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EFS Europe marks fourth year at Victoria Park Remembrance Event

EFS Europe marks fourth year at Victoria Park Remembrance Event

Posted: Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:07

Leicester based event flooring supplier EFS Europe marked its fourth year in a row supplying the city's Victoria Park Remembrance Event.

The 2017 service utilised over 2000m2 (an increase from 1500 m2 last year) of EFS Europe's Temp-A-Path product to create clean and clear access for the invited guests and many hundreds of locals who came to pay their respects. The lightweight plastic flooring also provided a stable base for the 1000 chairs that were set out to accommodate the congregation.

Tags: Temp-A-Path, Event Carpet and Artificial Grass, Historic and Listed Buildings

EFS Europe on hand to help students move in to Nottingham University.

EFS Europe on hand to help students move in to Nottingham University.

Posted: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:15

With the new university semester looming, EFS Europe was on hand at Nottingham University's Clifton Campus to help with the influx of new students.

Major building work meant that access to some of the site's halls of residence was restricted. With hundreds of cars set to descend on the site to deliver the students and their belongings, EFS Europe installed 742m2 of its Hex-Road product to create a 248m long access road.

The Hex-Road was installed by a three-man team in just five hours, who created the road down the side of one of the University's rugby fields. The route was designed to keep traffic flowing in one single direction in order to minimise any on-site traffic build up.

EFS Europe Business Development Manager Jeremy Simpson said:

"This project is a great example of how quick it is to install our products. It also demonstrates how suitable the products are for tight locations that may not be able to cope with large trucks or machinery. Had the client used large sheets of traditional trackway then the peripheral impact would have been far greater."

Tags: Hex Road

BBC's PROMS IN THE PARK 2017

BBC's PROMS IN THE PARK 2017

Posted: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:49

The World's greatest classical music festival, Proms in the Park, has seen EFS Europe install over 2000m2 of temporary pedestrian flooring.

The event was hosted by Michael Ball, with Proms in the Park favourites the BBC Concert Orchestra. Legendary singer-songwriter and The Kinks frontman, Sir Ray Davies headlined this year's event. Sir Ray was joined by leading soloists including bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel, singer and actress Elaine Paige and 1970's sensation Gilbert O'Sullivan, as well as two of the UK's most iconic pop groups; Steps and Texas, who provided early evening entertainment alongside a performance from the cast of Five Guys Named Moe.

The organisers, FestivalRepublic, commissioned EFS Europe to supply 2000m2 of Temp-A-Path for the artist areas, VIP staging areas, pedestrian walkways and toilet areas.

"We're delighted to have increased our work with Festival Republic over the last couple of years and we're particularly proud of how well the product has performed. The legenday 'Proms in the Park' is a significant event in the British summer season and to play a part in it is a great marker for our company." Said Jeremy Simpson, EFS's Business Development Manager.

The one-day festival took place on Saturday 9th September at Hyde Park, with thousands of visitors enjoying an unforgettable evening.

Tags: Temp-A-Path, Festivals

No Slip Ups at Leeds & Reading Festival

No Slip Ups at Leeds & Reading Festival

Posted: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:25

EFS Europe returned to the Reading & Leeds Festivals this year to once again keep the artist and backstage areas clear and accessible.

Headlining the iconic festivals this year were Kasabian, Eminem, Blossoms, Liam Gallagher and Fatboy Slim.

EFS installed over 1,000m2 of its Temp-A-Path to create safe pedestrian access for artists and production staff. The product was deployed around the village of portakabins that are used as dressing rooms, and also to create clear access from those areas to the main stage.

In addition, the Reading site also used a further 100m2 of Temp-A-Path in and around the female toilet areas. EFS Europe also supplied and installed the carpets within all of the artist dressing rooms.

Both festivals have increased the use of EFS Europe's plastic flooring in the last three years, with the product's easy installation by hand giving it the ability to be retrospectively installed once all of the portakabins have been located in position.

