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Paul Ireland 2 Feb 2017

Can I add a reinforcement mesh into the slab? ...

Can I pump limecrete?
Paul Ireland 2 Feb 2017

It is not advisable to pump the limecrete as in order to do this you would have to make the mix too wet, and this would cause shrinkage…also, the water content of the Limecrete mix has a major effect on final strength. It should never be mixed so weak that it will flow. An ideal mix will b......

How thick are the layers in the floor?
Glover Sure 2 Feb 2017

Since both the loosefill layer and the slab have insulating properties, their thicknesses are dependant upon certain variables required to calculate U values. Completion of the online calculation form will allow us to work out the depths required for your specific building. Although this may not ......

Can I lay the floor myself?
Glover Sure 2 Feb 2017

Can I lay the floor myself?...

Underfloor Heating?
Paul Ireland 2 Feb 2017

Yes, our sublime® system is specifically designed for use with underfloor heating. ...

What about heat/thermal loss?
Paul Ireland 2 Feb 2017

The insulating layer has excellent thermal resistance capability (Thermal conductivity of 0.078). We calculate the thickness of this layer to provide a specified U Value, taking into account the length/thickness of perimeter walls, overall floor area etc. In order to do this, we can provide you w......

How long does it take to cure?
Paul Ireland 2 Feb 2017

Natural hydraulic limes set by a combination of an initial chemical reaction (hydraulic set) followed by a slower carbonation process (absorption of CO2). Factors such as temperature and humidity will affect both of these processes. In ideal conditions, the slab will harden sufficiently to allow ......

Can I build internal walls on top of my limecrete floor?
Glover Sure 2 Feb 2017

Yes, it is fine to build stud walls or lightweight block work on top of your floor. For any load-bearing walls, you need to check their loadings. Many can be built on limecrete otherwise we suggest that these are built first on separate footings and the floor laid around them. If you know the com......

Floor Finishes
Paul Ireland 2 Feb 2017

Can I use quarry tiles, porcelain tiles etc. ?...

Dealing with Ground Water?
Glover Sure 2 Feb 2017

It must be appreciated that the floor system is not designed to overcome groundwater problems. Any likelihood of flooding of the sub-base by rising groundwater must be completely resolved before attempting to install the floor system. This is of course also the case for conventional concrete/DPM ......

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