Hotel, Sport & Leisure Mon, Jun 11, 2018 10:43 AM
Becket Keys Church of England School is a free school established in Brentwood, Essex in 2012.
It was the first Church of England secondary school to be established as part of the free schools’ programme.
In addition to addressing the academic and spiritual needs of the students, their overall fitness and well-being would also be catered for by providing a state-of-the-art sports hall where a variety of activities could be enjoyed.
It’s an area where international flooring specialist Gerflor made a positive difference by supplying some 680m2 of their outstanding high performance Taraflex® sports flooring in ‘Oak’ for the planned refurbishment of the new sports hall.
Nina Chapman, Finance and Contract Manager, Becket Keys Church of England School said: "The flooring was chosen by the architects. The addition of our logo provides a professional touch andwe are delighted with it.”
At Colchester- based Ingleton Wood Architects their commissions range from large-scale new build and refurbishment projects to smaller value design and construction work.
Charlie Holmes, Chartered Building Surveyor from Ingleton Wood said, “Becket Keys Church of England School had an existing sports hall which was coming to the end of its life span. IngletonWood LLP helped Becket Keys Church of England School to apply for funding through the Condition Improvement Fund for Academies.
"We had used Gerflor flooring for a previous scheme and were very happy with the quality of their products. The flooring looks brilliant, and our local area Gerflor representative helped the school complete a design which incorporated the school’s logo in silver.”
Gerflor have more than 70 years of experience with their Taraflex® sports flooring. It offers a wide range of colours and is suitable for a variety of applications.
Taraflex® sports floors have been made since 1947 and used by the largest international sports federations (volleyball, handball, badminton, table tennis) for decades. Through partnerships with these federations, Gerflor has been present at the Summer Olympic Games since 1976. It’s an Olympic pedigree stretching back over an incredible 42 years.
Taraflex® is available in 17 colours and three wood-effect designs. The Performance product offers a P2 category shock absorbency 35% to 45%. Taraflex® is recognised for providing durability, safety and comfort without impairing performance. The range also offers greater than 45% force reduction, making it unrivalled in the marketplace in terms of offering comfort for users. Taraflex® meets the EN Standard of 22196 for anti- bacterial activity (E. coli - S. aureus - MRSA) (3) returning >99% levels of growth inhibition.
The product is also treated with Protecsol®, which renders polish redundant and is triple action meaning no polish is ever required, it contributes to easy maintenance and is anti-friction burn and slide/grip. Taraflex® has a double density foam backing and with another bonus, it’s environmentally friendly.
Taraflex® Performance from Gerflor also meets the EN 14904 Standard for indoor sports surfaces. It is also ideal for renovation works and is available with the Dry-Tex™ System perfect for new construction or refurbishment projects with damp subfloors.
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