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Eco-Friendly Mapei System used to complete sustainable floor installation at secondary school in Northwest London

A MAPEI eco-system has been used to complete a floor installation at a new 5 FE secondary school in northwest London. The design and construction of the five-form entry secondary school was completed by BAM.

A series of Mapei EMICODE: EC1 Plus certified products were used to install DESSO carpet tiles and Tarkett safety flooring throughout the building.

The installation was completed by Active Flooring.

The new sustainable, state-of-the-art school maximises the footprint of the urban site, while providing a modern, pupil-focused learning environment. It will provide 1,150 places for pupils in years seven to 13, with an interlinked sixth form block.

Facilities include science laboratories, a library, sports hall, main hall and sixth form common room, while the roof of the sixth-form block also houses a multiuse games area (MUGA). Rooftop solar panels contribute to the school’s green energy and the entrance is marked by a majestic weeping willow tree, around which the school layout was designed.

The floor specification included DESSO carpet tiles throughout general classrooms, Tarkett Safetred Wood in the main hall, Tarkett Granit Safe T in changing rooms and shower blocks, and Tarkett Safetred Universal in the school kitchen.

During the floor installation, Active Flooring installed Mapeproof One Coat two-component, single coat damp proof membrane, then levelled and smoothed subfloors with Latexplan Trade – described by the company as a protein-free, low odour levelling and smoothing compound with high compressive strength.

Says Mapei: ‘Two all-in-one universal Mapei adhesives were used to complete the installation: Ultrabond Eco V4 Evolution – a strong, rapid initial tack formulation with a long open time and Ultrabond Eco VS90 Plus – a hard-set, highly shear resistant, wet-bed dispersion adhesive.

‘All Mapei product specified benefit from EMICODE: EC1 Plus formulations, with very low VOCs, promoting a safe application and environment.’

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