Crown Trade recently helped to refresh a supported living home in Norfolk with its extensive range in a bespoke colour scheme.
Grays Fair Court in New Costessey, near Norwich, is one of Saffron Housing Trust’s four ‘housing with care’ accommodations sites. Recently, Saffron Housing Trust took care of repainting 20 en-suite bedrooms, the living room and dining area, as well as the corridors and stairwells.
The aims for the project were to create a space that would allow residents to feel at home, whilst also limiting disruption as the building was in use throughout the project.
Therefore, Crown Trade’s premium water-based products, including Clean Extreme and Fastflow, as well as its range of fire retardant Timonox products, proved ideal for the project due to being low odour and quick drying.
In addition, the colour scheme was put together especially by Crown’s colour consultants, drawing on bright, bold colours combined with complementary neutral shades. The scheme specified different core colours for each corridor and stairwell to assist with wayfinding and help residents who may struggle with navigating their way around the building, especially for those suffering from dementia.
Crown Trade’s Clean Extreme Stain Resistant Scrubbable Matt was applied to the walls and ceilings of the bedrooms and living areas at Grays Fair Court. With a Class 1 rating on the ISO11998 testing method, Clean Extreme is scrub resistant up to 10,000 scrubs, meaning the paint surface won’t start to deteriorate – even with a regular and intensive cleaning regime. As well as being easy-to-clean and highly durable it will also resist a variety of common household stains and to retain its ‘just decorated’ look for much longer than a traditional matt.
Alongside Clean Extreme, the team also used both Crown Trade Timonox Vinyl Matt and Timonox Scrubbable Matt, which have been formulated for use on new and previously painted wall and ceiling surfaces to provide a Class 0 rating against the surface spread of flames. Crown Trade Timonox Scrubbable Matt also offers extra durability as it is scrub resistant, achieving an ISO11998 class 1 rating and is ideal for high traffic communal areas such as hallways, stairwells and fire escape routes.
Andrew Youngs, planned improvements team leader from Saffron Housing explains: “The colour team were really helpful, giving us several different options to choose from, and we’ve had great feedback so far from residents and staff about the new scheme. Our painting team have told me how easy the Timonox products were to apply and how much they enjoyed using them. Our experience means we will certainly look to use Timonox for future projects.”
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