Gyvlon Screed products have many benefits to the specifier and client and are often chosen for varied reasons, perhaps the main contractor requires a reduction in program so Gyvlon is chosen as it is 10 times faster to install or an Eco Village requires a low carbon high recycled content screed to complement their underfloor heating. Below are just some of the projects we are proud to have been involved and associated with.®
For more examples please refer to the Documents section at the top of the site, here you can access our Archive of Case Studies.
For advice on how Gyvlon® Screed can be used on your project, contact our specification team.
FD - New Build Bungalows - St.Austell (CS053)
Type of Project: New build executive bungalows on the site of an old Cornish tin mine
Date: June 2021
Location: St Austell, Cornwall
Applied m2: Circa 480 m2:
Technology applied: Gyvlon FD
Substrate: Concrete with insulation & UFH
Screed supplier: Maen Karne
The project was to build 4 luxury bungalows on the site of an old tin mine. The original smelting chimney has been re-built and the bungalows built traditionally with stone front and block work, incorporating UFH under the screed.
To meet the demands of the site with time scales, Gyvlon FD was chosen by both site and screeder.
Thermio & SoundBar - New Build Hotel - Salcombe (CS046)
Type of Project: New Build Hotel, and refurbishment of existing building
Date: May 2021
Location: Salcombe, Devon
Applied m2: Circa 1,800 m2:
Technology applied: Gyvlon Thermio & Gyvlon SoundBar
Substrate: Timber and Concrete
Screed supplier: Glendinning
Following tidal damage, the proposed redevelopment of the old hotel would create a new 50-bed hotel and 10 luxury apartments.
The building was a mix of traditional concrete and timber frame incorporating UFH, including an upper deck spa/bar and beach bar.
To meet the demands and requirements for the different building materials, the architect chose the Gyvlon range of flowing screed.
Using Thermio for the areas of UFH and Soundbar for the new timber- frame built hotel.
Gyvlon Thermio gave BBA certified thermal performance for the UFH, whilst Gyvlon SoundBar gave a solid floor finish for the timber frame part including excellent sound proofing for the hotel.
All completed without any issues, cracking or stability issues within a couple of pours.
Excelio - Commercial/Restaurant Refurbishment - Scunthorpe (CS050)
Frankie & Benny’s, Scunthorpe
Type of Project: Commercial/Restaurant Refurbishment
Date: March 2021
Applied m2: 450 m2:
Technology applied: Gyvlon EXCELIO
Substrate: Insitu concrete; Two coat acrylic primer; 15mm to 30mm Excelio
Screed supplier: Tarmac Whitwood
Screedlayer: P Heslop Screeding
Old Frankie and Benny’s restaurant refurbishment into two fast food outlets.
Screed required to level the old unit after new services were installed; originally planned for 30mm unbonded but issues with levels meant a thinner screed was required.
Gyvlon Excelio due to it been able to be bonded from only 12mm, fast/ cost effective solution for large areas.
450m2 poured using two ready-mix truck deliveries on the same day leaving the floors finished to SR1, ready for following trade 24/48hrs afterward.
Ready-mix Excelio screed poured from 15 to 30mm thick levelling the industrial unit to the require datum, no cracks or curling ready for the following trades.
By using ready-mix Gyvlon Excelio flowing screed the contractor saved time, money, waste and the environment compared to bagged products.
FD - School Teaching Block - Evesham (CS052)
Prince Henry’s Evesham
Type of Project: School Teaching Block
Date: Nov 2020
Applied m2: 750 m2 this visit. 1,600 m2 overall .
Technology applied: Gyvlon FD
Screed supplier: Flowmix
Screedlayer: Central Flow Screed
High school in Evesham on a tight programme for reopening a new teaching block, requiring floor finishes to be applied 4-6 weeks after screed install.
Gyvlon FD (faster drying) liquid screed supplied via Flowmix to Central flow screed
750 m2 supplied in this visit with floor finishes being applied after 4 weeks to the floors.
