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Dulux Wins At Sporting Village

A range of coatings from Dulux Trade, has been used to give an impressive finish to a new state-of-the-art sporting village in Basildon. Products, including coatings from the Dulux Trade Metalshield and Diamond range, have been applied at the facility, which is part of a multi-million pound regeneration programme in the town.

The project is a joint public and private partnership scheme between Basildon Borough Council and Community Solutions for Leisure (Basildon) Ltd (CSL), which is a subsidiary of Morgan Sindall Investments Limited. Construction work was carried out by Morgan Sindall plc and the facility is operated by SLM Ltd under its banner, ‘Everyone Active’.

Nigel Franks, General Manager of CSL, comments on the project: “We wanted a decorating scheme that was both high quality and cost-effective. In terms of the specific requirements needed for this kind of facility, we wanted the entrance hall to be light and bright, and sought a colour scheme that was simple and yet flexible enough to allow for branding and artwork to be incorporated.”

Paul Clayton, from S&P Architects, was in charge of specifying the products used in the project. He explains his choices: “I have worked extensively with Dulux Trade in the past, and knew that the brand could provide the range of products that would be needed. “Durability was also high on the list of priorities for the coatings, to reduce the long-term environmental impact of the decoration process. The project required a high-quality finish and long-lasting coating lifecycle, so I selected from the Dulux Trade Diamond range.”

Paul specified Diamond Matt for the internal wall areas and Diamond Eggshell for the interior wet wall and ceiling areas. The Diamond Technology incorporated in the range of coatings makes it 10 times more stain resistant than standard water-based eggshell finishes and 10 times tougher than vinyl silks, therefore reducing the long-term environmental impact.

CSL commissioned Coldec Ltd to carry out the painting contract. Having worked with the firm several times in the past, CSL was confident that it could provide the quality of workmanship required for such a prestigious project.

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