Main Contractors, Carillion, were contracted to build this modern extension to the Queens Drive Infant School, in Peterborough.
It was juxtaposed with the existing Victorian school building so it was important to ensure that not only the look was right but the technology as well. The floor area to be screeded was around 700m2 and had underfloor heating throughout. The over-riding concern in terms of the screed was its thermal performance. It had originally been specified as a traditional cement:sand screed but Carillion had used flowing screeds previously and knew about the thermal performance of Gypsol Classic so the decision to make the change was easy.
The design of the project presented a number of challenges including variable depths and different floor heights where different finishes were to be applied. The screed installer had already been appointed so our technical and specifications manager went through the details and came up with solutions and eventually provided an NBS specification for the project.
Gypsol Classic was considered the most suitable product for the project and Cemex were contracted by the screeder to supply from their Newmarket depot. This in itself provided a number of logistical and technical challenges due to the distance from the project, but thanks to the combined expertise and partnership between Gypsol, the screed installer and Cemex, these were quickly dealt with and the Gypsol Classic screed successfully installed in one continuous pour.
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