Floor It

Case Study: Laying a Floor Screed

This recent assignment is a new build property left in an unfinished state when the original construction company went bust. We were contacted by the Project Manager to revive the project and take the build to the next stage; screeding the floors ready for the internal fit out of the kitchen and bathrooms.

150m2 of internal floors and an external terrace were originally to be traditional site-mixed screed, as per the clients specification. But, as the depth available was only 70mm, through our experience from time spent at Ready Mixed Concrete (RMC- now Cemex) we proposed a better solution for the internal screed - pumped liquid screed. Fibre reinforced to allow for a thinner section, this permitted additional insulation to be added on the floor slab.

As an approved contractor for Aude Beton, we used their Sika Viscochape liquid screed. This was the prefect choice for the job. Traditional screed was still used on the external terrace.

Overall, the use of the pumped liquid screed resulted in a better job as well as saving the client time and money. The excellent surface level tolerance makes subsequent jobs, such as tiling, faster and more economical; giving the opportunity for further savings.

Aude Builders are also approved liquid screed contractors for Cemex and LaFarge.

Project Manager Martin says, "As professional project managers, we need reliable contractors who finish within budget and meet their dates with the quality that clients expect. Aude Builders do all that. We shall use them again."

Martin Castellan, Sud Projects, www.sudprojects.com