The Police Federation of England and Wales is a staff association that represents 131,000 police officers, through to the rank of Inspector. The headquarters of the establishment, based in Leatherhead, Surrey, is a state of the art complex which is also used as a training and conference centre as well as providing high standard hotel accommodation.
The Federation which was built nearly five years ago has a large catering facility which was fitted with a safety vinyl floor finish. Over the years the busy kitchen environment had caused the seams to crack and lift and therefore posed a Health and Safety risk. The Health and Safety department advised the Federation to refurbish their catering facilities to ensure the catering team were safe whilst at work.
Through recommendations by others, The National Flooring Company were contacted by the Federation to provide a more durable and slip resistant finish. The company, which specialise in the installation of resin flooring solutions have extensive experience within the commercial catering industry and are well aware of the critical time implications that are imposed on these types of installation. Federation House, the home of the organisation, is a particularly active environment which had little time for refurbishment.
As a result, a quick curing MMA resin with a broadcast of aggregate, for enhanced slip resistance, was specified. The company’s experience and expertise ensured that a systematic approach leading up to and throughout the installation was maintained. As part of the package, The National Flooring Company were asked to remove the existing vinyl and associated latex, a process that can become time consuming if the correct preparation equipment is not used. Investigations prior to the commencement of the installation ensured that the project could be completed within the agreed timescales.
The entire installation, which totalled 119m2 was completed within one weekend and the catering team were ready to resume business as usual on the Monday. The association now have a slip resistant, durable floor that can complement their high standard facilities.
Paul Everett, Facilities Supervisor comments, “ From my initial first enquiry through to the completion of the work and the subsequent customer satisfaction call I found national Flooring to be helpful, knowledgeable and reliable with a professional approach that is above the norm and refreshing to come across. This is a company that has been around for some time and has grown while still retaining the personal approach of a family run business. The MD and founder of the company came to see me and I was impressed with his care and commitment that the product was the most suitable and that the timescale would be adhered to.
The foreman of the team that carried out the work visited prior to commencement to ensure that he was familiar with the site and that there would be no surprises when they came to do the job. The work was started and completed as scheduled with no delays or overrun even though when removing the existing flooring there was found to be issues with the screed that resulted in additional unforeseen remedial work.
I would have no hesitation in recommending National Flooring to any prospective clients.”
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