1~

black \.itroliic.

MINER'S HALL CIN EM A

WHEATLEY HILL

DURHAM

ARCHITECT

FATKIN , , ~

.. VITl\OLIT" Sl'EClflCATIONS

S P E C I F I C AT I Q N

This installation has a j" polished black glass plinth with pilasters
and fascia of

ft"

Vitrolitc at the top.

primrose Vitrolitc and bands of 1\" green

IXTI

WOOOH .. l L GARAGE

A'l(HITtCT

CA LVERLEY

EOWIN BMY "

\.GU

N 8R .. DFORD

"VITROLITE" SPECIFICATIONS

)ONT"I

IUO[~((l

WJTM

MAITIC AN() IM(N


.,.01,coLOU~

c;~,,ON(X

AA~([)

()(JT

'omnc

c;uo .. 1x Mrnc ''"'""'c;


"'OCOO<lX"llONTAE

S ECTION

ICALI Of INCHU

'

'

DETAIL

S E C TI O N

AND

PLAN

THROUGH

WALLING

ENAGH GENERAL HOSPITAL CO. TIPPERARY

1.F.S.

ARCHITECT: VINCENT KELLY

a .ARC H. {N1J.1.). F R.l"-t., n

1.1 "-

SPE CI FIC ATION


This entrance is of ff; " b lack \'i1roli1e with relief bands of

fr

tango Yitrolite fixed to a Portland

cement screeded wall with Gripon Sealer and Griponex .\lastic.


the horizontal joints, which are pointed in colour.

A feature has been made of

"V ITR.OLITE" SP ECIFI CATIONS

f ' - - --

I
' '
I

~
j

-t-

; ....~
- - -:

f--.

--t

- -

:--

-!

..~

oonrn UNI SMOWS l'OSlTION


>{

Of WOOO HX!NG Bl.OCKS

WHUl THE .. VIUOUU

VllROUTl

IS Cl.J'""f.0 IY

HH"-lWORK Gll.ll'ONEX M...sTIC K>INTIHG fO

IE INUOOUClO TO KIE' THE MH"-l fRH

fROl'I TH( f"-Cl Of THE

VUOUTE

..
~

COllJI. O:'"-N5ION T"-l'E "-NOGllJl'ONO:

--j;::::;;:;~::::HN

VITR0U1(
....
(
..'

PART ELEVATION

SECTION THROUGH XX

...ONZI SIVTlO CHANNil


Sl:C'TIOHAT ..U llCTl-N.\l

.....-..
~

... ~.
HORIZONTAL SECTION

CONSTRUCTIONAL

DETAILS

OF

PROMENADE

SHELTERS

SPECIFICATION
These shelters arc conslructed in
reinforced concrete \\ith Plate glass
tcrecn,

framed

in bro nze,

r6.

pr1mrO!lc and green Agate \ 'i1rol11c


1uth a

ft"

black \ ' itrolitc hasc.

The concrete substructure


treated

111th

\\JS

Gripon Sealer and the

\'itrolitc fixed 11ith Griponc'I. \Jas1ic

abO\c a projecting concrttc plinth.


Along the upper edges of the \'itro
luca bronze ill lips 01er and forms
a \\t'iltherproof joint.
1pb.~cd
fi~i

A special

channel sttuon in bronze is

at all 1crt1cal ex1emal angle!!,

giving a "atertight comer and


additional prott1on.

T he \ 1tro

lite is Kribcd to a teak fillet at the

end! of the scats and 1s continued


alon~

the backs for a depth of 3 ins

~lo" 1hcs1lls.

PROMENADE SHELTERS

HASTINGS

ARCHITECT
THE BOROUGH AND WATER ENGINEERS' DEPARTMENT

SIDNEY UTILE. M lnst.C E

STAIRCASES AND
OFFICES

SPE C IF IC AT I O NS

~~VITIU)tltf
,,:_ ~ Gf'ON

'1'llACo;GLAr.r. 1r.U

- -- - - '

...~.--~ ... c' . ..., . .. .

,,. -4
'

, ; -,

. . . . ..... ... ..

