THE newly-formed Flowing Screeds Association (FSA) says it’s on a mission to support screed installers and to promote and develop the profile of flowing screeds throughout the UK and Ireland.
It aims to do this by providing training courses (kicking off in January), and by producing technical datasheets and other material, all designed to raise standards and industry awareness of flowing screeds and the issues around their installation.
‘Flowing screeds have many advantages for residential and commercial applications, being simple to install, quick to dry and ideal for underfloor heating systems,’ says FSA board member, Keith McGrath.
‘We believe the way to promote the technique further is by offering training, to drive up skill levels in the sector and encourage more companies to get involved and more specifiers to see the benefits that flowing screeds can offer for their projects.’
To support its work, the FSA is looking to recruit more members to join. Members will have access to training courses and other business and industry benefits, including use of the FSA logo and an entry on the website at www.flowingscreedsassociation.com.
‘We currently have an excellent core membership of fully committed member companies, but we’re keen to grow, in order to maximise the services we provide to members and help us make an impact in the market, driving up skill levels and putting flowing screeds front of mind,’ says board member Alan Jackson. ‘So we’re inviting all interested high quality screed installers to become members of the association.’
The FSA says its long-term goal as a trade association is to offer member benefits and industry expertise to the wider construction sector, although its initial intention is to help improve generally on the profile and quality of flowing screeds as installed on sites today.
Membership is open to manufacturers, including binder and system manufacturers, and screed contractors and applicators. There will also be an associate membership category.