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Bury St Edmunds 2012

Bury St Edmunds 2012

Posted: Tue, 27 Nov 2012 17:06

We were delighted to be awarded for the second year running the contract to provide a solution for the 9th annual Christmas Fayre in Bury St Edmunds. The tourist office (part of the borough council), contacted us with regards to protecting the historic lawns and gardens, providing floor areas for stalls and entertainers, whilst working under severe time parameters. Temp-A-Path® was selected as the most practical and versatile product for installation and uplift. In total 1,700m² of the product was installed protecting the grass from pedestrian foot fall and trade stands. The time issues were critical for the council given that the location was within the Abbey walls on the lawns and gardens where no mechanical trucks or forklifts were allowed. The lorry had to be manually unloaded by 6 am, with the stock then transported on pallet trucks across the main road and into the gardens prior to the daily rush hour. For the uplift of Temp-A-Path® , the team started work at 9pm and, with the assistance of floodlights, working through the night they managed to have the return lorry Loaded and sent away by 6am. Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre has non-stop entertainment for three days with many different groups, schools and charities performing. The Christmas Fayre is now famous for its entertainment. With two stages, children’s entertainment and street entertainers, there is something for everyone.

Remembrance Sunday in Leicester

Remembrance Sunday in Leicester

Posted: Wed, 21 Nov 2012

EFS were proud to work, on behalf of the Leicester Mayor’s office to supply and install over 1,000m² of Temp-A-Path® for the remembrance service at the War Memorial in Leicester’s Victoria Park. Following an on site meeting earlier in the year, EFS were able to design the optimum fit for the service and wreath laying. It enabled the best use of Temp-A-Path to be laid within the area provided. Temp-A-Path® was selected from the bidding process as being the most cost effective and flexible product available for this event. The key objectives were to provide a safe platform for the service as well as protecting the memorial gardens and grounds. With over 3,500 participants attending hymns and prayers were sang and said with proud veterans standing shoulder to shoulder with young cadets under a brilliant blue sky to pay their respects to fallen soldiers.

EFS Provides Flooring for the 2012 ATP Tennis Finals

EFS Provides Flooring for the 2012 ATP Tennis Finals

Posted: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 01:32

For the second year running EFS were appointed by Ignite Music & Entertainment Ltd to supply and fit the flooring area within the Player’s Hospitality area at the recent 2012 ATP Tennis Tournament in London’s O2 Arena. This event is the biggest indoor tennis tournament in the world featuring Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray and a wealth of other stars. The project involved laying wood effect vinyl in both the Players lounge and restaurant sections. This technically challenging work involved bonding the vinyl to the plywood flooring and cutting around many pillars to the precise design supplied. The work was completed over 2 days to enable the fit out to take place. Jeremy Simpson – Business Development Manager for EFS commented, ”Following our initial work with Ignite in 2011 it was great to be re-awarded the contact for 2012 for this prestigious tournament and iconic venue. As a company we have grown significantly during our first year and repeat business like this proves that we have the products and service that the market expects and requires.”

Illuminating York

Illuminating York

Posted: Wed, 07 Nov 2012 12:43

Working on behalf of Bright White Ltd, Event Flooring Solutions (EFS) have provided temporary flooring for the Illuminating York Festival. The festival runs Wednesday 31 October until Saturday 3 November. EFS created a working pad for an articulated lorry using 130m² of their Hex Road product along with providing temporary walkways and disabled access areas throughout the museum grounds using 400m² of Temp-A-Path® .  Both products provide ideal safe flooring environments which also providing ideal protection for the grounds themselves. EFS Business Development Manager Jeremy Simpson commented “This is a new project for us and we are delighted that our products were chosen.” He added “This is the start of a busy few months for EFS and we look forward to more diverse opportunities for our product range”. This will be York’s largest Illuminating York Festival yet, with comedian Vic Reeves given a free reign to unleash his absurd and magical creations in the centre of York. Last year’s event saw 60,000 people flock to the festival, and as well as three large scale projections, the botanical gardens will also be brought to magical life using innovative lighting around trees and plants. The York Museum Gardens have been transformed into a ten acre magical wonderland for the return of Illuminating York.  Where the old world meets new, as the hauntingly beautiful ruins of St Mary’s Abbey, the stunning facade of the Yorkshire Museum and part of the City Walls provide the backgrounds to three large scale cutting edge projections.

