Fast drying screed keeps things moving at Heathrow Terminal 2


Terminal 2 at London Heathrow ImageAirport is being replaced as part of a £4.8bn development programme at the airport. The Terminal 2 project which is estimated to cost around £2.5bn includes the main building, a 522-metre satellite pier, a 1,340 capacity car park, an energy centre, cooling station, and road refurbishment.

 The project is due for completion in 2014 and will be home to STAR Alliance, Aer Lingus, and Virgin Atlantic’s domestic routes.

The lead architect for the new terminal is Luis Vidal Architects collaborating with Foster and Partners and Pascall and Watson.  To replace the original old and outdated building which opened in 1955 they have designed a bright and modern space, with Impressive runway views from the departure lounge, making use of the natural light that pours in through the ten metre high windows and north facing skylights. The terminal is also designed to give priority to environmental issues and energy-efficiency.

The complete terminal will cover a floor space of 185,000m2, extending into the existing Terminal 1 site. The floor will take heavy traffic from the 20,000,000 passengers plus associated trolleys and airport vehicles who are estimated to cross it annually,

Vetter UK, the specialist contracting arm of Laing O’Rourke needed to specify a fast drying 135mm deep screed so that the project could continue with minimum disruption, saving time and costs. RonaScreed 8 Day Overlay Fast Drying Screed was specified for its fast drying properties and the fact that it could be mixed at ground level and then pumped up the three storeys to the point of application, saving on time and cost. 

RonaScreed 8 Day Overlay Fast Drying Screed is a screed additive which when added to a screed enables earlier access by following trades and reduces drying time.  Screeds can be laid later in the construction program, reducing likely damage by following trades and saving unexpected bills for surface DPMs.

RonaScreed 8 Day Overlay is available as a screed additive named RonaScreed 8 Day Overlay Fast Drying Screed and in pre-packed form as RonaScreed 8 Day Overlay Pre-packed Fast Drying Screed.

RonaScreed 8 Day Overlay is economical and ideal for fast-track projects where early access is required and is therefore suitable for large scale education, commercial, hospital, and retail projects. 

About Ronacrete

Ronacrete is an international manufacturer of specialist construction products with factories and development centres in the UK and the Far East. Accreditations include BS EN ISO 9001, BS EN ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001, offering specifiers the opportunity to gain BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes credits. Market leading brands include SuDS compliant RonaDeck resin bound products for paving and tree pits, Ronafix admixture and Ronafix modified pre-packed mortars with BBA approvals for screeds, renders, concrete repair and bedding. Ronacrete produces materials for; resin bound and resin bonded hard landscaping, polymer modified and fast drying screeds, waterproof renders and coatings, concrete repair and protection, waterproof bedding mortars and resin flooring. www.ronacrete.co.uk
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