Barbican Centre


Ronacrete were involved in the original construction of the Barbican Centre during the 1970’s and were called in again to discuss the recurring problems with the waterproofing of the pedestrian decks, raised over commercial premises in the mid 2010’s. Ronafix Mix A1 was specified to produce a screed laid to falls at minimum thickness over insulation boards. Ronafix Mix Design C was specified for bedding of tiles, chosen for its thin bed depth, high adhesion strength and waterproof properties.

RonaScreed FastDry Prompt – benefits and drying

RonaScreed FastDry Prompt (formerly RonaScreed 8 Day Overlay) is so-called because it is a fast-drying screed additive which enables a 50mm thickness of 3:1 sand/ cement screed to be overlaid with moi ...

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Drying of Screeds

BS 8204-1 “Concrete bases and cementitious levelling screeds to receive floorings — Code of practice” section 6.11.1 suggests the following calculation for drying of screeds with no fast drying additi ...

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Avoidance/ Mitigation Of The Effects Of Common Forms Of Cracking In Cementitious Screeds

Aggregate is usually 0–4 mm and is mixed with cement in the ratio of 1:3 or 1:4 cement to sand, depending on strength requirements and drying requirements. For total screed thicknesses in excess of 50 ...

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