Aldi Supermarket, Hull

With faded and unprotected cladding, Cladding Coatings refurbished the unit to prevent further permanent damage.

As Aldi expands to become one of the biggest supermarket brands in the UK, they are opening new stores across the country. In Hull, East Yorkshire they were refurbishing an existing building ready to open to the public. The project had various contractors working onsite to achieve the finished result.

The external façade of the building was beginning to look unpleasant and had become worn due to natural weathering and ageing. The occupants were aware that if this issue was to be left untreated, it could cause further, more permanent damages. If left untreated, it would create serious additional problems for the supermarket such as leakages. The building also looked unsightly, and this was not the image Aldi wanted to portray to their customers.

Cladding Coatings were called in by Jessops Construction to prepare and repaint the metal wall cladding.

We suggested to use onsite spraying for the wall cladding using our trusted coating system – this would then beautify the exterior, while also giving a smooth and protective finish which we guarantee for ten years.

All of the building’s customer facing walls were being replaced with new Kingspan cladding panels, but this expense could not be justified in the out-of-sight areas for loading, etc. Therefore, Aldi decided it would be more cost effective to refinish the out-of-site cladding instead.

The project involved a high-pressure washing of the surfaces to prepare them for painting. Cladding Coatings worked around other trades to ensure the supermarket would be open on time.

The system Cladding Coatings used to paint the external wall cladding was from Rustoleum in colour RAL 9010. The system used provides an excellent, full coverage coating onto the cladding which has excellent anti-corrosion, weathering, cracking and peeling qualities.  These fantastic properties make Rustoleum the ideal system to use on such commercial units.

The first step was to clean down the clad walls and roof, using our high powered industrial cleaning service. This preparation created a clean and paintable surface, free from dirt, excess and chipped paint. Once the surface had been professionally prepared, it was now ready for coating. Our team sprayed the walls with a protective Noxyde coating, carefully taking into account the environment and members of the public at all times thorough the refurbishment.

The newly refurbished Aldi building now has a fresh coat of paint and a great new look; far more pleasing than before. The unit now has a beautified and protected exterior that they can be proud of. The refurbishment was completed on time and to the high standards of our client – who were highly satisfied with the finished result.