FeRFA E-Newsletter February 2019


NEW MEMBERS - Welcome to Genesis Global Systems Ltd, Koster Aquatecnic Ltd, Flowstone Industrial Flooring Limited and Preptec Equipment Services Ltd
TRAINING NEWS - Updates from February training modules
ASSOCIATE SPOTLIGHT - This month we look at Long Rake Spar, NCC (North West) Ltd and Apollo Construction Solutions
OTHER NEWS - Latest news from the industry
MEMBER NEWS - News stories from FeRFA members
RECYCLING - Are you taking part?
FeRFA MEMBER BENEFITS - Cobra’s bespoke insurance service plus H&S advice and Business Shield from Stallard Kane & Associates

New FeRFA Members

Genesis Global Systems Ltd

Established in 1989 in the ceramic and accessories market, Genesis quickly became a leading brand in the UK and around the world supplying trims, nosings and edging profiles. Genesis have been exporting since 1990 and are now available in over 70 countries, winning the Queens award in the process.  Since then Genesis have diversified the range to cross over into the contract flooring, ceramic and soft flooring tools and more recently entrance matting industries.  Products are promoted via architects, distributors,
retailers, contractors and end users.

7 Ellerbeck Way, Stokesley Business Park, Stokesley, North Yorkshire, TS9 5JZ

www.genesis-gs.com / 01642 713000 

Koster Aquatecnic Ltd

Koster Aquatecnic Ltd distribute and offer technical support within the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland for all products manufactured by Koster Bauchemie AG Germany, with product ranges consisting of the main product groups listed below:

  • Single-Ply Roofing Membranes
  • Structural Waterproofing Systems
  • Resin Flooring, specialising in Moisture Mitigation (Vapour Control) Systems
  • Wetroom tanking and shower tray formers
  • Concrete Repair and Resin Injection

The Mount Sydney, Craig’s Road, Dumfries, DG1 4EU

www.kosteruk.com / 01387 270252


Flowstone Industrial Flooring Limited

Flowstone Industrial Flooring Limited is an independent specialist resin and waterproofing contractor operating for over 20 years.  Flowstone supply and install a range of high performance epoxy resin and polyurethane resin floor, wall and flat roof coatings and car park decking systems.  Flowstone are approved as industrial flooring contractors by the leading resin manufacturers, allowing them to select from a broad range and offer manufacturer-backed system warranties.  Flowstone work hard to ensure their team is suitably qualified and trained for the work undertaken and their continued commitment to Health & Safety is evidenced by their CHAS and Achilles RISQs accreditations.

The Shippon, Faenol, Pentrecely, Ruthin, LL15 2SP

www.flowstonefloors.com www.ukindustrialflooring.co.uk / 01978 790186

Preptec Equipment Services Ltd

Preptec supply a wide range of surface preparation related products and services. The company provides services to many sectors including the industrial flooring, refurbishment and construction industries.  Preptec are main distributors for a number of leading machinery manufacturers and also supply high quality consumables, diamond tooling, spare parts, accessories and equipment repair services.  Preptec also work closely with a number of industry partners providing specialist equipment rental, onsite services and training consultancy solutions.

Unit 4 Stirun Point, Sadler Road, Lincoln, LN6 3RG 

www.preptec.co.uk  / 01522 689573


Resin 20 Complete Resin Screeds & Coves Module

The Resin 20 apprentices spent three days as Resdev’s training facility this month being taught how to lay screeds and create covings. The apprentices had plenty of practical hands-on experience and the group thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to apply materials and gain practice on their trowel work to take those skills into the workplace.

Apprentices in this group are: Thomas Ward (Surtech), Khian Humphreys (Page Industrial Coatings), Gerard McNulty (Reprotec) and Matthew Longthorne (Reprotec).

Resin 21 Complete Seals & Coatings Module

FeRFA trainer Jack Longden led the two-day course at Sika’s training centre, covering types, application techniques and substrate preparation. The second day covered testing slip resistance, waste disposal and environmental considerations, as well as giving the apprentice hands on experience of mixing and applying the materials.

Apprentices in this group are: James Tyers (Reprotec), Daniel Morgan (Central Flooring Services), Carl Byrne (IRL Group) and Jamie Caretr (TPS360).


A one day Upskilling Course took place at TPS360 Ltd this month on Specifiying and Selecting Resin Flooring.

FeRFA’s upskilling programme offers the industry an ongoing programme of training, not just for new employees into the industry, but also established floor layers and contract managers who need to expand their knowledge of changing products and techniques. With this come improvements which allow businesses to become more profitable and successful, and raise quality standards within the industry. The benefits include:

  • Broadening the skill base of individuals and improving work opportunities
  • Improving the scope of work available to the employer
  • Establishing recognition for the industry towards ongoing training of its workforce
  • Keeping up to date with product changes within the industry and the techniques required to meet the changes.

