Growing the British Standards

October 8, 2019

Straight Edge Test on Warehouse FloorFace Consultants Ltd were commissioned by Buckingham Group Contracting to carry out a surface regularity check on the 2500m2 newly polished concrete floor surface in the new Welcome Building at The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden Wisley in Surrey, UK’s leading gardening charity.

Buckingham Group Contracting are a highly established Main/Principal Contractor, providing a range of stand-alone or fully integrated services in Civil Engineering, Building, Sports & Leisure, Demolition, Land Remediation/Restoration, and Rail.

SR2 Classification

Straight Edge Test at the RHS
1. Straight Edge Test At The RHS.

We carried out testing to check compliance with the SR2 Classification which is found in BS 8204-2:2003 + A2:2011.

This is a straight edge standard which asks for a maximum permissible gap of no more than 5mm under a 2-metre straightedge. The testing was carried out successfully and a fully comprehensive report was issued.

Duane Scarfe, Operations Manager for Face Consultants Ltd said: “As a keen gardener myself, it was great being called in to check that the new floor at RHS Garden Wisley had been laid to the required surface regularity (flatness) standards. Although a relatively small job for us, it was just as important as some of the other larger floors that we are involved in, on large distribution centres for example which can be anything up to 100,000m2”.

A lot of our floor testing is carried out using state of the art, specialised flatness testing equipment (which is manufactured in house). Testing can be carried out on floors where high bay order pickers are operating, or even more frequently these days, where robotic systems are used in e-commerce fulfilment warehouses.

We frequently carry out straight edge tests to current British Standards for other retail and commercial environments.

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