Subscribe to our weekly newsletters
Subscribe to newsletter


Editor's Note: F. Ball and Co provide:-

Floor adhesiveFloor adhesive
Floor preparationFloor preparation
Floor primersFloor primers
Floor underlaymentsFloor underlayments

Request Information

Include Article

Request Information
Terms of use


Request Facilities / Interiors product information

Request Architectural product information External

Request Architectural product information Internal

Request Mechanical HVAC product information

Request Electrical product information


F. BALL AND CO Portsmouth Naval Base Scores With F. Ball

F. Ball and Co. Ltd.s high performance subfloor preparation products have been used to prepare the floor area of a 1000m2 five-a-side, indoor football pitch at a Naval Base in Portsmouth, creating a smooth, level and hard-wearing surface onto which the playing surface could be laid.

A combination of Stopgap 900 dpm-prep floor smoothing compound, Stopgap F75 high performance waterproof surface membrane and Stopgap 600 deep section base compound were used to build up the subfloor to the required thickness and create a smooth, durable surface which optimised the appearance, consistency and longevity of the five-a-side pitch.

Stopgap 900 dpm-prep, which is designed to level absorbent surfaces prior to the application of Stopgap Waterproof Surface Membranes, was applied directly to the subfloor. With its fast setting, self-smoothing and protein free properties, Stopgap 900 created a smooth, even surface and prepared the subfloor for the application of Stopgap F75, a two coat, solvent-free epoxy waterproof surface membrane. Recommended where relative humidity levels are over 92%, Stopgap F75 isolates residual construction moisture or rising damp. This prevents any moisture damage and protects the integrity of the final floorcovering. At the Naval Base this was Gerflor Actionsport 50, a PVC foam backed sports flooring.

Stopgap P131, a general purpose neoprene primer, was then applied over the waterproof surface membrane to promote adhesion of the smoothing underlayment to the subfloor.

Under strict time constraints to complete the ground floor football pitch due to the imminent work being carried out on the first floor of the naval building, Senior Contracts Manager of Smith Brothers Marine Ltd, Pete McIntyre, built up the subfloor with Stopgap 600 deep base compound. Its quick setting, low odour and heavy duty properties make it ideal for highly trafficked areas such as the indoor football pitch. The deep base compound was pump-applied over the large surface area to achieve the required thickness, allowing for the construction of a smooth and hard-wearing surface which is able to withstand high levels of foot traffic.

Pete comments: We had to take a very careful approach with the subfloor preparation due to the age of the building and the strict timing of the project. I have worked with F. Ball in the past and regularly contact them for advice, as I did with this job. F. Ball recommended the best products to use and I know that by consulting with them I can be sure that I have left a safe, resilient and hard wearing surface for the Royal Navy to train on.


Dimplex Ground heat pumps Heat pumps Energy efficient heating News 260410

Kingfisher Led lighting External lighting Lighting designers Carpark Lighting News 260410

Tyco Heat tracing Temperature controls Heating cable Trace heating News 260410

Flakt Woods Environmental managment Air handling units Air handling systems News 260410

Stewart Fraser Balanced door Specialist doors Security doors Fire doors News 260410

Wienerberger Brick manufacturer Clay brick manufacturers Heavy building materials News 260410

Power Electrics Generator suppliers Generator specialist Electrical connectors Cable trunking News 260410

Kee Safety Handrail fabrication Steel handrails Stair handrail Commercial handrails News 260410

Pittsburgh Tapered roofing systems Roof insulation systems Roofing insulation News 260410

Timbnet Timber distributors Online timber Timber doors Timber flooring News 260410

Cablofil Cable management systems Wire cable tray Tray cable News 270410

Pilkington A rated windows Glass manufacturer Self cleaning glass News 270410

Mitsubishi Packaged air conditioning Air curtain Air conditioning systems News 270410

Ancon Wall ties Cavity wall ties Ancon wall ties News 270410

KNX Building control systems Building automation system Sustainable building News 270410

Deva Thermostatic shower Deva shower Mixer showers Shower accessories News 270410

Terasaki Circuit breaker software Electrical circuit breakers Motor breakers News 280410

Pilkington energikare Energy efficient windows Energy saving windows News 280410

Leaderflush Doorsets Doors external Doors internal Fire doors News 280410

Sandtoft Clay roof tiles Clay plain tiles Roof tiles News 280410

Comar Architectural aluminium systems Door systems Aluminium window systems News 280410

