Posted: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:30
The hugely popular Calling Festival was this year relocated to a new home on London’s Clapham Common. Organised by Live Nation, the 2014 festival saw Aerosmith and Stevie Wonder headline over two consecutive nights.
Posted: Sun, 16 Feb 2014 12:00
As the specialists at protecting historic venues, EFS were delighted to be re-awarded the contracts for three of Britain’s largest historic Christmas markets, at Ludlow, Bury St Edmunds and Lincoln. EFS offer a bespoke solution to a wide variety of unique historic venues and events with their range of temporary flooring. For each of these Christmas markets we were asked provide protective flooring and walkways for both inside and outside of marquees. Our products also offered protection for the grounds at each of these wonderful sites - whilst also providing safe walkways throughout each of these unique venues. For the build up of the marquees and general access areas, we supplied and installed both our Hex Road
Posted: Sun, 09 Feb 2014 00:49
LAMMA – the UK’s leading farm machinery, equipment and services show relocated this year from Newark to the Peterborough Arena and the East of England Showground complex. Having outgrown its original Newark base the Peterborough complex was selected as its new host from January 2014. The prestigious business exhibition event – which showcases all the latest agricultural equipment and services – attracts over 45,000 farmers and suppliers from across Europe. LAMMA was established in 1982 by a small group of local agricultural equipment manufacturers from across Lincolnshire. The first event was held at the Lincolnshire Showground, with some 50 exhibitors displaying their products at the show. The current event now attracts over 950 stands covering all aspects of the agricultural industry. As the official protective flooring supplier, EFS were asked to provide their complete range of flooring solutions for the show site as a whole and for 70 individual stands. The torrential rain both before and during the event meant the temporary flooring was vital to provide access to the site and stands during build up as well as encouraging visitors to get around the show site. EFS staff installed 2,500m² of their Hex Road
Posted: Tue, 03 Sep 2013 16:29
We were appointed by Kambe Events for the third year in succession to provide and install temporary flooring for their festival site and camping areas at Kelmarsh Hall in Northamptonshire. The annual Shambala takes place for 4 days over the August Bank Holiday weekend and has been described by The Independent as "In a nutshell- energetic, playful, bonkers, theatrical, green”. Over the past 5 years the festival has grown by over one third to some 15,000 visitors and with this year’s event selling completely out well in advance of the dates, it was apparent that in 2013 it would be bigger than ever and as such additional flooring would be required. For general vehicle access both to and around the site we installed 1060m² of Hex Road
Posted: Tue, 27 Aug 2013 09:10
The organisers of the Ironman UK event in Bolton– now in its ninth year contacted EFS when they need to provided a safe and secure transfer area from the swimming to cycling stages. We recommended our Temp-A-Path®
Posted: Tue, 27 Aug 2013 09:09
We were delighted to have our Temp-a-Path®
Posted: Wed, 07 Aug 2013 21:04
Following the previous year’s torrential downpours at this iconic global event, we were asked to provide our Temp-A-Path® to protect the all important sales and merchandising areas within the historic Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit. Working on behalf of Roder Europe we supplied and installed 500m² of green Temp-A-Path® to blend in, protect the grounds and provide a firm footing for the thousands of spectators attending over the 4 days. The marquee based trade stands attract high footfall and so it was critical for us to provide a safe platform for customers and staff alike. Our product was installed as pathways in front of the many sales stands. Thankfully the heavy rain from the previous year’s British Grand Prix didn’t re-occur but Temp-A-Path® protected the grass area and was again the ideal solution.
