20,000m2 Rapidur® B5 Binder | B Doherty Screeding Services | National Mental Health Hospital Portrane

Job: The National Forensic Mental Health Service (NFMHS) in Portrane
Smet Supported Partner:
B Doherty Screeding Services | Mobile Screed Factory
Product: 20,000 m2 Sopro Rapidur® B5 Rapid Drying Screed Binder

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SMET supplied 20,000m2 of superior-quality Sopro Rapidur® B5 Rapid Drying Screed Binder to Smet Supported Partner, Brendan Doherty Screeding Services, for the flooring solution in the new hospital complex, The National Forensic Mental Health Service (NFMHS) in Portrane.

The NFMHS is a new state-of-the-art facility located 22 km from Dublin City in Portrane, North County Dublin. The project was awarded by Health Service Executive to the Joint Venture formed by OHL (50%) and OHL’s local delivery partner JJ Rhatigan (50%).

The flooring project was delivered as a total of 44,000m2 (24,000 m2 of Alpha Hemihydrate Sudanit 280 Screed by our Smet Supported Partner, Fast Floor Screed using their state-of-the-art Mobile Screed Factories and 20,000 m2 Rapidur® B5 Rapid Drying Floor Screed laid by industry experts, B Doherty Screeding Mobile Screed Factory.

German-made Rapidur® B5 Rapid Drying Screed Binder is a special polymer-modified binder for particularly economical ­production of high-strength, rapid-set cement screed – based on DIN 18560 – allowing early floor installation, and for laying to falls.  Rapidur® B5 is suitable for use on heated screeds, bonded screeds, unbonded screeds, and floating screeds. This flooring solution is particularly useful for fast-track or tightly scheduled screed laying. The newly laid Rapidur® B5 screed floor is ready to receive floor covering after approx. 3 days – after achievement of moisture content ≤ 1.8 % CM. Sopro Rapidur® B5 is supplied in 25kg bags, with 40 bags per pallet.

Key features of Rapidur® B5:

• Ready for tiling after only approx. 3 days
• Achieves grade CT-C45-F7 after 28 days*
• Pumpable
• For fast-track or tightly scheduled screed laying and laying to falls
• Suitable for floor heating systems
• Long working life: approx. 2–3 hours
• May be applied in mixing ratios 1:4 and 1:5
• High resistance to moisture migration from the substrate
• Suitable for renovation and refurbishment schemes
• EMICODE system of GEV (German Association for control of Emissions in Products for Flooring Installation): EC1PLUS R (‘very-low-emission-plus’) rating
• For indoor and outdoor use

SMET delivers another innovative, showcase flooring solution to their Smet Supported Partners.  Click the link to see a showcase of jobs recently completed by expert screeder, Brendan Doherty Screeding Services.

* Mixing ratio: 1: 5 (25 kg Rapidur® B5: 125 kg 0–8 mm screed sand to DIN EN 12 620)