Reprotec Deliver for the Royal Mail – Team Valley Maintenance Workshop
Reprotec provides the perfect solution for a worn out painted floor at Royal Mail workshops.
The Royal Mail’s Team Valley maintenance workshops had been painted for many years by the postal staff. Layers of paint had been allowed to build up across the 1000m2 area over the years and was now posing more of a hazard than a benefit. The painted floor was dangerous with uneven areas of missing paint causing trip hazards and oil contaminating the surface was making the concrete slippery. The specification required the removal of the existing coatings and two coats of Tough Epoxy Resin. As the workshops operate on a 24/7 basis with up to 44 tonne loads from vans up to trucks with 6 axles, the project timings were agreed to allow half the area to be completed to allow Royal Mail staff to operate in the other half. Because the noise of the floor preparation works disturbed the staff, it was agreed to commence preparation after 16.00 daily when less personnel were present. This flexible approach was also taken with the application of the type 2 flooring. The second phase was also carried in exactly the same way to ensure the Royal Mail staff could operate without disruption. Value was added by using smart engineering in the vehicle bays. The product was installed black to minimise possible marking where the wheels may spin and adding extra anti-slip to the ramp entrances to allow the vehicles to climb the ramp without the tyres slipping. The final waste figure on the project was 780 kgs of which 100% of the waste was diverted from landfill. Royal Mail are extremely pleased with the project, and further works are to be carried out
A Floor Fit For A King – Theatre Royal – Newcastle
Granted its Royal licence by King George III, the Theatre Royal Newcastle opened on Drury Lane off Mosley Street in 1788 and soon established itself as one of England’s leading theatres. The Grade I Listed Theatre today is both neo-classical monument and cultural engine, with an annual audience of 350,000 and over 400 performances each year. Theatre Royal Newcastle was presented with the ‘My Theatre Matters! UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre’ award in October 2015.
The dance studio had old vinyl sheet flooring that was causing issues with dancing classes. They needed a seamless solution that was able to handle the footfall of a busy dance studio that would also fit in aesthetically with a historic building.
Reprotec UK worked with Altro to find a solution. Altro Flexiflow in Black was specified, as it would provide all the benefits of vinyl and would be a seamless and sustainable flooring.
The project was completed during a student break to prevent disruption. When the vinyl was removed it was discovered the timber floor was also failing. It was decided to overlay the existing plywood sheets with a waterproof plywood sheet, infilling the joints with Altro Flexiflow. Despite the setbacks the floor was successfully installed in time.
All the waste was diverted from landfill in the refurbishment.
Nick Megson from Reprotec said: “No other resin floor can boast Altro’s green credentials. We feel very proud we can install a resin floor that is made from 50% recyclates and divert 100% of the associated project waste from landfill.”
Dawn Taylor, Director of Operations from Newcastle Theatre Royal Trust said: “The refurbishment works look fantastic and to be told the flooring is 100% sustainable is great as we take our commitment to the environment and sustainability very seriously. Actors who use the space are extremely complimentary about the new look and feel of the floor and we are delighted with this response.”
Reprotec was a recipient of an International Corporate Social Responsibility Award at the International CSR Excellence Awards 2015 as they divert 100% of their total waste stream from Landfill. Reprotec use materials from Altro that are manufactured using up to 40% post-consumer recyclates. They were awarded the Small Commercial Project of the Year category at the FeRFA Awards for the installation at Theatre Royal Newcastle
2015 – A year of growth for the Reprotec Group
Happy New Year! As 2016 begins, Reprotec’s Managing Director, John Holmes, reflects on what has been an exciting year for the company and looks forward to what the future holds…
The formation of the Reprotec Group – encompassing Reprotec and Reprotec LLP – has been a pivotal and important development. Growth was also bolstered by new appointments across the business, including the appointment of our Commercial Director, Nick Megson.
As we continue to grow we want to maintain our core values of sustainability, high quality service and products, longevity and staff development throughout the Reprotec Group and we look forward to sharing this journey with our staff and clients through 2016 and beyond…
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Malcolm Carr recognised with long service award
John Holmes, Managing Director, commented;
“I was delighted to present this award to Malcolm. Malcolm came to us as a young Operative and proved himself to be a willing worker. He’s progressed through the ranks and now represents Reprotec on-site at our client Nissan, in Sunderland.
