Screeds at the Shard

The skyline of London has changed a lot over the last few decades; starting in 1991 with the appearance of One Canada Square and its neighbouring Canary Wharf tower blocks. In 1999 the London Eye appeared on the horizon at the South Bank; then in a project lasting from 2009 to 2012 the Shard rose above them all, creating another vantage point from which to view the capital.Image

The Shard is a magnificent feat of architecture and engineering and is the tallest building in the European Union. It is 306 metres high and has 87 floors; it incorporates state of the art offices, apartments, a hotel, restaurants, retail outlets and of course a viewing gallery.

A thin screed was needed for several floors in the Shard’s upper levels and Ronafix Pre-packed Screed 6-50mm was specified because of its durability and it’s high compressive, flexural and tensile strengths. As a pre-packed system it provided the specifier with assurance of consistent high quality.

Ronafix Pre-packed Screed 6-50mm is supplied as a two component product comprising powder and polymer gauging liquid; used with Ronacrete Standard Primer it bonds to suitably prepared surfaces and is water resistant. It can be used as thinly as 6mm for bonded screeds or 35mm for unbonded or floating screeds. Used as a floating screed it is compatible with under floor heating systems.

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.
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