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Why you should use a SafeContractor approved contractor for road markings

It is imperative that you trust your contractor to complete their job to the highest standards in their industry, and with the utmost care and attention to safety. They must also provide fantastic customer service and operate within the law. These assurances are guaranteed when you choose a contractor who is accredited by SafeContractor, an independent testing body with the highest auditing standards. When your project requires precision and expertise, as is the case with road marking services, it pays dividends to employ a firm that is accredited by experts in their own field. Whether you are a business, or hiring…

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Why Warehouse Markings Are Vital For Your Workers’ Safety

The warehouse environment can be filled with hazards which pose a serious threat to the safety of your workers. From constant foot and vehicle traffic moving between rooms to workers transporting heavy loads, it’s important to keep your warehouse organised and safe for all personnel. Warehouse markings are one of the most effective and easy-to-implement safety features you can have in your warehouse, and in this article we’re looking at just why that is. Keep your warehouse in order A disorganised warehouse quickly becomes chaotic, but warehouse markings can bring order to even the most complex warehouse space. Markings can clearly…

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What Are the Benefits of Playground Markings For School Children?

The playground has long been a vital part of any school structure and can be used in a variety of ways to aid a child’s learning and development, with playground markings playing a crucial role. In this article, we will look at how playground markings are used, as well as the benefits different styles of markings can provide to children of all ages. What are playground markings used for? Playgrounds provide school children with a dedicated space to enjoy the outdoors in the safe school environment. Most playgrounds around Britain will have some form of playground marking painted on the surface, and…

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What is the Difference Between Resin Bonded and Resin Bound?

There are many situations where a slip-resistant, yet attractive surface is required. Whether it’s for safety purposes or for a decorative yet functional finish, there are two popular methods of attaining your desired result. Resin bonded surfacing and resin bound surfacing might sound similar, but there are distinct differences between the two, and this can often be confusing! In this article, we’re taking a look at both techniques, including the differences between the two and how each are commonly used for a wide range of applications. What is resin surfacing? At its core, resin surfacing relies on aggregates being ‘glued’ to…

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Line Removal Methods

The removal of existing road markings is a common process, and needs to be performed for a number of reasons. Whether traffic layouts have changed, markings need to be removed after a road construction project, or general wear and tear means that relining is necessary, it’s important to choose a method of line removal that is best suited to the particular project. In this article, we’re looking at some of the methods of line removal; what they are and why they might be used. Thermal lance This is the most traditional method of line removal, and has been commonly used throughout…

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Guide to Anti-skid Surfacing

Road safety is the most important concern when it comes to road maintenance, and there are some specific kinds of road markings which target particular dangers that drivers might face. This month we’re looking at anti-skid surfacing, a type of road marking which has been used to great effect for many years here on the UK roadways. What is anti-skid surfacing? Anti-skid surfacing (also called high friction surfacing) provides roadways with high levels of skid resistance, working to improve safety in areas where collisions between vehicles – or between vehicles and pedestrians – are common or at a greater risk of…

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Has the Summer Weather Affected the UK’s Roads?

While we have been able to enjoy some prolonged sunshine this summer, we has also been prone to bouts of exceptionally heavy rainfall, with many areas around the country suffering from frustrating flash floods. The wet weather may have disrupted more than a fair few summer plans, but what impact has it had on the UK’s roads? This month, we’re taking a look at how the wet weather affects the roads across the UK, as well as the impact of rain on the many road markings which help to keep the roads safe for all drivers. Wet months We’ve come to…

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What Do the Different Road Markings Mean?

  Motorists are provided with a high amount of visual feedback and information when out on the road. Much of this is presented in the form of road markings and, depending on the road structure and layout, you may be presented with a number of different markings in quick succession. This month, we’re taking a look at the meanings of the different road markings you are likely to see on your travels, providing you with a better understanding of the nature of road markings and why it’s always wise to pay them close attention.   Along the carriageway Starting simple: most…

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Road Marking FAQs

Road markings can be used for a variety of purposes over a number of different applications. On the road, on the playground, in car parks, sports courts and also on airport runways – and more. But despite the widespread use and benefits of road marking materials, there are some fundamental questions and queries that are useful to get your head around, so you understand how road markings work and what preparation might be needed before they are applied.   The team here at Road Marking Services have put together this FAQ so you can get acquainted with the basics behind road…

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What are the Benefits of Thermoplastic Road Markings?

Thermoplastic road markings are becoming more and more commonly used due to the inherent advantages gained by their materials and their method of production. Here at Road Marking Services we know how important it is to provide the best possible materials for all road marking needs, so we’ve put together this guide on just why thermoplastic road markings are leading the way. What are thermoplastic road markings?   Thermoplastic road markings are mainly composed of synthetic resin and premix glass beads and are used for long term purposes. Thermoplastic paint is a solid powder before being heated and needs specialised machines…

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