Unity Farm Holiday Park
With thousands of yearly visitors Unity Farm Holiday Park in Brean Sands, Somerset is well used to updating facilities and amenities. In truth they're a little too well used to updating. General wear and tear, constant issues of public health and safety, including compliance with national guidelines, and continual re-development and re-decoration - the costs can be astronomical.
It was in a bid to slash these costs and reduce the constant loss of valuable work hours that Unity Farm Holiday Park turned, with an air of exasperation, to Rudge Brothers and James. For RBJ, as specialist flooring and wall cladding contractors, the problem was all too familiar. Here was a client falling victim to its own success and simple economies of scale. Year on year growth and expansion, increased visitor and on-site numbers leading to increased usage, faster deterioration, the need for continual upkeep and refurbishment.
And the brief? - find a way of providing a wall and flooring solution that is above all safe and hygienic, that is stain-resistant, easily cleaned, adaptable and resilient. Oh, and lest we forget, it needs to be stylish, look great and be cheaper than the current option. Well, if you don't ask you don't get, right?
At RBJ the problems being experienced by Unity Farm Holiday Park were familiarly complex. The proposed solution was familiarly straightforward - A pastel coloured hygienic wall cladding and a slip resistant floor covering. These unique coverings offer all of the things that Unity Farm needed and all of the things that normal, ceramic tile coverings fail to provide.
Take a look at the shower and utility block being used on a day in, day out basis by Unity Farm residents. Gone are the ridges and grouted edges that harbour germs and bacteria, gone are the dank water pools that form after use, gone are the dangerous underfoot conditions, gone are the cracked ceramic tiles, gone are the tough to clean surfaces that require constant upkeep. In their stead continuous, ridge-free walls and floors, easy-to-clean and maintain, with clear drainage points that allow the water to flow out and provide safe floors below for visitor after visitor after visitor.
But don't take our word for it. Listen to what ZoŽ from Unity Farms had to say.
"The Whiterock Wall Cladding and new Altro Marine Safety floor coverings have made a world of difference to my day. Before we had this installed I would have to spend half of my time clearing up after one visitor just to make the place respectable for the next. As soon as I took the floor hazard signs down from one area they had to go up in another and cleaning was a nightmare. The new safety floor coverings are much safer underfoot; easy to grip and no water lying around for visitors to slip on. Everyone comments on how much better it looks and feels and I get to spend my time making sure they're having a good time, instead of making sure they come out in one piece."
What's more, the hygienic Whiterock wall cladding isn't just safer and better, it also makes sound financial sense. Taken over natural lifetime cycles it beats ceramic wall tiling hands down.
The choice for leisure, entertainment facilities and utility sites or public service premises such as hospitals and schools is stark.
Invest now to reap the rewards down the line like Unity Farm Holiday Park, or skimp now and pay the price later.