Photo Credit: Sheila Bird Studio

Real estate experts OBI Property recently produced this great little video showing MagTabs being used to install Tarkett looselay and ID Square Luxury Vinyl Tile on raised access flooring on a recent fit-out project in Manchester.

With adhesive-free installation. the subfloor and floor covering are kept completely uncontaminated on uplift, meaning at the end of the lease:

✅For the access flooring, there’s no expensive cleaning and remedial work before the next lease. 

Expensive flooring dilapidation costs are eliminated.

♻️The floor covering itself can be uplifted, stored and reused by the tenant on another lease.

Or more easily recycled via the flooring manufacturer’s scheme.

Video Credit: OBI Property

The Design

Sheila Bird Studio were the design company appointed to mastermind the fit-out of this new 35,000 sq ft space for client Peak.

Peak are a rapidly growing A.I. company so any new space needs to be futureproofed for future expansion.  The project was therefore heavily focused on sustainability with all interior materials designed to be removed and reused at the end of the lease.

When Peak move on, the building will be left exactly as it was found with no expensive dilapidation costs to pay at the end of the lease.

With dilapidation costs capable of being up to £35 per sq ft, this represents a massive saving for the tenant.




Video Credit: Sheila Bird Studio

Through this approach, Sheila Bird estimate that they were able to reduce traditional fit-out costs by up to 50%, with the project successfully delivered on a reduced timeline.

Check out more project images from Sheila Bird Studio here 


Contractor Feedback

Flooring contractor Bramhall Flooring Company were fairly new to using MagTabs, but it’s fair to say they passed the contractor test with flying colours with them saying:

“We have used MagTabs on a couple of installations now and can say we are very impressed.  We fitters were skeptical at first but after using the product, are totally on board with the process.


MagTabs make the installation easier as there isn’t any waiting time for adhesives to cure.  We don’t need full areas as we can move forward with little interference from other trades walking in adhesive.

As the product doesn’t contaminate the subfloor, clients can now take uplift materials when required with no damage to the subfloor.  The raised access floor is clean and no further preparation is required before laying any subsequent floors.”