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 2 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 2 great selling points: first Health and Safety as there is no need to spend 2 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.
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 and this they did with ease. This job just goes to show what can be achieved when we work as a Team. A great job and well done and 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.