Projects

 

We started off in the wood flooring business and have been successful in getting some quite prestigious work.

Go back about 7 years ago, we done the Parquet floor in the room of excellence in Harrods, around the same time, we done the main hall in The Ulster Hall Belfast, supplying and fitting the audience hall which was a couple of hundred metres but the impressive bit was the total reconstruction of the iconic stepped stage.

We have worked on The Europa in its last major extension with the re flooring of 30 odd rooms plus the flooring of the then new restaurant area.
We done quite a bit for Graham's at the time and we were majorly involved in the extension to The Slieve Donard, they put in numerous new rooms all floored with walnut, a major new gym, which we floored and a state of the art relaxation and treatment area. This was mostly done in wood floors supplied and fitted by ourselves.

In more recent times, mainly due to the down turn here, we moved our attention to England and 2 years ago completed the fit out of the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool, a beautiful old building which was pulled back to the bare shell and totally refitted with all in all around 400sqm of 7 inch smoked and cross cut Oak plank none of it straight forward with a lot of inlays and design features throughout the building.
Our main project last year was the first stage of the refurb of The Liverpool Philharmonic, which involved redoing a large section of the main bar but the main part was the total reconstruction of the iconic stage. We were given the task of taking a bare skeleton and bringing it to a finished product. Not easy as it has one of the most complex mechanical set ups for a stage of this size in Europe!

Wood flooring aside, over the years we broadened our horizons to the safety vinyl market. A specialist field with a lot of different challenges to deal with compared to wood. There are so many different grades, finishes and legal stipulations that come into play for non slip compliance and visibility with in care facilities etc. so we slowly cut our teeth on domestic refurbs, where bathrooms got removed and wet rooms were put in. This was usually to accommodate an elderly family member or a disabled person in the family.

So we moved on from that and over last year, we have done a number of projects for play groups, child care facilities and then moved into doing a rolling improvement scheme with Belfast Central missions. This has involved fitting hundreds of Sqm, all be it in stages through out their various properties.

To add to our repertoire, we have also fitted commercial carpet tiles on occasion and we also do a very good range in tiles. If there are bathroom walls etc needing done in a commercial environment, we would have a team who can handle it! 

The Ulster Hall, Belfast

 The Ulster Hall is one of Belfasts oldest and best known historical buildings. Unfortunately over the years the great hall  had fallen into a bad state and was in need of major surgery. Alot of money was ear marked to bring it back to its  former glory and we were brought in by the main contractor to supply a new floor that was not only beautiful to look at  but that would withstand large numbers of people coming to see the many famous concerts which play here.

We met with architects etc and agreed upon supplying a European Whiteoak 180mm wide Plank Unfinished and then  sanded and lacquered the floor with a very hard wearing varnish specially formulated for high traffic areas.

This was not a straight forward fit, as the centre piece of the ulster hall is the magnificent stepped stage which had to be  floored with the same material. It was well worth the hard work as anyone will agree, it looks amazing and still looks  good 2 years later with countless thousands of people having been through its doors.

 

 

Russborough House, Blessington, Co Wicklow.

 

Russborough House is one of Irelands most famous Stately homes and with centuries of history at stake, it was very  important to get the flooring aspect just right. We were working under very stringent guidelines from the architect and the  republics heritage authorities to make sure the building was using as much reclaimed materials as possible so as to keep  the building as authentic as possible.

There were 2 main products used - a 5 inch by inch pitch pine which was resawn from beams out of an old factory and 6  inch by 3/4 inch whiteoak taken from an old premises in england. There was alot of deliberating over what way it should  be finished and after producing 10 or more samples we settled on a coloued oil for the depth of colour it achieves and then  finished with a clear hard wax oil.

The finished project looked amazing and everyone was in agreement that the floors looked like they always belonged to  the building which is exactly what was trying to be achieved.