Newcastle Food Factory
Before we could look intothe floor we first had to remedy the difference in floor levels between the old building and the new one, to solve this problem our team saw cut around the perimeter of where the buildings join using a Hilti-floor saw. We thensuppliedResdev Pumabulk at around 40mm to create a level floor finish between the two units so that wecould then apply the desired flooring system.
Great work from our team ensuring the fine detail between both colors in the door threshold.
This image shows the floor before works commenced.
Once the floorbetween the two buildingswas level and the Pumabulk had cured, we prepared the whole floor are by the use of a three-phase mechanical diamond grinding machine with a three-phase vacuum attachment to keep dust to a minimal. Next weapplied Resdev Pumaprime DPM with a scatter of Resdev Pumagrip aggregate to provide a damp proof membrane and to give a mechanical key for the following system to adhere to.
This image gives an idea of the challenge we face withthe drainage situation. Working with our partners OFS Ltd created a custom stainless steel drainage solution tailored to the clients specific needs.
Our team here are priming the area before application of the 6mm polyurethane screed.
Next we installed the 6mm polyurethane screed at a nominal thickness of 6mm, this system is hand laid by a steel float trowel and provides chemical, impact and slip resistance making it the perfect system for a food environment.Our team would return a couple of days later tofirstinstall a 100mm resin cove to providea seamless floorto prevent the growth of bacteriaand to give an aesthically pleasing finished project, the coving is finished to a stainless steel trim that we install by mechanical fixing with a mastic seal.Second we would install a flexible resinjointing compound around the drains to provide a flexible buffer between the resin finish and the stainless steel to minimise any possibilty of cracks appearing
At the top of them image you can see the drainage supplied, this is the same area ofthe floor shown in the top image on the previous page, a great job completed by our team.
This action shotshows the system beinglaid by our team.Polyurethane screedcan allow for foot trafficin 24hoursmeaningthe client cancontinue operations. The system achieves full chemical cure in 7 days.
A great job completed by our team leaving the client happy. Job done
The attention to detail shown by our team was tremendous, as you can see from the coving detail and the attention paid to the base of the sinks
“Fantastic work from Optimum from start to finish, delivered exactly what they promised and with no setbacks.”
– Adrian Clewes (Facilities Manager)