FeRFA announces shortlist for 2019 awards
FeRFA recognises excellence in resin flooring by presenting annual awards to celebrate the workmanship, diversity, innovation and commitment to quality and training shown by its members.
The winners will be announced at the FeRFA Awards Dinner on Friday 29 November at the De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre & Orchard Hotel by the host Reverend Richard Coles.
There are five Awards being presented this year for:
- Small Industrial Project of the Year
- Small Commercial Project of the Year
- Large Industrial Project of the Year
- Large Commercial Project of the Year
- Outstanding Contribution to FeRFA (there is no shortlist for this Award)
SMALL INDUSTRIAL PROJECT OF THE YEAR - sponsored by Stallard Kane Associates
4M FLOORS (UK) & MAPEI
Project: Boeing, Sheffield
A comprehensive flooring specification was provided for this Boeing production facility using Mapefloor i 302 SL to ensure a durable and seamless system for walkways and production areas in the company’s specified colour. This project merges matchless design with high quality installation to provide a distinct and superior finish.
EAST COAST FLOORING & REMMERS UK
Project: Cambridge Medical Robotics
The ESD protection area for robot construction and storage required a close on-site partnership between manufacturer and installer. This highly technical installation combined with the conversion of a soft flooring specification to seamless resin flooring demonstrates how a collaborative and innovative approach to resin flooring benefits the marketplace and designers.
IRL GROUP & REMMERS UK
Project: Showroom Floor, Matsuura Machinery Ltd
Remmers’ Epoxyflex PH 4mm epoxy self-smoothing system finished with PUR Top M+ was ideal to provide a tough, flexible, hygienic finish and with the addition of the durable seal coats, the floor now has a tough, satin, anti-slip finish perfect for use as an industrial showroom floor.
MILESTONE INDUSTRIAL FLOORING & SHERWIN-WILLIAMS
Project: Rolls Royce Manufacturing
Rolls Royce wanted a heavy duty, cleanroom type environment with no possibility of particles detaching from the flooring material. Resuflor VF was chosen as a resin rich system with fine particle sizes, able to provide the heavy-duty performance required along with the aesthetic appearance that Rolls Royce were looking for.
LARGE INDUSTRIAL PROJECT OF THE YEAR - sponsored by ACO Building Drainage
ADVANCED RESIN TECHNOLOGIES LTD (ART) & SHERWIN-WILLIAMS
Project: IPL major facility transformation
The brief for this project was to transform an existing logistics facility into a modern food facility with production areas for meats, cold rooms and distribution areas. The flooring products supplied by Sherwin-Williams had the necessary fast cure performance with alternative textures to provide a variety of finishes.
IRL GROUP & REMMERS
Project: RAF New Aircraft Hangar – Project Anvil
The scope of the work was to prepare and apply a resin flooring system with associated demarcation lines to an area of 8300 m2. EpoxyFlex PH has a good resistance to fuel, oil and lubricants and offers spillage protection from Skydrol hydraulic fluid.
LIMEGATE & RESDEV
Project: Big Motoring World
The brief was to install a UV resistant, low maintenance system with a 10-year life expectancy. The RESDEV Deckmaster System ID was chosen due to its performance record, with a moisture tolerant primer and a UV resistant, highly durable and easy to maintain seal coat.
TPS360 & BASF
Project: Soupreme Foods
Resin flooring was specified for this project due to its high-performance characteristics which meet the demanding and wide-ranging requirements for food preparation, treatment and processing environments. BASF MasterTop 1317 heavy duty PU screed was selected for its hardwearing properties and suitability for environments such as food production.
TPS360 & Flowcrete UK
Project: GWR Long Rock Depot
As part of an £80m commitment to the South West, Great Western Railway constructed a new £20 million depot at Long Rock in Penzance in addition to redeveloping the existing facility. Flowcrete Peran STB was selected for its hardwearing yet decorative properties; the matt system consists of coloured quartz granules encapsulated within a clear resin binder.
SMALL COMMERCIAL PROJECT OF THE YEAR - sponsored by COBRA Insurance Brokers
CENTRAL FLOORING SERVICES & ALTRO
Project: Eagle House, Bristol
This is a cycle and personnel entrance to a communal area within the Media building which accommodates over 500 employees. It is subject to wet weather, heavy foot traffic and bicycle wheels so a hard-wearing, seamless epoxy resin quartz system with a modern, industrial look was an ideal choice.
SURTECH & ALTRO
Project: Nandos, Addlestone
This flooring had to be functional with regards to hygiene and slip resistance. Over 400 linear meters of brass trim had to be measured, cut and formed on site. The resin was then installed, and carefully ground and polished to reveal the beautiful design.
VEITCHI INDUSTRIAL FLOORING & DEGAFLOOR
Project: Old Carntyne Church, Glasgow
Veitchi ensured that the floor was to the correct specification environmentally and aesthetically to meet the client’s expectations. This was important due to this restoration project being in a C-class building and the first of its kind in Glasgow, giving the building excellent energy efficiency ratings complementing the flooring system.
ZIRCON FLOORING & SIKA
Project: CNN TV STUDIO, LONDON
CNN is one of the world’s largest TV news networks and required a floor that looked as good as it performed. Whilst installing Sika’s anti-static epoxy resin system, Zircon had to overcome several challenges, including manually transferring 30 tonnes of plant and material to the building’s basement.
LARGE COMMERCIAL PROJECT OF THE YEAR - sponsored by Innoveo
CENTRAL FLOORING SERVICES & ARTURO
Project: Lime Quarter, London
The project is a giant office block with multiple floors, staircases and corridors which took very careful planning to ensure the resin applications were protected. The largest Arturo project in the UK to date, this was a very important project for both manufacturer and contractor and it showcases what can be achieved using resins instead of sheet flooring.
MJF GROUP, ALTRO & FLOWCRETE
Project: Emerald Headingley Stadium
This project was initially specified using Altro products, of which 2000 m2 was applied to toilet areas, concessions and the ground floor concourse within the south stand of the stadium. Deckshield Rapide ED1 system was specified for the Level 1 concourse. Cold weather conditions and increasingly tight time scales required the introduction of Flowcrete’s Flowfast Quartz. However, difficulties in matching the aesthetics of an epoxy system with an MMA resin saw a collaboration with the team mixing Flowcrete’s MMA resin with Altro’s aggregates.
SURTECH & ALTRO
Project: 86 Brompton Road
The bespoke nature of Altro Terrazzolite EP enabled the client to have the exact colour combination they required for the fit-out of this Kensington restaurant. The flooring chosen for the kitchen area was the perfect choice for the client, who wanted to achieve a balance between slip resistance and cleanability.
THELWELL FLOORING & RESDEV
Project: Brighton University MSCP
This Brighton University multi-storey car park project embodies current good practice in relation to functionality. The colour coding and design layout of each level showcases the knowledge and experience used to achieve the quality of finish. The quality of the finishes within the facility have been described as “eye popping”.
ZIRCON FLOORING & SIKA
Project: ITV TV Studio, Leeds
The contractor’s superb relationship with Sika was key, guaranteeing a completely seamless floor whilst delivering an exceptional tolerance level. The resulting floor provided ample proof of Zircon’s ability to go above-and-beyond to deliver Emmerdale studios with a surface fit for a genuine British TV institution.