Case Study: Grantley Hall, Ripon

The HACS Group appointed ACC Flooring Ltd to carry out both the screed and resin flooring installation to both the Basement and Ground Floor back of house areas including C & B Store, Waste Compound, BOH Corridor, KP Station, Plant Room, Beer Store, Staff WC’s, BOH, Staff Room, FE Stair #1, FE Stair #2, Main Kitchen and Function Room Finishing Kitchen.

Grantley Hall was purchased in 2015 by its current owner Valeria Sykes who has a successful track record of restoring beautiful old country houses to their former glory and ensuring that their history lives on.

Dating back to the 17th century Grantley Hall has a colourful past and hosted royalty, Members of Parliament, celebrities and socialites. In 1925 Sir William Akroyd, a carpet manufacturer from Bradford, bought the house and in 1937 entertained Queen Anne. During the Second World War, Grantley Hall was given over to the war effort as a convalescence home for injured soldiers and proudly welcomed Dame Vera Lynn to sing for the troops.

Upon Sir William’s death the estate was sold to West Riding County Council. In 2006 the hall was sold as a private residence before being purchased by its current owner.

The HACS Group ensured that a datum was set prior to the Tarmac Truscreed C30 installation at 82mm to a total of 479m². Truscreed C30 benefits from D49 fibre re-inforcement, significantly reduced dry times, quicker early strength development and reduced shrinkage resulting from low water/cement ratio and was the perfect choice for this project.

The screed was left to cure for 7 weeks prior to the installation of the resin flooring. Altro Crete 8mm slip resistant, heavy duty polyurethane screed in Silver Grey was specified. This product benefits from excellent resistance to aggressive chemicals, low potential for slip, good cleanability, withstands steam cleaning when installed at 8mm, impervious and a seamless, hygienic finish. With additional features including excellent impact resistance, very heavy duty wear characteristics a 15 year manufacturers guarantee and 20 year life expectancy.

Altro Cove detail at 100mm was installed to Altro Whiterock hygienic wall systems to provide a fully sealed installation.

Upon installation completion the flooring was protected with Correx boards to ensure that the trades working in various areas didn’t cause any damage to the polyurethane screed.

Both the main contractor & client were delighted with the work which was completed in a tight timeframe to allow other trades to complete their work.

This new facility in the stunning North Yorkshire countryside will open in May 2019.


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installing a heavy duty resin flooring for an old country house in ripon

Project Details:

February 2019
Ripon, North Yorkshire
Heavy Duty Polyurethane Screed
Commercial Flooring
FeRFA Type 8

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