Future Christmas Markets booked for 2012

Future Christmas Markets booked for 2012

Posted: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:16

Lincoln Market At Lincoln Christmas market last year, we laid over 2,500m² of Temp-A-Path® to protect the grounds within the castle from the high footfall over the 4 days of the event and also critically during the site construction and dis-mantling. Ludlow Fayre We were asked to provide both our Temp-A-Path® and Hex Road products for last years event at Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre in Shropshire. Bury St Edmunds For last years event, we laid 1,400m² of Temp-A-Path® for the stalls and entertainers as well as protecting the historic gardens. Christmas Ice Rinks Our club gel-backed heavy duty carpet is being used at over 30 outdoor Ice Rinks all over the UK this Christmas

Moseley Folk Festival

Posted: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:14

We were approached by the organisers of this 3 day festival to create temporary pedestrian access to the park in South Birmingham. With rain forecast for 2 of the days it was vital to protect the grounds and provide a safe access road.  EFS staff installed 100m² of Temp-A-Path® . The festival featured the return of Echo and the Bunnymen and was a sell out for the 3 days with thousands of delighted festival goers.

Kensington Roof Gardens

Kensington Roof Gardens

Posted: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:14

For a private party at this iconic and unique location on the rooftop of the old Barkers store in High Street Kensington, Evolve Events asked us to supply and fit a white carpet on top of the existing carpeted areas.  Being pure white the carpet also had to be protected after installation and prior to the party to allow contractors to access and work on the party build up. We supplied our White Podium Flat carpet with a polythene protection layer attached; this carpet was then stuck to the existing carpet using our EFS lock lift tape. Access to the location and then to the roof top itself is challenging but we were delighted with the results.

Shambala Festival

Shambala Festival

Posted: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:13

Kambe Events appointed us for the second year to provide and install temporary flooring for the festival site and camping areas at Kelmarsh Hall in Northamptonshire. For general vehicle access both to and around the site we installed 1060m² of Hex Road , this was also used to create a hard standing Bus Park within the grounds of the hall. For the toilets and showers facilities we installed 500m² of Temp-A-Path®  in 6 separate locations around the site. Shambala takes place for 4 days over the Bank Holiday weekend and described by The Independent as "In a nutshell- energetic, playful, bonkers, theatrical, green” we were delighted to be able to assist again and look forward to 2013

De Montfort Hall Floor Protection

De Montfort Hall Floor Protection

Posted: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:13

An additional request for this event from Concert Clinic was to protect the newly laid carpet within the De Montfort Hall.  This carpet costing over £85,000 could not be removed and festival goers were expected to attend events within the auditorium. We recommend our Caterer Floor sheeting as the best option.  The product is hard wearing, flame retardant and easy clean white polythene sheeting which is an ideal economic alternative to vinyl flooring. To cover the carpets in the hall we supplied and installed 3 rolls 2m x 100m which provided complete protection from the mud and day to day dirt.

Summer Sundae in Leicester

Summer Sundae in Leicester

Posted: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:12

Following the success of the 2011 Summer Sundae festival, Concert Clinic asked us to provide our temporary flooring products for the 2012 event.  Based at Leicester’s De Montfort hall this annual show takes place in a variety of themed marquees, main outdoor stage and the hall itself.  Concert Clinic wanted the products to be installed by their own staff and so ease of usage and installation was vital. For the roadways around the site we provided 650m² of Hex Road , this allowed contractors vehicles, event traffic as well as festival goers to move around the site in safety.  Additionally it protected the grounds of the historic hall and parkland from wear and tear. Within the specialist marquees and big top we provided 350m² of Temp-A-Path .  The sheets are easily to manoeuvre and install which assisted the voluntary staff who laid the flooring. Summer Sundae is an annual event in Leicester’s event calendar, held over 4 days and this year it attracted a number of high profile acts – Adam Ant, Ocean Colour Scene and Public Image Ltd.

Graduation Days at Nottingham University

Graduation Days at Nottingham University

Posted: Thu, 06 Sep 2012 19:46

Following many previous years successful protection of the University grounds, we were pleased to be re-awarded the contract for this important annual graduation event. With over 4,000 students a day attending over a 4 week duration we supplied and installed 1,500m² of Hex Road , 750m² of Temp-A-Road and 500m² of Temp-A-Path® . Each of our flexible products was put to good use on the University grounds for protection, parking, roadways and additionally flooring within the support marquees. Following a month’s constant rain the products proved to be the ideal protection for the grounds and to assist with the constant traffic – both pedestrian and vehicles.

