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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted: Wed, 06 Jul 2016 13:25
One of the company's most unique projects has seen EFS Europe install over 750m2 of artificial grass in London's famous Grosvenor House Hotel. The product was laid within the Park Lane establishment to facilitate the hosting of an indoor summer garden party the marked the end of an £8 million renovation of the hotel's public spaces.
Posted: Mon, 13 Jun 2016 16:37
Despite a huge amount of rainfall over the show weekend, the artist areas at the 2016 Download Festival were kept easily accessible thanks to the temporary pedestrian access paths installed by EFS Europe.
The company installed over 1,100m2 of its specialist Temp-A-Path product to ensure that the artists could move freely between their dressing rooms and the stage regardless of the conditions, and also to ensure that the natural ground was well protected.
Posted: Fri, 19 Feb 2016 12:32
Hex-Road has once again been deployed at the Cardinal Vaughn School playing fields next to Twickenham stadium in order to create vehicular access to the playing fields. The area is used as a temporary car park for major Rugby matches at the venue.
Posted: Mon, 25 Jan 2016 10:57
EFS Europe rolled into London's Alexandra Palace last month to install over 1,500m2 of its Royal Blue Event Cord Carpet for the William Hill World Darts Championship.
Posted: Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:31
Temporary ice rinks have become a popular way for major venues and cities to celebrate the festive season and attract footfall. This year, EFS Europe has had the privilege of working in some fantastic locations for two of the UK's biggest producers of temporary outdoor ice rinks.