International Aviation Academy Norwich

Working upon these large 52,000 ²ft 20m tall ‘World War II’ (Type C) Aircraft Hanger is always a pleasure. Not only do we get to look into the past, but we also get to preserve a piece of history for the future.

Working to a ‘Sherwin-Williams’ paint specification supplied by the client, VariBlast Ltd were employed to Sa1 DRY blast prepare all structural steels. Removing all loose existing coatings back to sound, followed by spot Sa2 DRY blast clean where existing coatings have failed completely and oxidisation (rusting) has occurred.

Once prepared Sherwin-Williams C88 Primer & Build Coat were applied throughout, with FX1003 Intumescent coating and C137V2 top coat applied to localised areas as specified by the Clients building



  • Norwich


  • Norse Group & Aviation Skills Partnership

Principal Contractor:

  • R.G Carter Ltd


  • 18 weeks

Completion Date:

  • June 2017


  • £300,000.00p

Services Used:

  • Sa1 & Sa2 Dry Blasting
  • Airless Spray Painting