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  • Resin News
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    RCR Flooring Products Ltd appoints David Collins

    RCR Flooring Products Ltd has appointed David Collins to the post of Business Development Manager, based in the UK, with specific responsibility for resin product sales. David brings a 10-year track record of work in the construction industry both in the UK and Australia, during which he has focused on the construction chemicals marketplace. This experience makes him ideally placed to develop sales of RCR’s RINOL resin systems brand in the UK. RCR Flooring Products…

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  • Industrial News
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    E Commerce hub floored using TREMCO flooring products

    A large new warehousing facility at the centre of the growing e-commerce sector saw a range of tremco illbruck products put to the test. McLaren Construction were the main contractor for the project. Axiom Group Limited was the specialist flooring contractor which proposed the use of TREMCO ES100 One Coat Universal DPM and TREMCO CS100 epoxy primer to treat recently laid floor slabs. Axiom also employed TREMCO SX302 moisture tolerant latex underlayment and TREMCO SF108…

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  • Resin News
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    RCR builds on RINOL resin flooring systems success in the UK

    Following strong initial project success in the UK, RCR Flooring Products Ltd is continuing to extend the growth of the RINOL resin flooring systems brand in the UK. The RINOL brand perfectly complements RCR’s range of industrial flooring products, which also includes Permaban armoured joints and Rocland dry-shake surface hardeners for concrete floors. Established internationally for over 50 years, the RINOL brand – owned by parent company RCR Industrial Flooring – is well respected for…

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  • Resin News
    SIKA Comfortfloor Decorative Pro

    Sika steps up to deliver charity’s ideal new floor – Comfortfloor Decorative Pro

    For Stick ‘n’ Step, its classroom floor is much more than just something to walk on – it’s also a place where they deliver specialist education sessions. The charity, based in Wallasey, Merseyside, supports young people with cerebral palsy and helps teach them the necessary skills to help live them more independently. As a great deal of the classes they run take place on the floor, a fit-for-purpose and high-performance replacement was top priority when…

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  • Resin News
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    Resin Flooring – The Most Versatile Flooring System – FeRFA

    Being the flooring of choice for many years in the food, automotive, pharmaceutical and manufacturing sectors, resin flooring has a long and proven track record in these types of industrial environments because of its excellent performance characteristics, and its ability to provide a seamless, hygienic, slip-resistant floor. With the ever-increasing demands for durable and easy to maintain flooring within the commercial sector, resin flooring is widening its success by becoming more and more popular in commercial…

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  • Resin News
    ADDAGRIP Resin Paving

    Addagrip Fixture at Anfield

    Addagrip approved contractor Soft Surfaces Ltd, was invited back to Liverpool Football Club, Anfield in July 2017 to carry out an installation of BBA approved resin bound surfacing for the Club’s brand new flagship Retail Store, due to open at the start of the season. The store will offer fans a brand new shopping experience with exclusive product ranges, a specially-designed first-floor cafe and an increased number of payment stations to ease checkout congestion on…

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  • Resin News
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    Elladur pushes the boundaries with breakthrough new resin flooring range

    A breakthrough range of solvent-free resin flooring products is changing the face of specification for commercial and industrial market sectors with environmental benefits for customers. Elladur, developed by Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings, pushes the boundaries of technology with its family of solvent-free products combined with its high-performance application. For the first time in the flooring industry, a product has been developed which reduces the levels of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) with rapid curing, reducing…

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  • Resin News
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    Mapei ’s Mapefloor Comfort System AR/X installed at BDP Architects Bristol office

    Designers are specifying state of the art solutions which promote serenity, tranquility and concentration. Mapei are dedicated to research and development and as such have created the Mapefloor Comfort System: a flooring concept dedicated to the creation of seamless flooring characterized by a high level of comfort underfoot that also helps to reduce noise levels. Available in a wide range of colours, the Mapefloor Comfort System can be used in renovation and new build projects.…

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    Component Developments construction market overview, July 2017.

    Component Developments have analysed and summarised the performance of the industrial, medical, educational and leisure industries during the period July 2017. Comparing the contract award levels with the activity in June 2017, and also with previous years allows patterns and trends to be discovered. This leads to further understanding of what may happen in the upcoming months, and can be used by all companies to help further development. Hotel, Leisure and Sport Contract award levels…

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  • Resin News
    SURESET-Resin PAVING Aston Martin Drive

    SureSet at Aston Martin in Bristol

    In August 2016, the Dick Lovett Group opened their first Aston Martin dealership in Bristol. Creating more than 20 jobs, the 27,000 square foot showroom offers new and used Aston Martins for sale, along with a full-service centre. But what kind of external surface would complement the iconic British sports car that is preferred by HRH the Prince of Wales and 007? The new showroom was designed to nestle into Laurel Hill and reflects Aston…

