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Value Engineering Key To Sustainable Future At £30 Million Eco Factory

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Value Engineering Key To Sustainable Future At £30 Million Eco Factory

February 08
14:02 2013

Hull flooring firm Lasercroft specify BASF flooring package, with Ucrete UD200 and Mastertop 1325 comfort flooring amongst premium materials and equipment chosen for Kanes Foods new eco factory.

The project, the vision of the late Dr John Randall whom the building is now named after, was overseen by Kanes Engineering Director Clive Champion. At the design stage cheaper alternatives were considered, but any savings to be made were seen as short sighted.

Lasercroft has a proven track record, with many thousands of square metres of UD200 being laid on site over the years, whilst the Mastertop 1325 is expected to far outlast it’s vinyl counterparts and can also be recoated in a simple operation as and when renovation becomes necessary – reducing long term waste and life cycle costs.

The importance of value engineering and sustainable materials was part of Dr Randall’s remit. Long term sustainability of the environment was to be treated as of equal importance to that of the company. This meant that along with state of the art process machinery inside the factory there was a whole host of green features which work, and respect, the surrounding countryside.

Most impressive of the green features is the huge curved green roof, thought to be the largest in the UK which assists in the capture of rainwater to be used within the factory. Other green features include walls constructed of hempcrete blocks and use of geothermal heating.

The scope of work for Lasercroft involved shot blasting concrete bases before laying polymer modified screed to create falls, then laying approximately 4,000m2 of Ucrete UD200 to the production areas. The Amenity areas to which the Mastertop 1325 was applied consisted of numerous smaller areas and corridors, all of which required coved skirting for hygiene reasons.

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