Using your sports hall as a classroom

Adapting your sports hall for use as a classroom is a smart idea many schools are looking into at the moment - will your hardwood floor be up to the task? The current situation has created a need for greater flexibility and many schools will be investigating how best they can adapt existing, useable spaces... Continue Reading →

Top of the class

Over the past few years, there has been a substantial change in the flooring specification guidelines for schools by the Education & Skills Funding Agency, particularly with regards to sports flooring. To qualify for Government funding to build, improve or upgrade a sports hall, a school has to specify an area elastic floor as the... Continue Reading →

Another masterpiece by BIG

World-renowned Danish architects Bjarke Ingles Group (BIG) designed Glasir Education Centre, the largest building on the Faroe Islands to date. The new centre merges three educational institutions with the aim to combine age groups and disciplines, sharing knowledge to the benefit of students, teachers and staff. Inspired by the dramatic landscape of Tórshavn, the building’s... Continue Reading →

Old becomes new

When Hoskins Architects were commissioned to design new headquarters for the National Theatre of Scotland in Glasgow, an ingenious bit of re-using, re-purposing and recycling took place. The new office space and social areas were fitted with a previously used Junckers sports floor, complete with the old line marking paint. Named Rockvilla, the new facility... Continue Reading →

New partnership with England Squash

We’re delighted to announce we’ve become an England Squash Approved Supplier. Our SylvaSquash solid beech floors and undercarriage systems have featured strongly in the UK squash market for many years, in both new build courts and refurbishments, it seems only natural to have a formal partnership with England Squash. England Squash offers squash court related... Continue Reading →

What goes underneath?

Richard Aylen, Our Technical Manager explains why a good quality floor is paramount in a squash court. There’s no question – the floor in a squash court has to be top notch. In fast paced games like squash and racquetball, the floor should give the player freedom of movement, optimal ball bounce and protection against... Continue Reading →

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