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  • Resin News
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    Resin gaining traction as commercial and industrial flooring of choice

    Resin is increasingly seen as a safer, smarter, more durable alternative to traditional flooring at commercial and heavy industrial sites. Sarah James, Marketing Manager at global chemicals company, Sika Flooring, considers the benefits of this hard-wearing, liquid system. Latest figures show resin flooring represents around 3.5% of the floor covering market in the UK with an estimated annual market size of 7.1 million. With businesses facing ever-tighter health and safety standards as well as environmental…

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  • Industrial News
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    Mapei’s decorative wall covering specified for BUPA Healthcare offices

    Mapei UK have supplied 500m2 of their complete Ultratop Loft system in Silver Grey Ultratop Loft F & W finishes, and applied these at the BUPA head offices at The Spectrum Building, Cabots Circus, Bristol. The highly decorative cementitious covering was installed over existing concrete columns during refurbishment works, with installation of the complete Ultratop system taking place over one week during March 2017. Ultratop Loft is the ideal coating product to create decorative interior floors…

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  • Industrial News
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    Central Flooring Services think outside the box with Power Plane Technology

    Central Flooring Services were awarded a project from Wates to remove more than 100,000 sq ft of old bitumen based flooring from an old distribution warehouse, once the home of BHS, now to house the Royal Mail Sorting Office. They needed to think outside the box on a project this size, firstly, how would they remove around 300 tons of asphalt floor, installed at approximately 38mm thick. Secondly, they needed to remove it without damaging…

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  • Resin News
    Solidlux-Carpark-Lining

    The only floor coating for Line Marking at the speed of light!

    Some places never get a rest. In areas where activity continues 24/7 installing floor markings is a challenge. After years of research, a ground-breaking innovation has now arrived: a rapid action floor coating that is fully cured and 100% load resistant, immediately after installation. SolidLux Instant Coatings give minimum disturbance and maximum time efficiency. At Solidlux we appreciate how difficult it can be to renew or re-site line markings and signage in busy, live environments.…

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  • Resin News
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    Solidlux Instant Coatings cures downtime problems – Looking for Contractors

    Since 1962 the Richard Whittaker business has steadily expanded. An independent supplier of starches (both native and modified) and a major producer of dry powder blends. They now occupy 86,000 sqft in Rochdale, Employing over 100 staff and operating six blenders 20 packing lines, when it came to the application of safety demarcation lines and crossings they had various issues. Firstly, because they operate a 24-hour shift pattern, they needed to consider the logistics, costs…

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  • Resin News
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    Resin Surfaces (RSL) speak of global opportunities after joining Sherwin-Williams

    RSL, which celebrates 35 years in business this year, joined the world-leading coatings giant in May last year. The company will now lead the Sherwin-Williams commercial flooring business in the EMEAI (Europe, Middle East, Africa and India), working alongside a sister business in the US. The aim is to build a significant global presence in the sector. RSL will relocate its administrative and manufacturing headquarters from Hazel Grove to Sherwin-Williams’ Bolton operation as the final…

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  • Industrial News
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    Wash-up kitchen floor in the Royal Concert Hall repaired with Solidlux

    Amsterdam, just after midnight at the Royal Concert Hall. The last visitors are leaving, the lights in the auditorium and the foyer have been turned off, and the employees are pulling on their coats. Tomorrow morning, the cleaning crew will be waiting outside on the pavement. More than enough time for the men of Painting Holland Group to recoat the floor of the wash-up kitchen, so that the next day it can be back up…

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  • Flooring News
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    Car park lining at the Olympic Stadium by Solidlux

    Cars are coming and going 24/7 in the parking garage of the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam. Here and there, the lines have become invisible which doesn’t make the situation any clearer. Any long term closure of parts of the garage for floor maintenance would be difficult for many drivers to accept. And that’s without mentioning the loss of revenue that would occur with such a closure. With SolidLux these are no longer considerations. The coating…

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    Solidlux Floor Maintenance in Freezer Rooms

    Very successful tests in the freezer room at -35° Floor maintenance in refrigeration and freezer rooms is a big challenge. Coatings and low temperatures are typically an unfortunate combination as the lower the temperature gets, the longer the drying time is. Usually a space should be temporarily decommissioned, with all logistics hassles entailed. Not with Solidlux, as this does not dry, but cures, even at temperatures below freezing point. Logical that the German company Nordfrost…

