Adding the finishing touch to new Poole housing development
Using a combination of products from our popular high-performance Clean Extreme and Fastflow ranges and drawing on Crown’s expert colour specification advice, Poole Housing Partnership’s new supported living accommodation provides a welcoming space where residents will feel right at home for years to come.
The Canford Heath Road Development is a new affordable housing scheme being constructed on the site of the old Gravel Hill Police Station in Poole. Designed to provide 100 per cent affordable housing, the large development will consist of three blocks with 56 general needs flats in Blocks A and B in addition to Block C which will house six supported living flats for young people with complex needs. Construction is being undertaken by Dorset-based CG Fry & Son while the first phase interior decoration of Block C – the supported living accommodation – is being carried out by G H Marshall Decorators.
Having specified our products for use throughout the development, Poole Housing Partnership (PHP) worked closely with our technical team to finalise the product specification and create a tailored colour scheme to suit different areas of the development.
Ideally suited to high-traffic areas, our innovative Clean Extreme Stain Resistant Scrubbable Matt was used on the walls in the hallways, lift lobbies and other common areas within Block C, as well as private spaces including bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens and bathrooms in the supported living flats. The interior woodwork was decorated using our Fastflow Quick Drying Undercoat and Satin, while our Covermatt emulsion was also applied to all the ceiling areas as part of the new development.
Our Clean Extreme Stain Resistant Scrubbable Matt has been specially developed and tested to perform in even the most challenging environments. With an impressive durability level of 10,000 scrubs, based on the ISO 11998 testing method, and a formulation that is 100 per cent more resistant to common household stains than a standard vinyl matt emulsion, PHP can rest assured it will retain its just painted sparkle long after the paint has dried – reducing costly maintenance cycles at the same time.
The use of our Fastflow Quick Drying Undercoat and Satin on all interior woodwork in Block C also brought numerous benefits to the scheme. Being water-based, it’s virtually solvent-free, helping to eliminate any strong odours throughout the decoration process. With excellent flow and a high-quality, high-sheen finish, Fastflow is both durable and resistant to yellowing – ensuring the paintwork at Canford Heath Road will look as good as new for years to come.
All the paint used for the project was tinted to the specified shades by the Crown Decorating Centre in Poole.
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