FeRFA Awards

 

Happy Birthday to us!

This year sees FeRFA celebrate 50 years as the voice of the resin flooring industry.

The Association came into being in May 1969 as the Federation of Epoxy Resin Formulators and Applicators. After dropping the “Epoxy” in 1980, the name was finally changed to FeRFA in January 1996.

FeRFA currently has over 130 members comprised of manufacturers, contractors and associates and this year we will be very proud to see us pass the 140 mark for graduating NVQ L2 apprentices.

 

 

 

Help us celebrate our 50th birthday in style at the FeRFA Awards 2019!

The FeRFA Annual General Meeting and Awards Dinner 2019 will be held on Friday 29th November at the De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre & Orchard Hotel in Nottingham.

The FeRFA 50th Anniversary Awards Dinner will take place in the Banqueting Suite and promises to be a glittering affair. The large space offers an ideal opportunity to entertain customers, reward staff and enjoy an early festive celebration with friends. FeRFA look forward to welcoming members and their guests in November.

Set in 330 acres of the University of Nottingham’s landscaped parkland just 10 minutes from J25 of the M1, De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre & Orchard Hotel is a stylish and eco-friendly, multi-award-winning venue featuring 202 bedrooms. Guests can enjoy free-parking and free access to the state-of-the-art gym and 25m swimming pool at the University of Nottingham’s brand new David Ross Sports Village. Free, superfast Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

FeRFA has negotiated a special rate at the Orchard Hotel. Please go to the Ticket Booking section on this page for further information.

 

Event Programme

FeRFA Awards Dinner & AGM 2019: Friday 29th November,  De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre & Orchard Hotel, Nottingham

12:30-13:30 Open Networking & Refreshments
13:30 Annual General Meeting
16:00 Annual General Meeting Finish
18:30 Drinks Reception
19:30 Dinner
21:00 Apprentice Graduations & Best Practice Awards
22:30 Music & Dancing
00:30 Carriages

 

 

 

Reverend Richard Coles Confirmed to Host 2019 Awards Dinner!

The Reverend Richard Coles is a broadcaster, writer and Church of England priest.  Known for appearances on everything from Have I Got News For You to Strictly Come Dancing, he first found fame as one half of the 1980s band, The Communards. They enjoyed three UK Top 10 hits, including the biggest-selling single of 1986: Don’t Leave Me This Way.

The multi-talented Richard has turned his hand to acting, penned music for film and TV, served up advice as ‘agony uncle’ on BBC London and won a Sony Gold as presenter of The Mix on Radio 5 live. With a successful media career already established, Richard trained for a priesthood in the Church of England – becoming what could only be described as a ‘very modern’ vicar. He’s competed in MasterChef, won Celebrity Mastermind, and has the distinction of performing “the worst Pasodoble in the history of Strictly Come Dancing”. He also makes time for the odd Songs of Praise special, appearances on QI, This Week and Would I Lie To You?

 

Book Your Tickets Now!

There is no charge to attend the AGM, however booking is essential.

Tickets for the Awards Dinner cost £90 +VAT for individual tickets, reduced to £81 +VAT per person for bookings of 10+ guests. Dress: Black tie.

The closing date for ticket booking is Friday 1st November 2019.

Click here to book your AGM and/or Awards Dinner tickets online.

If you’d like the above booking form in a Word document, please request by emailing secretariat@ferfa.org.uk

Accommodation at the De Vere Orchard Hotel is available at a discounted rate of £109 per double room and £99 per single room including breakfast and VAT.  To take advantage of this rate please book direct with De Vere Orchard Hotel by 18th October by calling 0115 697 8175 (quoting FeRFA 2911).

 

BEST PRACTICE AWARDS SHORTLIST

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 29th 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

Resistance to abrasion was essential to this Boeing production facility in Sheffield.  A comprehensive flooring specification was provided using Mapefloor i 302 SL in order to ensure a durable and seamless system for both walkways and production areas in the company’s specified colour, RAL 5003.  This project merges matchless design with high quality installation to provide a distinct and superior finish.

Products: Mapefloor i 302 SL (FeRFA Type 3)

EAST COAST FLOORING & REMMERS UK

Project: Cambridge Medical Robotics

The ESD protection area for robot construction and storage had a high degree of technical requirement as well as requiring 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 can benefit the marketplace and designers alike.

Products: Remmers ESD 3K (FeRFA Type 5) & Remmers PU Deco Color with PUR Aqua Color Top M (FeRFA Type 5)

 

 

IRL GROUP & REMMERS UK

Project: Showroom Floor, Matsuura Machinery Ltd

For the refurbishment of this machine tool manufacturing company’s showroom floor, it was vital that the new system had hardwearing, anti-slip properties whilst offering a smooth, seamless finish to showcase the company’s product range in action.  Remmers’ Epoxyflex PH 4mm epoxy self-smoothing system finished with PUR Top M+ was perfect for this.  The system offers 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.

