Works started on site at Kiwi House in April 2015 to construct a new 78 bed care home, the home was designed to be divided into 13 bed units. The home provides a mixture of residential and dementia care. The home was completed in June 2016 with a value of £4.8m.
During 2015 and early 2016, Tarmac were asked to provide Stuart Mitchell with a solution to this prestigious care home. The new build needed a screed topping for the internal floors of the building and the client had requested that an area of 500-600m2 be completed within one day. Not only did Tarmac face the pressure of time constraints, but it was also essential that the area was capable of receiving foot traffic within 24-48 hours.
During consultation between Tarmac, Stuart Mitchell and the customer, it was agreed that using self compacting TOPFLOW SCREED A (LOW LATENCE) would be beneficial for the areas required. TOPFLOW SCREED A is made with a unique synthetic anhydrite binder in place of cement and is pump-applied due to its fluid consistency. This means that it is easier to lay covering areas of up to 2,000m2 in a day. Tarmac scheduled the time in through their dedicated distribution team way in advance to ensure a smooth, continuous pour.
A year prior to this job, Tarmac’s external Sales Rep, David Ekins recommended Stuart Mitchell Plastering to Wynbrook as one of their valued approved screeders. This is now one of many contracts they’ve completed with them. Together, Tarmac and Stuart Mitchell successfully fulfilled the requirements of the contract by supplying/installing TOPFLOW SCREED A without the disruption to other trades and keeping the build on schedule. It is much quicker to place than conventional screeds, and because it’s thinner it doesn’t take as long to go off. Therefore, the work on plastering and other trades was able to commence less than 2 days after Tarmac installed the screed.
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