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  • Jobs
    Solidlux

    Industrial Floor Applicators Wanted

    The Coating system for ‘On Site UV Cure’ line marking and coatings will only be supplied through a network of Accredited Applicators. This is a brand of Lowland Coatings International B.V. In order to achieve Accreditation, the management and the individual applicators from the contracting company will be required to attend Certification Training. This one day course includes practical and theory sessions. On successful completion, the delegates will be registered as Accredited Applicators and individual…

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    Mapei Industrial Flooring Systems Installed at Morrisons Gadborok

    Mapei’s Mapefloor i302 resin flooring has been installed in an area covering over 1,200m2 at the Morrisons Supermarket food processing plant in Northwich, Cheshire, to renovate the existing flooring and provide a safe and durable solution. The area covered in this project was in preparation for the installation of a new food processing production line. Dates had already been set to install new machinery at the factory, so the project had to complete within a…

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    Hygienic Flooring Systems meets Five Star Hotel Kitchens Brief

    The prestigious Stafford Hotel London has been the latest recipient of a top quality hygienic flooring system thanks to experts at Resin Surfaces Limited and Resintek Services Ltd. The leading resin flooring manufacturers and experienced installers joined forces to supply a bespoke commercial flooring solution to a new state-of-the-art kitchen installation in the luxury, five star hotel. Tucked away in the heart of historic St James, The Stafford London is close to some of the…

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  • Featured Partner
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    SolidLux – industrial floor coating that cures at the speed of light

    – We are urgently looking for contractors and distributors – On 24 February 2016, Dutch paint manufacturer Van Wijhe Verf in Zwolle, the Netherlands, introduced a breakthrough in the area of industrial floor coatings: SolidLux Instant Coating, the only industrial grade, coloured floor coating system that cures at the speed of light. After a warm reception in the home market this unique system is being launched on the European market. The introduction of SolidLux is a…

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  • Acoustic Flooring News
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    Polydeck – Large Commercial Project of the Year – over 500 m2

    This award is for a joint submission by a Manufacturer and Contractor member. Eligible projects should have been started or completed during the period October 2015 – September 2016 There are two Commercial Project Awards, use this form for a LARGE COMMERCIAL PROJECT – Over 500m2 (You may enter projects in all the categories but use a separate form for each and only one application for each combination of manufacturer / contractor partnership in any…

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  • Featured Partner
    IFT resin floor

    IFT lends expertise to craft brewer in Dundee

    IFT was approached by 71 Brewing to give advice and proposals for the flooring element on the conversion of an existing industrial warehouse in Dundee city centre into a new brewing facility. IFT is a leading specialist integrated flooring provider offering a variety of services including floor screeds and levelling, resin flooring, food safe flooring, car park decking systems, raised access flooring, underfloor heating and hygienic wall cladding. 71 Brewing, launched last year by Duncan…

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  • Association Announcements
    Respol resin flooring

    Respol Industrial & Commercial Flooring Solutions

    RESPOL have for over thirty years provided their customers with an outstanding service and innovative, technically advanced commercial and industrial flooring solutions, designed and guaranteed to perform to the highest standards and provide years of cost-effective service in the most diverse and demanding environments. Twice FERFA ‘Flooring Contractors of the Year Award’ winners, RESPOL’s flooring contractors service and flooring systems are accredited to ISO9001:2008 which is testament to their commitment to quality standards and peace…

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  • Resin News
    CONICA Resin

    Global hotel chain chooses CONICA resin flooring

    CONICA LTD is thrilled to have had its CONIFLOOR industrial resin flooring installed in the basement of the new Tower of London citizenM hotel. citizenM hotels offer an affordable, luxury boutique experience with a distinctly stylish feel. The hotel chain is undergoing significant expansion to create a global portfolio of hotels, located in prime locations in major cities and international airports. CONICA’s CONIFLOOR IPS resin flooring was chosen to be installed in 459m2 of basement…

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  • Association Announcements
    Ryebrook-Resins

    Ryebrook Resins – a specialist resin flooring specifier

    Ryebrook Resins Flooring Ltd are a specialist resin flooring specifier and installer to the flooring industry. Ryebrook Resins Flooring most recent clients have included: Willmott Dixon, ISG, Balfour Beatty, Boeing, MOD, Interserve, Kier, Vortex Interiors. Considerable expenditure on R & D maintains the company’s position at the forefront of developments in resin technology, resulting in their specification for floor and wall treatments at the premises of many international companies. The Ryebrook range contributes to the high-tech…

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  • Association Announcements
    Reprotec resin floors

    Industrial project floors the competition

    Leading resin flooring contractor, Reprotec, has completed an award-winning industrial project for Walkers Snack Foods, in collaboration with premium flooring provider, Altro. Reprotec provided Walkers Snack Foods with a range of services and expertise, from problem identification and site surveying to the installation of Altro Flexi-flow Plus onto vinyl covered mezzanine and Gantry areas directly above the production lines. Flexi-flow Plus is a flexible liquid resin floor finish which is a sustainable, anti-slip flooring, and…