(04'.o:; IX,._N\O()NIAl't

PART ELEVATIO N

C ON S TRUCTIONAL

SECTION THROUG H BALUSTRADE

DE TAILS

OF

STAIRCASE

STA.JP.CASES ANO OFFICES

HOUSE OF H. P. BRAZIER, ESQ WORTHING

SPECIFICATION
l'ht \\JILi to the un<lcr< le ol the h.1.k1 \ art r.andlc:..I m wonJ
'1.1.nduJ hluie rul1><heJ Pl.1.te 11:1..i.
Joor 111

.I

1~ 0

'uin:uc \\.lll

th1d, t>IJ.d, \!l.I


11

l1ncJ "Hh

i\

1lnrie.!, nirrkl

rand "ltl\

.I. tmldhia;t j

hl.Kk \ 1trol1tc rdlC'\rd

and hcl11" 111 a curhoard "1th 1Udin1t Joon


h\;i.d.

~l.ll>.1.

!'he I r al'\h1tr.nn nie I

1Cft 11'1!1 thtJ.n I


al lfllCl'YI..

I"

lrrm.cdi.1.td\ 11U1,lc the from


the J>h<lcJlhph)

with tr1pt

._,, r maJ'IPM and men uc

('hr

luc 1la. mirror

l polished

The tor ol the h,1lu., traJc II CO\.-rcJ with befit blue tla. mirror ('lndl hlttl th

(;npun \IJ.~tu.:.

mirror

thie f.acie

N.nJ~ .

T he rcmamdcrolthc.1.llt11ro:er"cnd,..,1

rnrora.e\"11rol11cand

lue

.inJ .111 th'-' culumiu art of hlac\ \'nmlitie Jl'lflC.. 11nth had~ tandhl-l-~I flut

Jn:or.lh\t ><h.1JcJ unJM .... t r.1.ncl tn

hlxt , _

11111

the ttp o( llw

1.11n

SPECIFICATIONS

,1

1----'P!
I

, .. C!A1!D ,

, PA .. 110 C.lltN

-...

I
L----

r1
I

'
VERTICAL SECTION

ELEVATION

PO RTIO N SHOWING STEPPINGS TO BALUSTRADE

SEC TION

THROUGH

PILASTERS BETWEEN

ENTRANCE DOORS

iTAlf\CMES ANO OfflCES

BAND PAVILION

CLACTON-O N -SEA
SURVEYOR TO THE URBAN DISTR ICT COU NCIL
W. AISTO N

M1... 11

..,,...oc.r

SPECIF I CATION
T hr "'111 ~ of t ht t,1fr am l rur~ Ill tht main lull
\ g;i tc a tul r n m ror.

ilrl

t.1,nl 111 1\ \ 1trul1h

lhC' ha lu ~ t md e-

in

grad<:<I hand~

111

golllrn

I ;a(h tour~r 1~ lt pMatl"d h1 ,, 111np ol 1 l(ough C.1~1 l'latr gla~4 on rdgt,

lti !ll lfl the JIU llt an ti li\td m a <:h,1r m the rrn1knn~

Thr 11.tmt 111.Hnial

i~ h,,..t

on thr top ol

'l'h r \ 1trolitt '~ t,1tttt,l round the nir1nl 11.111 ut the ~t.t1ri1 .mil <:.tk

STAIRCASES AND OFFICES

STAIRCASE

MESSRS. J. & H. SMITH THE HE ADROW

LEEDS

ARCHITECT

c.

CASTELOW

~.'IA

00

1/IT R OL JTE" SPECIFIC ATI ONS

LfO,HING

'

.'

POLIS"EOPL.._Tf

jlj"""'~"'

~---~

POllS"lO PV.Tl

WA\.Hl(ATHUIEOPUTTY

It"
l<

COl.KO,A.NSIONT..I'(
(;lt.IPON,.,..STICf'OONTl,.c;

S'TA.NOAAOTTl'll'IANUfACTIJlt.EOU
l.ANKlTSHlLOONLTO

DETAI L

SEC TIONS

THROUGH

SCREE NS

OFFICES

MESSRS. PI LKINGTON BROTH ERS LTD DONCASTER

SPECIFICATION
These photographs illustrate the suitability of Vitrolite as a means of providing a permanent
decorative dado for partitions in offices, hospitals, etc.

The Vitrolite is double glazed in metal

frames with dear or obscured glass above.


The

dra\\~ng

on the opposite page shows three standnd types of partitions.

"VITROLI T E" SPECIFICAT I ONS

e $ PEC I FIC AT IQ N

T he floor is of

l\ pressed black \ i1ro\i1e liles with inlay bands of

fg- " i\OI)' \ .itrolitc, laid and grouted in Portland cement to a gauge
of 6 to

lineal foot. T he electric fire surround and dado (in which

arc mcorroratcd frameless \'itrolite sliding doors to cupboards}


arc in

16,

black \'i trolitc. The walls arc

wid1 inlaid strips of

i\ shell pink \ 'itrolitc.

