The new purpose-built Met Office building in Exeter has seen Dulux Trade partake in work on the building’s paint product specification.
This project is part of the Met Office’s £97 million investment in the city; here, Dulux worked alongside constructor Willmott Dixon and S&S Decorators.
The scope of work included both interior and exterior surfaces, with a brief to improve the large, futuristic building.
Due to the sensitivity of the security challenges within the building, robust planning was vital to ensure easy delivery and service.
Dulux Trade Diamond Matt paints were specified for a large majority of the interior walls. A durable, washable emulsion paint, it uses stain repellent technology to ensure it has a durability ten times that of vinyl silks.
The product was chosen for high usage areas due to its stellar resistance to many common stains including coffee, food and daily wear-and-tear.
It also wipes clean simply, with no need to be scrubbed or polished and has been shown to extend maintenance cycles, thus lowering costs and reducing the environmental impact of the decorating process.
Dulux Trade Low Odour Eggshell was used for the interior exposed steelwork to achieve an industrial effect through the building.
The oil based paint was used to ensure a highly resilient, ultra-long lasting finish, with an attractive look and feel visually.
Chris Bradly, Specification Account Manager from AkzoNobel said it was a ‘pleasure to work on a building of this size and dimension’.
“The designers and architects were very specific with what they wanted. The work that is conducted on site by the MET Office team is of vital importance to the whole country, so we wanted to ensure the team there had the best possible working environment.”
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