Nestled deep within the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of eastern France lies Automation Vénissieux – a huge outlet containing many world leading automotive brands and their showrooms.
In May 2016, Jaguar Land Rover opened the doors to their new showroom. However, by March local suppliers were unable to fulfil their requirements for their resin bound paving. In turn, they contacted SureSet and Dural. Within weeks, both companies were able to work together to create a stunning resin bound paving complete with bespoke premium movement joints.
A luxury car manufacturer with a luxurious eye for detail
With the opening date looming for Jaguar Land Rover’s new showroom, the Architect and Developer were unable to find a suitable local resin supplier. They had to look further afield, and in doing so turned to SureSet and Dural.
Dural quickly set to work to create the premium movement joints required for the installation. The speckled infill had to match the SureSet natural aggregate resin bound paving – Norwegian Pearl. Dural are able to colour match their range of expansion joints to any colour in the RAL range, and with the added speckled effect the joints would blend seamlessly with the resin bound flooring.
SureSet quickly arranged the delivery, complete with their own installation team, and completed the installation over two days at the beginning of April. A total area of 407m2 of 6mm Norwegian Pearl had been laid over the grounds of the prestigious showroom.
The movement joints were laid at the end of the gate tracks, directly above the subfloor joints, where they provide effective stress relief and movement protection. Here, the robust 15mm aluminium based profiles are designed to cope with heavy stresses and then distribute them evenly between the subfloor and resin bound floor covering. The movement joints exceed BS5385 therefore Architects and Specifiers are given confidence that they are fit for purpose and will protect the integrity and aesthetics of the seamless resin bound paving.
Resin bound paving – the advantages
Resin bound paving is becoming more and more popular, covering many sectors including residential, commercial, industrial and others. It is clear to see why. The physical properties of the natural aggregate and resin combine to form an extremely durable surface which will give years of outstanding performance. It is also virtually impossible for cracks or displacement, especially when used in conjunction with expansion joints. The durability of the surface means it can withstand heavy loadings, for example cars.
In addition to the practical benefits of resin bound surfacing, the aesthetics are guaranteed for many years from UV degredation and colour discolouration. So it will remain beautiful for many years to come.
Another advantage for resin bound surfaces is that they are fully permeable and as a result water is able to drain through the surface effectively, preventing any surface water build up. A good quality resin bound surface will be fully compliant with the requirements of Sustainable urban Drainage Systems (SuDS), which was introduced in 2011 to better manage water run off in urban areas.
SureSet are specialists in permeable resin bound paving and have been supplying high quality resin surfacing for nearly 20 years.
For further information on Dural’s movement joints or range of flooring accessories, contact their flooring experts and they will be happy to provide further information. High quality products are backed up by excellent, competent advice and design solutions.