New Automotive Workshop in Coventry

Project Type:
Industrial

Installation Type:
Epoxy Coatings

Finish Type:
FeRFA Type 3

ACC Flooring was asked by a new client to install a high build epoxy coating to their new automotive workshop in Coventry. The 1,215m² floor area was shotblast & diamond edge ground to remove any laitance from the concrete substrate.

The expansion joints were all diamond saw cut & the failed compound raked out prior to the installation of ACC Maintain, a low odour polyurethane concrete which provides excellent durability & impact resistance. Small substrate repairs were also carried out & again ACC Maintain was used to facilitate these repairs.

2 coats ACC HB SF high build epoxy coating in Light Grey was installed to the main floor area. 2 coats of ACC HB SF was applied to the designated bays & once cured demarcation using Altro Resin’s Altro Line high visibility, high gloss, high build epoxy line marking system in RAL 2003 Orange was installed to mark out each bay.

2 coats of Altro Line in RAL 2003 Orange were applied to the EV Bay with ACC HB SF in Dark Grey used to create the demarcation lines around the bay.

ACC HB SF is ideal for workshop, warehouse, storage & general industry locations & with the correct maintenance programme will have a life expectancy of a minimum 7 years.

Altro Line is the perfect solution for identifying isolated areas & spaces & defining pedestrian walkways & zebra crossings.

The project was completed on time despite a tight working window to the delight of the client.

   

GWR Long Rock Traction Maintenance Depot gets up to speed

The Long Rock Depot, Penzance project formed part of the larger Great Western Railway enhancement scheme to improve the sleeper train service between Cornwall and London.

As part of the improvement scheme, GWR constructed a new £20million depot at Long Rock in addition to redeveloping the existing facility, and TPS360 were fortunate to have played an integral role in each phase.  Assisting with the specification and planning of the works alongside many other trades on a very tight programme, we worked closely with the client, offering and providing guidance and advice every step of the way.

To help reduce project development costs and to accelerate project delivery times, our in-house surface preparation team and state of the art diamond grinding equipment were utilised.  The remote-controlled machines significantly simplified the work and extended the grinding time per day, together with our dust extractor systems that are equipped with high performance integrated pre-separators that remove up to 95% of dust created in the grinding process – making it virtually dust free and improving the working environment for not only our staff but also for the client and other contractors working on-site assisting in the meeting of the tight timescales in place as part of the project plan.

Products Used

FeRFA Type 4 – Flowcrete Peran STB Structure
FeRFA Type 3 – Flowcoat SF41

Based in South Wales and Tamworth, with easy access to the whole of the UK.

TPS360 are a specialist industrial and commercial flooring and coatings contractor specialising in all types of resin flooring systems, polished concrete and specialist levelling and decorative screeds. We’ve been trading for more than 12 years and have over 75 years combined industry experience within the management team. With our expertise, knowledge and portfolio we will have a solution to your flooring needs.

Get in touch

03450 268780 – Select Option 2 for our Wales and West Sales Team, and Option 3 for our Midlands Sales Team.

info@tps360.co.uk

CJ Surfaces Ltd

All aspects of floor preparation including diamond grinding and floor planning. Installation of industrial sub-floors including polymer modified screeds, flowing liquid screeds and rapid cure Polyurethane screeds. Installation of high performance resin systems such as epoxy and PU floor coatings, self smoothers, decorative screeds, crack and joint repairs and demarcation and lining. We also undertake installation of drainage and civil works.

Contract Sterilisation Company, Bradford

ACC Flooring was awarded the contract to refurbish a warehouse facility for a leading provider of infection prevention and other procedural products and services who has over 50 worldwide locations. The company offers contract sterilisation, laboratory testing and products and packaging services to medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers.

The 1,700m² area had existing walkways, demarcation and pallet markings but the floor coating was badly worn and damaged in some areas and required a full refurbishment.

