Crown Paints has put colour and safety at the heart of a partnership with Incommunities Group, one of the largest social housing providers in the UK. Working together they have brightened up the communal areas at the Kennedy House high rise block in Keighley in West Yorkshire, using Crown Paints’ specification and colour expertise.
Crown Trade Timonox can help provide additional time for a building to be safely evacuated, when applied on the walls and ceilings of corridors, stairwells and other communal areas that form part of a circulation area or fire escape route. The high performance formulation works by limiting the oxygen around the flames through the release of non-combustible gases, and by using a formulation that provides a barrier to the flammable paint layers beneath.
Michael Walshaw, Crown Paints Specification Manager explained: “Incommunities were keen to give residents the opportunity to create individual looks for their shared spaces and our colour specialists were able to provide computer aided design images of exactly what the space would look like in a wide variety of colours. “Sometimes it can be difficult for tenants to visualise how it might look, so this took the guesswork out of the equation. Incommunities were able to consult fully with their tenants and ensure they were happy with the outcome.”
Resident, Val Barker, who has lived in Kennedy House for 50 years, praised both the colour service and the results of the makeover. “All the tenants had the chance to have their say and it was good to see the pictures of how it could look so we could decide properly. “The community room looks absolutely lovely, and now we have bright colours in the corridors which we have also chosen ourselves. It’s a really nice place to live.”