“Malcolm deserves this award, he’s a great character. And when you consider that he came to us as a young person with limited knowledge of the industry, he’s done fantastically well. Malcolm was the first of six employees, we originally put through our first NVQ Level 2 training programme in 2005, and are still with us today.”
“I’d like to thank the company for this award, it’s a pleasure to work here. Reprotec are an innovative company to work for and they invest in developing their staff.”
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Reprotec Win National Award – November 2015
Our sustainable liquid vinyl floor solution for the theatre was recognised in the Small Commercial Project of the Year category at the FeRFA Awards Dinner, held on November 27.
In addition, Reprotec was a finalist in two other categories at the awards: Trainer of the Year and FeRFA Member of the Year.
FeRFA, the Resin Flooring Association, represents companies within the UK’s resin flooring industry and its awards recognise innovation in the industry and showcase the versatility and wide range of applications for resin flooring.
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Global recognition for our sustainability drive
Reprotec’s commitment to delivering sustainable solutions received global recognition last year, at the International CSR Excellence Awards 2015.
Our company won an International Corporate Social Responsibility Award at the awards ceremony, held at the Empire Casino in London’s Leicester Square on June 29.
Reprotec was the first company from the resin floor industry to divert 100 per cent of its waste from landfill, and our ability to create long-lasting flooring solutions, which can be easily refurbished rather than having to be replaced, also contributed to our winning award entry.
Reprotec competed against more than 200 other nominations and was among the winners from the building and construction sector.
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Reprotec – Proud Members of the North East Automotive Alliance
REPROTEC UK Limited of Durham have been industry contractors to the Automotive Sector for many years with the wealth of skills and experience to fully comply with all the current legislation. We are proud to be members of the North East Automotive Alliance.
The North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) is an industry-led cluster group, established to support the economic sustainable growth of the sector in the North East of England.
The NEAA provides a single unified voice to key stakeholder groups and promotes the true value created by the North East Automotive sector.
For over 25 years now Reprotec has always put the customer first. Our commitment extends throughout the company starting at the coal face with professional training to all our site staff to a minimum standard of NVQ 2 in surface preparation and resin application. Training is completed by our own resin association “FeRFA” to the highest standard and Reprotec’s commitment was recognised by the resin association by being awarded “Trainer of the Year” Reprotec’s commitment also extends to our own staff via our membership to “Investors in People” to which Reprotec have been accredited to since 2006. Over the past 25 years Reprotec have extended our service to customers by offering a full Turnkey Service in resin flooring of all kinds, specialist protective coatings, decorating, liquid roofing systems, hygienic wall systems, carpet and vinyl flooring.
Safe contractor was initially developed as a bespoke project for a property management client who wished to outsource the vetting of contractors on its approved list. Interest shown by other clients identified the potential for a standardised system that could be offered to the whole of the company’s client base.
In 1999 Supplyline was born. After further development the product was expanded to provide web based access to its clients and was rebranded as SafeContractor in 2003. It is awarded only to Contractors who can demonstrate the highest levels of Health and Safety systems. Reprotec gained their accreditation in May 2012.
Reprotec UK Ltd and 3M have signed an agreement to accept them as an approved contractor within their national network to install the full range of Liquid Applied Roofing Systems. The network was set up by 3M to ensure that only specialist contractors with the correct skills and experience to be able to meet and maintain the 3M Quality Standards would be accredited. This enables rock solid warranties to be given to the client.
Managing Director, Mr. John Holmes stated “This is a tremendous achievement by Reprotec to have gained this accreditation, as one of only a few companies nationally. This has been achieved by our commitment to continuous improvement, through regular training, quality audits and a committed and dedicated workforce. We have completed many successful projects over a number of years.” It allows Reprotec to add the extensive range of the 3M Skotchkote portfolio of products to their range of specialist products.
Reprotec is delighted to announce it has recently been awarded CHAS and Construction Line pre-qualification status – demonstrating its commitment to sound health and safety practice.
CHAS stands for the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme and is the nationally recognised health and safety pre-qualification system. http://www.chas.gov.uk/ Constructionline is a certified pre-qualification database, used by over 60% of local authorities to reduce duplication and save time and money by encouraging organisations to use a single source for pre-qualification. http://www.constructionline.co.uk With over twenty years experience as an in situ flooring contractor Reprotec offer a diverse range of surface protection services, operating nationally from the company’s Northeast base. Reprotec is able to pass on to its clients the benefit of its extensive expertise within the resin flooring, screeding and surface protection industry, with work undertaken by its trained and qualified operatives.