~ turquoise

Vitrolitc

The decorative panel

on the left consists of fi" hlack \.itrolite, the design being carried
out in platinum and gold lines painted and fired into the surfarc.
The pilasters on either side arc oft" sil\'ered Polished Plate Gfass
with brilliant cut and polished flutes.

STAIRCASES ANO OHICES

WAITING

ROOM

MESSRS. PI LKINGTON BROTHERS LIMITED DONCASTER

Cl

10

STAIRCASES AND OFFICES

NETHER HALL COUNCIL OFFICES

DONCASTER

ARCHITECTS : MESSRS. WALKER & THOMPSON "~" "

~v1

rROLITE" SPECIFICATIONS

'v16'vinoun
ON

r', 1' CALV

Wl'ORHC>
IRON ANCHORS

"'-UGGlOTOSR!CKOC><

CO.O.K !)(PANS<ON T"1


ANO Gll'ON "A'lTIC l'OIN'T!NC

~1 "VIT.Olll!''S01TIN .. WIC)f
AC!flK!W<lXlO

-.,{bt'CIPONMAITIC &IC)

AlTERNATI VE

41

VtTAOl1Tl ''$Ul'f'OHlO

ONMETAlTUANCHOo.l1'l/

$CAlwtC>TOOK:X UC><

~ ..,rnoun SOHn

sul'f'OO.no

0Nt1TAlT((ANCHOo.

D ET A I

E C TION

THROUGH

BRICK

ARCH

PASSAGE AT THE BEEHIVE INN

BIRMINGHAM

(for Messrs . Atkinson s' Brewery)

ARCHITECT

W S CLEMENTS , , ~ ~

SPECIFICATION
Tl>
..kininc and bnit NnJ of

f..t With

..,.\,uulitc"'r a11ahbn.-.th , . . . .,, \ptt\

m.,. \ 1&nill'"

A. wi.lntil Aptc

to the ruunded cnmn

'"I""~ lftl wood plup

and r"ak tt, dnon Md ,.jadaon SR

A walaut 'C*

let:"

Ilic tr.ay ,... a ...,,


dw

pt.ur

CllllHC.I

v1TkOUTr HECIFICATIONS

c'

.. - . . . .. ., ..
'-.

SECTION THROUGH CEILING


~n n>-1 H.rnNC. ----llllllf~I
fUATlO WI~ !;..,pc)to "'-"'cl O,

~.

I.. . . . . . .

I
SECTION THROUGH ROSETIES
AT INTERSECTION OF PANELS

PLAN OF ROSETTE FIXING

DETAIL

...

SECTION

AND

P L AN

THROUGH

CEILING

DAIRY

LEEDS INDUSTRIAL CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY, LTD.

ARCHITECT : F. MILNES

'"'1

SPECIFIC A TI ON
This ceiling and the beams are covered 1ith 1~ 11hite \'itrol1te with a border of

.~green

\ "itrolite. The panels are fixed with metal rosettes screwed into wood grounds, 1111h a cushion
of Gripon l\lastic between the \ "itrolnc and the background, which has
with Gripon Sealer.

previous!~

been m:ated

The \ "itrolite is supported on the C'l.tCmal angles of the beams with a

splayed metal angle section .

MVI TkOLITE SPECI FI CATIONS"

PLAN
SCHEME

PLAN
No. I

SECTION
SCHEME No. l

ALTER NAT Iv E METH 0 D s 0 F FI

SCHEME

No. 2

SECTION
SCHEME No. 1

x ING

v IT R 0 LIT e

c e I LIN G.S

CEILING

MESSRS. APLIN & BA RRATT BATT ERSEA

SPECIFIC A TI ON
The lining to this ceiling is

1\

white \'itrolite in 21

2.( squares.

T he \ 'itrolite is held in

position with stainless steel scre\\S and me1al rosettes to wood grounds \\ith a cushion of Cripon
1\lastic between the \'itrolite and the concrete ceiling
G ri pon Sealer.

