Free Samples for Lupus Awareness

Did you know that October is Lupus Awareness month ?

We are often asked for samples by prospective clients, designers and Architects and we always try and oblige, but because we work with seamless, hand crafted materials, each and every sample is carefully made using the same process as it takes to install a floor. So we have to apply primers, base layers, colour coats and sealers, it literally takes days.

As such it is often necessary to charge for these items.

At MC Surfaces we have decided to waiver the charge for these items and we’re giving you the opportunity to #payitforward and instead make a donation to Lupus UK via our JustGiving page.

For more information on what we’re doing for Lupus see our previous blog.

Standard colour samples are available for most of our product ranges

Solacir®Interiors Microscreed

Solacir®Interiors Coulis

MC Poured Resin Solo

Please note that we have limited availability of colours, so bespoke colours or large format samples may require a larger donation.

Thank you very much for your support.

 

 

 

Lupus Awareness

Well here we are in September….the end of another Summer and the beginning of a new football season. Here’s something that you maybe didn’t know….. October is ‘Lupus Awareness’ month.

Lupus is an invisible illness and it’s likely that someone you know, maybe go to school with or work alongside has this condition, but you may have been unaware of the effect it has on their lives. By making people more aware of lupus we can help control its impact

MC Surfaces want to help and along with the boys of Holton Road AFC U13s have found a way to get the Lupus message in front of a new crowd.

Holton Road AFC U13s play in the Vale of Glamorgan Junior League and are renowned not just for their stylish football but also for their red shirts, but this October they are replacing their red shirts and instead promoting the #purplebutterfly logo of Lupus UK on a white shirt.

So what is Lupus ?

Lupus is an autoimmune disease. An incurable condition of the immune system.
This means that our immune system which normally protects us by fighting harmful cells and tissues becomes overactive. It not only attacks harmful cells but also our healthy cells and tissues and in turn can attack any organ in the body.

5 Facts you probably didn’t know about Lupus

  • There is no known cause or cure for Lupus
  • 5 million people worldwide suffer from Lupus.
  • Lupus can affect anyone but 90% of sufferers are female
  • At least 75 percent of people with Lupus have arthritis and skin rashes
  • Lupus can effect the functioning of any organ system in the body i.e kidneys, heart, lungs, skin and joints

SO NOW YOU KNOW THAT

Make a Donation at our Just Giving Page

Or you can help by spreading the word, sharing your new found knowledge and following Lupus UK on social media.

Sharing your story #thisislupus

Oh and lastly don’t forget to wish the boys good luck for the season, but especially in October.

Microscreed Training Programme

We are preparing a new programme of Microscreed training courses for flooring companies and individuals to learn the skills and techniques to become an approved installer of Solacir®Interiors Microscreed.

This versatile material is manufactured by GCP Applied Technologies and MC Surfaces are the exclusive UK distributor and provider of technical support and training.

Register your interest today to ensure you don’t miss out on this opportunity to become an approved installer info@microscreed.com

MC Surfaces Trowel

 

Football Sponsorship

MC Surfaces have Sponsored Holton Road AFC’s U12s football team this season.

As you can see below the boys are very pleased with their new kit as they get ready for a new season.

Best of luck !

HRAFC 2016

 

Surface Design Show 2016

We are looking forward to exhibiting our new Design Collection at this year’s Surface Design Show. Once again we will have our ‘cube’ on the SCIN Gallery stand, so we should be easy to find.

We are delighted to be collaborating with Beatriz Assumpcao a Brazilian resin artist whose knowledge of the characteristics and aesthetic possibilities of poured resin and decorative concrete products, gives a unique starting point for future project design.

We will be showcasing our poured resin and Microscreed flooring, but this year with Beatriz’s artistic flair.

Resinaria

Resinaria

 

 

 

MC Surfaces at Construction Week UK

MC Surfaces will be at Construction Week UK, which is taking place at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham between Tuesday 6th October and Sunday 11th October 2015.

We will be exhibiting at both the Surface Materials Show and Grand Designs Live Show, looking to meet existing and new clients to discuss their flooring needs.

