Case Study

Andrews accelerate screed drying process for student accommodation

Before a floor surface can be applied to a newly developed building, it is common practice that screed is laid onto a concrete base. Typically made up of one part cement and three parts sand, this delicate composition must be dried thoroughly before proceeding to the next stage of a floor laying process.

In order for this to happen at a recently constructed student complex, Andrews Heat for Hire were contacted and asked to provide equipment to raise temperatures on site. If not set correctly, the screed is likely to crack or become uneven and thus affect the floor arrangement above it.

An Andrews engineer conducted a survey of the area and subsequently proposed an appropriate heater hire based on the project’s unique requirements. There were three separate blocks in need of our attention, and their varying specifcations meant that each one would require a specific product to complete the job.

Plans were then made to deliver an FH111 indirect fired heater, an FH185 indirect heater and a high capacity FH4000 unit. These were all deployed outside their target locations and our technicians installed ducting on interior ceilings by connecting cable ties to existing fixations. Once operational, our heaters ensured a stable temperature was constantly maintained which ensured all screed applications dried without issue.

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