Experienced rendering contractor M P Plastering of Somerset recently carried out a job using advanced products manufactured by Saint-Gobain Weber. As a specialist applicator, M P Plastering has a wealth of experience in the application of sprayed renders and external wall insulation. Projects range from one-off domestic applications to large new-build developments for NHBC registered property developers.
Cotswold Homes Limited is a prestigious property developer, dedicated to delivering quality new homes in the South West,. This project was located at their Corsham Rise development in Bath.
The concrete floors in the kitchens and bathrooms required perfect levelling in preparation for a tile covering. weberfloor 4716, an acrylic primer for use with Weber’s flooring systems and products, was brush applied to the concrete substrate.The contractor then used weberfloor 4150 fine flow, which is suitable for covering with a wide variety of finishes including tiles, carpets, flexible floor coverings and parquet flooring. weberfloor 4150 fine flow has excellent spreading and smoothing characteristics, low alkalinity and low emissions during drying. It is casein-free and manufactured in the UK to BSI Quality Assurance Scheme ISO 9001.
The pump-applied application of weberfloor 4150 fine flow was at an average thickness of 10mm. This levelling compound, designed for application at thicknesses between 2 to 30mm, is formulated to combine consistent and reliable drying characteristics with strength and durability. It is supplied as a pre-blended dry powder and designed specifically for the renovation of existing solid floors in domestic and commercial applications.
Weber’s floor screeds have been developed for optimum speed, durability, strength and smoothness, essential for allowing early access by following trades that contribute to project efficiencies and the fastest possible completion times. Here the use of proven, pumpable screeds, that harden rapidly and are self-smoothing, will achieve durable surfaces that are ready for foot traffic in just 2 to 4 hours after application. “In this project the floors were ready for light foot traffic in 4 hours and ready for covering a week later,” comments Mark Pickthall, M P Plastering’s managing director. “weberfloor 4150 fine flow is probably the most straight forward product we have worked with and is proving successful every time.”
Mark and members of his 35-strong team have undertaken on-site training provided by Saint-Gobain Weber to install floors using their existing render pumps to apply screed to floors. They have also undertaken training in floor screed application at the Saint-Gobain Technical Academy in Flitwick. “Expanding the services we can offer has given us the opportunity to tender for both rendering and flooring contracts on some of the bigger projects,” says Mark.