Epoxy Staircase in Oxford

Flooring for walkways and staircases

Strong floor surfaces on staircases and walkways are imperative for office buildings, and that’s why the Flowstone team was sub-contracted to carry out resin flooring works for Winvic construction site in Didcot Quarter, Oxfordshire.

The units feature dramatic glazed façades, with contemporary flexible offices to impress staff and visitors alike. The buildings have been designed to be highly sustainable aiming to achieve BREEAM ‘Excellent’ and in accordance with the principles of the ‘Well Building’ standard. As part of the superior design of the units, Didcot Quarter will feature high-quality external finishes and a green pergola to enhance the approach to your entrance and create a more welcoming environment for employees and customers.

Applying epoxy resin to staircases

Flowstone was assigned to complete the staircases on three office block levels: ground level, first-floor level, and plant deck. The staircases were brand new construction and concrete and required final finish resin specification suitable for commercial premises.

Flowstone Client specified high build epoxy coatings in RAL 7035 Light Grey for the stairs and landings, with Black contrasting 55mm nosings to all risers and threads. A coat of DPM primer was to be applied to the new substrate before proceeding with the application of the high build resin.

Flowstone specified Virtus Resins Strongcoat which is two-part, high build, solvent-free epoxy paint in a gloss finish, for the purpose. Strongcoat offers highly durable and easy to maintain the hygienic final finish, which is suitable for high levels of traffic. It is commonly specified in commercial environments requiring practical flooring solutions which will last for many years to come.

Sequence of Works
All floor areas were mechanically prepared by means of diamond grinding and angle grinding to ensure clean key for the new resin paint to adhere to. Flowstone then proceeded to apply a single coat of Flowprime DPM primer. After curing, high build epoxy paint was applied to all areas. The stair risers and threads were then taped out to paint the black contrasting nosings.

Car Park Resurfacing at Addenbrooke' Hospital

Addenbrooke’s Hospital Car Park Re-surfacing

We’re delighted to have been appointed as the specialist preparation contractor to carry out the concrete preparation works to the top and split-level decks of the multi-storey car park at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.

The existing top deck waterproofing to the car park was laid some 15 years earlier and the waterproofing system had exceeded its performance life.  The decks were shot blasted by way of dust captive blasting to remove the existing waterproofing system and top leaving a clean, keyed surface ready for the application of the new waterproofing.  The selected system was Tremco’s car park deck waterproofing system.

Power Plant Flooring

New resin flooring installation and wall coverings at Power Station

In 2016 Flowstone was delighted to complete works at Carrington Power Station – a 880MW combined-cycle gas-fired plant, which was developed on a 23ha site in Manchester. We were contracted to supply and install the resin flooring and wall coverings to a number of areas within the plant, including water treatment buildings, chemical waste storage, and dosing areas.

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Flintshire Bridge

Construction company gets new acid resin floor installation

Flowstone Industrial Flooring Limited was contracted to carry out the floor and wall installation works to John Sisk & Sons Construction. We worked with the client to identify the correct solution and to carry out the installation of an acid-resistant resin floor and wall finishes at the 400KV Converter Station located in Flintshire Bridge, Connah’s Quay in North Wales.

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Resin Floor Anglesey

New resin floor for Marco Cable Management in Anglesey

Flowstone Industrial Flooring Limited was contracted to carry out resin flooring refurbishment works for Marco Cable Management factory based in Llangefni, North Wales. The business, which was set up on Anglesey in 2003, is now part of the Akore group which manufactures steel wire cable trays and uPVC trunking.

Due to the changing market conditions, our Client was relocating from Anglesey to West Bromwich. Before vacating the premises, the Client required the floor to be completely refurbished as part of the final handover, expected to be complete by March 2020.

Job Overview

The work area comprised of approximately 1,633m2 open area, to be complete with anchor bolt repairs, then over-coated with 2 coats of high build epoxy paint in Mid Grey, finished with matching jointing to be installed to approximately 100m.

Warehouse Floor before epoxy resin coating

Specification

Flowstone specified Strongcoat – 2 part high build epoxy paint from Virtus Resins. The colour chosen by the Client was standard Mid Grey in a smooth gloss finish.

Strongcoat is an exceptionally hard-wearing paint most commonly specified in areas requiring resistance against sustained vehicle traffic such as pallet trucks and forklifts and is most commonly installed in factories, warehouses and workshops subject to medium/heavy duty vehicular traffic.
It Is easy to maintain and offers general chemical resistance to a wide range of chemicals and oils.

Challenges

The floor contained a vast number of steel anchor bolts which required repairing prior over-coating the floor. Flowstone team proceeded by cutting off the tops of the anchor bolts, hammering them down below floor level, and then filling in with an appropriate repair product.

Floor once resin had been laid

Sequence of Works

After the repairs of anchor bolts were complete, the floor area was then thoroughly prepared by means of vacuum enclosed shot-blasting and diamond grinding in order to remove old resin paint.

Completed Car Park Floor Finish at Lonza

Lonza Multi Story Car Park Flooring

Specialist contractor Flowstone Industrial Flooring Limited was appointed to apply a car park coatings system to the top deck, the intermediate deck and the stair cores of a newly constructed multi-storey car park. The facility was constructed primarily to provide car parking for the staff at Lonza Biologic’s UK site in Slough.

The car park decks were prepared by way of dust-free, steel captive Shotblasting and the stair cores were prepared using hand-held diamond grinders.

The Tremco Illbruck MMA rapid cure deck waterproofing system was selected due to its high-quality finish and long deck surface life. The system works by binding aggregates and resin together to waterproof the structure and provides an anti-slip surface to minimize the risk of slips or collisions. The methacrylate technology permits traffic after only four hours whereas conventional polyurethanes or epoxy systems may take up to seven days to fully cure. The chemical and fuel resistance of the MMA system is also outstanding.

Special flexible methacrylate technology in combination with fleece is also used for elastomeric waterproofing for vulnerable areas and areas of high movement.

Unlike conventional systems, the MMA technology allows for application even in cold temperatures.

Flowstone was appointed due to our extensive car park deck waterproofing experience and the quality and professionalism of our approach. This is not only evidenced by our extensive history of car park refurbishment but also by our ISO 9001 quality management accreditation and our ability to be able to offer manufacturers backed as well as insurance backed guarantees.

Minesto Assembly Plant in Holyhead

Epoxy floor coating for Manufacturing

Flowstone Industrial Flooring Limited was contracted to carry out epoxy floor coating works for Minesto Ltd brand new Assembly Hall in Holyhead, Anglesey.

Minesto is a marine energy technology developer, founded in 2007 as a spin-off from Swedish aerospace manufacturer Saab. Since then, Minesto has successfully developed its unique Deep Green technology: patented and awarded ocean energy power plant.

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Completed epoxy resin floor at the Boots Factory in Nottingham

Boots Factory gets new epoxy screed floor

Flowstone Industrial Flooring Limited was contracted to carry out floor refurbishment works to a Boots UK Ltd cosmetics packaging hall in Nottingham. operating from a 280-acre site on which important listed buildings sit side by side with state-of-the-art technology in the Nottingham Enterprise Zone. The site was acquired by Boots in 1927 and it is where the anti-inflammatory drug Ibuprofen was invented.

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