Last week Cemex Croydon plant became the first in the country to produce a new branded mix called Advanced Decking. Advanced decking is a self compacting, self levelling flooring concrete, for floors in modular buildings and was designed in partnership with Propex.
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.
As with other products in the Advanced portfolio, Advanced Decking utilises fibres to eliminate the need for conventional steel mesh on site. This VAP (value added product) has two great selling points, first Heath and Safety, as there is no need to spend two days prepping the floor with steel mesh, the second time saved not having to do this, and there’s no need to spend hours power floating the finished surface.
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.”