Many national and regional house builders have understood and adopted the benefits of using Gypsol screeds in their projects, both in single dwellings and in multiple occupancy developments.
This development at Elsea Park, Bourne, is no exception. The project, which began in 2000, was to build over 1000 new dwellings with community facilities such as shops, schools and a community centre. On the outskirts of this this semi-rural Lincolnshire market town it represents one of the largest residential development in the immediate area for decades. It involved a number of large house builders including Kier, David Wilson Homes and Bovis Homes.
This part of the development involved the construction of several large block of flats totalling over 3500m2 in floor area. In common with many of the developers on site they opted to use Robust Detail in order to achieve the acoustic requirements of Part E building regulations. Originally specified as EF-C-4 robust detail, the screeder in association with the project team amended it to EF-C-11. Both of these details, along with many others in the robust detail scheme, allow the use of 40mm minimum of Gypsol screed, which achieves 80kg/m2 uniformly at this depth.
The screed type selected was Gypsol Classic as no special requirements were needed. Gypsol Classic is the most commonly used screed in our range and is suited to all general-purpose screed projects.
The screed was installed to one complete floor at a time equating to some 700m2 in a single pour. As robust detail had been adopted no pre-completion sound testing was required and the floors were handed over by the screeder ready to receive finished floor coverings.
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