Crown Paints’ New PaintSpec Finder™ Gets Great Reception At Ecobuild

3rd of April, 2012 Bookmark and Share
Property professionals from across the country were shown a powerful new aid to specification at the launch of Crown Paints’ new online resource, PaintSpec Finder™.

Visitors to the Crown Paints stand at Ecobuild viewed first-hand the benefits of using to deliver instant and technically-detailed specification plans for architectural, construction and design professionals.

Debbie Orr, senior brand manager at Crown Paints, said: “We were delighted with the response from visitors, not just from architects and designers, but asset and facilities managers, quantity surveyors and other construction professionals too.

“We had many positive comments about how intuitive and user-friendly the service is, and its ability to filter through a great deal of technical information to pinpoint exactly what specifiers need for their chosen projects.

“Users were also very impressed with its ability to pull together the specifications into a report, with a personalised cover sheet showing the customer’s name, the project and the user’s own details, which is then all ready for users to hand to their client or add to their tender documents.”

As well as the launch of PaintSpec Finder,™ the team at Crown Paints also kept visitors up-to-date on the significant steps the company has taken to reduce its environmental impact over the last 12 months.

Visitors saw how the company’s portfolio footprinting initiative – which was launched last year and now charts the carbon footprint of all of Crown Paints’ products – is providing the company with sound data to review and drive down its own greenhouse gas emissions, with the target of a 10 per cent reduction in 2015 – and 25 per cent in 2020 as part of its ‘earthbalance’ initiative.

These two new targets are in addition to the company’s sustainability target of zero waste to landfill, which was originally targeted for December 2012 – and has already been achieved more than 12 months ahead of schedule.

The work of Crown Paints to date has already seen the company secure a Green Apple Award, from the Green Organisation, and a Sustainable Manufacturing Award from The Manufacturer magazine.

Information about Crown Paints’ activity at Ecobuild is summarised in the company’s exhibition preview video, at

Crown Paints also podcasted ‘live’ from the event, with recordings from Barry Kirkland, National Specification Manager, and Colour Consultant Jemma Saunders. Both broadcasts join event preview stories about PaintSpec Finder™ and the company’s journey to sustainable manufacturing and can be heard at

To contact the Specification Services team please call 0845 389 9583 or email

Jo Foster
Press release issued by Jane Shepherd, Shepherd PR Limited, 01538 308685 Mobile 07985 129315