Quick Drying Floor Screed

Quick drying floor screed.

Beardwell Construction Limited

Quick Drying Screed

49 Southend Road, Grays, Essex, RM17 5NJ

Beardwell Construction Limited work on a wide range of  projects from accommodation, commercial, education, health care, heritage and public sector.

Their commitment is to have “clarity”, be “clear and open” have “consistency” and “commitment”.  All qualities that are required to ensure you the project goes to plan.



Supported Living Scheme,  Thistley Green Road, Braintree, Essex

quick drying floor screed

Evegate, Thistley Green Road, Braintree


Essex County Council agreed to fund a £9.5 million contract for a supported living scheme.  This would house ten people at the site, moving them from permanent hospitalisation.

Around 300m2 of floor screed was specified.



There was not the time in the program to allow for a traditional screed to dry, and so a quick drying floor screed was needed.

A quick drying floor screed would allow the floor covering to be laid much quicker, rather than waiting up to 3 months under normal conditions.



To ensure the build kept to program the quick drying floor screed Mapescreed 704 was supplied.

The quick drying floor screed would allow tiles to be laid after only 7 days, and woods/resilients after only 14 days.

Light foot traffic after only 12-24 hours, and a high early mechanical strength allowed the sites trades to keep moving.

The Mapescreed 704 additive was supplied directly from Mapei.

CCF supplied Quinn Premier Grade 42.5N Cement

Screeding sand supplied both loose tipped from Tarmac, and bulk bags by Jewson’s

Mixing ratio was that of a 1:4 using the state of the art Putzmeister M760 four generation screed pump with skip and scrapper.  Pumping the perfectly mixed lime screed floor to exactly place of work.   With little or no impact to other trades working in the area.

To minimise the risk of shrinkage cracking, Adfil Fibrin 660F (Polypropylene fibres) were added to the mix.

This substrate was prepared by others, and included a new water underfloor heating system

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