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  • Resin News
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    Express yourself with Mapei’s seamless resin flooring solutions versatility and design

    Mapei have a large number of solutions available to cover all flooring needs effectively and efficiently: durable, resistant and versatile as well as highly aesthetic solutions for any space. In the seamless flooring sector, there are many products to meet the demands of different uses. Resin flooring is used in industrial environments, food and beverage and chemical industries, through to service environments in hospitals, shopping centres and airports. Martin Yarker, Technical Advisor for Resin flooring…

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  • Featured Partner
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    Stonhard (UK) installs new look floors at Central Station Newcastle

    Newcastle Central Station is the region’s major commuter hub used by 5.3 million passengers each year. Paul Wilson of Tolent Construction was the Project Manager in charge of a £6 million revamp of this iconic station. Mr Wilson explains: “In 2009, we delivered a complete overhaul of the Haymarket Station, operated by Nexus. The project was a success and Haymarket is now a flagship station for the whole network which is undergoing an 11 year…

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    Resdev-Resin

    High Performance Resin-Based car park decking systems from Resdev

    Resin-based car park decking solutions developed by Deckmaster, part of the Resdev Group of Companies, have been providing safe and secure car parking surfaces for over two decades. When Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Chester needed to complete a total refurbishment of an unusually shaped exposed roof deck, they chose Deckmaster’s System R car park deck waterproofing and wearing course system. The exposed roof covered an area of 6,000m2, with the job specification covering…

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    Central Flooring Services install resin floor for Monarch Airlines

    Monarch Airlines have constructed a brand new 12,000m2 maintenance hangar facility large enough to house two Dream liners the largest aeroplanes that can land at Birmingham Airport. The hangar is so large that the aeroplanes can pull in one side, turn and exit back out the other door. The high profile project required a new high-density concrete slab to be installed to cope with the weight and structural forces from the aeroplanes. The resin flooring…

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  • Resin News
    Altro-II

    Altro makes its resin flooring systems even easier to choose

    Altro has made it easier to choose your next resin flooring system, simplifying how products are named and described so you can concentrate on creating spaces that really work for the people that use them. The new Altro flooring resin systems brochure features information about the restructured product ranges, the variants in each range and the shades they’re available in. It also has guidance on application areas and lets you know what each variant was…

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  • Resin News
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    Get inspired with Arturo

    The floor forms the foundation for your personal work and living environment. Colour plays a leading role in this. Colour evokes emotion, creates the right perception and creates a style that suits you. Get inspired and discover the hidden potential of resin design flooring. With the new Arturo Colour Collection you can give every interior and space an atmosphere that looks and feels good. Arturo Colour Collection allows you to create your own route towards…

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    Sikafloor Resin flooring

    Sikafloor provides Durable, High-Gloss surface fit for a Ferrari

    Thanks to Sika, a vehicle workshop involved in the repair and maintenance of some of the world’s most expensive cars has been supplied with a durable, high-gloss floor to protect the high-powered, high-specification machines it services. The Ferrari Garage in Greater Manchester contains a hive of engineering expertise. For the refurbishment of the workshop’s 700m2 floor, it was vital the new system contained hard-wearing, non-slip properties, whilst offering a smooth, seamless finish to benefit mechanics…

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    Star-Uretech resin flooring

    Star Uretech have become the first resin bound/bonded manufacturer to receive accreditation from the living wage foundation.

    The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that Star Uretech, has today accredited as a Living Wage employer. The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Star Uretech, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors; receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.45 – significantly higher than the national minimum wage of £6.95 and the new minimum wage premium for over 25s of £7.20 per hour introduced this April. The Living…

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  • Resin News
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    Altro provides flexible solutions for ‘WOW’ factor

    The Office Group (TOG) is home to one of the most creative, exciting and forward-thinking working communities in the UK.TOG creates beautifully designed buildings with a focus on greener environments, without compromising on aesthetics. For Angel Square, an office building based in North London, they wanted a unique front of house design. Designer Rowan Taylor from Shed Design architects, suggested Altro resins for the 1,000m² space. Altro Mosaic was selected as it offered a versatile,…

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    Instarmac-Transport

    Instarmac are committed to protecting vulnerable road users

    Every year there are a large number of road traffic incidents involving HGV’s and this has led to construction related initiatives such as FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) which is designed to support vulnerable road users by developing standards for construction logistics. FORS is a voluntary national accreditation scheme designed to help fleet operators improve and monitor operational performance and safety. The scheme encompasses all aspects of safety, fuel efficiency, vehicle emissions and improved operations.…

