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VEATU Flooring and UltraFloor complete subfloor project at Colchester campus

VEATU Flooring and UltraFloor have partnered to complete a 1,800sq m subfloor preparation project at Wivenhoe Park, home to Essex University’s Colchester Campus.

Home to 15,000 students, Colchester Campus is the largest of three Essex University sites. Set in 200 acres of beautiful parkland, Wivenhoe Park is a much sought-after destination for Essex University students.

The challenge
Work was required across several locations, including bathrooms, staircases, and corridors, and was due to be completed in numerous phases over a seven-month period.

The solution
Having used UltraFloor materials on a previous job, CFA members, Veatu Flooring, said it knew UltraFloor would be the best to deliver this 1,800sq m project on time, and to the highest standards.

Before work began, UltraFloor’s technical team visited the site to test the subfloor and give recommendations on which products would be best to install the chosen carpet tiles, sheet vinyl, LVT and ceramic tiles.

The first phase started in the central core of the building, beginning in the toilets and shower areas on the ground floor and finishing on the third floor.

Once completed, the Veatu Flooring team moved on to the second phase of the project which involved installing numerous floorcoverings across three floors of the campus as well as installing sheet vinyl and Gradus nosings on two staircases.

Says UltraFloor: ‘To complete the work, Veatu Flooring utilised UltraFloor’s DPM IT damp proof membrane, Feather IT rapid drying finishing compound and Level IT Two multi-purpose smoothing underlayment.

‘DPM IT is a two-component, solvent free epoxy resin system for use as a surface damp proof membrane. Designed to provide protection against subfloor moisture, DPM IT has a pot life of 45-75 minutes, a cure time of five hours and boasts a 98% RH floor moisture tolerance.

‘There are many reasons Level IT Two has become UltraFloor’s most popular floor leveller. Its exceptional flow characteristics make it a very easy material to apply to various subfloors in commercial and domestic flooring projects. Its low odour formulation means this fantastic all-rounder leveller is equally suited to confined areas, proving particularly popular in the education, health and hospitality sectors.’

Continues the company: ‘With a set time of 2.5 hours, Level IT Two can receive bonded floorcoverings after just eight hours, making it an ideal choice for projects with a tight deadline. What’s more, because Level IT Two is available as a two component system, it takes the guesswork out of mixing, reducing site errors and guaranteeing a perfect application every time.’

Veatu Flooring reportedly successfully completed the project and delivered ‘outstanding results on time’. On using UltraFloor, James Martin, contracts manager at Veatu Flooring commented: ‘The products were great. We’ll definitely continue to use them on future projects.’

To find out more about UltraFloor and their range of expert subfloor preparation materials, visit You can contact UltraFloor’s team of flooring experts by using the below details.
01827 254402

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