Academy Install Protection Products to Reduce Maintenance Costs

Yeoman Shield wall & door protection were able to provide a product to Quarrydale Academy to stop damage to newly decorated walls.

Quarrydale Academy caters for 1200 pupils aged 11 – 19 years. With a growing population, the academy has had to have constructed a new purpose built classroom block providing space for the History and English department.

The two storey building has 16 individual classrooms to each floor with the layout of the rooms seeing desks and chairs pushed up against the new and freshly painted walls. This over time will cause marks and scratches requiring constant re painting and cleaning down, becoming a drain on time and budgets. A solution was required to prevent this damage happening.

Yeoman Shield’s new Rub Rail fitted the bill and was installed by the school’s maintenance team at a height that would capture the persistent impact, along the left and right hand walls of the classroom. The mid grey colour chosen was subtle enough to blend with the pale pink and pale green décor chosen by the academy.

The light weight yet hard wearing rail is strengthened by a PVCu backing track which is capable of absorbing impact. Coupled with robust rubber stop ends the Rub Rail is a perfect foil to impact damage.

“We are very happy with the look of the new Yeoman Shield Rub Rail and are confident that it will prevent the marking and damage to the walls by the movement of furniture. It will also avoid the need for repetitive painting and repair, helping to reduce our maintenance costs over time. “ commented David Hutchinson, HR and Health & Safety Manager.

For more information on Yeoman Shield’s new Rub Rail or any of their maintenance saving protection products call 0113 279 5854 or go to