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Gypsol Screeds - Sustainable excellence because our environment matters
High quality anhydrite free-flowing floor screed binder.
Manufactured in the UK.
Easy to place, self-compacting, free flowing anhydrite screed binder.

A perfect alternative to sand/cement screeds and polished concrete, Gypsol is the ideal complement to under floor heating, and provides significant cost benefits versus traditional flooring systems. 

Braeburn Lodge care home

Gypsol helps care home development project get back on track

Many of the main contractors involved in the construction of major projects such as Care Homes, Schools and Hospitals, have realized and enjoyed the benefits of Gypsol screed. However in this instance, the main contractor, Bullock Construction Ltd were not so familiar.

Unfortunately due to severe adverse weather conditions and construction problems the project fell behind schedule. They needed solutions which would help them to return the project back on program. Our technical and specifications team can offer a wealth of advice and support at all stages of the build with regard to the floor screeding and ancillary services such as floor coverings and the like. This was an aspect of our service that was essential in this project

Our technical and specification manager was contacted to discuss solutions. Gypsol Classic screed was the most cost effective and appropriate material for the project. We helped with the design of the screed in order that it met their practical and construction requirements as well as to optimize the benefits of the material. We provided a full M13 NBS specification and worked closely with both the main contractor and the installer to ensure the success of the screed installation. The Gypsol Classic was supplied from Hope Construction Materials Spalding depot and around 1000m2 of screed installed at each pour.

The main contractor was of course delighted with the speed of installation but still had the challenge of getting the screed dry ready to receive floor coverings. There was no underfloor heating present so they were not able to use this as a means of drying the screed so needed help once again. They therefore consulted with our technical and specifications manager who was able to offer advice and guidance on methods of force drying the screed which were used and the floors helped the project to get back on time.

Once dry the screed was covered with carpets, vinyl and ceramic tiles. Where smoothing compounds and tile adhesives were used our technical and specification manager was once again consulted and was able to offer advice on where to source the most suitable materials.

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