In considering the time schedule, in addition to the usual intervals between commencement and completion of work by the various trades involved, allowances should be made for the following:

  • a) Completion of the building envelope to allow construction of a floor or levelling screed protected from rain, wind, sun;
  • b) Delays due to frost and cold weather;
  • c) Laying underfloor services; this should be completed before the base is formed, as there is a risk of subsequent cracking if services are embodied in the flooring;
  • d) Curing and drying of the base concrete and/or levelling screed before the flooring is laid, where appropriate;
  • e) Period of protection of the base or screed from damage by other trades, including the period of restriction of access, until the flooring is laid;
  • f) The risk of restrained drying shrinkage cracking in the ground-supported floor slabs increasing if the floors are loaded soon after completion;

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