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PFH Live 2018

Crown Paints will be addressing the key issues of fire safety, colour schemes and maintenance cycles at the forthcoming Procurement for Housing (PfH) Live conference.

The event takes place from June 26th-28th as part of the annual Chartered Institute of Housing event in Manchester.

From stand P66, members of Crown’s Specification team will be on hand to offer tailored advice to specifiers working in the social housing sector, providing guidance on extending maintenance cycles, creating attractive and inclusive colour schemes and selecting the most effective paint products for both interior and exterior decoration projects.

Visitors to Crown Paints’ stand will also be able to find out more about the company’s extensive range of high-performance paints and specialist coatings which includes Crown Trade Timonox, an innovative flame retardant paint system that inhibits the spread of fire and can help housing providers comply to the relevant fire and safety standards.

As well as enhancing the appearance of interior walls and ceilings, the combination of one coat of Crown Trade Timonox Upgrade basecoat followed by two coats of Crown Trade Timonox Emulsion topcoat can upgrade surfaces from a class 4 to a class 0 rating. As the Crown Trade Timonox system can be applied over multiple layers of existing paint, it is also ideally suited for refurbishment projects, offering a cost-effective solution to improving the fire safety standards of existing housing stock.

Ian Lealand, Crown Paints Business Development Manager, commented: “Here at Crown Paints, we understand that the social housing sector faces unique challenges and we are committed to ensuring that we can offer specifiers a comprehensive range of solutions, both in terms of our extensive portfolio of high performance paint products and our in-house technical expertise. From dealing with budget constraints to achieving compliance with numerous regulations, social housing providers need products that perform as well as they look and we are looking forward to speaking directly with specifiers at the PfH Live event to identify the ways in which Crown Paints can assist them with their next project.”

Turning up the heat for the Apprentice Decorator of the Year

The search to find the UK’s Apprentice Decorator of the Year is now underway, with painters and decorators from across the UK brushing up their skills for the regional heats of the competition.
Apprentices are currently taking part in the regional heats in the competition, which is organised by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and sponsored by Crown Paints along with other industry leaders such as British Gypsum.

The competitors will be put through their paces by the judges, including lead judge Kevin O’Donnell, Crown Paints training manager, as they undertake a series of decorating tasks which will test their skills using different products and surfaces.

Entrants will be given six hours to display a range of skills, with judges looking out for attention to detail, accuracy and finesse. The competitors must also demonstrate the ability to maintain a tidy working area and work safely, with points deducted for those who fail to do so.

Once all regional heats are completed, those competitors who scored highly enough will be invited to take part in the national final at SkillBuild UK, which takes place at WorldSkills UK LIVE at Birmingham’s NEC in November. SkillBuild, delivered by CITB, is the largest multi-trade competition in the UK for construction trainees and apprentices, from bricklaying and cabinet making to plastering and stonemasonry.

We’d like to wish all those taking part the best of luck and look forward to seeing the best up-and-coming decorators in the UK in action!

PFH Live 2018

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Crown Paints will be addressing the key issues of fire safety, colour schemes and maintenance cycles at the forthcoming Procurement for Housing (PfH) Live conference.

The event takes place from June 26th-28th as part of the annual Chartered Institute of Housing event in Manchester.

From stand P66, members of Crown’s Specification team will be on hand to offer tailored advice to specifiers working in the social housing sector, providing guidance on extending maintenance cycles, creating attractive and inclusive colour schemes and selecting the most effective paint products for both interior and exterior decoration projects.

Visitors to Crown Paints’ stand will also be able to find out more about the company’s extensive range of high-performance paints and specialist coatings which includes Crown Trade Timonox, an innovative flame retardant paint system that inhibits the spread of fire and can help housing providers comply to the relevant fire and safety standards.

As well as enhancing the appearance of interior walls and ceilings, the combination of one coat of Crown Trade Timonox Upgrade basecoat followed by two coats of Crown Trade Timonox Emulsion topcoat can upgrade surfaces from a class 4 to a class 0 rating. As the Crown Trade Timonox system can be applied over multiple layers of existing paint, it is also ideally suited for refurbishment projects, offering a cost-effective solution to improving the fire safety standards of existing housing stock.

Ian Lealand, Crown Paints Business Development Manager, commented: “Here at Crown Paints, we understand that the social housing sector faces unique challenges and we are committed to ensuring that we can offer specifiers a comprehensive range of solutions, both in terms of our extensive portfolio of high performance paint products and our in-house technical expertise. From dealing with budget constraints to achieving compliance with numerous regulations, social housing providers need products that perform as well as they look and we are looking forward to speaking directly with specifiers at the PfH Live event to identify the ways in which Crown Paints can assist them with their next project.”

Turning up the heat for the Apprentice Decorator of the Year

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The search to find the UK’s Apprentice Decorator of the Year is now underway, with painters and decorators from across the UK brushing up their skills for the regional heats of the competition.
Apprentices are currently taking part in the regional heats in the competition, which is organised by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and sponsored by Crown Paints along with other industry leaders such as British Gypsum.

The competitors will be put through their paces by the judges, including lead judge Kevin O’Donnell, Crown Paints training manager, as they undertake a series of decorating tasks which will test their skills using different products and surfaces.

Entrants will be given six hours to display a range of skills, with judges looking out for attention to detail, accuracy and finesse. The competitors must also demonstrate the ability to maintain a tidy working area and work safely, with points deducted for those who fail to do so.

Once all regional heats are completed, those competitors who scored highly enough will be invited to take part in the national final at SkillBuild UK, which takes place at WorldSkills UK LIVE at Birmingham’s NEC in November. SkillBuild, delivered by CITB, is the largest multi-trade competition in the UK for construction trainees and apprentices, from bricklaying and cabinet making to plastering and stonemasonry.

We’d like to wish all those taking part the best of luck and look forward to seeing the best up-and-coming decorators in the UK in action!

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