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A Magical Time at Kew Gardens for EFS Europe

A Magical Time at Kew Gardens for EFS Europe

Posted: Tue, 09 Mar 2021 14:52

Now in its eighth year, the 2020 Kew Garden's enchanting winter trail took a magical new route, leading visitors for the first time through the beautifully illuminated Rose Garden. Old favourites and brand-new light installations brought festive cheer, as Christmas revellers made their way through over one million lights via EFS's temporary pathways. Twenty-five different walkways and viewing pods were installed by the EFS team including a 775smq catering pod.

This is the second time EFS has been commissioned by Kew Gardens to provide the pedestrian flooring for this very special event. 2385 sqm of Temp-A-Path was installed, double what was installed in 2019; the install took just two and half days and took place on 25th, 26th & 27th November. The pathways were doubled in width to 2.4metres due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the social distancing measures which were put in place. Pedestrian lay-bys were also incorporated for enhanced visitor safety.

The event ran from Friday 4 December and was due to run until Sunday 24 January, but sadly it had to be cancelled on the 4th January due to the pandemic. Temp-A-Path was in situ for the duration of the event.

Jeremy Simpson, EFS's Managing Director said: "We were delighted to be asked to work with Kew Gardens again on this very special event. Our Temp-A-Path was required, more so than 2019, given this awful pandemic. Thousands of visitors were relying on the temporary walkways to get them around the event safely and enabling them to adhere to social distancing regulations. There has been a huge strain on the events industry during this global crisis, so to be able to assist Kew, in order for the event to continue safely, was an absolute privilege. We were very sad to learn that this wonderful event had to close its doors early."

Tags: Hex Road, Temp-A-Path

Glow Wild with EFS Europe at Wakehurst

Glow Wild with EFS Europe at Wakehurst

Posted: Tue, 09 Mar 2021 14:36

Glow Wild is Sussex's spellbinding illuminated trail to celebrate the hidden heroes of the natural world. The event, which took place in the run up to Christmas, is held at the Royal Botanical Gardens. In 2020, EFS Europe were invited to install temporary flooring at the event for the first time ever! Extra carparking was installed as well viewing pads throughout the gardens, which were brought to life with glowing lanterns, mesmerising projections, immersive soundscapes, and glistening torches of fire.

EFS was commissioned to install 1150m2 of Hex Road as an extra car park for 48 cars as well as 800m2 of Temp-A-Path with geomembrane to allow visitors to safely navigate the enchanting lantern trail.

The event, which took place from the 10th December attracted 72500 Christmas merrymakers, determined to celebrate the festive season under the cloud of the pandemic. The last 4 days of the event unfortunately had to be cancelled due to Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

Speaking about the event, EFS's Managing Director, Jeremy Simpson said: "With Temp-A-Path already in use at Kew Gardens in 2019 and again in 2020, the product had proven itself to the event organisers who knew it would stand up to the anticipated heavy footfall. We supplied the flooring with geo-membrane to further protect the beautiful gardens. We were delighted to be asked to supply Glow Wild, which was another knock out success with three brand-new artists creating stunning installations."

Tags: Hex Road, Temp-A-Path

Hex Road Creates Vehicle Access for Twickenham RBS 6 Nations Fixtures

Hex Road Creates Vehicle Access for Twickenham RBS 6 Nations Fixtures

Posted: Tue, 26 Mar 2019 12:53

Event Flooring Solution's Hex-Road™ was once again deployed during the RBS Six Nations at the Cardinal Vaughn School playing fields next to Twickenham stadium in order to create vehicular access to the site. The area is used as a temporary car park for major Rugby matches at the venue.

The aerial picture shows the Hex-Road™ adjacent to the North-West corner of the famous stadium, which played host to the 2019 RBS Six Nations tournament.

With the stadium located in a residential area, Hex-Road™ has been used for a number of years to help increase the parking spaces available to match-day visitors.

Hex Road is a heavy duty roadway ideal for instant access and car parking at events & exhibitions, both for access to site prior to set up, as well as throughout the event. Hex Road is a versatile non-metal interlocking system which is suitable for all types of ground and usage – it will protect the ground from long-term damage.

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EFS create festival themed wedding

EFS create festival themed wedding

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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Tags: Event Carpet and Artificial Grass, Hex Road, Marquee and Special Events, Temp-A-Path