Following recent projects in County Durham and Tyne and Wear, laser screed industrial concrete flooring specialists have returned to the North-East to carry out the full design, supply and construction of approximately 60,000 square feet of industrial concrete flooring for a mixed warehouse, manufacturing and production facility in Ashington, Northumberland on behalf of a rapidly growing cleanroom supplies supplier.
Scope of works commenced with the final regulating trimming of the subbase following the formation of the subgrade. In-house laser-controlled machinery and equipment is used to level, compact and provide a perfect platform for installing the subsequent membrane and concrete floor slabs. Level Best Concrete Flooring were also in control of the gas membrane installation, a requirement driven by Northumberland Council. All preparation works were completed including steel column and steel joint installation and signed off prior to the concreting works commencing.
Level Best’s slab installation team then mobilised to Ashington, Northumberland to commence the installation of a variety of concrete floor slabs. A mixture of 150mm deep office and production slabs were cast utilising laser screed, hand lay and mobile concrete pumping methods. The warehouse areas were installed at 175mm deep utilising direct discharged concrete from Tarmac arriving from their Brunswick plant north of Newcastle. Concrete was level and compacted utilising Somero laser screed machinery and given a full powerfloat finish incorporating a curing agent and sealer. Sawn induced joints were installed into the freshly laid slab at regular centres and subsequently sealed using Level Best’s instant seal solution.
As you can see below, an independent floor survey was carried out in strict accordance with the Concrete Society’s TR34 guidance documents for free movement floor areas to confirm the slab complied with the specification. The specification was for FM3 in the warehouse racking areas and FM4 in the production areas. Level Best exceeded the specification and provided a FM2 floor slab throughout this new facility in Northumberland.