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Yeoman Shield Help Keep Interiors Looking Good at Care Centre


Fulwell Community Resource Centre operated by Sunderland Care and Support, offers a wide range of day opportunities to support people with learning disabilities.

Opening their doors to up to 100 people each week, some of whom have multiple and profound learning disabilities, Fulwell’s facilities include a wellness suite comprising of a gym and hydrotherapy pool, amongst other services.

Due to the busy footfall in the Resource Centre and with sporting and social activities taking place as well within the within the building, the walls and doors were starting to look worn with damage occurring from everyday footfall and the movement of equipment. There was also a requirement for protection to the walls of the hydrotherapy pool room.

David Thompson Sunderland Care and Support Supplies Manager commented “We have used Yeoman Shield products in our other care services and have always been happy with their services and products, and therefore we were happy to use them again as part of our refurbishment of Fulwell.”

A  Yeoman Shield Area Sales Manager carried out a free site survey of the areas that required attention which was then translated into an itemised quotation for the client.

Installed by Yeoman Shield’s directly employed fixing operatives was door protection to a selection of doors throughout the centre. This included fire rated door edge protectors to leading edges, protection panels at half height to door faces and PVCu clad hardwood glazing bead units - all suitable for half hour rated fire doors.

The fixing of the fire rated door protection products not only improved the look of the doors but will ensure protection from damage well into the future, helping to preserve the working condition of the all-important fire doors.
The hydrotherapy pool room received Yeoman Shield wall protection panels to 1250mm high around the walls of pool side.

With the walls of the pool being of brick construction it was necessary for the Yeoman Shield fixing operatives to first board out the wall with marine grade ply to which was adhered the 2mm thick Falmouthex protection panels complete with a top edge trim to reduce water ingress.

“We are very pleased with the quality of work and items installed by Yeoman Shield and the products have certainly given a lift to the décor whilst helping to reduce future maintenance costs.” David Thompson

To find out more about Yeoman Shield wall & door protection systems go to www.yeomanshield.com or call 0113 279 5854.