ONE-STOP-SHOP FOR SURFACE PREPARATION
For over 31 years, The Preparation Group has provided innovative, specialist surface preparation solutions and services for all projects from 5 to 50,000m2. Today, The Preparation Group is a true industry One-Stop-Shop; supplying equipment, machines. consumables and parts for our own machines and for many other brands; alongside first-class finishing, polishing and preparation services. We are committed to ensuring tailored, cost-effective solutions that keep projects on track and deliver high quality results; and we’re on a mission to upskill professionals and individuals from contractors to project managers and self-builders to developers; building a foundational knowledge of surface preparation principles throughout the UK and beyond
Passionate about chemical-free solutions that are kinder to our environment, The Preparation Group team are polished concrete specialists. Providing the perfect combination of timeless, high-end aesthetic with unrivaled durability, polished concrete is often the finish of choice for architects and interior designers looking to renovate, modernize or create striking, sustainable spaces.
With many modern homes and buildings being built on concrete slabs, grinding and polishing concrete provides a solution that allows for sustainable, adaptive re-use of already present materials.
The Preparation Group, based in the cathedral city of Lincoln, is also home to a one-of-a-kind Training School and is developing a new online, virtual Training School for 2022. We offer a full programme of training courses for all aspects of surface preparation and polishing, and have a large fleet of purchase and hire-ready equipment to ensure the completion of your specialist project.
Guy Holloway Architects’ contacted The Preparation Group whilst developing the multi-award winning project ‘The Cottage’:
“We received a number of quotes from varying specialist sub-contractors which proved expensive. However, after some research we found a 3-day polishing course with The Preparation Group based in Lincoln, a specialist in surface preparation, maintenance and finishing and I was able to send my on-site manager. The course was very insightful and my project manager felt that he had gained sufficient knowledge on how to lay and polish the floor himself.”
By completing the training, and purchasing their own equipment, the team were able to make considerable savings, whilst simultaneously achieving a CPD qualification and the skills to transfer to future projects too;
“We were offered a refund on the course as a discount against the purchase of equipment and we bought everything we needed; an STG400 machine, a full set of Surface Finishing Diamond Pads (SFD’s) and Storm Diamond Pads, with resin pads for our variable speed hand grinder to complete the smaller areas. As we had made significant cost savings we added more polished concrete throughout the project than we had originally planned, such as the two staircases, concrete kitchen island, a polished coffee table, a polished outside cantilever dining table and polished concrete swimming pool.”
An ideal solution for architects, small businesses, individuals and self-builders looking to achieve contemporary, luxury results in a cost-effective and environmentally conscious way; The Preparation Group are always on-hand as the one-stop-shop for your training, contracting and equipment needs, throughout the UK.