Durham university required a durable floor for a busy research facility that could withstand high levels of footfall.
Health and safety is a key consideration for educational environments which highlighted the need for a floor that is aligned to fulfil current university health and safety policies to optimise user safety.
We renovated a number of floors within Durham University’s research facility including the Metrology Lab, Optical Lab, Mechanical Workshop and CFA1 Lab. The floor areas were carefully prepped by means of diamond grinding; a method that achieves a smooth finish and guarantees optimal results prior to the application of the specified epoxy flooring system.
The specified flooring system involved the application of Altro Proof™ Primer and Altro Crete 4mm slip-resistant (formerly known as AltroFlow PUM Excel) in the colour Zinc to form a smooth heavy duty surface, achieving a matt floor finish with extra durability.
Following the installation of the flooring system, all expansion joints were cut back through and filled with AltroExpand™ which was used in conjunction with the system to protect joints from damage and erosion.
We worked closely with the project manager to carefully plan our program of work. Through doing this, we were granted full access to the site to carry out the flooring preparation and installation works without other trades on site. It was imperative our contract manager and flooring operative team worked together to safeguard a smooth, quality and timely site handover.