Thermally active buildings specialist, velta, is delighted to announce the launch of a dedicated screed division.
Formed as a direct response to a growing number of requests for a single flooring solution, velta’s new division offers a complete package including design, construction and maintenance – all covered by a single warranty.
Screed Contracts Manager, Mark Simpson, said: “velta is now a single port of call for both floor heating and screeding works. The dedicated team and single warranty make the proposition a very attractive and competitive one. Screed is now a core service, making the velta brand even stronger.”
Managing Director, Lee Tebbatt, added: Remaining true to velta’s roots we offer a variety of screed options, meaning that every project is entirely bespoke. Our team is hand picked and highly experienced, and with the order book already filling, it seems that screed was the next natural step in the evolution of velta.”
The projects comprised the redevelopment of Kirkwall Grammar School on the existing site, construction of Papdale Halls of Residence; a new build project with recreational grounds, a new swimming pool at The Pickaguoy Centre and new build project, Stromness Primary School.
Providing a full package of insulation, floor heating system, installation and floor screed, velta specified its Tacker system due to quick installation of over 700m² per week. velta also installed its sprung floor system in the leisure centre, again because of its fast installation compatibility with the existing sports floor design, and the full warranty system offered by velta.
The total area of all projects was 21000m² and installation was carried out over a 26-30 week programme.
Daniel Gill, Project Business Development Manager for velta said: “The project for Orkney Island Council was an opportunity to display the speed and accuracy with which we can carry out an installation in its entirety.
“It was also the perfect showcase for two of our systems, demonstrating the wide range of applications we can cover.”
A new school building scheme that is combining Barnsley secondary schools, Wombwell High School and Darfield Foulstone School of Creative Arts, into a £55m Advanced Learning Centre (ALC), has seen Laing O’Rourke utilise velta’s heating systems.
Laing O’Rourke is employed as the lead contractor on the scheme, and choose to procure a complete floor heating and screed package. After a successful interview, velta was chosen as the preferred contractor to provide a complete design. This included supply and installation of approximately 12,600m² of floor heating and screed, as well as providing the build with temporary boilers to provide a warm environment over the winter months.
The new school building is one of three schools being developed as part of the third and final phase of the Barnsley schools for the future programme. The new ALC will provide some 1700 students with a 21st century learning environment.
Daniel Gill, Project Engineer at velta added: “We were delighted to be utilised on another education project. Our systems are quick to install, easy to maintain and energy efficient – making them an excellent choice for both new build and refurbished schools.”
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Lee comes to the Company after a 10 year spell with BSS Industrial where he was the Brand Sales Director, having responsibility for AMS Pumps, Austin Stroud stainless pipes and fittings, Manor plastics and Peglar & Louden Valves. Lee focused on the Commercial and Industrial sectors, together with Building Services applications with large contractors and end-user markets. Continue reading
The world conference Sustainable Building 2011 (SB11) will take place on 18-21 October in Helsinki, Finland. The event will bring together 1,100 leading experts in sustainability of the built environment. It will provide an excellent overview of innovation and new technologies in the fields of environmentally sound construction, land use and sustainable communities.
velta’s parent company Uponor has recently signed The European Network of Construction Companies for Research and Development (Encord) Sustainable Development Charter in The Netherlands. Along with 19 leading European construction companies Uponor contributed to the preparation of the charter in close alignment with its own sustainability development. Continue reading
velta is delighted to announce that its second Sustainable Design and Construction Forum, held in association with Hanson Building Products, Stuarts Industrial Flooring and Creagh Concrete at Lord’s cricket ground in London on 24th March, was a great success. Continue reading
Leading manufacture of pre-stressed Hollowcore flooring, Creagh Concrete Products and velta have jointly developed Climaspan™, an energy saving, sustainable heating and cooling system. Continue reading
Held recently in association with Hanson, Stuarts and Creagh, the Forum focused on thermally active building systems (TABS) and gave delegates the opportunity to hear key case studies from the major players in the UK market. Continue reading