Ronafix screed goes down swimmingly ready for Glasgow games


The Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow has been extensively refurbished in preparation for the Commonwealth Games 2014. The existing 50 metre pool has ten lanes and a new 50 metre six-lane warm-up and training pool has been added with new fitness suites, an extension of the changing rooms, improvements to the café, further seating and a general refurbishment of the existing facilities. These improvements will not only provide suitable facilities for the Games but also for future major international swimming competitions as well as providing an excellent permanent recreational and sporting facility for local residents. The project was funded by Glasgow City Council (£13.15 million) and sportscotland (£650,000), works commenced in May 2011 and the new centre was opened in May 2013.

Swimming pool refurbishment

Screed used on steps at Commonwealth Games swimming pool.

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As part of the redevelopment, the City of Glasgow Department of Architecture specified that the main contractors for the development, Barr Construction, should apply Ronafix Mix A to the stairways at the venue, to provide a hard wearing, dust proof, waterproof surface that could be laid in thin section. The screed was installed by sub contractor Industrial Floor Treatments

 

Ronafix Mix A is also available pre-packed as Ronafix Pre-packed Screed 6-50mm.  It has high compressive, tensile and flexural strength and can be trafficked after 24 hours; design compressive strength is 38N/mm² in 24 hours and70N/mm² after 28 days when cured at 200C.

 

Ronafix Pre-packed Screed 6-50mm comes from the Ronacrete Ronafix range of specialist quality controlled pre-mixed products. These include pre-packed products for tanking swimming pools and basements, for waterproofing structures, for under floor heating screeds and high-strength, thin and fast drying screeds.

 

 

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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