James Jones picks EGGER Protect for latest processing plant

Leading sawmiller and timber processor, James Jones & Sons Ltd, specified EGGER Protect for durable, non-slip structural flooring at its new secondary processing and treatment facility at Hangingshaw, near Lockerbie.

The 20,000 square metre building is the size of three football pitches, and the centrepiece of a recently completed £17 million development designed to increase the company’s production of fencing products. These include incised posts that have grown rapidly in popularity since James Jones launched them in 2013.

Alan White, Director of Sales for EGGER Building Products said:

“This is a less-common application of EGGER Protect which is usually used in housebuilding. A market-leading structural flooring panel, Protect is made from our P5 flooring-grade chipboard with a durable, anti-slip, moisture-resistant surface layer.

“This surface layer is applied to both the top and underside of the board, resulting in a product that offers protection from moisture penetration, not just during construction but for the life of the floor.

Specifying EGGER Protect for this application also brings Health & Safety benefits, with the textured surface offering market-leading anti-slip characteristics as well as being hard-wearing and robust. When used with EGGER D4 Joint and Joist Adhesive as part of the EGGER Advanced Flooring System it also carries a unique lifetime guarantee.

James Jones technical manager, Tobbe Sandberg, added:

“The 18 acre Hangingshaw development is a strategic investment for the company. This new facility is designed to enhance our position as of the UK’s biggest suppliers of sawn timber products including carcassing, fencing, pallet wood and heavy sections.

“The secondary processing facility is central to the production and storage of our fencing products and we were looking for a structural flooring board that not only had the technical properties we needed but an appearance that enhanced the look of our showpiece building.

“We have installed EGGER Protect flooring on all of high-level walkways and access platforms around the advanced production machines. It is durable, easy to install and keep clean and is not slippery even with moisture or sawdust on it. And, importantly, it also looks good!”

Products used

  • EGGER Protect, 22mm
  • EGGER D4 Joint & Joist Adhesive