Tags: Temp-A-Path, Festivals

EFS create festival themed wedding

EFS create festival themed wedding

Posted: Sat, 26 Aug 2017 11:02

EFS Europe was delighted to help with a wedding with a difference and make the great outdoors accessible for even ladies in heels! The Richardson family contacted us with a little problem… How to convert an arable field into a suitable venue for a series of teepees and their 200 plus guests? After the cornfield was harvested, and with just a week before the wedding, concerns were raised over the condition of the ground, which is when EFS stepped in! An access road was required to the teepees for the wedding guests, catering outlets, generators and toilet blocks. EFS installed their Hex Road, a heavy duty roadway ideal for instant access and car parking at events.

The second part of the brief was to provide a safe, pedestrian friendly, aesthetically pleasing area in front of the teepees for a designated guest area. After being rolled by the farmer, the field was partially covered with 30m x 10m of Temp-A-Path to the front of the teepees and catering outlets. Following installation of the Temp-A-Path, the client decided they wanted the area to resemble an English country garden lawn; EFS then laid their Gadsby 33m pile height Astroturf on top of the Temp-A-Path for a stunning finish. The client then sold on the Astroturf after the event – perfect recycling!

Tags: Temp-A-Path, Event Carpet and Artificial Grass, Marquee and Special Events, Hex Road

Sports Hall Transformation for British Transplant Games

Sports Hall Transformation for British Transplant Games

Posted: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 13:02

EFS Europe Ltd Manufactures 7000m2 of Specifically Designed Translucent Temp-A-Path for the British Transplant Games, Transforming one of Scotland's Largest Indoor Halls into a Stunning Function Room for the Game's Opening & Closing Ceremony

The 40th edition of the Westfield Health British Transplant Games was held in North Lanarkshire from Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th July 2017 with over 1000 competitors taking part.

One of the main facilities being utilised for the "Games" was Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility (RRSF). During the "Games" the full size 3G sports pitch was transformed with EFS's specifically manufactured translucent Temp-A-Path and EFS's royal blue marquee-cord event carpet. The venue was then all set to host the opening ceremony and the celebration event bringing the games to a close. The Temp-A-Path was installed in just 7 hours with the carpet being laid in just 8!

"We did our research, tested some products and Temp-A-Path was the best things for us" said Jim Moffatt, NL Leisure's Business Partnership Manager. "We looked at hiring it, but decided to purchase it and we now have the ability to hire it out to other event organisers in Scotland. The decision to purchase Temp-A-Path has opened up a new market for NL leisure. The purchase of the flooring now allows us to offer both RRSF and its 8000 seated football stadium as new event destinations, transforming traditional sports venues into flexible spaces" he concluded.

The flooring is available for re-hire for many events that are held not only in the central area, but also throughout Scotland. NL Leisure and EFS are working in partnership to offer the flooring to event organisers, local authorities or anyone else who needs it installed by EFS's dedicated team!

EFS's translucent Temp-A-Path has been specifically designed to protect the ground for long periods of time without causing any yellowing or other surface damage to the turf or any artificial grass surfaces. NL Leisure opted for the translucent flooring product to ensure protection of any natural grass areas. Translucent Temp-A-Path is able to do this because of its special design which allows light, water and air to access the grounds underneath it. EFS's trials show that no adverse damage is caused to the grass for a minimum of 30 days.


Following the "Games" EFS staff prepared and removed the flooring, including the carpet, in just 8 hours. The carpet was taken away and recycled and Temp-A-Path stored at a custom built facility constructed on the grounds of RRSF.

EFS has put a dedicated, experienced team in place, in Scotland, ready to install and uplift the flooring, working as and when required by NL Leisure; meaning that going forward, Temp-A-Path is available throughout Scotland.

