Reflex beats the clock at Bishop Burton’s 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 – designed by CAD Associates – all flooring was laid by Reflex Sports, for main contractor George 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 subfloor, throughout the new sports hall, without the need for additional battens and fittings. 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 Reflex flooring was also installed within the College’s new Dance Studio.

Reflex Director Richard Darby commented, “Having installed sprung timber surfaces for a number of years, we are delighted to form a  new partnership with Kährs. As a sports floor installer, time of installation is imperative and it’s crucial that we’re able to deliver great looking, high performing products to meet, and exceed, the expectations of the Architect, Client and Main Contractor. Reflex Activity Floor provided us with an installation that was quick, easy and gave a perfect end result….a seamless sports floor that we wouldn’t hesitate to install in future.”

Available in Beech, Oak Natural and Maple, Reflex Activity Floor, manufactured by Kährs, is fully compliant to DIN and new EU standards and is the official FISAF floor for the World & European Aerobics Championships. For more information, please contact Reflex Sports Ltd on tel. 01932 563138, email or visit