FlexiDry plays its part in delivering Schools for the Future

FlexiDry screed additive is playing a key role in the construction of The Heritage School in Clowne, Derbyshire, where its fast-drying properties are helping builders maintain a tight construction schedule, and install highly efficient underfloor heating.

Online PR News – 26-January-2010 – – The Heritage School is part of a £750 million investment to transform secondary education in Derbyshire. Its state of the art design will include five hubs housing technology and art, science and maths, media, drama, and a social area. At evenings and weekends, the facilities will be available for community use.

With work starting in July 2009 and scheduled for completion in January 2011, the onus has been on building quickly and efficiently, and with this in mind, the specification of FlexiDry was a natural choice. The screed additive helps by:

* speeding up the drying time – allowing follow-on construction work to proceed more quickly
* reducing cement use, and therefore cutting the building's carbon footprint
* allowing a more compact screed, improving the efficiency of underfloor heating
* being compatible with a wide range of final floor finishes

The floor at The Heritage School extends to 8,100 sq metres, and is being fitted with Warmafloor underfloor heating, which is being used extensively in modern construction as it is now accepted as one of the most efficient ways of heating buildings. FlexiDry floor screeds have been proven to work effectively with all types of underfloor systems.

Thanks to its on-site addition to the screeding mix, FlexiDry can be used in a variety of concentrations, depending on the drying time required. Screeding contractors on the project used a FlexiDry F1 mix, which ensured the screed was fully dry within seven days. The main contractor on the project is the Equitix consortium, including Bowmer & Kirkland and GF Tomlinson.