Tags: Event Carpet and Artificial Grass, Temp-A-Path, Sports Hall Protection, Gymnasiums and Sports Complexes

IRONMAN UK

IRONMAN UK

Posted: Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:02

The organisers of the Ironman UK event in Bolton – now in its 13th year contacted EFS, once again, to provide a safe and secure transfer area from the swimming to cycling stages. Temp-A-Path was installed for this critical element of the event. Following a 2.4 mile open water swim the athletes leave the lake and transfer to their bikes for a 112 mile cycle ride followed by a full marathon! So it was vital that the transition area was made safe under foot when covered in water with athletes "sprinting" over it. Over 200m² of Temp-A-Path was installed by the team to create a safe and secure under foot surface from the lakeside to the transition area. This extreme sporting event attracted around 2000 athletes from around the globe. Frenchman, Cyril Viennot, won the race for the men whilst in the women's Lucy Gossage, 6 x Ironman champion won again. Jeremy Simpson – Business Development Manager of EFS commented: "With such a demanding high profile athletic event, we knew that it was vital for our product to stand up to the critical demands of the terrain and weather conditions. We were delighted to be involved and to see great performances from these talented athletes."

Tags: Temp-A-Path, Marquee and Special Events

Nottingham University - Sports Hall Transformation!

Nottingham University - Sports Hall Transformation!

Posted: Mon, 17 Jul 2017 11:12

The brand new £40 million David Ross Sports Village has recently opened its doors to offer inspirational and accessible sports provision for all. The facilities include 4 large sports halls. EFS Europe has been commissioned to manufacture a specialist carpeting solution specifically designed for sports hall protection 'EFS Club Carpet'. 3872m2 of carpet has been manufactured to specifically cut lengths for rapid installation and simple 'uplift & store' for each of the sports halls.

The EFS Club carpet allows the venue to be used for alternative events, aside from sports, to maximise the venues functionality and profitability.

Tags: Event Carpet and Artificial Grass, Sports Hall Protection

Crick Boat Show - Britain's Biggest Inland Waterways Festival

Crick Boat Show - Britain's Biggest Inland Waterways Festival

Posted: Wed, 05 Jul 2017 12:05

Britain's biggest inland waterways festival had a record attendance this year, showcasing everything imaginable for all lovers of Britain's waterways! A marina full of boats, over 290 exhibitors, live music, food, 26,000 visitors, lots of dogs, and more!

EFS Europe was commissioned by the event organiser to floor 2 of the main event marquees with anti-slip Temp-A-Path. 740m2 of flooring was supplied between the 2 marquees including the main VIP arena.

Tags: Temp-A-Path, Exhibitions and Trade Shows

PLANTWORX - A huge event for worldwide construction equipment manufacturers attracting over 14,000 visitors

PLANTWORX - A huge event for worldwide construction equipment manufacturers attracting over 14,000 visitors

Posted: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 11:36

Plantworx is the UK's dedicated working construction event with a showcase of Plant, Tools, Equipment & Services. The biennial Plantworx event is a massive product exhibition for worldwide construction equipment manufacturers introducing some of the latest plant and technology to the UK construction industry.

The event attracted over 340 exhibitors and more than 14,000 visitors over a 3 day period in June. New for Plantworx 2017 was 'The Hub'; an event arena located in the heart of the show. EFS were contracted by the event organisers to supply Temp-A-Path to the outside area of the Hub.

Tags: Temp-A-Path, Marquee and Special Events, Stadium and Arena Events

Wychwood Family Festival 2017

Wychwood Family Festival 2017

Posted: Fri, 02 Jun 2017 10:38

Wychwood Festival once again delighted crowds, and welcomed all ages to celebrate a weekend of fun and music.

The 13th annual Wychwood Festival came to a climatic close as The Levellers entertained thousands of eager revellers. Other highlights included The Buzzcocks enjoying the rain for a roudy singalong, whilst OMD with their perfect performance, proved they're just as relevant now as ever.

Further highlights included Billy Bragg on the Main Stage, and up-and-comers such as Girli, Let's Eat Grandma and Zac Abel wowing the Big Top crowds.