GD2015

For the Surface Materials Show, we will be on the SCIN Stand. SCIN are a materials sourcing and advisory gallery based in Clerkenwell, London, at which MC Surfaces also has a permanent display. SCIN are always on the lookout for new materials that will inspire architects and designers in their work.

 

The Surface Materials Show will promotes the latest surface and material solutions that are available for specifiers, developers and industry professionals, who are looking for that cutting edge innovation in the materials sector that will set them apart from their competitors. Both SCIN and MC Surfaces can provide that edge.

 

MC Surfaces is based in Barry, South Wales, and we look to develop and promote the most attractive and ingenious seamless surfaces that are available to those who are involved within the construction sector across both the UK and Ireland.

 

Our methodology is to specify the right flooring that will complement a building’s design or would be the most appropriate material for the intended use of the floor in question. We have already built long term, lasting relationships with approved contractors, and we ensure that only experienced installers work with our products and with our clients

 

MC Surfaces are also the exclusive distributor for Grace Construction’s Solacir® Interiors decorative concrete products. Of particular note is Solacir® Interiors’ thin profile, lightweight, Microscreed, which is a versatile alternative to polished concrete surfaces. Unlike concrete, Microscreed can be applied to almost any surface including screeds, timber floors and even over existing tiled floors or plastered walls.

 

In addition to the Surface Materials Show (which takes place only between Tuesday 6th and Thursday 8th October), MC Surfaces will have its own stand at the Grand Design Live show, which is also being held at the NEC between the 8th and 11th October.

 

Grand Designs Live is the UK’s top contemporary home show and is based on the hugely popular Channel 4 series. Grand Designs Live is also presented by design guru Kevin McCloud. Grand Designs’ TV host. This exhibition is aimed at those individuals who are looking to gain all the advice, inspiration and materials needed to realise their dream home or building. MC Surfaces would love to help make their dreams come true.

 

MC Surfaces will be found on our stand L20 at Grand Design Live, but we are happy to meet people at either show.

 

If you would like to book an appointment to see us in advance, please e-mail sean@mcsurfaces.co.uk.

 

You can also follow MC Surfaces on Twitter (via @MCsurfaces) as well as on Facebook and Pinterest, where you can find many examples of our past work for clients such as Harrods and SEB Bank.

 

We look forward to being part of these two exciting events, and we hope to see you there. Please be sure to come by both the SCIN and MC Surfaces stands to say ‘Hello’.

UKTV Microscreed Staircase

Our approved contractor Floored Genius were hard at work last summer in Hammersmith, London helping to create a bespoke and stylish new staircase for multi-channel broadcaster UKTV. The staircase was encased in our Microscreed, which appears as a feature in the new studio and visually explodes into the brand’s nebula-shaped logo as it hits the lower floor.

Feature Staircase in Microscreed

 

Early on in the design Microscreed was specified by Penson Architects after Aldworth James & Bond suggested the possibility of applying a Microscreed skin to a steel staircase structure, enveloped in timber.

Creating a whole concrete staircase between two floors has obvious structural problems; Microscreed is unique in that it allows designers to keep the urban concrete aesthetic without the issues of a traditional concrete construction, because it can be used to seamlessly coat a solid, lightweight framework of steel and timber.

Microscreed Staircase

The Microscreed product is also easier to install and maintain than a traditional polished concrete. The simplicity of the product means it’s ideal for working efficiently to a brief and a tight schedule and Architects and interior designers often choose to work with Microscreed for its easy installation process as well as for its durability and style.

Microscreed Feature Staircase

More information on the project can be found in this magazine article.

MC Surfaces at the Surface Design Show

MC Surfaces was established to enable the distribution of Grace Construction’s Solacir Interiors’ decorative concrete products to the UK and Ireland.

Solacir Interiors’ innovative Microscreed and Coulis products are widely used on the continent, but until recently were only installed in the UK by specialist flooring company Floored Genius.

MC Surfaces have now set about the task to work with a select group of approved contractors to ensure that demand from Architects and interior designers can be met for these popular alternatives to polished concrete surfacing systems.

MC Surfaces will be exhibiting at this year’s Surface Design Show in collaboration with the SCIN Gallery’s collection of materials that will shock, engage and inspire.