When Expect Distribution, a leading provider of high quality warehousing and UK distribution services, were looking for a flooring solution for their new £9M flagship central distribution facility at Premier Point in Bradford, Resdev and flooring installation specialists Reprotec came to their aid.
Using products from Resdev’s Puma range of epoxy and polyurethane flooring systems, Durham-based Reprotec UK Limited have provided the ideal long-term answer, prompted by a visit by Ian Walker, head of warehouse operations from Expect Distribution, to a similar installation at a major car manufacturing plant in the North East.
Expect Distribution’s new goods inwards/outwards area measures an impressive 5000m² and, when commissioned, will be one of the busiest distribution bases within the UK. With the demands associated with constant traffic, the company was determined that the floor would meet all projected requirements.
The floor was prepared by means of vacuum blasting before saw-cutting all the strength points. Resdev’s Pumaprime SF, incorporating a silica scatter, was used to prime, seal and bond to the substrate.
An innovative ‘sandwich’ system was then applied using Pumadur SL flow-applied polyurethane flooring with a scatter of Grip 5 aggregate. This bottom layer was then overlaid with two coats of Pumatect high build epoxy coating to encapsulate the hard wearing aggregate, achieving a resilient surface with excellent durability and resistance to impact and abrasion, whilst colour-coding different zones in the process.
The end result has been praised by Expect Distribution. Neil Rushworth, Operations Director, stated, “We are committed to providing the ultimate facility for our customers. Premier Point is intended to be the premier third party logistics distribution base in the area, and the finished floor underlines the levels of quality we aim to attain throughout”.