Drive-through Cinema, Beaconsfield
Product: 1,208 Euromats
Supplier: All Weather Access, 01371 700510, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.all-weatheraccess.co.uk
Details: The popularity for drive-through cinema has soared in recent months, with products from All Weather Access proving popular among organisers. All Weather Access’s temporary roadway is part of the basic infrastructure required for such events, enabling cars to traverse the grass fields such events are invariably located in.
All Weather Access was contacted by an events company regarding a specific site in Beaconsfield – a grass field by a motorway. Operations manager, Dudley, attended the site and assisted with the creation of a workable layout and plan for the enormous cinema ensuring safe vehicle flow in and out and avoiding anyone getting stuck.
The client decided on medium duty Euromats. This gave a cost saving over the alternative Tufftrak roadway and was more than adequate for the traffic which would be cars rather than heavier vehicles. Euromats can also be moved by hand if required, allowing for last minute alterations if necessary.
The 1,208 Euromats were installed over two days and were left down for just over four weeks. This enabled the events company to squeeze in a staggering amount of evening film viewings, which really did help the financial viability of the project.
Feedback: The company were extremely pleased with the products All Weather Access supplied and the team’s work ethic and professionalism. They hope to use its services again in the future.
Christmas at Kew Gardens, London
Product: 2,385m sq of Temp-A-Path pedestrian flooring
Supplier: Event Flooring Solutions, 01509 768252, email@example.com, www.efseurope.co.uk
Details: Now in its ninth year, the 2020 Kew Gardens enchanting winter trail took a magical new route, leading visitors for the first time through the beautifully illuminated Rose Garden. Old favourites and brand new light installations brought festive cheer as Christmas revellers made their way through over one million lights via Event Flooring Solution’s temporary pathways. 25 different walkways and viewing pods were installed by the EFS team including a 775m sq catering pod.
This is the second time EFS has been commissioned by Kew Gardens to provide the pedestrian flooring for this very special event. 2,385m sq of Temp-A-Path was installed, twice that of 2019, with the installation taking just two and half days to complete. The pathways were doubled in width to 2.4m due to the Covid-19 social distancing measures in place. Pedestrian lay-bys were also incorporated for enhanced visitor safety.
The event opened on 4 December and was due to run until 24 January, but sadly it had to be cancelled on the 4 January due to the pandemic. Temp-A-Path was in situ for the duration of the event.
Feedback: Jeremy Simpson, EFS’s managing director, said: “We were delighted to be asked to work with Kew Gardens again on this very special event. More of our Temp-A-Path was required than in 2019 given this awful pandemic. Thousands of visitors were relying on the temporary walkways to get them around the event safely and while adhering to social distancing regulations.
“There has been a huge strain on the events industry during this global crisis, so to be able to assist Kew, in order for the event to continue safely was an absolute privilege. We were very sad to learn that it had to close its doors early.”
Luxury Plastic Flooring from GT Trax
LuxTrax from GT Trax is a high quality plastic modular flooring system ideally suited for marquee flooring, walkways and display areas both indoors and out.
Each LuxTrax tile is swiftly installed without the need for any special tools or skills. There is an underside channel for electricity cables ensuring that wires are conveyed safely underfoot. LuxTrax tiles measure approximately 500x500x32mm and weigh just 1.5kg, equalling 6.0kg per square metre.
Tiles are manufactured in the UK from reprocessed polyprop co-polymer, which offers a high impact resistance even at low temperatures. LuxTrax is BS certified for anti-slip and has been professionally load tested. It is available for hire or sale throughout the UK exclusively from GT Trax, which offers a complete installation and removal service.
LuxTrax complements existing flooring products within the GT Trax range including temporary roadways, walkways and ground protection panels.
PERFO Ground Reinforcement System
S2T Group’s PERFO range of ground protection products is a system of interlocking, self-anchoring permeable plastic tiles. They can be embedded into an existing surface including mature grass areas, or on a prepared base consisting of a layer of crushed stone chippings with or without a sub-base depending on the application.
PERFO matting enables the stabilisation of areas allowing them to be used for access tracks and parking without rutting or damage to the surface. A number of light to heavy duty solutions are available to suit varied ground conditions, traffic profiles and loading requirements.
Unlike most other geogrid systems, PERFO tiles can be installed for many applications without the need for excavation as they are compacted directly into the existing surface using rollers or compactor plates. Installation is therefore rapid and planning issues less problematic.