NOTTINGHAM RESIDENTIAL UNDERFLOOR SYSTEM
We recently delivered Leca® Insulation Fill (50L Bags) to a property development in Nottingham for a new underfloor system. For this house refurbishment, this required a new flooring system – to convert from a joisted wooden floor to UFH screed and tiled floor.
The homeowner was also seeking a solution which would improve the floor U-value - providing a solid fill in a complex floor layout. An alternative option available were “block and beam” or compacted road stone – but was rejected reduce manual handling of heavy material into the property.
A significant benefit of specifying Leca® Insulation Fill in bags is that it is stored in the bag, collected, and transported in the bag, laid in the site in the bag and covered. This was welcomed solution for the contractors on the day (see video).
Amount of material: 312 x Leca® Insufill Bags (50L)
Interesting Fact: The homeowner was also seeking a solution which would improve the floor U-value
Delivery Method: 50L Bags were delivered on pallets
Overview of Project
Two layers of Leca® Insulation Fill raised the floor by 300mm over a 50m2 area – this was followed by a PIR Board and a Concrete Screed Slab Finish. The underfloor installation required 312 bags (15m3) to complete the entire ground floor area. The alternative solution of installing hardcore would have required 61 x tonne bags.
The owner of the new property development, “We were renovating the ground floor to convert from joisted wooden floor to UFH screed and tiled floor.
We decided to use the Leca® Underfloor Solutions to improve the floor U-value, reduced manual handling into the property, providing a solid fill in a complex floor layout (other options were “block and beam” or compacted road stone).
The installation was much easier utilising the bagged Leca® system rather than wheelbarrowing tonnes of hardcore into place”.
The installation required only 2 hours to complete and eliminated the need for wheelbarrows and traditional hardcore entering the property – saving time and reducing the environmental damage to the surrounding area.