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Value Engineering Key To Sustainable Future At £30 Million Eco Factory
Hull flooring firm Lasercroft specify BASF flooring package, with Ucrete UD200 and Mastertop 1325 comfort flooring amongst premium materials and equipment chosen for Kanes Foods new eco factory.
Ucrete UD200 had a proven track record, as many hundreds of square metres had been laid on site by Lasercroft over the years and the Mastertop 1325 would not only outlast it’s vinyl counterparts but could also be recoated in a simple operation as and when renovation became necessary – reducing long term waste and life cycle costs.
The importance of value engineering and sustainable materials was all part of Dr Randall’s remit. Long term sustainability of the environment was to be treated as of equal importance to that of the company. This meant that along with state of the art process machinery inside the factory there was a whole host of green features which work, and respect, the surrounding countryside.
Most impressive of the green features is the huge curved green roof, thought to be the largest in the UK and assists in the capture of rainwater which is used within the factory. Other green features include walls constructed of hempcrete blocks and use of geothermal heating.
Lasercroft Director, James Carmichael commented “The level of thought and detail given to the planning of this build has been remarkable. The build has no doubt taken longer because of this, but when every detail is scrupulously looked at there is little wonder. This is what you get working with Clive anyway, but he no doubt felt under even greater pressure to deliver the Doc’s dream.”
The scope of work for Lasercroft involved shot blasting concrete bases before laying polymer modified screed to create falls, and then laying approximately 4,000m2 of Ucrete UD200 to the various production areas. The Amenity areas to which the Mastertop 1325 was applied consisted of numerous smaller areas and corridors, all of which required coved skirting for hygiene reasons.
“Clive wanted the junction of floor and cove to be seamless with nowhere for the dirt to hide” said Mr Carmichael “which proved a little tricky, but we got around that by applying the coves first, then taping up the coves and laying up to them. Both floor and cove where then finished with a final coloured seal coat to bring it all together. Kanes now have 1,300m2 of flooring which is of similar quality to some of the boutiques we have done in London.”
Lasercroft Flooring Ltd.
9 Hedon Road
Kingston Upon Hull
About Lasercroft Flooring Ltd.
Lasercroft are a specialist industrial flooring outfit with extensive knowledge and experience in the specification and application of heavy duty resin flooring systems. Lasercroft have carried out works for many major blue chip companies, key markets for these products being the food, chemical, pharmaceutical and engineering industries. For further information visit www.lasercroft.com.