With time being critical, Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service used to face a problematic task to find a hardwearing, slip-resistant floor finish that could be installed with minimal disruption.
The existing epoxy floor, which had been installed just 2 years previously, had become worn and uneven, creating a potential slip hazard.
Following a comprehensive site survey, RESYN specified the Degafloor FB System, the same as previously installed at Amersham fire station. The system, which cures fully within just 2 hours of installation, creates an extremely hard-wearing, impervious and slip-resistant floor finish.
The storage of appliances is extremely important and one of the biggest problems faced by the Fire Service is undertaking refurbishment projects which cause the appliances to be left out of the bays for a long period of time. Due to the quick-curing nature of MMA resins, RESYN was able to carry out the installation in phases over three days. Within just 2 hours of installation, the 13-tonne appliances were driven back into the bays to be stored overnight.
Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service who are in the process of creating a uniform station chose the same finish as previously installed at Amersham Fire station. On each of the bays, tyre runways were installed in black with the remainder of the areas in red. Yellow boxes were then painted on top to act as an easy spot zone to ensure the drivers stop in the correct position.
Rob Spearing of Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue commented, “Until RESYN gave us advice on their flooring products we had been having ongoing problems with trying to identify a floor coating that would prove reliable. RESYN also understood our needs as a Fire Service to keep the appliance bays operational whilst the work was being carried out and worked closely with us to accommodate these needs.”
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