Case Study – Royal Mail Polished Concrete

Royal Mail Case Study

Brief Description

Quest were asked to tender for works from a main contractor on a project for the royal mail. This involved the removal of existing faulty flooring and the grinding and polishing of the existing slab underneath to HTC Superfloor Platinum standard. Overall, the project totalled 3000m2 of flooring space.

Overview

Once the order was accepted for the project, Quest carried out slip testing and created samples of a polished concrete surface in order to ensure the existing concrete slab on site was suitable for the intended use the end user specified. This was approved, but first Quest had to remove the old vinyl tiles as they were causing major problems for the client such as constant cleaning, issues with maintenance and trip hazards.

This was all carried out on a very strict programme timetable as the whole project was to be completed in a live environment within twelve hour shifts over a ten week period. However, the main issue for Quest was that the client had given restrictions that the work had to be done in blocks of 300m2 per week to avoid disruption to its daily operations.

Despite a tight schedule and a busy site environment, Quest were able to complete the work within the programmed timetable, with the main contractor and end user very happy with the finished floor.

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