Sainsbury's, Lewes Road Shopping Centre, Brighton

Project: Sainsbury's, Lewes Road Shopping Centre, Brighton

When the storage area on the first floor at the Lewes Road shopping centre in Brighton required a new floor topping, the main Contractor (The RG Group) called upon the services of specialist contractor Cemplas Waterproofing and Concrete  Repairs Ltd, to provide a new floor surface suitable for pedestrian and pallet-truck traffic.

 

Cemplas had previously worked for the RG Group laying over 7000m2 of Ronacrete’s Ronafix Screed Mix A at the old Barkers store in Kensington, so they were familiar with both Cemplas and the Ronacrete screeding range. Ronafix Mix A screed is a polymer modified thin bonded levelling screed, which can be laid from 10 to 50mm thick. The strength gain of Ronafix Mix A meant traffic could be permitted after just 24 hours, fitting in with Sainsbury’s operational needs. The Ronafix Mix A screed was pumped directly to the store room, reducing down time and disruption to a minimum.

 

The existing floor was prepared with a Von Arx planing machine, providing a clean textured surface that was ready for treatment.  The floor was then primed and Ronafix Mix A screed was pumped into the storage area in a single operation. The screed was levelled, compacted and trowel finished to provide a new hard wearing storage area floor with minimal disruption to Sainsbury’s staff and customers.