Tall order for Sandtex Trade 365

October 25th, 2016

In Spring 2016, Brewers were pleased to supply all 3,600 litres of Sandtex Trade 365 All Weather Masonry Paint that was specified for the re-decoration of the 15-storey building St. Peter’s Court in Lowestoft.

Ed Pearce, Brewers East Anglia Area Manager helped develop a strategy to cope with the large volumes required: “A big part of the project was communication. We’ve been heavily involved with the tenants throughout to reassure them.

‘Even on days when we experienced high winds and dampness, it had no effect on the application or finish.’

Ray Willoughby
Contract Supervisor, CLC

“We brought the paint to the site daily because a store doesn’t have the capability of holding such a high degree of product and we would take the empty tins away for recycling.” 

St. Peter’s Court – in the coastal town of Lowestoft, Suffolk – was in need of re-decoration and Waveney District Council wanted a product that would last for the long-term.

Sandtex Trade 365 All Weather Masonry Paint was specified and has transformed the tallest building in the most easterly settlement of the UK. 

The product offers 15 years’ proven durability, with exceptional adhesion providing a long-lasting finish which has been independently certified by the British Board of Agrément.

Crown Paints donated a bench for the grounds made from recycled product
Crown Paints donated a bench for the grounds made from recycled product

As it is specially formulated for use in adverse weather conditions with the following features, it made the perfect choice for the works, which were carried out earlier this year:

- high performance Pliolite® Resin helps combat the effects of difficult weather conditions

- apply at temperatures as low as -10ºC, 

- rain-resistant in 20 minutes, 

The CLC Group carried out the work at the site, over an 8 week period and used innovative mast climbers which enabled them to elevate up and down the building.

Ray Willoughby, Contract Supervisor at the CLC Group, said: “We applied the paint by brush and roller and the product went on really well."