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PIR shortage problem tackled by TEKFLOOR

  • 22 Nov 2017

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TEKFLOOR have devised a solution that will enable their customers to make quick progress on flooring contracts, in a time when the key chemical required to make the PIR insulant is severely low.

With worrying production issues and substantial price increases, plus the situation showing no immediate signs of improvement, the Rotherham based flooring and screeding specialists’ answer could be vital.

TEKFLOOR’s Joint Managing Director, Steve Foster, spoke about the fact that, although other insulation manufacturers offer thicker EPS solutions to achieve the desired u-values, this can lead to increased floor zone thicknesses, making the work of secondary trades that much more difficult.

“At TEKFLOOR, we have come up with the perfect alternative and our TEKTHERM GPS system is helping to combat the issues the industry is facing,” he said.

“So much so that we are being inundated with enquiries from architects, specifiers and screeding contractors who are looking for an alternative solution.”

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TEKFLOOR Joint Managing Director, Steve Foster

Steve referred to a conversation with a representative of one of the UK’s biggest domestic housebuilders, who was desperately trying to obtain 60mm PIR for an upcoming flooring contract.

“The specification the client was working to was based on 60mm phenolic floor insulation with a 75mm sand and cement screed. This gave an overall system thickness of 135mm,” he said.

“We advised them that should they be in a position to modify the specification, we could provide an alternative system comprising 100mm TEKTHERM GPS150 insulation and a 35mm floating screed containing our TEKCEM DURASCREED hardening additive. This would give them exactly the same 135mm overall system thickness.”

The finished result means the client has a floor zone that matches the overall thickness and u-value requirement of the existing specification, with the bonus of product availability and enhanced screed drying times.

All components of the TEKTHERM GPS system can be accessed from TEKFLOOR’s distribution depots in Rotherham and Huntingdon.

 

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