Client: Welsh Assembly
Type of works: supply and installation of Isocrete K-Screed semi-dry cementitious sub-floor screed and Isowarm underfloor heating system.
Over 4,000m2 of Flowcretes specialist sub-floor products have been used in a new purpose-built secure unit located in the grounds of Abergele Hospital, North Wales.
The new unit, which has been funded by the Welsh Assembly, offers help and support to children and young people experiencing complex mental health problems such as eating disorders, mood disorders and self-harm.
Flowcretes semi-dry cementitious sub-floor screed, Isocrete K-Screed, has been installed in conjunction with the companys proprietary underfloor heating system, Isowarm, under a single-source responsibility Floorzone package.
Isowarm, which offers clients potential energy savings of up to 30% when compared to traditional heating systems such as radiator heaters and air conditioning units, was specified for the project on account of its ability to provide sustainable heat during the colder months and comfort cooling during the summer.
Hidden from sight underneath the surface of the floor, Isowarm comes complete with insulation, pipework, control mechanism and is backed by a lifetime guarantee, giving the hospitals patients and staff peace of mind, as well as thermal comfort.
Isocrete K-Screed, which was used as the associated retaining screed system, was chosen for its ability to cure up to four times faster than traditional sand and cement based screeds as well as to deliver a level surface suited to a host of floor finishes including tile, vinyl, carpet, wood and seamless resin.