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ACC Flooring has been helping the real ale to flow for Small World Beers in Yorkshire turning a derelict site into a hygienic new brewery.
Small World Beers is a brand new brewery in the heart of "Last of Summer Wine" country which uses water drawn from a natural spring deep in the heart of Yorkshire to produce the beer. In a small world, ACC Flooring, situated less than 12 miles from the site, was asked to provide a suitable flooring solution at a tired old site. The unit had seen many uses and indeed changes throughout its long life. The site was a bare shell with old concrete floors, a blank canvas on which the owner, Dave Hill, was going to realise the plans for his brewery business. ACC Flooring listened carefully to the client's needs to fully understand his requirements, the business and the budget. A specification was suggested with the support of Altro Floors, utilising no less than twelve products, to meet all the varying needs of the operation. Stainless steel drains were cut into the existing concrete to allow for the polymer modified screed to be laid to falls to facilitate the flow of water into the drains preventing any cross contamination. Altrocrete PU HD, heavy duty, polyurethane screed was used to finish. All process rooms were to be housed in bunded areas where block walls were built and protected with a polyurethane render to fully protect them from the brewing sugars, with Altrocove to ensure a completely hygienic working environment. Even Spike the Hedgehog - the company logo - got in on the act being incorporated into the Brewery Entrance, to invite customers in. A decorative flake system was used for the office and services and slip-resistant, high build coatings were applied to the vehicle off-load areas. All the works were completed with sufficient time to allow all the systems to fully cure prior to installation of the heavy brewing equipment. Due to all the drain excavation works and the need to remove years of old floor coverings a large amount of waste was produced, but ACC's recycling initiative meant that 98% of all the waste was recycled on this project, whilst installing fully sustainable resin flooring solutions that will provide many years of service.
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