The changing rooms were state of the art when installed in the early 1970’s being one of the first to include showers. However they have remained unaltered since this time due to the prohibitive costs of removing and renewing the tiles and the disruption this operation would cause leaving the area looking very unappealing.
The recoating, which included a thorough clean down of the existing tiles and the application of Construction Specialities (C/S) Hygienic Mastic to all internal corners and floor and wall tile joints followed by the application of C/S Wallflex Finish was completed within one week and ready for the start of the 2014/2015 season. The wall tiles were finished in a crisp white including a blue band matching Tranmere’s home colours. The staff at the Club were “over the moon” with the transformation.
Tranmere Manager Rob Edwards commented “I’ve been really impressed by the work carried out by Hankinson Group on our changing room. They have transformed the room into a place that is welcoming to our players and it’s clean, fresh and bright. It’s now a changing room that our players can be proud to use and one where they’ll hopefully be celebrating lots of wins together.”
The additional benefits of the Wallflex Coating System include it being simple to clean with alkaline detergent, it is highly durable with the potential for cracking in the corners eliminated (scrub resistance tested to 4000 + cycles) and it is hygienically secure with anti-microbial properties associated with those required in operating theatres.
The Wallflex Coating is perfect for many other environments including kitchens, toilets, food preparation environments, healthcare facilities and areas of high pedestrian traffic. For areas requiring further durability and increased abrasion/impact resistance, fibreglass reinforcement sheets (light or heavy) can be incorporated into the Wallflex system.
Chief Executive Jeremy Butler said: “ We are delighted to have found a multi-award winning business in our community with the expertise and knowledge to complete the work. It means we are able to give something back to our community and know that many of people who worked on the project are proud Tranmere Rovers supporters.”
Group Chief Executive Stephen Hankinson said: “As a proud Wirral based Company we are delighted to be working with our local team Tranmere Rovers. We love it when our customers are successful and we wish Tranmere every success in the forthcoming season”.