Surface preparation – Weber
SAINT-Gobain Weber industrial and commercial flooring products, reportedly designed for speed of application and premium performance, have been used in a major renovation project at Woolley GMC Engineering Co in Coventry.
This British engineering company’s trading success required a rapid factory facility renovation. weberfloor 4655 industry flow rapid industrial screed is said to be responsible for the ultra-fast recovery of the flooring and the creation of a hardwearing safety roadway for fork-lift 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 recent business success required the rapid assembly of additional capacity, necessitating substantial capital investment to bring a new plant online 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 and level surfaces, as well as safety roadways, to meet current standards of efficiency and safety.
Zenith Contract Services of Coventry, an integrated property care contractor, was appointed to handle the renovation and deliver the safety flooring.
Paul Sant of Zenith, who’d worked at the factory some years before, was quickly able to determine that use of weberfloor products would deliver the required result.
‘Clearing damaged surfaces takes hard work and time and thorough preparation is essential for a successful finish. A coat of weberfloor 4716 primer was used to seal the base before we applied weberfloor 4655 industry flow rapid self-smoothing 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,’ says Paul.
weberfloor 4716 primer is a styrene acrylate dispersion primer for preparing most building substrates and is used prior to applying weberfloor 4655 industry flow rapid screed. It’s specially 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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