Fife screeding firm making its mark in Scotland
Advanced Traditional Screeding has completed the first large pour of Thermal Lightweight Aggregate (TLA) in Scotland.
The Fife firm was commissioned for the landmark project at the new £20 million BMI hospital at Braehead by Morris & Spottiswood.
2500 square metres and 250 cubic metres were poured over three levels in three days, before the TLA high-strength insulation was topped with Cemfloor screed.
“We were delighted to be asked to do this work,” said Jason Lister, managing director of Rosyth-based Advanced Traditional Screeding.
“There is no doubt that TLA is the future as it can be mixed to different strengths with little waste. TLA has no cuts or gaps which reduces the risk of thermal bridging compared to traditional insulation boards. TLA is also A2 fire rated.
“To be able to complete the first major pour of TLA in Scotland in such a major project is something everyone at Advanced Traditional Screeding should be very proud of.”
TLA is a pourable insulation sub-base that is manufactured using expanded polystyrene beads with Edilteco’s Politerm Blu technology. The combination of beads and cement creates thermal lightweight screed with exceptional weight, thermal and acoustic properties.
The new hospital will take up the 300+ square-metre Titanium building at Braehead and will be known as Ross Hall at the Titanium.
The new multi-million-pound facility is scheduled to open after the turn of year.
Advanced Traditional Screeding Limited was formed seven years ago and recent clients include Sharkey at the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews, Ancorite at the Johnnie Walker Experience in Edinburgh and Robertson’s Moda, a major housing project in the capital’s Fountainbridge area.