The development, refurbishment and maintenance of the UK’s social housing stock is a hotly debated topic and one which will be at the forefront of attendee’s minds at this year’s Homes event, taking place at London’s Olympia on 18-19 November.
On stand H214 of the show, the Flowcrete UK team will be demonstrating how our high performance resin flooring solutions are ideally suited to the refurbishment demands of large-scale social housing projects.
The aesthetics, sustainability, longevity, application practicalities and budgetary concerns typical of the social housing market have been taken into account during the formulation of the flooring systems on display during the show. Our social housing range allows landlords to choose 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.
Seamless resin floors are highly advantageous in sizeable residential buildings, as they are easy to clean and have an impermeable finish that won’t absorb unpleasant odours.
The impervious, waterproof nature of Flowcrete UK’s resin flooring range was an important factor for Tower Hamlets when it revitalised its main circulation areas. The chosen finish combined the decorative effects requested by the tenants with the anti-slip, stain resistant, anti-graffiti and waterproof properties the large residential area required.
Fast Cure Resin Floor Refurbishments
Disruption to occupants during flooring refurbishments has been minimised 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.
This fast drying speed was ideal for the Peckham Estate when it undertook a major refurbishment at a number of low cost apartment complexes. As part of the London Borough Council’s commitment to making local homes and neighbourhoods great places to live, all entrances, walkways, stairwells and balconies in the multi-occupancy buildings were given a new, colourful finish
Architects at Homes 2015 can also find out about the 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.
If you would like to find out more about flooring for social housing developments or to discuss a refurbishment project, head to stand H214 of Homes 2015 or click here to download Flowcrete UK’s social housing brochure.