Brio Floor

Project: University of Bradford

Product: Knauf Brio

Client: GB Solutions

Specifics: Development for 1,000 students

Fire Retardant Noise Reduction Impact Resistant

Excel have supplied GB Solutions and the sub-sontractor, Roseville Plastering, with Knauf Brio flooring to enable a moisture-free floor screed for the timber-frame scheme.

The outstanding acoustic performance of Brio flooring led to it being chosen for The Green development. Knauf Brio 18WF, an 18mm gypsum fibreboard with a 10mm laminated wood fibre layer, provides a 50dB sound insulation – a full 5dB above the standard Part E Building Regulations. The interlocking boards are proving to be both cost-effective and easy to install between floors in the development’s 34 town houses and 101 apartments, particularly in comparison with a wet screed system. The student village has been designed based upon sustainable principles and is one of only 15 buildings in the world with an ‘Outstanding' BREEAM classification.

Dave Taylor, Roseville’s Floor Screed Operations Manager, stated “Brio passed our on-site acoustic trials with flying colours and we find the tiered edge boards very easy to install. We can also work around other trades more easily – if there is a hold up with other trades in a particular area we can just leave Brio boards mid installation and start working somewhere else. But once you’ve started laying a wet screed you have to keep going until the floor is finished.”

Providing a strong, durable and flat surface, Knauf Brio Dry Floor Screed can be specified either as an acoustic solution variant or as a dry screed with excellent thermal transparency for use over underfloor heating and cooling systems. If Brio sounds like the ideal flooring solution for your project please Contact Us for further information.