Sika flooring has been used as part of a major refurbishment at Castle Hill School in Stockport.

Castle Hill School - Stockport - Sika flooringDelivered by main contractor ISG as part of the North West Construction Hub capital works framework, the refurbishment of Castle Hill enabled the 160 pupil school to relocate from its former site in Brinnington. Appointed by Thelwell Flooring, Sika designed and delivered a 2,000m2 ComfortFloor system throughout the school’s classrooms, corridors and stairs.

Early stage testing of substrate conditions to find a compatible flooring system uncovered a number of challenges due to the different substrate materials on site. A liquid flooring system was selected due to its compatibility with most substrates, something which the
original specification of vinyl flooring could not do. At Castle Hill, the system had to be compatible with quarry tiles, granwood floor and old and new screed.

Castle Hill School was also Sika’s largest ComfortFloor project to date. After undertaking intense testing of existing floors to check their conditions and compatibility, the installation was successfully completed in three days and the school open on time.