Seeing red - Weber

SAINT-Gobain Weber’s industrial flooring screed weberfloor 4655 industry flow rapid, designed for speed of application and premium performance, has been used in a major renovation project at Woolley GMC Engineering in Coventry.

This British engineering company’s trading success required a rapid factory facility renovation.  weberfloor 4655 industry flow rapid self-smoothing industrial screed is responsible for what’s described as the ultra-fast recovery of the flooring and the creation of a hardwearing safety roadway for forklift truck operations.

Woolley GMC Engineering is a production and prototype engineering company specialising in the machining of heavy castings and forgings for OEM companies in the diesel engine, construction plant, agricultural and architectural ironwork sectors.

Its business success required the rapid assembly of additional capacity, necessitating substantial capital investment to bring a new plant on-line quickly.

In securing and clearing a redundant factory facility, the renovation programme included the complete repair of the exhausted floors. The removal of previous machine installations left a poor and damaged floor and the revised layout required new, level surfaces, as well as safety roadways, to meet current standards of efficiency and safety.

The flooring contractor appointed to handle the renovation and deliver the safety flooring was reportedly quickly able to recommend the application of weberfloor products to deliver the required result.

‘Clearing damaged surfaces takes hard work and time but thorough preparation is essential for a successful finish. A coat of weberfloor 4716 primer was used to seal the base before we applied the weberfloor 4655 industry flow rapid screed for the safety roadway. This is a rapid drying screed and resin base that can take foot traffic in two hours and the final epoxy sealer within 24 hours.’

weberfloor 4716 primer is a styrene acrylate dispersion primer for preparing most building substrates and is used prior to applying the weberfloor 4655 industry flow rapid screed. It’s said to be formulated to increase bond strength, reduce pin-holing and increase the flow of weberfloor screeds, making it easier to achieve a ‘perfect floor finish’.

The Woolley Engineering facility was quickly operational, with new multi-station machining lines rapidly installed, and the 100sq m of safety roadways also quickly in operation.
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