What we do – its a lot!

We are asked occasionally what we do as a company. Its really hard to categorize, as Grit Blasting is just one of many surface preparation services we do for clients. As we have expanded, we have developed new skills and new technologies.

But in short, we blast clean anything from small home renovation items through to wind turbines, warehouses and steel bridges – and anything in between!

Here for example is a building frame that we recently grit blasted, then using an airless sprayer, we covered it in primer, supplied by Promain Paints Ltd. So in this case we have used our blast cleaning skills, along with out paint spray capabilities to offer our client a one-stop shop service in surface preparation.

Blast clean and spraying from Grit Blasting UK

In the photo above you can see the new shiny paint on a dumper. In this case, we have a number of contracts with local equipment manufacturers and suppliers. We help them blast clean their equipment, ready for re-spraying. Examples include aboricultural and agricultural equipment.

We have two blasting yards – one in Andover and one in Devizes. We also travel anywhere in the UK to undertake surface preparation work. One of our popular mobile services is floor preparation, where we have specialist concrete grinding expertise and equipment to remove stubborn contaminants, and the skills to apply new coatings to the freshly prepared surface.

So if you our your business needs specialist contractor services for surface preparation, please do visit our website where you will find case studies and details on our service. We are the UK’s leading surface preparation company, offering high value blast cleaning, paint spraying and powder coating facilities.

Concrete floor preparation

As the year comes to a close, Grit Blasting UK prepares for another full year in 2020. With our continued investment in our floor preparation services, we are taking the winter break to service our equipment and upgrade the transport needed to carry our concrete floor preparation equipment around the country. Yes, one of our Grit Blasting UK fleet of flat-bed vans and lorries gets a make-over!

Equipment checks over winter start now….

Floor preparation and concrete preparation is a big requirement for many contractors. We have the skills and latest equipment to undertake medium and large scale projects. Warehouses, out of town premises, aircraft hangers, factories to name just a few.

Grit Blasting uses the very latest technology – concrete floor scabbling.

Concrete scabbling is used to expose the aggregate, creating a roughened surface on the concrete on which further concrete may be poured or protective coatings or wear courses applied. The surface prepared is dust free, chemically clean and free from micro cracks which can cause premature bond failure.

We offer a UK wide concrete floor preparation service, so please do contact us today for more information or visit our website gritblastinguk.co.uk.

Concrete floor shot blasting and preparation

See the difference….

Floor preparation is an efficient and environmentally acceptable dust free method of preparing concrete surfaces. Grit Blasting UK uses it expertise and the latest in diamond floor grinding technology to provide a clean, professional finish ready for the application of surface treatments such as paint. Some still refer to this as shot blasting, but in reality it is diamond grinding!

Grit Blasting is undertaking more and more floor preparation projects for contractors. The demand for “out of town” warehouses, shopping centres, factories and other storage space is giving rise to the need for preparation of much bigger floor spaces, and required in a shorter time frame because of the tight deadlines on the overall building and construction jobs where cost control is critical.

Investing in the latest technology is key to reducing the timescales on bigger jobs such as floor preparation. We maintain a fleet of diamond floor grinders applicable for any size of project, and the latest staff training ensures an efficient and highly skilled team familiar with the latest techniques. We have recently purchased a new lorry to help transport all of our equipment across UK sites.

An understanding of the science behind the materials, the paint applications as well and the safety needs of the work and the after-care of the materials is also a key requisite of our work.

We undertake any size of floor preparation work and are experts in our field with over 20 years’ experience.

Larger construction and engineering companies now rely on us UK as a preferred sub-contractor because of our reliability and experience. This is particularly the case in floor preparation.

Warehouse complete…..

Contact us today for more details:
enquiries@gritblastinguk.co.uk
M: 07811 770635

Industrial concrete floor preparation

Diamond grinder technology provides safe and effective concrete preparation.

Floor preparation is an efficient and environmentally acceptable dust free method of preparing concrete surfaces. Grit Blasting UK uses it expertise and the latest in diamond floor grinding technology to provide a clean, professional finish ready for the application of surface treatments such as paint.

Grit Blasting is undertaking more and more floor preparation projects for contractors. The demand for “out of town” warehouses, shopping centres, factories and other storage space is giving rise to the need for preparation of much bigger floor spaces, and required in a shorter time frame because of the tight deadlines on the overall building and construction jobs where cost control is critical.

Investing in the latest technology is key to reducing the timescales on bigger jobs such as floor preparation. We maintain a fleet of diamond floor grinders applicable for any size of project, and the latest staff training ensures an efficient and highly skilled team familiar with the latest techniques.

An understanding of the science behind the materials, the paint applications as well and the safety needs of the work and the after-care of the materials is also a key requisite of our work.

We undertake any size of floor preparation work and are experts in our field with over 20 years’ experience.

Larger construction and engineering companies now rely on us UK as a preferred sub-contractor because of our reliability and experience. This is particularly the case in floor preparation.

Contact us today for more details:
enquiries@gritblastinguk.co.uk
M: 07811 770635

Industrial floor preparation by the experts

Larger construction and engineering companies now rely on Grit Blasting UK as a preferred sub-contractor because of our reliability and experience. This is particularly the case in floor preparation.

Floor preparation is an efficient and environmentally acceptable dust free method of preparing concrete surfaces. Grit Blasting UK uses it expertise and the latest in diamond floor grinding technology to provide a clean, professional finish ready for the application of surface treatments such as paint.

Grit Blasting is undertaking more and more floor preparation projects for contractors. The demand for “out of town” warehouses, shopping centres, factories and other storage space is giving rise to the need for preparation of much bigger floor spaces, and required in a shorter time frame because of the tight deadlines on the overall building and construction jobs where cost control is critical.

