Gypsol Screeds are used in all sorts of locations and for all types of projects. One of the specific advantages when dealing with medical facilities is that they are protein free and thus do not harbor harmful bacteria such as C-Difficile and E-Coli. This makes Gypsol the perfect choice for use in hospitals.
This project, a new medical unit, required some 3500m2 of floor area to be installed offering us a great opportunity in that the whole project was to be constructed off site in small units by Carlton on Trent based modular specialist, Caledonian Modular. The original specification called for concrete floors. In common with many modular projects a timber floor was considered as an alternative but in order to make it suitably functional the client required a concrete or similar material. Traditional concrete proved to be very expensive and labour intensive and gave problems with transport due to weight issues.
Caledonian Modular contacted our technical team and we suggested Gyspol Modular screed as a suitable alternative. Gypsol Modular is a high strength material that has special ingredients that help with both strength gain and with moisture loss. Gypsol Modular can be laid considerably thinner than traditional concrete thus saving a considerable amount of weight making transportation of the units to their final destination much easier. However, it still retains a concrete feel to the lightweight floor. Gypsol Modular also offers environmental benefits due to it being made using the bi-product of the chemical industry, classed as a recycled product.
The use of Gypsol Modular helped the builder to overcome a number of other challenges. It had to set and harden quickly in order to be able to be moved within the factory. It had to dry quickly and allow the application of floor coverings soon after delivery onto the final site. It had to satisfy the strength criteria appropriate to its use in a hospital project. As well as all that is had be cost effective.
The Gypsol Modular screed was delivered from hope construction materials depot in Dunkirk Nottingham in pours sizes of between 15 and 35 cubic meters per pour and the whole project completed well within schedule.
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