On stand H214 of the Homes 2015 show, Flowcrete UK will be demonstrating how its high performance resin flooring solutions are suited to the refurbishment demands of large-scale social housing projects.
The exhibition, taking place at London’s Olympia on 18-19 November, is for social housing industry professionals to discuss the sector’s latest trends, technologies, concerns and opportunities.
Seamless resin flooring is highly advantageous in sizeable residential buildings, as it is easy to clean and has an impermeable finish that won’t absorb unpleasant odours. The robust, long lasting nature of these systems minimises the need for refurbishments or repairs, avoiding these unwanted costs for the building’s operators.
Flowcrete UK’s Managing Director, Kevin Potter, said: “Our social housing range allows landlords to choose flooring materials tailored to specific parts of the building. So, whether it’s a corridor, balcony, reception room or refuse area that is suffering from a failing finish, this comprehensive collection of flooring materials has a fit-for-purpose solution.”
Flowcrete UK has designed this range to minimise disruption to occupants during a refurbishment by using methyl methacrylate (MMA) technology, which speeds up the floor’s rate of cure and thus enables follow-on trades to start work, or residents to return to everyday activity, much sooner than usual.
Flowcrete UK’s social housing range includes Flowfast SHF and Flowfast SHQ for highly trafficked stairwells, corridors and external balconies as well as Naturewalk Pave, a bonded gravel system to replace loose stone and Deckshield Rapide SH which creates bright, anti-slip floors in back of house areas.
Architects attending Homes 2015 can also find out about Flowcrete UK’s recently launched RIBA accredited CPD seminar ‘Renovating Communal Areas for Social Housing’, which explores why floors in such environments typically fail and analyses the finishes available to the sector.