Products: Epoxy ST100, Epoxy Flex PH 4 mm, PUR TOP M & PUR TOP M+ (FeRFA Type 7)

 

 

MILESTONE INDUSTRIAL FLOORING & SHERWIN-WILLIAMS

Project: Rolls Royce Manufacturing

This client set out a very precise set of requirements and parameters for this project due to the numerous consultants and engineers involved in the specification.  Rolls Royce wanted a heavy duty, cleanroom type environment but were concerned about the possibility of particles detaching from the flooring material.  Resuflor VF was chosen as a resin rich system with fine particle size aggregates, able to provide the heavy-duty performance required along with the aesthetic appearance that Rolls Royce were looking for.

Products: Resuprime ST (FeRFA Type 3), Resuflor VF (FeRFA Type 5), Resuscreed 45 & Resutop (FeRFA Type 6)

LARGE INDUSTRIAL PROJECT OF THE YEAR 

SPONSORED BY ACO BUILDING DRAINAGE 

ADVANCED RESIN TECHNOLOGIES LTD (ART) & SHERWIN-WILLIAMS

Project: IPL major facility transformation

ART were approached by IPL 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 from smooth easy to clean surfaces to heavy duty textured slip resistant surfaces which would be resistant to aggressive cleaning processes.  Polyaspartic products were used for line marking and walkway markings due to fast cure and UV stability so that bright colours could be installed which would maintain their brightness and be resilient to matting down and becoming dull over time.

Products: Resuprime MVT (FeRFA Type 3), Resuthane SL23 (FeRFA Type 5), Resuthane TG69 (FeRFA Type 8), Elladur SF, Elladur SW & Elladur LM (FeRFA Type 3)

Project size: 3,600 m2

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.  In addition, the specification was to colour-match the existing demarcation colours as installed in another building.  A high-build epoxy coating was chosen for its suitability for use within an aerospace environment, particularly hangar flooring.  The professional installation was none shedding and did not cause concerns in Foreign Object Debris sensitive areas of operation.

Products: Remmers Epoxy MT100, Epoxy BS 3000 & Epoxy Flex PH (FeRFA Type 3)

Project size: 8,300 m2

LIMEGATE & RESDEV

Project: Big Motoring World

The £14m regeneration of this key industrial location in Peterborough, now the National Vehicle Preparation Centre of Big Motoring World, the largest prestigious used car supermarket in the UK, has created hundreds of opportunities for employment in the area.  The brief was to install a UV resistant, low maintenance system with a 10-year life expectancy.   The RESDEV Deckmaster System ID was chosen because of its performance record, with a moisture tolerant primer and a UV resistant, highly durable and easy to maintain seal coat. The system itself met all the demands of the site, offering excellent chemical, slip and impact resistance making it ideal for use in an area of heavy traffic flow used for car preparation.

Products: Deckmaster System ID 

Project size: 9,700 m2

TPS360 & BASF

Project: Soupreme Foods

Based at a brand-new state of the art 50,000 ft2 allergen free manufacturing facility in Skelmersdale, Soupreme Foods produces a diverse range of plant based private label food products for the retail and foodservice sectors.  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; it provided a lightly textured protective floor finish suitable for applications in wet and dry process environments such as food production.  Ucrete RG was used to protect vertical surfaces including coving, kerbs and the drainage system also installed by TPS360.

Products: BASF Mastertop 1317 & Ucrete RG (FeRFA Type 8)

Project size: 1,300 m2

TPS360 & Flowcrete UK

Project: GWR Long Rock Depot

As part of an £80m commitment to the South West, Great Western Railway constructed a new £20million 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.  Thanks to its high scratch, chemical and abrasion resistance it will retain its visual appeal despite heavy traffic, impacts and chemical spillages.

Products: Peran STB Structure (FeRFA Type 4) & Flowcoat SF41 (FeRFA Type 3)

Project size: 2,000 m2

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 for the client.  The whole project was technically challenging in transitioning the walls into the staircases and in particular, forming a curved channel running alongside the staircase to accommodate bicycle tyres.

Products: Altro Screed Quartz (FeRFA Type 6)

SURTECH & ALTRO

Project: Nandos, Addlestone

The flooring needed to represent the Nandos brand in terms of aesthetics and also 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 to ensure the geometric pattern from the walls was maintained on the floor.  The resin was then installed, and carefully ground and polished to reveal the beautiful design.  In addition to this, tabletops, worktops, wall panels and splashbacks were all pre-formed off site.