For more information on courses available, click here

FeRFA Apprenticeship & OSAT Schemes

FeRFA are looking at starting a new RESIN apprenticeship scheme at the end of March/early April, along with a SCREEDING apprenticeship, also at the end of March/early April

FeRFA is a CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO) delivering NVQ Level 2 courses for Resin Flooring, Surface Preparation and Floor Screeding (Cementitious) Operatives.  All courses lead to the blue CSCS Skilled Worker card and substantial grant funding is available for eligible CITB levy payers.

FeRFA can help with on-site assessment (OSAT) for experienced operatives; NVQL3 Occupational Supervisory Management and NVQL6 Construction Contracting Operations training.

Spaces are limited so don’t delay!

Please register your interest by calling 07484 075254 or emailing secretariat@ferfa.org.uk

More information about FeRFA training schemes can be found here.



Long Rake Spar Co. Ltd

Long Rake Spar has gained national status as a leading UK supplier of specialist dried aggregates for commercial surfacing.

Our comprehensive Grantex selection of dried aggregate granules is available in various colours and sizes, specifically produced for use in resin-bound and bonded surfacing systems.

With such a variety of projects available within the resin surfacing sector, we ensure stock of multiple products to cater for each eventuality. This ranges from bauxites for highway applications to granite and quartz for driveways, to marbles and fillers for pathways or internal flooring.

All our products are washed, dried, screened and produced to the highest quality to provide functional and aesthetically pleasing finishes for all sectors of the surfacing industry. We are proud to be accredited with ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems as a testament to our commitment to continued quality.

Long Rake Spar ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System



01629 630130


Youlgrave, Nr Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1LW


NCC is a leading materials consultant who specialises in flooring and chemical products for the construction and building industry.
Working in Partnerships with international manufacturers on an exclusive basis, NCC is able to offer solutions to specifiers and contractors, from specification stage through to material supply.

Our exclusive partnerships include:

· CONICA UK – A major Swiss manufacturer and supplier of high-performance resin flooring systems

· Atako Systems – Manufacturer of the highly chemically resistant vinyl ester coatings range ATB 300

· Emseal joint systems – designed to seal all types of construction movement and expansion joints, especially those with difficult wide and/or high movement capability expansion joints.

NCC has been established for over 40 years, and our technical team has extensive experience in the UK’s Specialist Resin Flooring market and will offer comprehensive advice and guidance on the selection and application of resin flooring systems.

01257 266696


Unit 2 Woodside Ackhurst Road Common Bank Chorley PR7 1NH

Apollo Construction Solutions

For over 20 years, internationally recognised construction companies have been trusting Apollo Construction Solutions to manufacture and supply high performance resins, adhesives, sealants and primers. During this time, we have worked with many decorative surfacing companies to ensure that they can offer beautiful hardwearing permeable solutions compliant with SUDs regulations. Apollo’s focus is on innovation, relationship building and staying ahead of market requirements. This allows us to create quality products that solve real-end user issues, whilst providing added-value services, including compliance, technical, logistics and marketing support.

01827 54281


Amington Industrial Estate, Sandy Way,Tamworth, Staffordshire. B77 4DS

Other News

Build UK's simple guide to Brexit

With the UK expected to leave the European Union on 29 March 2019, Build UK has produced a simple guide to help members prepare for Brexit.  A summary of the latest available information can be found here.



New 5% discount exclusively for FeRFA members from PRA on all market reports including the new for 2019 Global Floor Coatings market report.

For further information on what PRA has to offer please follow the link.

Achieving a sustainable built environment: Learning from the leaders

Join Reconomy and Edie on Wednesday 6th March 2019 in their latest webinar to discuss the various challenges and opportunities facing low-carbon, resource-efficient construction.

The informative panel discussion will look at technological changes and advancements and game changing innovations in the construction sector.

Reconomy will be joined by influential keynote speakers from some of the biggest names in construction including Willmott Dixon, the UK Green Build Council and Mace.

Discuss points include:

  • Making sustainable energy generation and consumption a strategic priority
  • Transitioning from extractive industrial models to resource-efficient processes
  • The crucial roles of innovation and collaboration

To register your interest please follow this link.



Resin 19 Assessment
Resin 20 MOD 14: Date TBC Venue: Buildings Adhesive Limited, Stoke on Trent
Resin 21 MOD 12: May 8 – 9 Venue:  Resdev Ltd, Elland

MOD 13: Sept 3 – 5 Venue: TBC

Resin 22 MOD 6 – 9: March 5 – 7 Venue: The Drilling and Sawing Association, Nottingham

MOD 11: May 22 – 23 Venue: Sika, Welwyn Gardens

Prep 9 Assessment
Prep 10 MOD 14: March 5 – 6 at The Preparation Group, Lincoln



FeRFA Technical Committee: Date TBC

FeRFA Council Meeting: 13th March 2019


PU vs Epoxy – What’s the Reason for Different Resins?

The two main types of resin floors are polyurethanes (PU) and epoxies – and understanding which is appropriate for different environments is very important for many construction industry professionals.