Sports Hall Protection at Nottingham University

Sports Hall Protection at Nottingham University

Posted: Thu, 06 Sep 2012 19:46

As part of the Graduation event for the University we were also asked to provide protection for the recently installed sports hall flooring. The brief from the University was to protect the newly installed floor with a suitable carpet barrier onto which seating would be placed.

Tags: Event Carpet and Artificial Grass, Sports Hall Protection

The International Quarrying and Recycling Show 2012, Hillhead

The International Quarrying and Recycling Show 2012, Hillhead

Posted: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 20:25

This bi-annual international exhibition held at Hillhead quarry in Buxton,Derbyshire allows suppliers to the quarrying industry the perfect “Real World” arena to demonstrate and promote their products. This year’s event attracted over 17,000 visitors – a 10% increase on Hillhead 2011, throughout the three days of the show they experienced more live demonstrations and new plant & equipment than ever before, presented by a record 459 exhibitors. We supplied our Temp-A-Path® product in this challenging environment to 14 exhibitors for use on and providing safe access to their stands, additionally the product was used for general hard standing areas.

Eco House at Nottingham University

Eco House at Nottingham University

Posted: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 20:24

The award winning Eco house designed and built by students at the University was given its own unique location within the grounds, following a stint within an exhibition environment. The area chosen was however, within University parkland 133m from the nearest road with an incline of over 22m. To install the modular based house onto its new area would require 4 separate articulated lorry loads and a stable area for a mobile crane to operate. Working with the Estates department we were asked to provide a temporary product which would not only allow access for the crane and associated vehicles but would also protect the grounds beneath. We installed 600m² of Hex Road and Geo Membrane to provide the temporary roadway and working platform. Following a month’s constant rain the products proved to be the ideal protection for the grounds and were quick and easy to install and remove.

Coca Cola Music Festival, Leeds

Coca Cola Music Festival, Leeds

Posted: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 20:24

As part of their sponsorship of the 2012 Olympic Games, Coca Cola arranged a series of outdoor concerts around the UK. These free shows featured diverse acts as Mark Ronson, Emeli Sande, Eliza Doolittle and Dizzee Rascal promoting the games. We were contacted by Leeds council to provide a flooring solution for the site both front of house and also back stage. As both of the areas were to be installed by local staff it was important to provide a simple and easy to use system. For the backstage areas we supplied 100m² of Temp-A-Path® for walkways and for the main area we supplied 600m² of Hex Road with Geo membrane to protect the ground. Both items were installed and removed by The Leeds Council Events Team.

Leeds Metropolitan University

Leeds Metropolitan University

Posted: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 20:24

Given our expertise in providing protective flooring within sports halls we were contacted by Grace and Tailor for the graduation event at Leeds Met.

Tags: Event Carpet and Artificial Grass, Sports Hall Protection

ASDA Temporary Coffee Shop at Leyton for the Olympics

ASDA Temporary Coffee Shop at Leyton for the Olympics

Posted: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 20:23

The ASDA superstore at Leyton in London en-route to the main stadium expanded its offering for the Olympics with a temporary coffee shop. The site close to the stadium in Stratford was the ideal venue for passing visitors to stop and relax. Working with Logistic we were able to supply and the ply wood flooring and also the vinyl finish for this temporary venue. We chose the vinyl finish as the most suitable for both the footfall and ease of cleaning daily.

Swedish House Mafia at the MK Bowl

Swedish House Mafia at the MK Bowl

Posted: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 20:23

Following an urgent request from WAAP services, we supplied and installed 1400m² of Temp-A-Path from our stocks for this exciting music festival. The site had previously been under 2ft of water following severe storms and on receiving the order at 8pm we arrived on site at 8am the following day to install our Temp-A-Path in all of the beer tents.

Latitude Festival

Latitude Festival

Posted: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 20:22

Again we were contacted by WAAP services, the marquees and beer tents had been submerged by the rain and so our Temp-A-Path® stock was requested to make the site safe for festival goers. We supplied and installed 250m² of Temp-A-Path® the next day from our stocks and were able to make the adverse ground conditions usable for both the beer tent suppliers and festival goers alike.

Larmer Tree

Posted: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 20:22

Based within the Larmer Tree Garden near Salisbury this event has been running for over 20 years and features music, dance and theatre. With a modest crowd of 4,000 people it is designed for families and described as the “The perfect escape from it all!”. To support the festival and keep it alive we supplied 375m² of Temp-A-Road to assist with the bands, staff and visitors given the adverse weather conditions.