Johnstone’s Trade reaches new heights


A busy Yorkshire hospital has been fully refreshed with products from Johnstone’s Trade’s Stormshield range, protecting it from the elements for years to come.

The Hadfield Wing is one of the latest additions to the Sheffield Northern General Hospital. Completed seven years ago, the full front elevation of the building, featuring a mix of rendered masonry and timber cladding, was in need of refreshing.

GML Maintenance and Refurbishment specified Johnstone’s Stormshield Self Cleaning Masonry paint to significantly reduce future maintenance cycles. Formulated using ground breaking nanotechnology, it provides an extremely smooth and dirt resisting finish to keep the building clean for longer while offering up to 15 years’ life expectancy.

During the six-week project, the team applied Self Cleaning Masonry in two complementing neutral shades along with Johnstone’s Classic Matt Woodstain in Antique Pine. Its microporous finish is formulated to resist cracking, blistering and peeling and will help to preserve the building’s distinctive timber cladding.

Working at a height of up to 17 metres in the midst of a bustling hospital campus, access proved difficult for the team who also had to contend with numerous obstacles including trees, cars, lampposts and pedestrians all in close proximity to the building. GML worked with the aid of a mobile 30 meter boom, which had to be manoeuvred into awkward positions on a daily basis, and took extreme care to avoid passers-by.

Gary Lonnen of GML said: “Johnstone’s is a first class brand. There is a wide range of colours to choose from and the products have great coverage and leave a fantastic finish. The Hadfield Wing is a continuous project and I am sure that I will continue to use Johnstone’s products throughout.”

Despite the many challenges GML faced, the project was completed on time and to a superb standard. Their hard work and dedication impressed the judges and won them a place on the shortlist for the Johnstone’s Painter of the Year 2013 awards.

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