The striking, landmark building was modern and contemporary in design but the construction was of modular build – a unique method of construction for projects of this type. This brought about difficulties with dampness and preparation as well issues with the application and detailing of ceilings, walls and floors and adjoining sections.
The FeRFA judges chose this as the winning project because of the way the contractor and manufacturer had worked very closely with the client and main contractor to agree a variety of finishes to fit within budget, programme and difficult working conditions. New application techniques were adopted to apply the resin systems as both flooring and vertical applications. Feedback from client is excellent in terms of quality of service received and the quality of the installation which is easy to clean, very durable and looks decorative. From design stage through to handover, a true partnership of client and specialist contractor working together.
CLIENT: Northumbria Police
MAIN CONTRACTOR: Miller Construction Ltd
ARCHITECT: Ryder Architecture
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 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.
Reprotec achieved Investors in People in 2006 and aimed to achieve the new NVQ Level 2 for resin flooring. Five staff members were put forward for this and, commendably, all five gained the qualification in June. In a typical show of commitment to its staff the company has also signed up to the new FeRFA Apprenticeship Scheme and promotes individual employee development. Two staff members have achieved CITB Site Safety Management certificates and all resin flooring operatives have achieved H&S passports for working within the Petro Chemical industry.
This commitment to staff development and training did not go unnoticed and the judges for the awards ceremony felt that Reprotec’s commitment to staff development made them worthy winners of the award. Managing Director John Holmes of Reprotec was delighted that the efforts of the company and its staff did not go unnoticed; “It was an honour to receive this award on behalf of all the Team at Reprotec UK Ltd. It’s great to think our efforts are being recognised Nationally especially as a small Business representing not only our Industry but the North East both of which we are very proud’’.
Food and Drink Production Areas
Reprotec is acknowledged as the leading contractor of specialist resin flooring in the North East of England, with a fully skilled workforce built up over twenty five years. Reprotec have been awarded numerous prestigious accolades by the Resin industry itself.
With a specialist range of polyurethane, epoxy and acrylic resin flooring products and hygienic drainage systems designed specifically for food and drink processing, manufacturing Industries, retail and commercial.
Our access to a proven range of durable resin floor products, including anti-static systems; smooth or with anti-slip profiles, offers high resistance against chemicals. The seamless, resilient resin products have been tested over many years in numerous environments.
Reprotec have a superb reputation in a number of industries and their investment in training, health and safety and a focus on customer care and project after care has led to repeat business from numerous nationwide brands.
Choosing a Resin Floor
Choosing a resin floor to withstand traffic, machinery and equipment whilst complying with health and safety directives can be a daunting task. When planning a resin floor for your food, brewery or beverage processing plant the factors influencing the selection of a flooring system include:
- type and degree of traffic
- temperatures to which flooring will be exposed
- nature and duration of any chemical contact with the floor
- wet or dry service conditions
- slip resistance requirements
- ease of cleaning (including hygiene requirements)
- moisture content of the substrate
- time available for application and cure of the flooring
- prevailing site conditions at time of installation
Choosing a resin floor needs to be done in consultation with the resin contractor, call Reprotec for a full site survey, which will lead to an agreed system choice which is fit for purpose with no nasty surprises in the long term.