Downham Road, Hackney

Shoreditch UK

A speedy surfacing solution for a time-poor client

Project type: Commercial

Division: Surfacing & Coatings

As part of this large refurbishment contract, we were asked to provide a decorative wearing surface to the main staircase and landings of this property, including the ground floor lobby area, right up to level 4.

The main contractor was behind schedule which meant we were on a very tight schedule to prepare the concrete and install our resin bound aggregate system.

Project type: Commercial

Division: Surfacing & Coatings

The client placed polished steel plates on the concrete stair risers and painted them prior to our arrival. We fixed an aluminium profile to the front of each stair tread and then installed Resin Bound aggregates at 15mm thickness. We used a BBA approved polyurethane UV stable resin to bind a coloured blend of aggregates chosen by the client, then fixed Gradus stair nosings with anti-slip channels in a contrasting colour for DDA compliance. Finally, the finished surfacing was grouted using a clear gel for protection and to create a seal, making the future cleaning and maintenance easier. In order to assist our client and prevent them incurring the costs of handover delay, we completed the project over a weekend, much to their appreciation.

Our client was delighted with our flexibility, can-do approach, dedication and expertise. They were also delighted with the quality of the finish achieved at such high speed. The surface is hardwearing, attractive and compliant with all safety regulations for commercial offices.

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