Posted: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 17:12
Event Flooring Solutions Ltd rolled into Alexandra Palace in December to install 2400sqm of its electric blue Evo Rib Event Cord Carpet for the 6th year running at the prestigious William Hill World Darts Championship.
The 27th World Championship competition, held at Alexandra Palace, is the biggest and best-known darts tournament in the world attracting a global TV audience over well over 10 million as well as over 50,000 darts-frenzied fans punishing EFS's event carpet over the Christmas and New Year period.
The event took place from 12th December 2019 until 1st January 2020 with EFS's team working late into the night to have the legendary West Hall ready for play. On behalf of Alexandra Palace, 4 of EFS's crew laid the carpet in 8 hours, an installation that would ordinarily take approximately 3 hours given a straight open space. The crew adhered to a strict deadline, working around the intense timetable, cutting the carpet around the event infrastructure as well as accommodating the throngs of staff who were flat out to get the event set up to the imminent opening ceremony.
EFS Europe supplied 12 rolls of 50m x 4m of the electric blue carpet, which was chosen to match the branding of the title sponsor William Hill. The carpet was installed throughout the main event arena, being fitted around the stage and grandstand areas. The carpet was also installed throughout the main walkways into the venue as well as being supplied for the main stage area where the nail-biting competition took place.
Peter Wright was crowned 'William Hill World Darts Champion' for the first time after an outstanding final victory over 2019's winner, Michael Van Gerwen on New Year's Day. The flamboyant Scotsman finally achieved his darting destiny with a 7-3 success, 6 years to the day since losing out to Van Gerwen in his previous final appearance. Wright walked away with the £500,000 prize money and the coveted Sid Waddell Trophy.
Speaking on behalf of EFS Europe, Jeremy Simpson, Managing Director said: "EFS Europe is always proud to be chosen to play a role in what has become a legendary fixture in the Christmas and New Year calendar. It was a fantastic conclusion to our 2019 business year and on behalf of the entire EFS Europe team, one-hundred-and-eighty! to Wright on his stunning performance."
Posted: Tue, 03 Sep 2019 12:55
EFS Europe Ltd rolled into Alexandra Palace's Panorama Room last week to install carpet into this prestigious venue. The contemporary structure strategically positioned within the elegant Victorian Facade next to the Great hall is used for a wide variety of events. The permanent marquee plays host as a VIP suite and is used for Christmas parties and many corporate functions.
EFS was commissioned by Alexandra Palace to install 1000sqm of its gel backed Club Carpet in anthracite grey into the Panorama Room. The hard-wearing carpet was last installed by EFS 5 years ago – an accolade to the carpet's durability, especially given the hundreds of annual events that are staged at the venue, with thousands to revellers punishing the flooring.
The installation took 3 of EFS's team 3 days to complete.
EFS's Managing Director, Jeremy Simpson said: "We have been working with Ally Pally for quite some time now, installing the carpet each year for the World Darts. We were delighted to be asked again to re-carpet the Panorama Room, the team at EFS work to a really high standard, which bears testament to us being invited back again."
Posted: Sat, 26 Aug 2017 11:02
EFS Europe was delighted to help with a wedding with a difference and make the great outdoors accessible for even ladies in heels! The Richardson family contacted us with a little problem… How to convert an arable field into a suitable venue for a series of teepees and their 200 plus guests? After the cornfield was harvested, and with just a week before the wedding, concerns were raised over the condition of the ground, which is when EFS stepped in! An access road was required to the teepees for the wedding guests, catering outlets, generators and toilet blocks. EFS installed their Hex Road, a heavy duty roadway ideal for instant access and car parking at events.
The second part of the brief was to provide a safe, pedestrian friendly, aesthetically pleasing area in front of the teepees for a designated guest area. After being rolled by the farmer, the field was partially covered with 30m x 10m of Temp-A-Path to the front of the teepees and catering outlets. Following installation of the Temp-A-Path, the client decided they wanted the area to resemble an English country garden lawn; EFS then laid their Gadsby 33m pile height Astroturf on top of the Temp-A-Path for a stunning finish. The client then sold on the Astroturf after the event – perfect recycling!
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