Cementitious screed vs mastic asphalt screed

Correct specification of screed for roofing, flooring or car park applications may seem like a minute detail, but it can have significant implications on building performance. Whilst cementitious screeds have been the ‘go to’ solution for many years, mastic asphalt screed is increasingly becoming an appealing alternative for specifiers and contractors in modern construction. A […]

Speedy solution to avoid project delays

IKO has developed a screed solution to reduce the long project waiting times in winter months. Compared to using a traditional screed to create required falls, counter deflection or even out substrates, IKO Permascreed can shorten the project timelines by at least 28 days thanks to its fast-drying capabilities, meaning your building can be watertight […]

Barking Riverside, London – IKO Permascreed

Photo of the Barking Riverside, London IKO Permascreed system

Situated between the A13 and the River Thames within the Borough of Barking and Dagenham, Barking Riverside is to become one of the largest new mixed-use urban developments in the country.

What are the alternatives to concrete screed?

Mastic Asphalt screeds offer a variety of benefits that make them a preferred alternative to traditional concrete screeds. Screed specification will depend upon the requirements of the individual project. There is not only the basic performance characteristics of the screed material to consider but also how the preparation and installation of the screed fits into […]

Can Mastic Asphalt screeding solutions be used as an Air and Vapour Control Layer?

A Mastic Asphalt Screed can provide the Air and Vapour Control Layer (AVCL) necessary to avoid a build-up of condensation in a flat roof construction. An advantage of taking this approach is that the Mastic Asphalt Screed can also be laid to falls, thereby helping to achieve the roof drainage requirements at the same time. […]