Excelio - (Treforest Ind Est) CS043
Type of Project: Treforest Ind Est (former BBC)
Date: February 2021
Location: Treforest, Nr. Cardiff
Applied m2: 850 m2:
Technology applied: Gyvlon Excelio
Screedlayer: UK Screeds
The client required a thin level floor for this former BBC building as its use was being changed to offices and a workshop and they didn’t want any joints.
Readymix Gyvlon Excelio bonded at an average depth of 20mm
This resulted in a fantastic looking floor, all poured and finished in one morning, enabling foot traffic the following day.
No site mixing, and no bag packaging to dispose of - greatly reducing the embodied carbon content of the floor compared to bagged /cementitious products.
FD - Morpeth (Luxury Development) CS030
Type of Project: Luxury Development of two £1m Houses.
Date: 09 March 2020
Location: Mitford, Morpeth, Northumberland
Applied m2: 240 m2:
Technology applied: Gyvlon FD 40mm
Substrate: Kingspan, with water-fed underfloor heating pipes.
Main Contractor: Marshall’s, Gateshead
Screedlayer: EDS Floors
Type of floor covering: Carpet and Tiles
A quick turnaround to complete the house enabling the buyer to move in sooner than the expected ‘moving in’ date.
Gyvlon ECO FD which dries twice as fast as standard flowing and traditional screeds.
ResultsDrying times reduced by at least a half meaning that their floor covering could be laid a month early; reducing the build time.
Gylon ECO - Refurbishment - (Brownfields Mill) CS031
Type of Project: Refurbishment
Date: December 2018 - October 2019
Applied m2: Circa 6,000 sqm:
Technology applied: Gyvlon ECO 42mm
Screed Supplier: Marshalls
Screedlayer: Flowing Floors
Key elements to be considered were height and weight.
The challenge was to provide a strong thin screed to level up very unven floors over 6 stories.
Brownsfield Mill, Manchester, is an early nineteenth century room and power mill constructed in 1825. Urban Splash were the developers, Original features, including timber, cast iron columns, and brickwork, were to be retained throughout.
The apartments are being deliberately wide to offer dual appearance, with views of both the Rochdale canal and Manchester city centre from a number of the flats.
Using battens to relevel the old wooden floor, the Lewis Deck was then laid on a separate acoustic layer. Each 1000m2 floor was pumped in a day to a thickness of only 42mm. This thin floor system gave an overall additional weight of circa 85 kgs/m2, which was crucial to the build-up and floor ceiling height requirements.
This floor system allowed the project to reduce the weight of the floor, keep the ceiling heights while achieving a strong acoustic, solid floor to these new apartments
ECO - Conversion - (Elland Road) CS026
Type of Project: Conversion – office to apartments
Date: March 2019
Location: Elland Road, Leeds
Applied m2: 1,950 m2:
Technology applied: Gyvlon ECO
Substrate: DPM / Insulation / Slip membrane / 45mm Gyvlon ECO
Screed supplier: Tarmac Dewsbury
Screedlayer: Northern Render Systems Ltd
Conversion of an existing office building into apartments.
The building previously had raised access floorings which had been removed and the client needed a screed to level the existing concrete floor and achieve the same floor height at the stairwells.
Gyvlon ECO flowing screed was laid on 100mm insulation at 50mm thick to make up the difference plus greatly reducing the weight, installation time and cost compared to sand cement screed of the new floor.
Each 650m2 floor was completed in the day allowing the following on trades to be working back on the floor within 48hrs and installing studwork after only 7 days.
XTR FD - Housing - (CV Pumping) CS038
Type of Project: Housing
Date: December 2019
Location: Stratford upon Avon
Applied m2: 150 sqm:
Technology applied: Gyvlon XTR FD
Screed Supplier: Tarmac
Screedlayer: CV Pumping
A faster drying screed was required to be used over a Lewis metal decking system on a first floor. Lewis Decking is a lightweight flooring system that has good strength, sound and fire ratings ideal for first floors; giving a thin section, lightweight floor.
Gyvlon XTR FD is compatible with the Lewis Deck system and provided reassurance to the customer that their 6-week deadline would be achieved comfortably.
The floor was dry and ready for floor coverings after 28 days.