Renovating with Screed
Extending or renovating your property is an ideal opportunity to consider the best way to heat your home, especially if you have to upgrade or install a new boiler.
Underfloor heating is a popular choice for homeowners due to the even distribution of heat and the lack of radiators giving more space, and flexibility to your room layout. Installing under floor heating as part of a renovation or new build is the most cost effective option and employing specialists in liquid screed flooring to lay down the floor screed is a wise move. Many screed floor suppliers can install the whole package and will advise on the best floor for your property, if you need Screed for Underfloor heating in Bristol or the South West, call Screedmaster today.
Self levelling Screed packages launched in Plymouth
Screedmaster this month launched a range of Self levelling compounds, aimed at an easier way to price up a new project. Each compound will differ in properties with drying times dependent on screed depths and the project requirements, and can be priced within an hour, to appeal to local builders and self-build projects.
Underfloor heating packages for Bristol
Screedmaster now supply Underfloor heating packages for the Bristol and surrounding areas. It works by sending hot water from the boiler through narrow tubes built into the latex or screed floor. Screedmaster can supply all the necessary piping and lay all the flooring in which the piping is buried, individual quotes are done within the hour.
Gyvlon Screed features
Gyvlon screed is manufactured from the recycling of calcium sulphate binder and aggregates, which help to produce a free flowing screed with a British standard of 13813:2002. It can be used in two forms bonded or un-bonded and lends itself well to underfloor heating systems both for the domestic and commercial sectors.
As Gyvlon is a free flowing screed, it is quick to install and is dry to walk upon within 24 hours in most applications and cured within 48 hours. It does not normally require polythene sheeting or compression compounds and derives great strength at very shallow depths, meaning it can be used in many different building specifications.
Chart of depths required:-
Minimum thickness Bonded – 25mm
Minimum thickness Bonded – 30mm
Floating Commercial flooring – 40mm
Use in Underfloor heating – 25mm
For a free quote on Gyvlon screed call Screedmaster on 0800 980 7260.
New Screed product launched
Flowcrete has just announced a new range of flowing screed products designed to make it quicker and easier to lay or repair concrete flooring. The new product range will be called Isocrete and can be used on sloping floors, prior to laying the actual floor finishes, it is easy to install and offers a quick setting property that will speed up construction times. Isocrete will be moisture resistant and withstand extreme loads, making it ideal for larger buildings that will require ceramic tiles or laminate flooring. To enquire about liquid floor screed , or any other type of self levelling Screed product call Screedmaster SW today.
Improvements to the tender process
The Government Construction Strategy has set a target of achieving savings in construction procurement of up to 20% by streamlining processes, it sets out tendering models such as Two Stage Open Book, and Cost Led Procurement, which have shown to offer potential to reduce costs previously as well as contributing to reduced risk, greater innovation and improved relationships throughout the supply chain. The new draft guidance is designed to encourage public sector offices to implement these new models, which highlights the benefits of adoption at each stage, details the core processes and principals involved, provides step by step support and addresses the key client and industry questions. The proposals will be further trialled before publication of the final version in the summer.
The whole idea is to change the way public sector offices buy construction, where the supply chain responds to an outline client requirement and declared budget and this contrasts with the historical process of the supply chain building up a price against a detailed client requirement without understanding what the client can afford. Public or private companies can request a quotation within 24 hours for all Liquid screed flooring, regardless of size by E mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Construction is being hit by a shortage of aerated and lightweight blocks, with delivery times of up to three months currently being quoted by manufacturers, the Enquirer website has reported, although the take up of self levelling screed has increased tenfold in three years.
An upturn in the private housing market has sparked the shortage, leaving builders desperate for supplies. A Hanson spokesman told the Enquirer: “There has been a big surge in demand for Thermalite aircrete blocks over the last few months, fuelled principally by an upturn in private-sector housebuilding.
“We have been asking our customers to place orders four weeks in advance, but have had to push that out to eight to10 weeks as demand has picked up. This is not just a problem for us – the entire industry is under pressure from this welcome but unexpected hike in demand, after five years of volume decline and production cut-backs.”
Hanson may increase production to meet demand. The spokesman said: “To cope with the upturn, we are reviewing our production capacity and also looking closely at our forward-order books to ensure our customers plan ahead and do not over-order or stock-pile blocks to the detriment of others. “It’s a difficult balancing act, but our aim is to prioritise our loyal customer base, keep them supplied with their immediate needs and ensure they remain fully informed and aware of the situation as it develops.”
Richard Cross, branch manager at merchant Civils & Lintels, remarked: “It is a pretty amazing juggling act at the moment, keeping all our various sites supplied.” For more information on the uses and delivery of Liquid screed call Screedmaster sw on 0800 9807 260.
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