FlexiDry F1 – 7 day dry time floor screed installation completed at North Middlesex Hospital
03/16/2010

Installation of FlexiDry 7 day accelerated drying screed on top of an underfloor heating system has been completed on a redevelopment project at The North Middlesex University Hospital in Edmonton on behalf of the main contractor Bouygues (UK) Ltd

Online PR News – 16-March-2010 – – The redevelopment is to replace approximately half of the existing buildings on the hospital site (32,000m²) and provide state-of-the-art facilities for accident and emergency services, diagnostics, inpatients, operating theatres and endoscopy.

The new building will provide: Emergency Care Centre including adult and children’s accident and emergency (majors and minors), emergency imaging (x-ray, CT and MRI), emergency assessment and admissions unit equipped with 48 beds for 0-2 days treatment.

An acute and critical care centre incorporating 4 main theatres and supporting facilities; a critical care unit with 12 beds and 90 inpatient surgical beds for acute care.

A diagnostic and treatment centre incorporating day theatres, an endoscopy suite and planned imaging unit as well as an outpatient department with a new children’s outpatient suite.
The new building, which has a construction cost of £118 million, should be completed and fully operational by the end of 2010. Landscaping, road improvements and other work outside the building will be completed in 2011.

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Contact details for FlexiDry: www.flexidry.com, info@flexidry.com, 0845 555 5656

FlexiDry is a low concentrated liquid additive that is simply added to a cementitious screed mix on site. Depending on the concentration added, FlexiDry transforms screed drying times with a choice of 7, 14 or 21 days.

In addition to reduced drying times, FlexiDry benefits include the ability to accept foot traffic after 12 hours of laying; improved compressive strength; and a reduced carbon footprint.

Underfloor heating utilising medium temperature piped hot water has been demonstrated to be one of the most efficient methods of space heating for schools, homes and a wide range of commercial buildings. Screeds provide the best thermal conductivity and FlexiDry being of a more dense consistency, provides a better thermal reaction to temperature change making it perfect for Underfloor Heating applications. As the entire floor radiates heat, room temperatures can be reduced by 1-2 °C in comparison to other heating systems whilst still maintaining an appropriate level of comfort. Each 1°C reduction in room temperature equates to a 6% reduction in fuel consumption, lowering carbon emissions substantially.