The existing studio floor had been verified to meet SR1 yet the floor was totally unsuitable for use in a television studio. Elgood Studio Floors maintain that SR1 is an inappropriate specification for a television studio floor.
SR1 is designed for commercial and industrial floors, not television studio floors. The SR1 standard does not take into consideration the unique demands of a broadcasting studio.
The floor which was considered not fit for purpose had prevented the University from both using it fully and capitalising from the studio by letting it to outside broadcasters.
Before pricing and without a cost to the University, Elgood Flooring carried out an investigation of the floor by removing a cross section and conducting a laser level survey.
Facts & Figures
- Installation: Birmingham City University Studio A
- Location: Birmingham
- Completion date: April 2015
- Area: 205 sq m.
- Programme: 1.5 weeks
- Sub Floor: An undulating resin floor with imperfections which impeded smooth camera tracking
After repeated failed attempts by another contractor to install a floor using generic industrial resin floorings, the decision was taken to replace the floor, which was installed in a narrow window between bookings.
The Elgood Studio Floor System has been proven over 40 years with more than 130 studio installations.
With an average working life of more than 10+ years these studio floors provide long term economy and have been used with great success by the BBC at Elstree, Television Centre and Pacific Quay.
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Truly Single Source. The systems are designed, manufactured and installed by Elgood Industrial Flooring Ltd to meet the exacting criteria demanded by broadcasters.
The Elgood Universal Television Studio Floor System with Matt Presentation Finish.
Dynamic Camera Pedestal Performance
The floor must provide a surface that is free from any defects which will result in vibration passing from the camera pedestal to the camera as the pedestal is tracked across the floor.
Studio Floor Durability.
The Elgood studio floor system has a 4mm thick wearing surface to resist the the heavy use associated with a modern production studio floor.
Matt Presentation Finish
BCU requested a matt finish for their floor. We were pleased to provide this in the colour Telegrey RAL 7045.
The Studio floor can receive semi permanent studio floor paints such as Mylands and be scrubbed clean as a matter of routine.