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The Roadgrip Retail division were contracted to carry out car park marking at Sainsbury’s as part of a new works that included resurfacing.


It was important that we phased the surface marking to work around the store’s busiest periods.  Each car park bay has a value attached to it, so any downtime costs the supermarket business. The priority was to ensure the car park would be useful by Fridays, which was the shop’s busiest day of the week.


Working closely behind the tarmac plant, we returned weekly on Sunday nights to work around the clock with line marking and bay marking.


The UK weather wasn’t on our side but nothing we aren’t used to. With cold wet surfaces, we navigated the elements to ensure we weren’t applying markings to a cold, wet surface, and we remained flexible, ready to mobilise in the better weather windows.


We used thermoplastic paint to mark out the car park bays, parent and child spaces, pedestrian crossings, wayfinding arrows and speed limit roundels (the speed limit numbers painted on the surface in a circle).


Our specialists hand moulded the looped ends of the bay markings after using the lining pram to apply the two parallel lines (the sausage bays), which are synonymous with Sainsbury’s car parks.  These markings have to be spot-on accurate, so we took our time to ensure the car park markings were accurate to the centimetre.


Roadgrip are experts at car park marking, lining, coating and resurfacing in all weathers.  Please contact our Car Park team for a quick quote or take a look at our recent projects for inspiration.