Floors and Flooring Special | Construction Magazine | April 2014
FLOORS AND FLOORING SPECIAL – SMET FEATURES IN CONSTRUCTION MAGAZINE, THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IRELAND. A COMPREHENSIVE RANGE OF PRODUCTS MATCHED BY A UNIQUE SUPPORTED PARTNER SERVICE PLACES SMET AT THE FOREFRONT OF DOMESTIC, COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS… See the full report below or access Construction magazine for online feature.
Smet Building Products Ltd is a flooring innovator, firmly at the forefront of the flowing and self-levelling floor screed supply industry.
SMET is renowned for the company’s comprehensive range of professional CE marked flooring products, including calcium sulphate based screed binders, self-smoothing calcium sulphate based screeds and compounds, cement based screed binders, self-smoothing cement based screeds, lightweight flowing screeds, tiling adhesives, tile grouts, barrier coats, primers and bonding agents. These products are suitable for any domestic, commercial, industrial or design-flooring use. Suffice to say, the SMET product portfolio includes a floor screed solution for any flooring requirement. A successful addition to the flowing floor screed sector is the innovative SMET LiteFlo® lightweight flowing screed, which is unique in that it’s the first factory-produced pumpable, high quality screed material based on calcium sulphate. CE marked LiteFlo® is made from specially selected aggregates; resulting in a screed which is 30% lighter than conventional calcium sulphate flowing screed and 70% lighter than traditional sand and cement or concrete. Innovative LiteFlo® complements the current range of SMET quality flowing screeds, offering a plethora of unique benefits over traditional lightweight flooring solutions.
In addition to the comprehensive product range, customers also benefit from the innovative solutions installed by SMET Supported Partners. As a family-run business with over 16 years of experience in the dry mortar industry – both nationally and internationally – SMET is passionate about delivering the leading names in flooring direct from mainland Europe to Ireland and the UK. The company’s strength is offering innovative, high quality products to its contractor and sub-contractor clients, supported by exceptional customer service. Becoming a SMET customer, or ‘SMET Supported Partner’, empowers clients with additional benefits, creating a mutually beneficial working partnership.
“It is not a one-size-fits-all solution,” explains Joris Smet, Director of Smet Building Products Ltd. “We ascertain and meet the specific needs of each SMET Supported Partner, helping them delight their customers, the end user, with a total flooring solution in compliance with BS 8204-7:2003.”
One of the major benefits in becoming a SMET Supported Partner is the ability to tap into SMET’s diverse wealth of knowledge and expertise, with the team available to consult on projects, carry out pre-site surveys and deliver a tailored aftercare package. Joris explains how this process guarantees peace of mind. “With our depth of experience we are able to offer effective solutions, reassuring clients that they will enjoy a high quality service before, during and on completion of their project,” he adds. “This demonstrates best practice in construction partnerships, creating a unique working relationship which benefits the Supported Partner, SMET and delights the customer – which is, ultimately, what we are all setting out to achieve.”
SMET Supported Partners, based throughout the UK and Ireland, offer effective, comprehensive flooring solutions for any domestic, commercial, industrial or design-flooring requirement in any region.
• EUROPEAN EXCELLENCE
SMET is dedicated to delivering the leading names in screed, screed compounds and professional tiling products – direct from mainland Europe to Ireland and the UK. The company’s strength is in delivering a comprehensive range of innovative high quality calcium sulphate and cement based self-levelling floor screeds, compounds and binders, supported by exceptional customer service.
• PARTNER IN CONSTRUCTION
The complete range of innovative quality flooring solutions are backed up with the expertise of a technical adviser. With SMET, customers become SMET Supported Partners. This means that customers are provided with flooring industry specialists who will deliver exceptional customer service. The company don’t believe in ‘sell and forget’, the SMET policy is to continue to monitor the scheme to ensure a first-class finish.
• INNOVATION IN INDUSTRY
True to the company’s tagline, ‘Bringing European Innovation’, SMET was the first company in the UK dry mortar industry to invest in Building Information Modelling (BIM). Since then, the SMET objects have become some of the most downloaded in the NBS BIM National Library.
The Government has endorsed BIM whereby all new Government sponsored construction projects must use BIM from 2016. Thus, businesses adopting BIM should have a key advantage when contracts are being agreed, leaving non-adopters behind. SMET is most definitely BIM ready.
• A GUARANTEE FOR QUALITY
SMET operates a BSI registered EN: ISO 9001:2008 quality management system which defines working procedures and processes. The operation of this quality assurance system illustrates a commitment to providing excellence in all services, systems and products.
Similarly, SMET Supported Partners can rest assured that quality is priority, as all flooring materials are CE marked and comply with EN 13813:2002 and EN 13454:2004. Furthermore, SMET demonstrates its commitment to excellence by ensuring all flooring products have NBS specifications alongside the new BIM objects. The company is also a registered member of the Federation of Master Builders and the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products.
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