Working on behalf of Tribe Festivals Ltd, EFS were delighted to, once again, supply their Temp-A-Path Flooring Solution. The annual Wychwood Festival is best known for its family friendly atmosphere and has been nominated Best Family Festival in the UK Festival Awards every year. EFS selected their Temp-A-Path for the event to support the festival's pathways, pedestrian walkways and flooring within the bar areas.

Tags: Temp-A-Path, Wychwood, Marquee and Special Events, Festivals

Holland Park - A Night at the Opera!

Holland Park - A Night at the Opera!

Posted: Tue, 09 May 2017 09:36

EFS Europe kicked of its summer season at Holland Park in May for the annual Holland Park Opera.

Tags: Event Carpet and Artificial Grass, Stadium and Arena Events, Marquee and Special Events

2017 William Hill World Darts Championship

2017 William Hill World Darts Championship

Posted: Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:00

EFS Europe rounded off 2016 in some style, installing an impressive 2,400m2 of its Electric Blue Event Cord Carpet in the West Hall of London's Alexandra Palace for the William Hill sponsored PDC World Darts Championship.

Tags: Darts

EFS Europe marks third year at Victoria Park remembrance event

EFS Europe marks third year at Victoria Park remembrance event

Posted: Mon, 14 Nov 2016 14:15

Leicester based event flooring supplier EFS Europe marked its third year in a row supplying the city's Victoria Park remembrance event.

Tags: Event Carpet and Artificial Grass, Temp-A-Path, Historic and Listed Buildings

EFS Europe on hand to help students move in to Nottingham University.

EFS Europe on hand to help students move in to Nottingham University.

Posted: Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:09

With the new university semester looming, EFS Europe was on hand at Nottingham University's Clifton Campus to help with the influx of new students.

Tags: Hex Road, Marquee and Special Events

EFS Europe supports Events and Tents at 2016 School Games

EFS Europe supports Events and Tents at 2016 School Games

Posted: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:37

As the new school year begins, EFS Europe was contracted by Events and Tents to assist with setting up the 2016 School Games at Loughborough University. The 2016 School Games is a multi-sport event for the UK's elite young athletes of school age, featuring 1,600 participants across 12 sporting disciplines.

Tags: Temp-A-Path, Marquee and Special Events, Hex Road, Gymnasiums and Sports Complexes

EFS Europe Returns to Reading & Leeds Festvials

EFS Europe Returns to Reading & Leeds Festvials

Posted: Thu, 01 Sep 2016 12:09

EFS Europe returned to the Reading & Leeds Festivals this year to once again keep the artist and backstage areas clear and accessible.

Tags: Temp-A-Path, Festivals

EFS Europe supplies historic Krishna Speaks event

EFS Europe supplies historic Krishna Speaks event

Posted: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:06

Leicester's Rushey Fields Recreation Ground will once again play host to the historic Krishna Speaks event with the support of EFS Europe.

EFS Europe will supply over 5,000m2 of product to the event, which celebrates Hindu culture and sees followers from all over the world gather to learn, talk and worship the deity Krishna together.

Tags: Event Carpet and Artificial Grass, Temp-A-Path, Marquee and Special Events

EFS Europe at Electric Daisy Carnival 2016

EFS Europe at Electric Daisy Carnival 2016

Posted: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:53

One of the UK's largest dance music events – the Electric Daisy Carnival – has seen EFS Europe install over 1,400m2 of temporary pedestrian flooring.

Temp-A-Path was used exclusively to create a temporary floor within two large scale beer tents, with the product also used to create safe access to the disabled viewing platform in the 'Kinetic Field' main arena.

Tags: Festivals

Lords Cricket Ground deploys Temp-A-Path for England v Sri Lanka Test Match

Lords Cricket Ground deploys Temp-A-Path for England v Sri Lanka Test Match

Posted: Wed, 06 Jul 2016 14:08

With the current phase of re-development at Lords Cricket Ground well underway, EFS Europe was called upon to assist with the temporary grandstand erected for the recent test match between England and Sri Lanka. The project was commissioned to increase the seating capacity of the ground whilst the new Warner Stand is rebuilt.

Tags: Stadium and Arena Events