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a wear resistant floor finish for a new garden shop & café
Archerfield Walled Garden, Dirleton, East Lothian

the challenge

A wear-resistant floor-build up incorporating both a screed and flexible polyurethane resin floor coating system for a new Garden Shop & Café opened within the grounds of an 18th century walled garden on the Archefield Estate in Dirleton. 

meet the client

Built in the late 1780’s, the walled garden originally supplied a wealth of home grown produce to residents of the Archerfield Estate. In the last century, the walled garden has undergone many changes, before its redevelopment in 2013 to a family-friendly visitor attraction and now including a new Café, Garden Shop and Food Market.

the project

The new retail space has been created in the area formerly occupied by Knops Brewery. Walls have been knocked down and tables reconfigured to unveil a modern Garden Café with a sustainable garden-to-plate ethos and a new Garden Shop, which will be the first in the UK to only sell peat-free compost along with other environmentally-friendly products.

Vebro’s solution

Requiring a wear-resistant, trafficable, seamless matt-finish resin flooring system and cementitious levelling screed for use in areas across the Garden Shop, vebroscreed Industrial – a pump applied levelling screed – and vebrores PU HBC – a high-build floor coating system – have been installed as complete system by the expert team at Creation Flooring.

vebroscreed Industrial is a deep-fill, rapid-setting and hardening, high strength, single-part, cementitious levelling screed that can be applied up to depths of 50.0 mm.

This screed is suitable to take a resin floor finish and is best suited to high trafficked areas.

vebrores PU HBC is a matt-finish, high-build coating based on flexible polyurethane resin. The material was chosen in Agate Grey to serve as an industrial backdrop in the shop’s colourful, garden-themed interior scheme.

The new Garden Shop & Café opened in June 2021.

meet the installer

Creation Flooring is an award winning industrial flooring contractor specialising in the installation of industrial, retail and commercial flooring. 

Creation Flooring prides itself on offering customers expert technical advice on resin flooring, polished concrete and soft flooring options as well as consistently installing high quality floor systems on time and budget.

Operating nationwide across the UK, Creation Flooring has worked with some of the world’s biggest brands including Nike, Nestle, Unilever and General Electric.

key project details


Archerfield Walled Garden


Dirleton, East Lothian



project size

200 m²

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