\1

hich has pre\'iously been treated wi th

.. llCllLAIUOUI

SPECIFICATIONS

ELEVATION OF FIREPLACE

~~~~;~~~E~;..~~~c;,1 '()N

"""soc POINTINc;

UTWHN

.,T..l l'10IAOINCOI "'NO~

oi-'

...,uou11
.~,l'ON

"""noc uo

SECTION THROUG H XX

'N;,loilllft::::=:=- ITUl..,TI HlU CO'o'tl ITU' KCJSTH


f<IUO "'' Tt4 L<.Co; ll k.OntO KlfW\

- ""'~nc,..,...1-..:.

DETAILS

OF

FIREPLACE

SURROUND

IN

VITROLITE

M ISCELLANEOUS

HOUSE IN REGENT' S PAR K

LON DON
ARCHITECT : E. FINDLAY SM ITH

S PECIFI CA TI ON
The firepl ace surround is of i'G " walnu t Agate \.itrolite in
with Gripon :\las tic to a backing of Poilite Aat sheeting.

10"

15 and 15

15 " ashlars fixed

Stainless steel is used fo r the hearth,

capping and segmental-section bands : capping and bands give additional support to the
\'itrolite, and a shelf in walnut Agate rests on the former.

T he flange of the fire is superimposed

on the face of the Vitrolite and \cn tilation is obtained through a narrow slot immediately above
the hearth.

"VITflOLITE" SPE C IFI CATIONS

()

c:.:
"

VITROUTE ''

ELEVATION O F PAN ELS

.: -..'.!'.:.: ~.'.' ''"

~,:.:.

l t
k
.)

lE~
- ~lc:~,~~-~:~
>1
..OO
( NO.

HORIZO NTAL SECTIO N

,,. ___

___,
VERTICAL
SECTION

DE T A IL PL A N AND SE CT I O N FOR TORQUAY SW I MMING BATH S

SWIMMING BATH S TORQUAY


ARC HITECT : P. W . LADMORE

.o.111c~ .

BOROUGH ENGINEER

S PECIFIC ATION
Balcony : The wall lining consists of alternate courses of

ashlars with relief in the form of

-/'a black

6i primrose

and pearl grey Vitrolite

and pearl grey \"itrolite bands.

Two panel features

in -fc" eggshell \ 'itrolite ashlars between vertical black \ 'itrolite strips are bordered with pilasters
of black \'itrolite with shaded sandblast flutes.
l'ndl't Balcony : fc pearl grey \'itrolitc ashlars are fixed on the hase with 1~c primrose \'itrolitc

above.

The panel features between the windows are in

1\ "

eggshell \'itrolite with painted and

fired sea waves, bordered with pilasters of black \ 'itrohte with shaded sandblast flutes.

"V ITROLITE .. SPECIFICATIONS

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D E T A

CTION

T HROUGH

WALLING

Photoirop~

by caurler of Ille Mrrsey Tunnf/ jo.m Commmee

MERSEY TUNNEL

ARCHITECT : HERBERT

J.

ROWSE n.11"

SPECIFICATION
Panels of

ft'

black Vitrolite line the walls of the tunnel to dado height.

The \'itrolite is held

in position by special metal cover strips as details sho\\ n on the opposite page.

SPECIFICATIO

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SCARBOROUGH

ARCH ITECT: ARCHITECTS' AND BOROUGH SURVEYORS' DEPARTMENT

VI TR.OLITE .. SPEC I FICATIONS

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FI X IN G I NST R UCTIONS
,.ITROLITE letters can be fixed to any flat surface, and are particularly suiuble for use
on a \'ITROLITE fascia

T he surface to which they are to be fixed must be clean and dry.

T he method of

fixing is by special cement consisting of one part paste to two parts powder by weight
or volume mixed well together to ensure a thorough blending.
Brush the ribbcd back of each letter and apply the fixing cement all over; press care
fully into position and dean off surplus cement round the edges of the letters with a

putty knife .
..\llow abou t two hours for the cement to set before hoisting the fascia into position
Where letters have to be fixed to an existing fascia it is necessary to provide tempor.iry

iupport until the cement sets off-gummed paper ubs are suitable for this purpose.

COLOUI CHI.IT

COLOUR CHAR T

SHELL PINK

TANGO

PRIMRO SE

IVORY

PEARL
GREY

EGGSHELL

GREEH

WEDGWOOD

TURQUOISE

ALSO BLACK OR WHITE

COLOUR CHART

GREEN AGATE

CO L O UR C H ART

BLUE AGATE

COLOUR CHART

WALNUT AGATE

CO L OUR CHART

GOLDEN AGATE

REFERENCES
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ACKNOWLEDGMENT S
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