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    Resin Flooring Specialists meter commercial kitchen brief for Hilton Hotel

    Leading manufacturers Resin Surfaces Limited (RSL) and expert installers Resintek Services Ltd have teamed up to supply commercial flooring to one of the Hilton group’s newest London hotels.  The Hilton London Bankside is based on Great Suffolk Street, SE1 and is popular with tourists keen to be close to the Tate Modern, Shakespeare Globe Theatre, London Bridge and other attractions in the capital. RSL worked with Resintek to meet the brief, installing 1300sq metres of…

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  • Adhesives News
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    Mapei UK comfortably secures shortlisted place at FERFA Awards

    Mapei have announced that they have been shortlisted at the prestigious annual FeRFA resin flooring awards for “Small Commercial Project of the Year” for their work with Coatech at BDP Architects practice, Bristol. Mapei’s innovative “Mapefloor Comfort” flooring system in AR/X Grey, was installed to cover 180m2 of flooring in the meeting and bathroom areas simultaneously providing a modern resin flooring solution and acting as a demonstration tool for prospective clients. Project Manager Mo Aljan commented,…

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  • Adhesives News
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    Instarmac Products at the Touch of a Button – Product Planner App

    Instarmac are proud to announce the launch of their new product planner App. The App has been developed using the latest mobile app development technology and has been designed with their customers’ needs in mind. Have you ever been stuck on site with no internet connection and need to find out how quickly your tile adhesive will set? When your pothole repair can be trafficked? Which smoothing underlayment you should use? The new Instarmac Product…

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  • Featured Partner
    Dale-RSL

    Resin Surfaces promotes Dale Banton to National Sales Manager

    Resin Surfaces Ltd (RSL) has handed the top UK sales job in the firm to a consistently high performing Business Development Manager. Dale Banton, who has been with the specialist manufacturers of resin floor and wall finishes for three years, has taken over as National Sales Manager and will report to Jeremy Waterhouse, Sales Director. He will be responsible for a team of business development managers covering England, Scotland and Wales. Dale made his name…

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  • Featured Partner
    SikaFloor factory resin

    Sikafloor keeps the presses rolling at label factory

    More than 1,700m2 of a hard-wearing and fast-applied flooring solution from Sika was provided to an award-winning printing company in Leicester to create a replacement floor that offers long-term performance and durability with minimal disruption during installation. When Label Apeel purchased an old hosiery factory in Thurmaston near Leicester, they found that the production floors were pitted, in poor condition and required a complete overhaul. With only two weeks to replace the concrete floor, specialist contractor…

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    Resin Surfaces Limited’s Ivy Wroe receives receives Responsible Capitalism Award

      Ivy Wroe, Managing Director of Resin Surfaces Limited (RSL) has been awarded the prestigious SME Dahrendorf Responsible Capitalism Award for her role in developing the company’s sustainable product range. The awards are instituted by FIRST – the multidisciplinary International Affairs organisation – and honour international business leaders who have excelled in both commercial success and social responsibility. Entrants were judged on their responsible running of a company, their consistent demonstration of social responsibility in line with commercial success, and the…

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    RSL Resin Award

    RSL WINS MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR AWARD

    Stockport-based international resin flooring manufacturer Resin Surfaces Ltd (RSL) has won the prestigious Manufacturer of the Year award at the EN Northwest Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. The lavish awards ceremony, created by Excel Publishing and held at The Mere Golf Resort & Spa facility in Cheshire saw winners in 14 categories crowned, representing the best in owner-managed businesses in the North West. The event, which was celebrating its 14th year as the North West’s premier business awards…

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    Landmark Library Refurbished with State Of The Art Resin Flooring

    Specialist resin systems supplier Resin Surfaces Limited (RSL) was brought in to help with the multi-million pound refurbishment of Manchester’s Central Library. The Library recently re-opened to enthusiastic reviews following a three-year refurbishment. RSL’s brief was to provide a modern flooring solution that complemented the building’s unique neo-classical style. First opened in 1934, the Grade II*-listed building is Britain’s second-largest public library and an important tourist attraction in the city. The re-opening of the library…

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    FeRFA Training update

    NVQL6 CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTING OPERATIONS Following the success of the pilot scheme, we are now seeking suitable candidates for the next intake for the NVQ L6.  The start date for the next programme is 20th and 21st July and FeRFA has been allocated a number of places on this.   There is an employer contribution of just £800 for the scheme, which is excellent value to achieve this degree level qualification. The 12 month programme involves off…

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  • Adhesives News
    Diespeker Resin

