Hawker de Havilland
The new wing assesmbly manufacturing plant has been established in several existing buildings at Hawker de Havilland's Bankstown facility in the western suburbs of Sydney. Understandably, installing state-of-the-art robotic manufacturing equipment into existing buildings that are several decades old, presented significant design and construction challenges. The selection of an appropriate flooring solution was of paramount importance.
The primary challenge for the Hawker de Havilland facility was to achieve a flat and smooth finish in a refurbished facility with existing concrete slab floors.
When it came to selecting an appropriate flooring solution for the new Hawker de Havilland aircraft wing assembly manufacturing plant in Sydney, engineers specified Mastertop 1230, an epoxy-based, coloured seamless, self-smoothing architectural flooring system.
In order to meet the tight requirements the existing concrete slab floor was first prepared wtih Concresive 2525 - a solvent free, high performance epoxy resin binder and structural adhesive, followed by a top coat of Mastertop 1230 in a pale green colour. The solution has provided Hawker de Havvilland's facility with a flat and smooth that is critical in enabling the state-of-the-art robotic wing manoeuvring system to function correctly.
Mastertop 1230 was applied at a thickness between two and four millimetres. The new floors was applied in two stages, encompassing a total area of about 3600 square metres.
Project Reference Hawker de Havilland