Investing in the latest technology is key to reducing the timescales on bigger jobs such as floor preparation. We maintain a fleet of diamond floor grinders applicable for any size of project, and the latest staff training ensures an efficient and highly skilled team familiar with the latest techniques.

An understanding of the science behind the materials, the paint applications as well and the safety needs of the work and the after-care of the materials is also a key requisite of our work.

We undertake any size of floor preparation work and are experts in our field with over 20 years’ experience

Contact us today for more details:
enquiries@gritblastinguk.co.uk
M: 07811 770635

Diamond grinder
Latest technology
prepared floor and recoat

Our premises – where you can find us

  • Surface preparation experts
  • Blast cleaning
  • Powder coating
  • Paint spraying

We operate a national UK service. Our mobile blasting units travel to all parts of the country.

Locally, we have two blasting facilities where we do our preparation work for grit blasting, paint spraying and powder coating. (This is sometimes known as shotblasting, sandblasting and is generally blast cleaning).

Our blasting facilities are in Andover and Devizes. In Andover we are based at Lopcombe in Jack’s Bush Farm. In Devizes, we are situated in the quaint village of Market Lavington. Our blasting facilities service our local clients which include large engineering firms, arboriculture equipment suppliers, fleet suppliers, agricultural equipment manufacturers and many more.

You can find more about us at www.gritblastinguk.co.uk, or contact us at enquiries@gritblastinguk.co.uk. Our telephone number is 07811 770635.

We undertake large contract work nationally as well as local projects

Addresses:

Grit Blasting UK – Mount Pleasant Yard, Market Lavington, SN10 4DP

Grit Blasting UK – Jack’s Bush Farm, Lopcombe, Andover, SP5 1BZ

Shotblasting, gritblasting or sandblasting?

One of the biggest questions we get asked is ‘whats the difference between shotblasting and sandblasting’ or ‘what is gritblasting’?

We’ll try and answer that here for you! Shotblasting tends to be an older phrase, and here in Andover, and at our Devizes blasting premises we are often fielding these questions.

The two terms seem similar but sandblasting and shot blasting are different processes used in blast cleaning trade.

Shotblasting is often a generic term used to describe sandblasting or gritblasting. The difference however is the application technique used in cleaning and preparation.

The sandblasting or gritblasting process uses compressed air to blast abrasive media like sand against the product being cleaned. Shotblasting uses force from a mechanical device to propel ‘shot’ metal media to clean the surface.

Sandblasting is a less invasive abrasion process. Sandblasting or gritblasting is less forceful than shot blasting. With light pressure and soft media materials like organics or glass, very sensitive surfaces can be treated with little risk of any damage.

In blast cleaning we rarely use sand now. There is far safer and environmentally friendly media. These include those manufactured from minerals, metals, glass, plastics and organics like corn cobs and walnut shells.

For more information visit our website at www.gritblastinguk.co.uk

Gritblasting in action

Powder coating – the facts

In March we announced the installation of our Powder Coating facility at our Andover premises. Here’s a few facts on the process, which we are using everyday in providing our contract clients with high quality powder coating finishes.

Latest powder coating technology

What is powder coating?

Powder coating is used for metals, aluminium, household white goods, and a whole quantity of agricultural, arboricultural and farming equipement – to name just a few things.

The powder coating is firstly applied as a dry powder, which means it doesn’t need a solvent to bind it. The powder is then cured under heat which forms a skin. Normally the powder is a thermoplastic or thermoset polymer. The finish that is produced is rock hard – tougher than a conventional paint coating.

Because the powder coating does not have a liquid form, it can produce thicker coatings without running or dripping, and the end result is a smooth and flawless finish. Several powder colours can even be applied before curing.

High quality powder coating finish

Powder coatings:

  • Contain no solvents, and release very little volatile organic compounds
  • Can produce thicker coatings
  • Curing time is significantly faster than liquid application
Our powder coating oven and facility

So if you’d like more information on our Powder Coating facility, and how we can help your business, contact us on: 07811 770635, or email enquiries@gritblastinguk.co.uk today.

www.gritblastinguk.co.uk

Home renovation – the work we do

Here’s a great example of the type of work we do for home and building renovation. Our client is doing a barn conversation and asked us to grit blast or blast clean an external wall.

In this case, the cleaning process revealed fantastic brick work. The equipment we use makes light work of this, stripping off the layer(s) of ageing paint, taking the brick work back to almost original condition.

The before and after pictures show the result perfectly. You can now see the different brick and materials used. Another happy client, and a wall with a great life-time ahead of it.

Floor Preparation – from the experts

Larger construction and engineering companies now rely on Grit Blasting UK as a preferred sub-contractor because of our reliability and experience. This is particularly the case in floor preparation.

Floor preparation is an efficient and environmentally acceptable dust free method of preparing concrete surfaces. Grit Blasting UK uses it expertise and the latest in diamond floor grinding technology to provide a clean, professional finish ready for the application of surface treatments such as paint.

Grit Blasting is undertaking more and more floor preparation projects for contractors. The demand for “out of town” warehouses, shopping centres, factories and other storage space is giving rise to the need for preparation of much bigger floor spaces, and required in a shorter time frame because of the tight deadlines on the overall building and construction jobs where cost control is critical.

Investing in the latest technology is key to reducing the timescales on bigger jobs such as floor preparation. We maintain a fleet of diamond floor grinders applicable for any size of project, and the latest staff training ensures an efficient and highly skilled team familiar with the latest techniques.

An understanding of the science behind the materials, the paint applications as well and the safety needs of the work and the after-care of the materials is also a key requisite of our work.

We undertake any size of floor preparation work and are experts in our field with over 20 years’ experience

Contact us today for more details:
enquiries@gritblastinguk.co.uk
M: 07811 770635