    Resin based terrazzo as a durable flooring solution

    John Krause, Managing Director of London’s natural stone and terrazzo expert, Diespeker and Co, considers the additional benefits of resin based terrazzo in terms of durability and design. Terrazzo as a flooring material is extremely hardwearing and easy to maintain. It is available either as a standard material, often imported from Italy, or in a bespoke format created using traditional skills that are time consuming but result in a unique design to the customer’s individual…

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    Flowcrete Jan

    Dealing with Floor Dilapidation Works: Advice for Tenants & Landlords

    Dilapidation work is an important consideration for both tenants coming to the end of a lease agreement and landlords preparing to re-market a commercial or industrial building – as for both it can result in costs, prolonged labour, operational downtime and potentially unforeseen expenditure. The focus of dilapidation works might be different for each party, the tenant is looking to avoid breaching the terms of their contract and the landlord wants to quickly return the…

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    Sika flooring depot

    Sika ticks flooring needs of new vehicle depot

    Sika has provided a robust, low maintenance flooring solution for a local authority vehicle maintenance depot in Lancashire. Blackburn with Darwen Council’s new facility required a hard wearing floor able to withstand the wear and tear of vehicles driving on its surface, plus anti-slip properties to ensure the safety of staff. A wide range of colour options was also essential to allow line markings for the safety of workers at the site. Specialist applicator Rabbit…

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    Sika Ferfa

    Sika Scoops Flooring Accolade

    A Sika flooring system installed to ensure the perfect platform to film Britain’s longest running soap, has been named ‘Large Project of the Year’ at a prestigious industry awards ceremony. Chosen from more than 30 submissions, the annual Best Practice Awards hosted by FeRFA (The Resin Flooring Association) recognised Sika and resin floor installers Zircon Flooring Ltd for their work on the construction of ITV’s new Coronation Street studios at MediaCityUK, Trafford. Sika was also…

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  • Acoustic Flooring News
    Sika makeover

    Sika provides beauty wholesaler with the flooring makeover

    Sika pulled out all the stops when providing a robust and impressive flooring solution for a hair and beauty wholesaler in Greater Manchester. Alan Howard Hair and Beauty Supplies, in Stockport, required easy-to-maintain and aesthetically pleasing flooring for its 750m2 trade supply warehouse. Specialist installers, Warrington-based Quest Industrial Flooring, turned to Sika to provide the ideal solution which began with Sikafloor 161 – an economic, two-part low viscosity epoxy resin primer for the concrete substrate,…

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    Ronacrete Swimming pool

    Ronadeck at the Haven Holiday Park

    IN BRIEF A new swimming pool has been built at Haven Holiday Park, Burnham on Sea, Somerset. Ronacrete Approved Contractor Avalon Surfacing were commissioned to install 260 square metres of RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing to the pathways leading to the entrance. THE PROJECT Main contractor H & B 2000 Ltd was commissioned to build the new swimming pool at the holiday park. New paths were laid to give access to the building and H &…

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    RSL Liverpool Museum install Resin

    Resin flooring offers perfect solution for Museum of Liverpool

    Specialist resin systems supplier Resin Surfaces Limited (RSL) has supplied flooring to the largest newly-built national museum in Britain for more than a century, Museum of Liverpool. Located at the UNESCO World Heritage Site next to Liverpool’s famous Albert Dock and the Royal Liver Building,the Museum of Liverpool boasts the accolades of being the country’s most visited museum outside of London and has attracted almost three million visitors since opening in 2011. Its exhibits cover…

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    Ronacrete Path

    RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing, a steady path for students

    A major building project at the University of Birmingham involved building new student accommodation and external works to some of the existing buildings. As part of the development and refurbishment new paths were laid leading up to and around the accommodation. 1075 square metres of resin bound surfacing have been laid on the paths to create a durable, slip resistant and aesthetically pleasing surface for the students to walk on. Specialist student accommodation contractors, Ocon…

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  • Flooring News
    RSL resin flooring Le Gavroche

    Cutting-Edge Resin Floorings used in michelin starred restaurant

    Resin systems supplier Resin Surfaces Limited (RSL) and flooring specialists Resintek Services Ltd have added a Michelin starred restaurant to their list of clients after teaming up to supply flooring to Le Gavroche in London. Le Gavroche, which is run by Michel Roux, Jnr, was the first UK restaurant to be awarded one, two and three Michelin stars. RSL and Resintek Services Ltd worked together to supply new flooring to Le Gavroche’s new kitchen that…

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    Ronacrete Ronadeck

    RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing – Paths a way to community hospital

    THE PROJECT A new community hospital was opened in Cockermouth in January 2014, this replaced the 100 year old building which had been hit by severe flooding in 2009 and GP services had to operate from temporary buildings. The new community hospital houses Castlegate and Derwent GP surgeries, a pharmacy, a physiotherapy department and an in-patient ward. Ronacrete Approved Contractor Route One Highways was appointed to lay 880 square metres of RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing…

