Greenhead Road, Huddersfield, HD1 4ES
UKS Group Ltd
Marshalls Mortars & Screeds recently secured a contract to supply clients, UKS Group, with screed for the floors of the extension at Greenhead Collage in Huddersfield.
Greenhead College, who have been working with the Department for Education on the changes, plan significant improvements to the current estate. This will involve replacing Biology and Chemistry facilities with brand new laboratories and classrooms, with the building work overseen by Galliford Try Construction.
The upgrades at Greenhead Collage are part of a wider government plan which will see tens of thousands of pupils benefit from new, modern, energy efficient school buildings with 50 schools from across the UK confirmed for the first wave of the Prime Minister’s ten-year rebuilding programme, to level up opportunities for all.
Ian Slinger, Senior Sales Manager for Marshalls Mortars & Screeds said ‘We have a long standing relationship with UKS Group, supplying both their traditional sand-cement screed and Flowing Screed requirements. On this particular job our client was very concerned about the H&S implications of traditional screed being pumped up 3 storeys and the potential implications of so much pipework snaking. Flowing screed pipework does not snake in the same way as traditional pumped screed so this issue was immediately eliminated by selecting this product.
Tom Houlton, Commercial Manager at UKS Group said:
"UKS secured the screeding package with Galliford Try Construction for the extension work at Greenhead College in Huddersfield. In the original plans we had suggested using a traditional Premscreed from Marshalls, however, it became apparent that Cementitious Liquid Screed would be a more beneficial product for this particular scheme to meet the needs and expectations of our client and due to constraints on site.
Marshalls Mortars & Screeds are our supply partner for traditional and liquid screeds and due to the close proximity of two of their plants to the Greenhead Collage site we knew that they could supply our requirements on this project.
Their Longfloor Cementitious flowing screed was chosen and Marshalls supplied 58.5m3 for us in 1 day.
The project consists of over 3500m2 of screed and due to the speed of the install and service from Marshalls, we will be able to pour the entire floor area in 6 visits."