Posted: Thu, 04 Jul 2013 21:13
Go Outdoors, the UK’s biggest outdoor stores asked EFS to help them to create additional sales areas at one of their largest stores in Cardiff. With retail space commanding an absolute premium in rents, making the best use of every available area inside and outside of the store is vital for additional profitability. Working with the B38 group, a nationwide property and facilities management company, we were asked to replace an old unsafe area of wooden flooring covered in filthy Astroturf. This old and very dangerous area had previously been condemned as totally unsafe causing a number of trips and falls to customers, additionally due to birds, nature and the elements the visual imagery was poor. Following a number of site visits, meetings and discussions with B38 and Go Outdoors we recommended our Temp-A-Path®
Posted: Wed, 03 Jul 2013 07:44
During the year we receive numerous requests for assistance at charity events around the UK. This year we supported CSE Forces Entertainment who put on shows for British Forces personnel around the world. “Big Bash 2013” in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust at RAF Brize Norton was our selected event. For this exciting event we donated 500m² Of Temp-A-Path®
Posted: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 18:19
PLANTWORX 2013 held at Stoneleigh in Warwickshire, was the UK's new biennial event for the construction industry – held over 2 days in May 2013 this inaugural event saw more than 11,000 attend from the construction equipment industry - a dedicated working machinery show for all construction professionals. As specialists in outdoor heavy machinery events such as LAMMA we were pleased to provide and install a suitable product for the stands to work as walkways as well as general decking areas. Using our experience of other outdoor machinery events we recommended our Temp-A-Path®
Posted: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:45
Following the recent England-Ireland football friendly at the iconic Wembley Stadium, EFS were asked to provide protective covering and carpeting for the "hallowed turf". Read More »
Posted: Tue, 11 Jun 2013 15:44
Working on behalf of Tribe Festivals Ltd, EFS were pleased to supply their Temp-A-Path Flooring Solution. Now in its ninth year the annual Wychwood Festival is known for its family friendly atmosphere and has been nominated Best Family Festival in the UK Festival Awards every year. EFS selected the following products from their range to support the festival: Temp-A-Path with 920m² used for pathways, pedestrian walkways and flooring within the bar areas This Years Festival ran from the 31st May to 2nd June with The Human League, Bill Bailey, Soul II Soul, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Kate Nash, Toploader, Dreadzone, The Beat, Sam Lee, Moulettes, Eddie & The Hotrods, John Otway, Caravan Palace, all performing.
Posted: Tue, 11 Jun 2013 15:10
During the year we are asked for many different outdoor solutions and most recently this has included a carpet. The Royal Borough of Kensington organises a summer season of operas within Holland Park. Opera Holland Park is a summer Opera Company which produces an annual season of opera performances staged under a temporary canopy in Kensington’s Holland Park. This year’s events feature 5 operas including Puccini’s famous Madame Butterfly as well as a classic film season from The Luna Cinema Company. Each of these summer events attract several thousand visitors to the grandstand and general seating areas. EFS were asked to provide and install a range of carpets for the grandstands, stairs and outdoor decking areas. Recognising the traits of a typical English summer we were able to supply and fit carpets for both the indoor and outdoor areas. We selected our Podium flat velour carpet for over 1,200m² of indoor grandstands, stairways and associated areas. For the tricky part of the outdoor decking area we supplied and laid over 600m² of EFS Club stud backed carpet , This specifically designed product has a built in stud design which allows rainwater to simply drain away providing a constant and comfortable safe flooring. As a new project for EPS, we were delighted to provide assistance and make use of some of our special carpets. With recent English Summers we know that our Club carpet will look good no matter whatever the weather!
Posted: Sat, 01 Jun 2013 14:04
Alongside every sporting success at the ground, it’s vital to maximise your revenues from every possible on-site opportunity. Leicestershire County Cricket (LCC)
Posted: Sat, 11 May 2013 11:14
Working on behalf of Gl Events Owen Brown at Donington Historic Festival (May 3rd-5th) Event Flooring Solutions floored Structures with their Temp-A-Path Flooring to house 3 of Ayrton Senna’s car’s along with a selection of memorabilia in the Paddock for on-track demonstrations of cars which played a significant role in the career of the late triple World Champion. * From F3 to F1...
