Beissier’s Bagar Airliss G spray plaster has helped a specialist fit-out contractor to refurbish an Ibis hotel 25 per cent faster than the client initially requested.

Time was critical for the renovation at the 141-bedroom Ibis, near Gatwick Airport, one of five hotels being renovated as part of a multi-million-pound programme.

Contractor Astra Property Services UK faced the challenge of delivering the project in only 27 weeks – a rate of approximately one room per day – with the work needing to be carried out while the hotel remained in constant use.

Astra sequenced the works to maximise productivity so that it achieved completion in 20 weeks. The plastering element was firmly on the project’s critical path and required textured walls and ceilings to be re-plastered to create a smooth finish ready for painting. With more than 9,000m² of walls and ceilings in total, spray plaster was the ideal solution and Astra selected Beissier’s two-coat Bagar Airliss G spray plaster, which delivers both levelling and finishing.

John Harford, managing director at Astra Property Services UK, said: “We’ve used other spray plasters previously but Bagar Airliss G is superior because it delivers both levelling and finishing. It’s more consistent to use, it dries quickly and there’s no cracking or shrinkage, which you can get with other products.

“Using the Bagar spray plaster we plastered between four and five rooms every two days and it played a huge part in helping us to complete the whole project ahead of schedule.”

Bagar Airliss G is a two-coat system where the first coat provides a base coat and levelling for the substrates, while the second finishing coat achieves a fine, smooth surface ready for painting.