You may be aware that Gypsol Screeds can be used to great advantage in projects of all sizes.
This project consisted of a pair of semi-detached 4 bedroom houses. The design required a flooring screed that could be laid to a relatively thin section and that could be laid floating on insulation. The design also called for underfloor heating and the total floor area to be screeded totalled 430m2. The use of underfloor heating dictated that the screed should have excellent thermal properties in order that the heating system could run as efficiently as possible with fast response and low temperature.
This project offered several additional challenges that could not be overcome using traditional sand cement screed. These challenges included the very fast build program which led to a very short time frame for the screed installation and drying phase. It was therefore important that the screed could be installed very quickly to a high standard of quality. The material was required to be quality assured and sustainable.
Gypsol Classic was selected as it met all of the specification and construction requirements. In addition to the specified requirements the use of Gypsol meant that the screed was installed by a trained installer who understood the requirements of the material and the build program. The selection having been made, the in-situ concrete sub slabs were swept clean prior to preparing the floor to receive just 55mm of Gypsol Classic screed. The entire system including the underfloor heating pipes and manifolds took just 2 days to complete.
The finished screed required a mixture of floor coverings including engineered timber, carpets and ceramic tiles. The finished screed was laid to such a good standard of flatness and levelness that there was no requirement for smoothing compounds prior to finished floor coverings.
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