In 1982 Ayrton Senna won the British and European F2000 Championships, and was rewarded with a drive in the season-end F3 race in a Ralt RT3. He famously won the race, and that very RT3 was demonstrated on the track at the Donington Historic Festival. During his F3 Championship-winning season in 1983, Senna enjoyed his first-ever drive in an F1 car, testing Keke Rosberg’s Monaco GP-winning Williams-Cosworth FW08C at Donington Park. That very same FW08C was a star feature of the Donington Collection, and this important machine came out of the museum specially for the Festival. As a result of his impressive F1 tests in 1983, Senna moved into Grand Prix racing full-time in 1984, and his first Formula One race car - the famous 1984 Toleman TG-184-02 Hart turbo - was also displayed at the Festival. This is the car that Senna drove to a spectacular second place in the 1984 Monaco GP, overtaking Alain Prost for the lead but being robbed of his first Grand Prix win when heavy rain stopped the race the following lap. Also on display was the 1986 JPS Lotus Renault Turbo in which Senna won the US GP at Detroit. The young Brazilian started the race in pole position, but tyre problems saw him initially fall back to eighth place, with the race lead changing hands six times between five drivers before – equipped with fresh tyres – Senna carved his way through the field to take victory.
Posted: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 22:03
After successfully installing their roadway, pathway and carpets for Lamma 2013, Jeremy Simpson - Business Development Manager of Event Flooring Solutions was delighted to be given the opportunity to lift the RDS 6 Nations Cup. Having installed the Temp-A-Path product around the RBS stand it was a fitting celebration for the company and their team of installers. EFS Business Development Manager and lifelong rugby fan Jeremy Simpson said "This is the closest I'll ever get to lift this magnificent trophy." He added, "thanks to our teamwork EFS installed 5500m² of temporary flooring solutions with no penalties or rucks!?" EFS's Hex Road will once again, be back at Twickenham for the start of The Six Nations Cup In February
Posted: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 12:38
For Event Flooring Solutions (EFS) the highest point of 2012 was being asked to provide product for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Working for Nussli, EFS were asked to manufacture, install and up-lift portable flooring for use at Boxhill in Surrey as a part of the Men’s Cycling Road Race. EPS Temp-A-Path
Posted: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 12:21
Late December’s wet weather caused many high profile events to be cancelled but not for a special wedding in Leicestershire. Event Flooring Solutions (EFS) were tasked to ensure that a wonderful wedding and reception took place no matter whatever the weather. Working with GL Events EFS quickly visited the sited for a survey to assess the topography and overall logistics involved – the brief was simple “This wedding has to take place – failure is not an option!” The on site survey showed that access was critical, the field was located along a narrow country drive which meant un-loading from normal transport onto smaller vehicles and by hand. EFS organised lighter vehicles and forklifts to provide the ideal access to the site co-ordinated by EFS staff. Initially the key criteria was to provide access across the field for the support staff of GL Events to unload the marquee structure and support facilities. Additionally vehicular access was essential for the suppliers and sub contractors to construct and service the wedding marquee, finally given the wet weather access and parking for the guests was requested. For this essential work EFS staff installed 1100m² of their Hex Road product - light, flexible and able to allow for heavy loads, this was ideal for both site access and protection of the ground beneath, also allowing an ideal work platform for support staff and vehicle standing. Hex Road was also used around the site as access to on site parking, given the flexibility of Hex Road EFS were able to install additional spurs off the main road way to provide and maximise the number of parking spaces available. As the continued heavy rain fell and with several last minute urgent phone calls, it quickly became apparent that additional protection was required for the field in which the cars were parked. Given that this was the “Friday before Christmas” and new stock was required on site, EFS managed to arrange for several small vehicles to collect and deliver new product direct to the site. EFS staff were contacted and arrived on site in time to install 700m² of their Temp-A-Road product to in-fill and provide a firm parking area within the road spurs. As a final touch, EFS arranged for both the Hex Road and Temp-A-Road to be cleaned using mechanical sweepers and individual jet washing from mobile bowsers with on-site staff. This beautiful event took place with no hitches from the weather and thanks to EFS they were able to “Spare the bride’s blushes”!
Posted: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 12:20
As the leading specialists in portable flooring, Event Flooring Solutions (EFS) supplied and installed their complete range of flooring solutions for the UK's leading agricultural machinery, equipment and farm services show - LAMMA at Newark this year. More than 4,500m² of Hex Road