Case Study - St Ninian's High School

Case Study - St Ninian's High School

We supplied and fitted a combination of Wall Protection solutions at St Ninian’s High School in East Renfrewshire, Scotland, reducing the impact of scuffs and scrapes in the school’s corridors, improving its internal appearance and enhancing the environment for pupils and staff alike.

The high school was seeking a wall protection solution, in keeping with its colour scheme, that would protect its circulation areas from damage caused by the constant flow of pupils.

“We were looking for a way to deal with wear and tear and how to keep the school in pristine condition, particularly after the refurbishment of certain areas,” explains Anne O’Neill, Business Support Manager at St Ninian’s. “It was clear that a new approach was needed, so we contacted Gradus about their wall protection solutions.”

Gradus put a dedicated Contracts Team in place to carry out the project from initial survey through to installation. At the beginning of the job, the Gradus team visited St Ninian’s to carry out a free Building Health Check – a service that Gradus offers to clients across all building sectors. This visit enabled Gradus to determine which products to specify and where best to fit them to get the best protection results. This also ensured that any solution would work within the school’s maintenance budget.

Based on the initial survey, Gradus specified and installed its standard corner guards and SureProtect Endure® wall cladding sheet – both in Denim to coordinate with the school’s décor. 

Corners are one of the most vulnerable areas in any building, and Gradus’s corner guards are specifically designed to protect them. Their introduction is an effective way to enhance the appearance of the interior in a range of environments. In addition, Gradus corner guards can help to improve hygiene, since damaged corners – which can be difficult to clean effectively – often harbour dirt and bacteria.

Gradus SureProtect Endure provides a durable and protective 2mm layer and is available in 35 standard colours, each designed to complement any interior. Manufactured from impact resistant vinyl, SureProtect Endure is through-coloured and textured, ensuring the visual evidence of any day-to-day impact or abrasion is concealed, saving costs on cleaning and maintenance and improving overall hygiene levels.

“We’re delighted with our new wall protection from Gradus,” says Anne. “It has added to the attractiveness of the school and at the same time reduces the level of wear and tear, so will also lower our maintenance costs going forward.”

Chris Jackson, Wall Protection Sales Manager at Gradus, comments: “We worked closely with St Ninian’s from the beginning of this project, striving to understand the challenge in order to ensure we delivered a solution that precisely met their needs. This is another great example of our dedicated supply and fit service, which provides peace of mind for customers by ensuring the right solution is delivered on time and within budget.”

To request a free health check from Gradus for your building, or for more information about Gradus’s supply and fit service, call 01625 428922.

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