Read more 


Precision Engineering Success for IRL Group

IRL were approached by the HSE and Facilities Manager of a local Precision Engineering Company, they had a visit looming from a high profile client and needed to act swiftly.

Read more

IRL Group


Resin floor for new Freestyle Coca-Cola machines at Showcase Cinemas

Monarch recently completed work updating the flooring at Showcase Cinemas in Bristol and Leicester, which have recently introduced their new Coca-Cola Freestyle machines. As you may already know, these machines produce a number of variations of drink flavours, which are part of the much loved Coca-Cola brand.

Read more

Monarch Flooring Services


A laboratory floor at a large pharmaceutical plant has been refurbished with a seamless, impervious surface thanks to Sika.

Read more



The Range choose RESDEV Deckmaster System R

The Range have opened a new store in Plymouth, choosing the RESDEV Deckmaster System R, BSEN1504-2 accredited waterproofing driving surface, for the parking facility.

Read more


IFT involved in landmark Glasgow project

IFT was appointed by the main contractors to install the screeds and resin flooring on the Stow College Refurbishment Project.

Read more

Integrated Flooring  Technologies

FeRFA Recycling Scheme

Are you taking part?

If you are not already submitting your recycling data  please start doing this now to qualify for the recycling logo within your FeRFA website entry.

It is easy to do using the datasheet (if not using Reconomy) – only two figures are needed per month – total weight collected and total weight recycled or recovered. This is information that should be provided by your waste collector. If it isn’t then ask them why not. The spreadsheet includes a graph, automatically generated from your figures – which you can show to prospective clients.

More details on the recycling initiative are here. You can also read Reconomy’s brochure here.

The data shown may be incomplete due to GDPR issues.  Members have been sent consent forms and are urged to return them as soon as possible to ensure that the recycling data reported is as accurate as possible.


Did you know that the Reconomy Portal will give you round-the-clock access to your key waste documentation and data – across all your construction sites? We would like to show you how to gain:

  • control over the waste streams generated on each construction site you manage
  • the ability to create detailed reports on your waste management with ease.

By giving you an in-depth insight into the handling of waste across all your building sites, with dynamically updated information, the Reconomy Portal offers an unrivalled opportunity to gain control over your waste management.

Arrange a free Reconomy Portal demonstration today:  Click here or Call – 0800 834 133


  • Reconomy, can assist you to reduce your total waste management costs, increase your landfill diversion, ensure compliance, under current Environment Agency legislation, maintain consistency and best practice across all sites and back-office functions. Contact 0800 834 133 / 01952 211790
    To see Reconomy’s National Rates for FeRFA members please click on this link.



Cobra Insurance Brokers have partnered with FeRFA for over 10 years, gaining specialist knowledge and an understanding of the protection needed for the resin flooring industry. The new website, designed specifically to support FeRFA members and their business activity is now available at www.ferfainsurance.co.uk. The website covers all aspects of insurance, risk management and guarantees, as well as a client login portal where you can view your policy documents. FeRFA Members can also request free access to a vast library of resource material.

Cobra offer a free insurance health check plus no obligation quotes. Howard Collins can be reached on 07775 888933 or emailed at howard.collins@cobrainsurance.co.uk or visit the website.



FeRFA and COBRA are excited to launch the NEW and EXCLUSIVE facility which gives all your resin floors protection with an INSURANCE BACKED WARRANTY.

The scheme has been set up so that all your customers benefit from the security of an Insurance Backed Warranty once you are signed up. You pay an upfront premium based on your annual turnover and then simply register each resin contract online when completed.

Interested in getting involved? It’s really easy and won’t take long, simply follow the link https://www.ferfainsurance.co.uk/ferfassure/ and complete the online application form or contact Howard on 07779 888399 or howard.collins@cobrainsurance.co.uk.



Stallard Kane Associates Ltd provide a support service to SMEs for both Health & Safety and Employment Law. FeRFA members can access its services for free via the Business Shield – detailed below.

In this edition, Stallard Kane look at requesting annual leave and the management of sub-contractors.

Read Stallard Kane’s Latest Business Shield article here.

BUSINESS SHIELD – free to FeRFA members and ensures you are always up to date! 

SKA understands that busy management teams don’t always have the time to keep up-to-date with changes in workplace legislation and health and safety policies, which is why FeRFA has supplied FeRFA Business Shield as a key member benefit

All FeRFA members have FREE access to the Business Shield service giving you:

  • FREE access to the FeRFA Business Shield online portal
  • FREE and unlimited use of the 24hr hotline
  • FREE one hour review of your daily activity and associated risks
  • FREE one hour review of your existing employment contracts

Further details on the service are available in the brochure here.

All FeRFA members are supplied with a unique username and password for the FeRFA Business Shield and can speak to an advisor to answer any queries that you may have regarding the service.

In the meantime, members can access the advice line on 0345 076 6485.

The dedicated FeRFA Business Shield Account Manager is Barry Nicol, please call him on 07854 938693 for more details.