Dilapidation work is an important consideration for both tenants coming to the end of a lease agreement and landlords preparing to re-market a commercial or industrial building - as for both it can result in costs, prolonged labour, operational downtime and potentially unforeseen expenditure.
The floor of the premises is often an area of concern as it is invariably the part of the building that has weathered the most use and abuse. The floor finish of an industrial site such as a warehouse or factory will have been exposed to impacts from heavy equipment, spillages of corrosive oils, liquids, greases and worse.
And as tenants become increasingly aware of the importance of having a good quality floor surface, it places more emphasis on the landlord to ensure that this area of the site is prepared for the new tenants potential workload. In particular, tenants will be looking for a hard floor that is designed to withstand the impending loads, especially from racking and fork lift trucks.
A solution is required that can minimise costs, cope with the on-site conditions, allow for a rapid return to service and also provide a long lasting, functional finish.
To achieve these criteria, sites undergoing dilapidation work can make use of epoxy resin coatings such as Flowcoat SF41. The robust nature of this system means that it can provide a reliable surface within large-scale manufacturing environments for an extended period of time.
The ability to customise a Flowcoat SF41 finish means that it will not only revitalise the floor surface but it can also add valuable benefits to the site that will make the facility stand out to prospective tenants.
Landlords and tenants can take advantage of the life cycle cost savings of resin floor solutions to minimise maintenance and refurbishment costs in the future. Thanks to the long lasting nature of systems such as Flowcoat SF41 and Flowshield SL, the initial outlay can be divided into many years of reliable service, meaning that costs are reduced over the long term when compared to cheaper but more failure prone alternatives.