Last week Cemex Croydon plant became the first in the country to produce a new branded mix called Advanced Decking, which is a self-compacting, self-levelling flooring concrete. It was designed in partnership with Propex for floors in modular building.
Advanced Decking uses fibres to eliminate the need for conventional steel mesh on site. This VAP has two key selling points: the first is Health and Safety as there is no need to spend two days prepping the floor with steel mesh and the second is the time saved by not having to do this or power float the finished surface.
Sharon Baker, sales rep, was approached by Advance Flooring Solutions to look at two jobs in the Croydon area, the first one at a school in Purley. Our Technical Manager Kevin D'souza worked with Darren Williams of Propex to design the mix and run trials, only once we were completely happy did we go ahead with the pours, each load had steel and polypropylene fibres added at the plant.
Sharon commented, “the success of these pours was only achievable with the hard work of all the people involved, at the batching plant staff, and the drivers who had to negotiate the difficult site access, but this they did with ease. This job just goes to show what can be achieved when we work as a team, a great job well done, thanks to all those involved. We have other supplies in the pipeline and there will be a formal product launch in the very near future.”
Adapted from press release by Rebecca Bowden
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/europe-cis/10032016/cemex-croydon-produces-advanced-decking-669/