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    Sika Floorcoverings April

    Sika sets new trends in decorative flooring

    Sika is helping UK architects and interior designers to achieve greater design freedom with the introduction of its seamless Decorative and Comfort Floor ranges. The result of 40 years’ flooring expertise, Sika’s high performance epoxy and polyurethane resin flooring systems push the boundaries in liquid applied vinyl to new levels, offering a sustainable, cost effective and seamless solution with thousands of design possibilities. From bold single colours to granite, decorative quartz, decorative flake and marble…

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    ITV news item demonstrates the porosity of resin bound surfacing

    Following the recent floods throughout Britain, Lawrence McGinty the Science and Medical Editor for ITV news visited the BRE Innovation Park to report on “things that can be done now” to prevent flooding. He demonstrated the porosity of the SuDS compliant resin bound surfacing (RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing) by pouring a bucket of water onto the surface, where it immediately soaked through the system into the earth. This is what he had to say. ……

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    Auturo

    Close encounters of the flooring kind

    Holland-based multimedia and advertising agency, Alientrick has moved in to a brand new purpose-built office entirely finished with PU self-leveling floors from Arturo. Some 900m2 of Arturo PU2030 resin flooring in a range of finishes provide the agency with a unique contemporary aesthetic. Welcoming staff and guests to Alientrick, the spacious entrance has been given a grey concrete look, working as a backdrop to the seats coordinated with the floor colours of the adjacent meeting…

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    Resin Surfaces award

    Resin Surfaces Ltd wins regional business award

    A Stockport-based resin flooring manufacturer has been named Business of the Year £1 – £5m, at this year’s Stockport Business Awards. Resin Surfaces Limited (RSL), from Hazel Grove, was named the winner due to its diversification into new markets and its vast range of innovative products. The award was judged on trading performance and future objectives, the competitive advantage of the business, and examples of specific strategies that have driven business growth. The RSL team…

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    Ronacrete resin bound project

    Resin bound brings cheer to school playground

    Gillshill Primary School in Hull has had its playground resurfaced and enhanced with the application of RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing by Route One Highways. Architect Adrian Richmond of the NPS Group chose three shades of aggregate to create an inviting entrance to the school. Sesame Gold was laid to 20m2, Collux Dark Blue to a further 22 m2 and the largest area covering 82 m2 was surfaced with a cheery Honey Jerez Yellow. The EcoRonaDeck…

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    Ronacrete Resin

    Eco Resin Bound features winning stands at Chelsea Flower Show

    Eco Resin Bound features on two award winning stands at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Two companies exhibiting at the Chelsea Flower Show who incorporated Eco Resin Bound Surfacing in their stand design have won awards. Essex based mail order, tree supplier Todd’s Botanics on stand GPF18 won a Silver Gilt award for the stand Eco Resin Bound permeable paving provided an attractive backdrop to the trees and bushes on display. A Golden Harvest blend was…

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    Eco Resin Bound Surfacing ‘graces’ Lord’s entrance

    Visitors to Lord’s Cricket Ground approaching from St John’s Wood will enter via the ornamental Grace Gate which was built in 1923 in honour of the great cricketer W G Grace. Heavy footfall and years of wear and tear had caused the paved area close to the gate to deteriorate, there was also a drainage problem making the area prone to flooding. FM Conway were contracted to renew the paving by laying resin bound surfacing…

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  • CITB AWARD FOR FeRFA GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS

    FeRFA, the Resin Flooring Association, has received an award for two of its technical guidance documents. Presented by the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) the Growth Fund Recognition Award was given for FeRFA’s best practice guidance on Measuring and Managing the Level of Slip Resistance provided by Resin Floors and Static Controlled Flooring. Slip resistant and static dissipative systems are a highly specialist area of resin flooring in terms of technical and skill of application,…

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  • Industrial News
    John Lord Resin Flooring

    John L. Lord and Sons Ltd Awarded FeRFA Trainer of the Year 2012

    The FeRFA Awards were presented before a packed audience of representatives of the Resin Flooring Industry who were told that this year “the Awards had attracted more entries than ever” and that “the range of submissions received demonstrated the variety of uses for resin flooring, from industrial to commercial applications.” Upon receipt of the Award, Graham Fenton recognised the skills and commitment of the John Lord workforce; “Having a well trained, experienced, skilled and qualified…