Products: Altro Terrazzolite EP (FeRFA Type 7)

VEITCHI INDUSTRIAL FLOORING & DEGAFLOOR

Project: Old Carntyne Church, Glasgow

This project highlights Veitchi Industrial Flooring’s expertise and capabilities when working in a demanding environment.  As a result of being involved from the early stages, Veitchi were able to ensure that the floor was to the correct specification both environmentally and aesthetically and met the client’s high expectations.  This was especially important due to the bigger image of this restoration project which is a C-class building and now the first of its kind in Glasgow giving the building excellent energy efficiency ratings which the flooring system compliments perfectly.

Products: Degafloor Flake (FeRFA Type 4)

ZIRCON FLOORING & SIKA

Project: CNN TV STUDIO, LONDON

CNN is one of the world’s largest TV news networks, heightening the requirement for a floor that looked as good as it performed.  Whilst installing Sika’s anti-static, epoxy resin system, Zircon had to overcome several challenges.  These included manually transferring 30 tonnes of plant and material to the building’s basement, as well as engineering and installing a stainless-steel bund to protect the floor and electrical machinery from ingress.

Products: Sikadur-31 CF Normal, SikaScreed HardTop-60, Sikafloor-161, Sikafloor Level-30, Sikagard-552 W Aquaprimer, Sikafloor Resiplot, Sikafloor-262 AS N, Sikafloor-220W Conductive, Sika Extender T, Sikafloor-264 N Thixo, Sikafloor MultiDur ES-24 ECF & Sikafloor-263 Sl N (FeRFA Type 5)

 

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.  Commissioning of the heating system was ongoing, so atmospheric conditions had to be constantly monitored to ensure the correct levels for application.  Being one of the largest comfort resin flooring projects of the year and the largest Arturo project in the UK to date, it was a very important project for both manufacturer and contractor and it showcases what can be achieved using resins instead of sheet flooring.

Products: Arturo PU2060 (FeRFA Type 5)

Project size: 4,000 m2

MJF GROUP, ALTRO & FLOWCRETE

Project: Emerald Headingley Stadium

This project was initially specified as Altro Screed 5mm Rapicure epoxy screed of which 2000 m2 was applied to toilet areas, concessions and the ground floor concourse within the south stand of the stadium including cove detail.  Deckshield Rapide ED1 system was specified for the Level 1 concourse due to its flexible nature and excellent crack bridging properties.  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.  After many samples were tested, a suitable blend was devised allowing the flooring’s aesthetics to be consistent across the south and north stands of the stadium.

Products: Altro Screed 5mm Rapicure (FeRFA Type 6), Altro Grip (FeRFA Type 4), Deckshield Rapide ED1 (FeRFA Type 4), Flowfast MMA Quartz Classic (FeRFA Type 6), Flowfast Quartz (FeRFA Type 6), Flowcrete PHS (FeRFA Type 1)

Project size: 3,700 m2

SURTECH & ALTRO

Project: 86 Brompton Road

The bespoke nature of the Altro Terrazzolite EP system enabled the client to have the exact colour combination they required (including cast in-situ fish and starfish designs) 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 specific balance between slip resistance and cleanability in this heavy-duty environment.  It was important that the flooring in the kitchen was decorative, as this area is often viewed by clients.  This installation is a wonderful example of the versatility of resin systems and is a fantastic illustration to designers of what may be achieved.

Products: Altro Terrazzolite EP & Altro Screed 4mm Slip Resistant (FeRFA Type 6)

Project size: 260 m2

THELWELL FLOORING & RESDEV

Project: Brighton University MSCP

This Brighton University multi-storey car park project embodies all current good practice in relation to functionality for its users.  A lot of thought and planning went into the location and number of electric charging points positioned on each level and the secure cycle store embodies best practice in functionality of the facility.  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”.

Products: Deckmaster System R, Deckmaster System HFS ID, Deckmaster System HFS UVR & Deckmaster System ID

Project size: >15,000 m2

 

ZIRCON FLOORING & SIKA

Project: ITV TV Studio, Leeds

This was an extremely high-profile, highly pressurised project carried out in challenging circumstances.  It required Zircon’s experience in TV studio floor installation to ensure the programme was completed to the agreed deadline and to the highest specification.  The contractor’s superb relationship with Sika was also key, due to the companies’ collaboration in the development of a waved flooring joint which guaranteed 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.

Products: Sika Floor Joint S, Sikafloor-81 EpoCem, Sikafloor-155 WN, Sikafloor-161, Schonox VD, Schonox FPL Plus, Sikafloor-263 Sl N, Sikafloor-220 W Conductive, Sikafloor-262 AS N, Sikafloor MultiDur ES-24 ECF, Sikadur-31 CF Normal (FeRFA Type 5)

Project size: 788 m2