FOLLOWING extensive research and development and what’s described as a rigorous testing programme, Flowcrete has now launched what it says is the latest in liquid screed technology to the specification sector – Isocrete Flowing K.
Says the company: ‘Building on more than 50 years of sector experience, the new system brings all the benefits of the market leading Isocrete K-Screed – the product of choice for architects, specifiers and contractors on some of the UK’s largest and most prestigious projects – in a completely new flowing format to offer next generation capabilities underfoot. Offering compelling speed of application benefits, less waste and exceptional strength, Isocrete Flowing K is applied through Flowcrete’s licensed contractor network. Its unique formulation allows the system to be trafficked in as little as 24 hours, depending on site conditions.’
Available in three different compressive strength formulations, it can reportedly be laid bonded, unbonded or as a floating screed and offers a lower thickness profile when compared to standard screed build ups.
David Black, Construction Products Group (CPG) UK’s flooring sales director, said: ‘Isocrete Flowing K brings together the latest technology in liquid screed. It offers exceptional speed of installation, with up to 500sq m able to be laid in 24 hours – making it five times faster drying than a standard screed.
‘Isocrete Flowing K has also been developed to comply with all relevant Building Standards, and deliver a high compressive strength, at a reduced thickness.’
Produced under BS 8204 at Flowcrete’s ISO 9001 certified plant, Isocrete Flowing K can be delivered to site through a choice of methods, including plant mix (subject to testing) and a pioneering volumetric mix, which produces Isocrete Flowing K onsite, to offer what the company describes as the ultimate control in quality, flexibility and speed.
For smaller projects with a fast turnaround, it can also be provided in bags for maximum convenience.
David Black added: ‘Isocrete Floor Screeds have been a market leader in the UK since 1969 and our ability to innovate and deliver this new system is a landmark point in the business’s history.
‘We are not just bringing a great product into the market. The key difference we are making is in the delivery and support we offer our customers.
‘From specification, individual project assessment and advice on the best solutions for the subfloor combinations, through to installation via a selected network of experienced contractors, we have built-in total quality throughout the process.
‘We’re also unique in the fact we offer a 10-year warranty after installation, a testament to the trust we have in Isocrete Flowing K and our services.’
Isocrete Flowing K is an integral part of Flowcrete’s Floorzone concept, a floor build-up system which includes underfloor heating and acoustic installations, delivered under a single-source, single-warranty programme.
Says the company: ‘Floorzone drives efficiencies in the supply chain of any new build or refurbishment project by sourcing every element of the floor directly from Flowcrete, with one point of contact and one contractor – all completed under one manufacturer’s warranty.’
Flowcrete is one of Construction Product Group (CPG) UK’s portfolio of construction product brands, which also includes Tremco, illbruck, Vandex, Nudura and Dryvit and Nullifire.
These building materials – including roofing and waterproofing solutions, as well as sealing, bonding, insulation, fire protection systems and modern methods of construction – together provide one point of call for specifiers and contractors.
As well as products, as a CPG company, Flowcrete customers also have access to resources, including technical support from industry experts. Full training, including CPDs, application training (practical and theory) and onsite support such as surveys, complete the service package, says the company.