Once again the FeRFA Best Practice Awards have highlighted and celebrated the best projects and innovation that the resin flooring industry has to offer.
The gala Awards dinner, hosted by world cup-winning former rugby player Kyran Bracken, took place at The St Johns Hotel, Solihull, on Friday 23 November and saw awards presented in five different categories, recognising the workmanship, innovation and commitment to quality shown by FeRFA member companies.
IRL & Remmers were awarded Small Industrial Project of the Year, sponsored by Boud Minerals. The project was at a Precision Engineering Company where the floor was transformed from a tired-looking space into a newly refurbished workshop area and walkway colour-matched by in-pail tainting. The project was completed within 72 hours causing minimum disruption, meaning the client was able to showcase their facilities to a potential high-profile customer. The product used was Remmers Epoxy Flex PH.
This project best highlights not only our skills in providing precision line marking but also the ability to prioritise our resources in order to meet the Clients deadline. This has always been our ethos and is clearly one of the reasons our Clients come back to us time after time. The full case study can be viewed here
In the testimonial from the Client they commented on how they did not know we had been in yet the workplace had been transformed.
We take pride in the fact that we are able to offer a comprehensive range of services and solutions throughout the Group. Every project is different but what is the same every time is IRL’s expertise and attention to detail enabling us to carry out our work to the highest possible standard with a minimum of upheaval for our clients.
The FeRFA Awards Dinner was celebrated in style again this year at the famous Belfry Hotel.
IRL together with Sika were awarded the Large Industrial Project of the year award for BMW Oxford
Each year FeRFA members showcase their projects that demonstrate the versatility and wide range of applications for resin flooring as well as their innovation and ingenuity in overcoming the challenges that some projects present. As usual the judges were impressed with the quality and variety of the projects presented, the excellent quality of all the award submissions and the diversity of resin flooring applications, across different sectors from schools to hospitals, prestigious small renovations to traditional industrial flooring, gives clear evidence of the growing markets and new opportunities for resin flooring systems.
In addition to showcasing the range of top quality resin flooring projects undertaken by FeRFA members, the submissions showed members’ continuing commitment to health and safety, training, environmental responsibility and sustainability.
With three areas starting simultaneously on the Saturday and to be completed by the Thursday. Our submission involved the installation of flooring across a huge 3,710m2, area, a task that had to be completed in just six days. This project demonstrated that despite the challenges we as contractors faced to complete the huge project within the strict timeframe, thanks to the skills and experience of our on-site teams and the excellent working relationship we enjoy with the flooring manufacturer (Sika) and client, we made possible, the seemingly impossible.
In the testimonial from the Senior Engineer, IRL was praised for its safe working procedures and attention to detail within the RAMS. IRL’s expertise is not only in the application of the resin flooring. Its contracts management, which helped complete this mammoth application in three simultaneous areas in just five days, is testament to the skillset of IRL’s on-site teams. We are proud to employ, invest and train our workforce to FeRFA standards.
It was a pleasure to receive this award recently when our team was thanked for all our efforts in perfectly delivering the project.
We were praised for our relationship with the Client and design Team for completing the project on time with zero defects.
High praise indeed and well received by our team.
IRL Group are proud to be working with Kier Construction on potentially the largest Sports Hall in Europe.
Opening in September 2016, the new £40m David Ross Sports Village will create an outstanding, inspirational and accessible sports infrastructure for all.
The new complex will enable the university to increase participation in sports at all levels and provide the support people need to develop and excel, whether you're a casual player or an elite athlete.
The new facility will include:
Six glass and one all-glass squash courts
20 Badminton courts
60m indoor sprint track
Human Performance Unit: Hydrotherapy pool and a cold plunge pool
12m climbing wall
Martial arts dojo
Table tennis, archery and fencing spaces
Three dance studios
Snooker and pool room
200-station fitness suite
The complex will connect our existing 25m Swimming pool, rubber crumb and sand dressed pitch.
Dan Tilley, Director of Sport said: “We want to encourage people of all abilities to get involved in sport and activity, with the chance to train alongside some of the country’s leading athletes”.
The new facility is being generously supported by Nottingham Law alumnus and Carphone Warehouse founder David Ross.
The IRL Group are delighted to announce Stuart Smith has recently joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director.
Stuart has extensive experience working with owner managed SMEs, largely in manufacturing and engineering businesses and now works as
both a Non-Executive Director and a part time Finance Director for businesses across the Midlands. With his accounting background and extensive experience at Board level Stuart is able to advise companies on business planning and strategic development as well as effective cashflow management, budgetary control and cost efficiencies.
Due to continued growth we require experienced Floor Layers/Screeders.
The candidate will ideally have previous experience in laying Resin Screeds and Coatings Systems within the flooring industry.
Excellent wage rates to reflect candidates experience and standard of work.
Our office is Loughborough based and the position will involve working on sites on a nationwide basis.
Successful candidates must also:-
Hold a valid driving licence
Hold a valid CSCS card
Have relevant contract flooring experience in the commercial and Industrial Sector
Excellent opportunity for those who wish to participate in the future of a progressive organisation and to achieve results by hard work.
To apply, please send your application to:
Or call 01509 217101