Case Study – BSF installation at Heritage School
CLOWNE'S Heritage School in Derbyshire is being knocked down and a modern, new
building is being erected at the same site, as part of the Building Schools for the Future
In total 8,100 square metres of FlexiDry Floor Screeds will be installed over the
underfloor heating system in the five main blocks of the school. The first of the blocks to
be screeded was the social hub and installation using FlexiDry F1 – 7 day dry time
screed additive was completed in January 2010. The remaining four blocks, the
technology and art hub, the science and maths hub, the media hub, and the drama and
performance hub are due to be installed in the coming months with the completion of the
building of new school scheduled for January 2011.
While the new building is erected on the grounds of the school, the existing school will
operate as normal, to minimise disruption to pupils.
And when the new build is complete, the existing school sports hall will be retained and
revamped and students will move into the new facility and the old school will be
demolished and replaced with a landscaped area.
The eagerly-anticipated building will also be kind to the environment. A wind turbine will
erected on site as well as a solar panels and the underfloor heating system. FlexiDry
Floor Screeds also have a positive effect on the environment as they can be laid at
thinner depths meaning less cement is used, therefore cutting the building's carbon
footprint. Using FlexiDry produces a more compact screed thus improving the efficiency
of underfloor heating having a positive environmental impact and reducing heating costs.