Kemtile has played a major role in supporting a local brewery to complete a successful mission to find a perfect home for its Cornish craft beer. 

St Ives Brewing – a beachside beermaker that’s been making waves on the coast since 2010 – enjoyed a cash injection around its 12th birthday, with founders choosing to spend this investor money on a bigger, better facility. 

Moving out of a small brewery and cafe in the St Ives Brewing proved a challenge, however, with very few suitable premises in the regional area. It was only after looking a little further afield that St Ives found its rightful home: A spacious unit on the Marsh Lane Industrial Estate in Hayle. 

Shortly after moving in, St Ives Brewing required the fast installation of a specific floor and drainage solution – and contacted Kemtile for assistance. 

Kemtile worked with the Brew Kit layout to design suitable drainage for the brewery; installing the Kagetec system due to its functional properties and visual appeal (its close proximity to the new Tap Room meant visitors in this part of the brewery were plentiful). 

Over four weeks, Kemtile installed Kagetec GFK and BS. Wiedemann Drainage channels and gullies across 400m2. 

Marco Amura, Founder of St Ives Brewery, stated: “The Kemtile floor was installed in June 2022 and was a dream to see take shape. It was precisely laid to an excellent standard. 

“Our brewers are really pleased with the drainage and its overall finish. I would highly recommend a Kemtile floor over a resin finish.”  

David Priest, Project Manager at Kemtile added: “This was a very exciting project where we could play a role in taking a local brewery to a bigger, better venue where the firm can really thrive. 

“We kept aesthetics in mind every step of the way – and now St Ives Brewery has a functional, attractive flooring solution they can be proud of.”