Our client Mulalley are experts in regeneration and refurbishment works, and approached us to work on the first two phases at Provost Estate in Hoxton, East London.
The project is part of ongoing works by the local authority of London Borough of Hackney to improve existing social housing in the city. We were tasked with installing decorative, anti-slip floor coating to communal walkways and staircases within all the housing blocks. This also included repairs and providing new coating to window sills.
To prepare the surfaces, we had to grind the existing underfloor and carry out repairs before being installing the fast-curing Contar Dekor Broadcast system. This flooring includes decorative flakes available in a variety of colours, and the tenants of Provost Estate had the opportunity to choose which colours they preferred. All coving detail and stair risers were coated in a colour to match the resin floor. Our specialists also treated and painted the staircase handrails, and repaired the window sills, coating them with an elastomeric product to match the walkways and staircases. The existing Gradus stair edging had experienced a degree of wear and tear over the years, so to bring the buildings up to contemporary standards and provide a safe environment for residents, we fixed it with anti-slip nosing. As a final touch, we installed a drip detail to the underside of the communal walkways to reduce water ingress and ensure the building would remain in prime condition for years to come.
The project timeline and program were strict, and as residents had to have free access in and out of the buildings, organising the work required constant liaison with the council’s Resident Liaison Officer. With our professional and friendly specialists, inconvenience was kept to a minimum, and we successfully completed another social housing development on time and to budget.