SDC Trailers, the UK’s largest trailer manufacturing company, hooked up with leading industrial flooring experts Advanced Flooring Systems (AFS) once again to upgrade a further production area at their Tomebridge headquarters.
The recent engagement with AFS, follows the successful upgrade of another of trailer manufacturers’ production assembly areas. In the latest project, the client once again specified for a similar high build, decorative and anti-slip flooring system to be installed over the 700m2 assembly area.
AFS began the project by preparing the existing concrete substrate using their in-house vacuum shot blaster and single head grinder. This helped remove old contaminants from the floor and helped give the concrete a key base for a new floor system to be applied.
With the concrete prepared, AFS supplied and fitted 2 coats MPM high build epoxy to 12 assembly bays in the production area. The first coat was applied as a primer scratch coat to help fill in holes and cracks in the existing concrete floor.
One of the key requirements for the client was to ensure that the new floor system carried an anti-slip rating of R10. This was necessary due to oil and water being used in the production process; creating a hazardous slippery floor for their workforce. To meet this requirement AFS was able to mix glass bead into the second epoxy coat; helping achieve the required R10 anti-slip rating while not impacting on their floor’s durability.
To help comply with further health and safety legislation, AFS finished the project by installing a different colour system for the pedestrian walkways around the production area.
Photographs from the recent SDC Trailers project can be viewed online.
About Advanced Flooring Systems
Advanced Flooring Systems (AFS) Ltd provide the Irish & UK market with the complete Industrial & Commercial flooring package. Founded in 2007, the company has achieved rapid growth through the completion of many successful past projects throughout Ireland & the UK. Operating in large number of market sectors, AFS provide a range of specialised services including Industrial Flooring, Commercial Flooring, Car Park Deck Waterproofing, Podium Deck Waterproofing, Bund Lining, Surface Preparation, Concrete Repair, Resin Injection and Joint Sealants.
AFS pride themselves in being different from other flooring contractors due to their wealth of industry & technical experience and also by being the approved applicators for Sika, Flowcrete, MC Building Chemicals, Dow & Larsens. This allows AFS to specify the correct system to suit the customer’s requirements – not the suppliers.
Contact AFS to find out more, including how they can help on your next project.