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    FeRFA

    FERFA AWARD WINNERS CELEBRATE AT THE BELFRY

    This year marks FeRFA’s 42nd year of representing the specialist resin flooring sector. The excellent quality of all the award submissions and the diversity of resin flooring applications, across different sectors from designer studios, retail and prestigious new build projects, to traditional industrial flooring, gives clear evidence of the growing markets and new opportunities for resin flooring systems. As well as showcasing a wide range of top quality resin flooring projects, the submissions showed members’…

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  • Industrial News
    Ronacrete Approved Contractor Avalon Surfacing

    Westward Ho! for resin bound

    Ronacrete Approved Contractor Avalon Surfacing has transformed the promenade and village green footpaths at Westward Ho! seafront by laying RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing, part of a refurbishment project by Torridge District Council. The promenade was surfaced with RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing in two specially mixed colour blends – a golden aggregate covering 636 square metres and a further 668 square metres of a yellow aggregate surfacing was laid to the village green footpaths. When Avalon…

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    PPC FeRFA

    PPC QUALIFIES MORE APPRENTICES

    At the FeRFA Awards Dinner on the 9th November, three members of The Preparation Group’s contracting team had their NVQ level 2 diplomas in Surface Preparation and Profiling presented to them by guest speakers Ray Stubbs and Mark Lawrenson. David Priestley, Adrian Kisby and Paul Howard bring the total number of employees that The Preparation Group has supported through the NVQ scheme to thirteen. The two year course requires great commitment from both the employer…

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    Industrial flooring installation

    WACKER Presents a Novel Dispersion for Fire Protection Coatings

    WACKER Presents a Novel Dispersion for Fire Protection Coatings and a Silicone Resin Emulsion for Heat-Resistant Coatings   At the European Coatings Show (ECS) in Nuremberg from March 19 to 21, 2013, the Munich-based WACKER Group presents the novel polymer dispersion VINNAPAS® LL 3112 as an innovative binder for intumescent coatings. These special fire-protection coatings encase steel girders and, in the event of a fire, form a heat barrier for a limited time, allowing the…

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    Watco Epoxy Coat

    GIVE YOUR FLOOR A MAKEOVER WITH WATCO EPOXY GLOSS COAT

    Watco Epoxy Gloss Coat is an extremely tough, hardwearing and decorative industrial floor coating. It is available in a variety of colours and has been one of Watco’s bestselling and most trusted products for many years, having been used extensively from factories, workshops, warehouses and showrooms. Watco Epoxy Gloss Coat is a durable coating with high chemical resistance which protects and brightens concrete, making it easy to clean and attractive. Virtually odour free, it is…

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    John Lord Specialist Flooring

    Arla Foods UK Appoints John Lord – Resin News

    Arla Foods UK Appoints John Lord The much anticipated £150 million Arla ‘mega dairy’ in Aylesbury is going to benefit from exclusive John Lord Specialist Resin Flooring. The 70-acre site, scheduled for completion by the end of 2013, will be the world’s largest zero carbon dairy and will process and package up to 1.3bn litres of fresh milk per year. After several rounds of tough negotiation, John Lord has secured the contract to formulate and…

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    RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing featured on ITV’s This Morning

    RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing featured on ITV’s This Morning     RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing featured on ITV’s This Morning as part of the series Sewing the Seeds of Love where Garden designer Diarmuid Gavin is sent around the country surprising worthy citizens with a garden makeover. RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing was used in a garden makeover at Heytesbury Primary School in Warminster, Wiltshire. The garden was the idea of 10 year old pupil Archie…

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    John Lord Training Day

    John Lord Training Keeps Us Top of the Class

    Apprentices Learn About Substrate Preparation Here at John Lord Specialist Flooring we recognise that training is very important to maintaining the exceptionally high standards of our businesses and for the growth of our company in the future. Our in house training plans supplemented with training courses provided by the Resin Flooring Association (FeRFA) and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) ensures that our personnel have all the latest knowledge and skills required. Training programmes include:…

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    John Lord resin installation

    This Job is the Pits – Flooring Resin News with John Lord

    John Lord has expertise in the brewery industry; this was called upon when asked to install one of its exclusive Uragard polyurethane resin floors in a new 120m³ glycol pit for a large brewery company in the south of England. The pit will be used as a catchment bund beneath a new glycol cooling and storage tank installation. The whole job was completed over a ten day period. Our Uragard WR (wall render) resin was…

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  • FeRFA WELCOMES ITS 100TH MEMBER

    FeRFA has just welcomed its 100th company into membership, a real milestone for the association which was formed in 1969 to represent the specialist resin flooring industry. The 100th member is Euro Resin Solutions Ltd (ERS) based in Dorset and with offices in South Wales. The company supplies and installs all types of resin flooring products, including: industrial resin flooring, liquid applied roofing membranes, hygienic wall finishes, car park decking and structural waterproofing systems. The…

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