Please see below a recently completed time lapse video of an unbonded concrete floor overlay as part of a refurbishment and repurposing project in Worcester, West Midlands.
On this West Midlands project Level Best undertook the following scope of works providing a one-stop-shop design and build service for the client and contractor. Level Best’s extensive experience in the design & build industrial and warehousing sector made them ideally set up to advise and install this cocnrete floor as part of an end of tenancy dilapidation, refurbishment and repurposing project.
- Upfront specialist dilapidation survey to advise the landlord, client and building surveyor the possible options to suit the incoming tenant’s requirements.
- Insitu testing to ascertain existing slab formation, subbase and subgrade soil performance, ground penetrating radar surveys, topographical surveys and much mor.
- Design of a new unbonded concrete flooring overlay solution including steel armoured daywork joints, sawn induced joints and isolation detailing – all designed in conjunction with the incoming tenant’s racking fit-out requirements.
- Installation of a FM2 warehouse floor in Worcester, West Midlands in accordance with The Concrete Society’s TR34 guidance document. A full powerfloat surface finish was provided, the surface cured and sealed and sawn induced joints installed.
- Post completion slab testing and surveying proving compliance with the tenant’s fit-out requirements and operational performance factors.
As well as providing capacity for high-bay pallet racking systems in Worcester West Midlands, embodied carbons are also hugely reduced when opting for concrete floor overlay solutions. This environmentally-friendly solution reduces embodied carbons as the existing slab can be used to enhance the design performance on the new overlay slab, requiring less slab depth and therefore concrete and cement volume. In addition, leaving the existing slab insitu avoids the embodied carbon arising from the transportation, removal and disposal of the existing slab.