MODERN construction programmes place great demands on products and today’s floor screed systems are no exception, needing to be fast, strong, safe – and able to cope with the rigorous techniques and methods undertaken throughout the UK.
For more than 50 years, Flowcrete’s Isocrete Floor Screeds have, says the company, been the product of choice for architects, specifiers and contractors on some of the world’s largest and most prestigious projects.
The company says: ‘Proud of its heritage and with a clear focus on innovation now and in future, Isocrete Floor Screeds offer the level best where quality and performance count. Products in the range ensure a fit-for-purpose solution for all types of project, with semi-dry cementitious, self-levelling and accelerated (fast-drying) screeds available, as well as pumped and hand-applied methods. These screeds have been used extensively across a broad range of developments, including airports, hotels, hospitals, residential sites, offices, shopping centres, schools, colleges and universities.’
David Black, Construction Products Group (CPG) UK’s flooring sales director, said: ‘Screeds are hidden away and less visible than many other building products, but nevertheless have a vital role to play within the construction sector, in both new-build and refurbishment developments.
‘Isocrete Floor Screeds have been a market leader in the UK since 1969 and are still going strong due to their ability to deliver the level best in floor screeds. Key to this success is their high strength, rapid installation and excellent moisture control, making them a time-proven and trusted choice that can be relied on.’
Isocrete Floor Screeds are also engineered to be installed with subfloor systems, including UFH and acoustic installations. They are an integral part of Flowcrete’s Floorzone concept, says the company, supporting its other products, including underfloor heating and acoustic layers.
Continues the company: ‘Ideal for new-build and refurbishment projects, this single-source, single-warranty floor build-up programme features a number of flooring options including choices in resin floor finish and screed, as well as an energy-saving underfloor heating system and noise reducing acoustic layer.’
David Black added: ‘Floorzone combines a wide choice of fast-drying or self-smoothing Isocrete Floor Screeds with high performance resin finishes and additional components such as damp proof membranes, Isowarm UFH and Isocrete Acoustic K Insulation, for maximum performance.
‘The variety of systems and the different combinations, effects and outcomes that can be created means that this simple specification solution can be utilised to create high-quality floor areas tailored to the precise functional, aesthetic, budgetary and construction requirements of each site.
‘It drives efficiencies in the supply chain of any project, regardless of scale, scope or sector, by sourcing every element of the floor direct from one supplier, with one point of contact and under one manufacturer’s warranty.
‘All products also arrive onsite from a single source, with little wastage, and just one contractor responsible for the entire installation.’