Reflex beats the clock at Bishop Burtons new sports academy
Over 800 sq. metres of Reflex Activity floor, manufactured by Kährs, was recently installed, within a two-day time frame, at Bishop Burton College’s new Sports Academy. Specified as part of the college’s new£25m campus development programme, all flooring was laid by Reflex Sports, for main contractor Geo Houlton, in a quarter of the time allocated. Speed and accuracy was facilitated by Kährs unique ‘all-in-one’ sports floor design, which features integral shock-absorption and reinforcement properties, Kährs glueless Woodloc® 5S joint and a durable prefinish. During installation, Reflex Activity floor was installed directly onto the sub-floor, throughout the new sports hall, without the need for additional battens and fittings.
The facility was heated utilising an under-floor hot water system set within the screed. Woodloc® enabled the floor to be laid accurately and 50% more quickly than a traditional sports floor, whilst also removing the risk of gapping associated with many glue joins. Meanwhile, the product’s satin lacquered surface eliminated the need for sanding and sealing onsite, further reducing installation time. Additional Kährs flooring was also installed within the College’s new Dance Studio.