Oventrop Pressure valves Differential pressure valve Heating system valves News 280410

Janex Timber window manufacturers Heritage timber windows Head screens News 280410

West London Security Surveillance systems Camera surveillance Monitoring surveillance News 280410

Pilkington Floor tiles Wall tiles Kitchens tiles Tile manufacturers News 290410

Bilco Aluminium doors Floor doors Steel doors Fire doors News 290410

Flowcrete Floor screed Floor leveling Concrete screed Resin flooring News 290410

Ingersoll Rand Door locks Cylinder locks Door controls Door hardware News 290410

F Ball Floor adhesive Floor preparation Floor primers Floor underlayments News 290410

Mapei Floor screed Flexible floor adhesive Fast drying screed News 290410

Steristeel Stainless steel sinks Stainless steel bowls Steel sanitaryware News 290410

James and Taylor Rainscreen cladding Cladding specialists External cladding Facade design News 290410

Weatherite Air conditioning systems Heating systems Commercial kitchen ventilation News 300410

Danfoss Variable speed drives Danfoss drives Danfoss ac drives News 300410

Knauf Suspended ceiling Acoustic ceilings Mineral board Ceiling tiles News 300410

Armacell Duct insulation Armorflex insulation Pipework insulation Insulation systems News 300410

3M Hearing protection Industrial hearing protection Ear hearing News 300410

Rockwool cavity wall insulation Industrial insulation Mineral fibre insulation News 300410

Johnstone's Masonry paint Exterior masonry paint Self-cleaning paint News 300410

Mark Group Renewable energy Energy efficient homes Microgeneration Eco homes News 300410

Kone Elevator manufacturer Escalator manufacturer Elevator maintenance Escalator maintenance News 300410

Terasaki Switchgear testing Electric circuit breaker Motor circuit breakers News 040510

Flakt Woods Axial fans Air handling units Air handling systems News 040510

Steadmans Roofing manufacturers Cladding manufacturers Structural products Roof cladding News 040510

Terrys Eyelet curtains Curtain fabrics Custom curtains Curtain styles News 040510

GlacialLight Led lighting Pc cooling Power supplies Power drivers News 040510

Marshall Energy management Submetering equipment Power system Voltage optimisation News 050510

Knuauf Ceiling tiles Ceiling systems Acoustic ceiling Thermatex acoustic News 050510

Dorma Fire doors Fire door hardware Fire exit doors News 050510

Sound Service Soundproofing material Soundproofing supplier Soundproofing walls Soundproofing ceiling News 050510

Flakt Woods Air handling units Air handling systems Motors electric News 060510

Needo Electric radiators Electric heaters Panel heater Electric heating News 060510

Levolux Timber fins Solar shading Ventilation louvres Timber louvres News 060510

Schuco Photovoltaic panels Pv panel Curtain wall Curtain walling News 060510

Atlantic Condensing boilers Bio fuel boiler Central heating boilers News 060510

Blucher Stainless steel drains Fire resistant pipe Blucher europipe News 060510

ConstructionSkills Apprenticeship training providers Training and apprenticeship News 060510

Marshall Tufflex Trunking solutions Electrical cable Cable installation Cable trunking News 070510

Emergi-lite Emergency lighting Emergency exit lights Fire detection system News 070510

Pilkington Energy efficient windows Glass manufacturers Energy efficient glazing News 070510

SSQ Natural slates Slate roofing Roofing tiles Roof slate News 070510

Hitachi Air heat pumps Heat pump efficiency Heat pumps News 070510

Safety Letter Box safety letter box Anti arson letterboxes Letter boxes News 070510

Action Storage Shelving systems Shelving solutions Storage specialist Plastic lockers News 0670510

Vent Axia Heat pumps Air heat pumps Energy efficient ventilation News 070510

Cablofil Cable management system Steel wire tray Tray cable News 110510

Armstrong Plant rooms Hvac system Variable speed drive pumps News 110510

GE Consumer Electric meters Power meters Smart meter Control products News 110510

Harlequin Dance studio floor Vinyl flooring Blue dance floor News 110510

Oracle Storage systems Medical records storage Data storage systems News 110510

Arundel Jones Associates Ltd Registered in England and Wales No. 07334149
Hill Farm, Linton Hill, Maidstone, Kent ME 17 4AL
Tel : 01622 745333 email
copyright all rights reserved

News Categories : Floor adhesive
Floor preparation Floor primers
Floor underlayments