Schools, Colleges, Universities

Schools, Colleges, Universities

A key area for the use of Entrance Matting, where durable & high performing matting is essential to allow efficient removal of soil. Typically a school or college would have Medium to High traffic levels, and traffic tends to be intense at certain times of the day – it is therefore important to have a suitable specification which covers a generous area to ensure effectiveness throughout peak traffic flow, even in intemperate weather conditions.

Specialist matting is recommended for access areas to & from playing fields, where studded footwear and excessive coarse dirt is expected. The hardwearing INTRAbrush system is ideal, offering aggressive scraping action and ease of cleaning and maintenance through its open construction.

As the majority of educational projects are centrally funded, budget is often limited. Pragmatic planning is therefore essential, ensuring areas of highest traffic are identified and funds maximised by focusing on these areas. Experience has shown that there is no price to high for safety – and the protection of internal floor coverings, which can be very costly to repair if damaged. The INTRAlink product has been exceptionally successful in these areas, due to its high performance, durability, competitiveness, and its versatility of use and maintenance.

Axis House have supplied to the following projects:

  • PFI Schools, Bristol
  • PFI Schools, West Lothia
  • BSF Schools, various locations throughout UK
  • Middlesex University, Hendon
  • Reading University
  • Brunel University
  • Bournemouth University
  • Southampton University
  • Chobham Academy, Olympic Village
  • Cornwallis Academy, Maidstone
  • New Rickstones Academy, Witham
  • Kettering Science Academy
  • New Line Academy, Maidstone
  • Oxford Academy
  • New Line Learning Academy, Kent
  • Budmouth Technology College
  • John Ferneley College, Leicester
  • Fettes College, Edinburgh
  • College Learning Zone, Ebbw Vale
  • Newcastle under Lyme College
  • Estover College, Plymouth
  • Truro College
  • Bettws School, Newport
  • Hartridge School, Newport
  • St Aloysius School, London
  • Northampton School
  • Cardinal Heenan/Broughton Schools, Liverpool
  • Archbishop McGrath School, Cardiff
  • The Nobel School, Stevenage
  • Cowbridge School, Cardiff
  • Kingswood Secondary School, Corby
  • Castle View School, Kent
  • Townley Grammar School
  • St. Blanes Primary School, Blantyre
  • Beath High School, Cowdenbeath
  • St. Annes Primary School, Hamilton
  • Buile Hill School, Salford
  • Heartlands High School, Wood Green
  • Dwr-y Felin School, Neath
  • Stillness Junior School, London

Specification Guidelines

System Specification Hardwearing material such as aluminium or PVC, with high performance polyamide fibre inserts for internal use
Matwell Size Due to concentrated traffic flow during peak periods, a matwell the full width of the entrance doors and a minimum of 4-5m deep would be recommended. Where matwell size is restricted, surface bonded high performance fibre can be considered for increased performance
Volume of Traffic Medium to High – with concentrated traffic flow during peak periods
Type of Traffic Medium to Heavy Wear: Foot traffic
External Environment Soil from sports fields / sand from play areas etc
Internal Environment Effective soil & moisture removal for: Protection of soft floor finishes and; Prevention of slips on hard floors due to surface moisture