It was agreed with the client that to minimise any disruption to the business the installation would be carried out over three visits in a five week period in February and March 2020.

The substrate to the first and second visit was shotblasted due to the openness of the areas enabling full access for the shotblasting machinery. The third visit had to be prepared by hand held diamond grinders due to working close to equipment and the access to the narrow storage aisles. All the existing floor coating and other laitance was removed to provide a clean substrate.

Any damaged areas were made good with ACC Maintain Floor Repair which is a low odour polyurethane concrete applied at a thickness of 5 – 10mm offering durability, impact and abrasion resistance to concrete and polymer modified cementitious screeds.

An epoxy scratchcoat was installed at a nominal thickness of 1mm to over 800m² to the areas in the poorest condition.

The failed jointing compound had been raked out and the expansion joints were diamond saw cut before infilling with ACC Maintain Joint Repair which is a low odour polyurethane concrete specially formulated to repair joint arises in concrete floor slabs.

2 coats of Altro Tect slip resistant, solvent free, high build epoxy coating in Dawn Grey was applied to the Warehouse flooring with Sark Blue to the pedestrian walkways. Altro Tect is available in 27 standard colours and can be used in light to medium duty industrial applications and offers excellent chemical and abrasion resistance in a high gloss finish with ease of cleaning providing a fully sealed surface.

The walkways were edged with Altro Line solvent free, high build, high visibility line marking system in Safety Yellow which was also utilised to create pallet bays and safety hatchings to doorways and loading bays.

Black and Safety Yellow pedestrian zebra crossings were introduced in Altro Line to enhance the health and safety of both employees and visitors.

Altro Line is ideal for defining walkways and isolated areas and is available in 4 standard colours including Safety Yellow, Safety Red, Black and White and is highly visible due to its high gloss finish.

With a minimum 7 year life expectancy and offering a dust free environment in a key location, Altro Tect and Altro Line are the ideal solution for both refurbishment and new build projects in production areas, general industry, warehousing and storage.

The client was delighted with the transformation and the project was completed with the minimal downtime to the business.

Treatment Plant, Clitheroe

A major UK provider of environmental services asked ACC Flooring Ltd to deliver a solution for their internal sump and drainage channel and an external tank area. The sump and channel were both in a very poor condition caused by the aggressive chemicals which over time has eaten away at the linings.

Both areas were mechanically prepared to remove any laitance. A polymer modified screed was then installed to line the sump base and walls and laid to falls to the channel so that any liquid ran into the sump. The channel was then protected with marine ply to allow the polymer modified screed to cure. The advantages of a polymer modified screed over a traditional sand and cement screed include minimising shrinkage and cracking, improved flexural strength and reduced permeability.

A heavy duty polyurethane screed @ 6mm was applied to the sump walls and base and the channel sides and base. A heavy duty polyurethane screed benefits from providing a seamless finish which is non-tainting with durability, impact and very high chemical resistance properties. The product is resistant to a wide range of commonly used chemicals such as concentrated citric acids, 50% acetic acid, lactic acid and common alcohols, in addition to wide range of inorganic acids, fuels, hydraulic oils, mineral oils and solvents.

A finishing coat of a solvent based UV stable polyurethane coating was applied throughout the installation to give additional protection and enhanced chemical resistance. The product can be applied by brush, short nap roller or spray and is available in a gloss, silk or matt finish.

After further preparation, a seamless polyurethane mortar for vertical surfaces and radius cove was applied to both the tank face and the perimeter walls. This product benefits from providing a wide chemical resistance, when sealed and high abrasion resistance in addition to being easy to maintain. A water based polyurethane grout was the used as a seal to complete the installation.

Four concrete plinths were prepared and dressed with a two coats of a high build epoxy coating whilst the small sump was dressed with a heavy duty polyurethane screed.

The work was carried out over a ten day period during the plant shutdown. The client was delighted with the outcome with the installation being completed to the agreed timescale enabling the plant to be re- commissioned on the agreed date.