Responsible for special resin bound projects, Dan is part of our Technical Team and spends most of his time in a ‘shed’ – a shed that many people could only dream of owning!
Since our last “What’s Dan doing?” Blog this is what he’s been working on…
Supporting UEFA EURO 2016
Dan has been preparing for UEFA EURO – not by stocking up the fridge with beer and investing in a 42 inch curved screen TV – but by creating samples representing flags of all countries involved.
We will be running a sweepstake and staff will received the flag sample for the team they have chosen.
Of course the England flag was an extra special creation.
Been to the beach
Dan had to leave his shed for a couple of days and go to Cheltenham to install a 65m² beach theme.
This was created using Almond Marble for the sand and 13 different colour blends of Spectrum Recycled Glass for the sea.
SureSet is ideal for creative paving installations because it is so versatile, we can create bespoke colour blends and the skill of our Installers.
Hand trowel or power trowel?
We currently use both methods for laying our resin bound paving.
Dan has been researching and documenting the difference between laying SureSet by hand and power trowel.
To provide the necessary Slip Resistant Value (SRV) data to planners, clients, and any other stakeholders to ensure that our product meets HSE guidelines and planning criteria, all our surfaces are tested to BS 7976-2:2002.
Resin bound paving compares favourably, and in most cases outperforms, other surfaces such as paving slabs, block paving etc. All of our products achieve a Pendulum Test Value (PTV) greater than 36 in both wet and dry conditions putting it in to the low slip potential category published by the UK Slip Resistance Group (UKSRG).
At the moment we contract out slip testing to a specialist but we are planning to bring this in-house. As part of the process Dan has been slip testing some freshly laid surfaces.
Right now Dan is now taking a well-deserved break and spending some quality time with his family.