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Britannia Paints is a family company run by directors David Johnstone (MD) and Stephen Johnstone, brothers who draw upon a paint-manufacturing tradition that stretches back to 1890, when their great grandfather John founded Johnstone’s Paints.
John’s son James took over the business in the 1920s and his four sons in turn picked up the reins in the 1960s.
David and Stephen themselves both worked at Johnstone’s Paints for over ten years before combining their expertise to build Britannia into one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of high-performance coating systems.
Today the family tradition continues. Fifth-generation Lucas Johnstone is Britannia’s Production Manager and he and other family members are proud to be helping the company on to its next stage of development.
Britannia’s high-performance coating systems
These include an outstanding roof coating and roof sealant range plus coating for walls, floors and sports applications together with a complementary range of roofing materials. Britannia’s advanced products are used for flat roof repair, waterproofing, protecting, enhancing and extending the life of a wide range of surfaces.
The company, which is ISO 9001:2008 accredited and enjoys a reputation for technical excellence, has an extensive portfolio of best-selling brands. It is also an own-brand supplier to many leading names.
Britannia’s high-performance coating systems are used extensively by local authorities and building contractors. Recent Britannia developments include the launch of BBA-approved Polyshield 15, a smooth, cold-applied rubber-based waterproofing coating for use as part of a reinforced, two-coat built-up system.
Britannia’ products are all subject to the most stringent quality control procedures. Its roof coatings not only keep water out but also offer huge advantages over roof replacement, extending life, reducing landfill and saving energy.
Whatever the project, the Britannia technical team works closely with customers to provide advice on the best solution for each particular job.
Britannia are members of The Sports and Play Construction Association (SAPCA), The National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) and The Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LRWA), all organisations dedicated to the highest professional standards.