Another Sports Hall Floored Using FlexiDry
08/05/2010

FlexiDry’s F2 (14 day dry time) fast drying floor screed is being installed on an underfloor heating system at Uxbridge College's new £6m sports and leisure development which will include indoor and outdoor facilities for a wide range of sports and activities.

Online PR News – 05-August-2010 – – Main Contractor Kier Group is constructing the new sports hall which replaces the existing facilities which are in the oldest part of the College and around 40 years old. The sports hall will be made using sustainable materials and construction processes, including pre-fabricated timber panels from sustainable forests.

FlexiDry fast drying floor screed was chosen for the project not only for its enhanced dry time, and ability to change the screed dry time on site with just one product, but also due to its following sustainable qualities:

• Reduced thickness - saving Co2ts
• Removes the need for liquid DPMs
• Reduced wastage
• Increased thermal conductivity
• Reduced handling & transport
• 100% recyclable providing a whole life solution

Originally the 21 day dry time (F3) option was chosen for the project but as timescales became under pressure to have the final floor finishes laid, Kier changed to use the 14 day dry time (F2) option. This was able to be done without any change to the specification which is a unique quality only possible with FlexiDry.

The new development at due to be completed in autumn will include:

• A hall with facilities for sports including 5-a-side football, cricket, basketball, netball and volleyball, and a full-size electronic scoreboard. The hall will be 50% taller and 50% bigger than the original building
• An outdoor Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) which will include a basketball / netball court of around regulation size, and a 5-a-side pitch
• A new fitness suite which is 50% larger than the old one

The new hall will also be used for Uxbridge College's Sports Academies in football, basketball and cricket, and enable the College to expand its range of sport coaching qualifications.

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