Sika Comfort Floor® Systems achieve an A+ Green Guide Rating

Sika ComfortFloor® systems, Sikafloor® PS23 and PS24, have become the first resin flooring systems to achieve a manufacturer-specific BRE Green Guide Ratings – attaining an A+ the highest rating available.

The BRE Green Guide to Specification enables users to quickly determine the environmental performance of a wide range of typical UK construction specifications. With a simplified A+ to E ranking system that’s based on Life Cycle Assessment data, the BRE Green Guide enables specifiers and designers to consider comparable systems or materials that will collectively reduce the environmental impact of their buildings.

As part of a comprehensive evaluation process, a BRE representative visited Sika’s two manufacturing sites in Deventer, Netherlands and Stuttgart, Germany to verify the information provided by Sika. After completing detailed assessments and data analysis, the BRE attributed Sika ComfortFloor with the highest possible Green Guide rating – a first for the resin flooring industry.

Dr. Sarah Peake, Product Sustainability Manager, said: “Environmental responsibility is a key consideration for Sika. As such we strongly believe in the holistic approach to sustainability and therefore encourage the use of a full system approach rather than stand-alone assessments of individual products. As the first resin flooring system to achieve an A+ rating this marks an important development for Sika and the resin flooring industry.”

As well as summarising the environmental performance of products, Green Guide ratings can be used to gain points in the Materials section of the BRE’s Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM), which sets the standard for sustainable building design, construction and operation.

“Well done to SIKA for achieving the highest green guide rating with Comfortfloor,” commented Victoria Blake, Associate Director, Sustainable Products, BRE. “Every positive action taken by a manufacturer to reduce the adverse environmental impact of their product drives the market forward, giving specifiers ethical choices and bringing the reality of an environmentally friendly construction sector closer.”

Dedicated to sustainable development, Sika remains committed to pioneering sustainable solutions and achieving this with the lowest impact on resources. As more and more designers and specifiers are demanding flooring with the highest Green Guide ratings, the A+ rating for Sika ComfortFloor will help design teams achieve the highest BREEAM score possible for all project types, minimising the environmental impact of any building.

Expansion for specialist material providers EPMS

EPMS Supplies is expanding with a new depot in Maidstone to serve the South East.

EPMS Supplies – the specialist providers of construction chemicals and concrete repair products from leading manufacturers – is delighted to announce the opening of their long overdue 3rd depot, in Maidstone. Heading the new facility, which covers the busy South Eastern region, is its very experienced depot manager Mark Ashworth.

EPMS prides itself on its friendly reliable service, technical know-how and support services. This along with over 100,000 items held in stock makes them the trusted partner for building companies and contractors. EPMS works closely with only the major specialist major manufacturers, including Sika, Fosroc, Weber, Remmers and BASF, to provide leading brand products that offer the best cost effective solution to you the customer.

For any resin or cementitious flooring requirements please contact Mark on 01622 963000 or visit http://www.epms-supplies.co.uk/

PPC’s new preparation equipment and accessories poster

The Preparation Group has produced a brand new Equipment & Accessories Guide to its full range of accessories, spares and consumables. The Guide comes as a handy A2 poster that can be fixed to the wall.

For material manufacturers and flooring contractors tasked with a project requiring surface preparation, removal or finishing, The Preparation Group has produced a brand new Equipment & Accessories Guide designed as a handy A2 poster that can be fixed to the wall. One side of the poster shows all of the company’s equipment; Shotblasters, Grinders, Planers, Multi-strippers, Hand tools and Industrial Vacuums. The other side is a useful reference to the full range of accessories, spares and consumables suitable for each piece of equipment.

Says Tracey Glew; ‘This is the first time that we have produced a poster that shows all of the spares and accessories that we offer in one place. We hope that it will act as a useful and simple reference tool. Most of our accessories are universal to fit other makes of machines and are available for next day delivery. The guide shows all of the grades, grits and sizes of key items and a contractor with any one of our machines will be able to clearly see the full range of accessories that will fit it. Many of our accessories extend the capabilities of a single piece of equipment, enabling a wider range of tasks to be carried out. For example we have PCD discs to fit Single and Twin Headed Grinders that will remove adhesives and other sticky compounds and we offer SFD discs that will render Scrubber/Dryers capable of complete floor refurbishment. We also stock or can source specialist items that aren’t listed and our technical sales can help with any enquiries.’

A copy of The Preparation Group’s new ‘Equipment & Accessories Guide’ is available by calling +44 (0)1522 561460 or can be downloaded here.

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