Flooring FAQ’s

Questions about flooring

Here are a few of our frequently asked questions. If you need to ask any other questions then do not hesitate to contact us on the number above.

How is the Machinery Powered?

The blast unit requires a 3 phase 63 amp power supply and all of our vehicles have their own 65KVA generators to power our equipment.  Our equipment is inspected before and after use and at regular intervals in between to comply with the Electricity at Work Regulations, 1989 and associated legislation.

How Heavy is the Equipment?

The dust extraction unit weighs 570 kilos and the blast head weighs 560 kilos.

What About Waste?

Our machines are dust-free and vacuum assisted so virtually all dust and debris is collected in our extraction units and emptied into suitable skips on site.

What About Noise Levels?

The level of noise at the blast head measures 85 db(a) depending upon the site circumstances. We have a full Health & Safety Policy (which has met CHAS (Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme) standards) to ensure we comply with the Control of Noise at Work Regulations, 2005 and associated legislation. Adequate ear defenders MUST be worn by our machine operators and other persons working nearby.

How Quick is the Blasting Operation?

 On new concrete and large open areas, 2,000 m2 of blasting can easily be achieved in one day.

What About Dust Caused by the Equipment?

 All equipment is fitted with the best dust extraction units currently available which results in a virtually dust free process.

How do I Know Your Staff Are Qualified?

 All our site staff have current, valid CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) cards, we are registered with CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) and we are accredited members of CHAS (Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme). We can provide documentation to verify our membership or registration with all of these organisations either before or upon our arrival at your site. In addition, we carry out CRB checks on all our site staff. We provide all PPE and have full liability and contractor's insurance - we are happy to provide you with our policy details.


Our staff have over 60 years of combined experience in floor preparation and surfacing so please contact us for full up-to-date advice regarding the best way to solve your flooring problems. Call us on 0161 728 3131, email us at info@surfacesolutions.co.uk or use our online enquiry form and we will be in touch with a solution to your flooring issues.


23 Sutherland Street
M27 6AT


We appreciate the importance of membership and registration with recognised and respected organisations within the construction industry. CHAS (Contractors Health & Safety Scheme is one such organisation and we are proud to be registered as an accredited company – our details are available at www.chas.gov.uk

We are also registered with the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) and all our site staff are qualified under the CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme).