Rapid Drying Screed

Our high-performance rapid drying floor screeds are ideal for all common floor finishes and compatible with all wet underfloor heating systems. Rapid drying screeds are available in various compressive strengths and are usable with polypropylene fibre or mesh reinforcement. Either factory produced off-site at dedicated batching plants or mixed by screed pump directly on-site, rapid drying floor screeds are perfect for sites that require a fast turnaround to allow foot traffic and early application of final floor finishes.

By fulfilling earlier higher strength requirements due to rapid drying capabilities and by specifying a site appropriate floor screeding system in keeping with programme requirements at quotation stage customers can rest assured that we make every effort possible to ensure the smooth delivery of your project programme target dates.

Installing throughout the UK our sand and cement floor screeds are either computer proportioned factory-produced or mixed directly in situ on site. Carrying the operational expertise to undertake both disciplines ultimately enables us to overcome detailed specification requirements and offer our customers a one-stop facility.

Product Compatibility

Suitable for underfloor heating systems
Directly to concrete ground floor slabs
Installed to insulation boards
Used with precast concrete units or beams
To acoustic insulation systems


Reduced drying times
Early foot traffic
Rapid strength development
Greater final strength
All floor finishes compatible

Polypropylene fibres help to achieve a more cohesive screeding material – ultimately reducing the risk of early shrinkage and cracking. By incorporating fibres within the mix a three-dimensional system of secondary crack control reinforcement can be considered as a cost-effective alternative to steel wire fabric traditionally introduced for this purpose.

Allowing approximately 5 – 7 days for 75mm screeds or 11mm per day generally. If the screed is extremely thick, or the concrete base has excessive moisture content drying times may be affected. High humidity or low ambient temperatures can delay the drying out process, we ensure the correct floor screed type is specified at quotation stage.

Ready-mixed bulk loads in tipper road trucks generally up to 10-20 tonnes. For smaller deliveries or to suit specific access requirements, screed deliveries can also be supplied in bulk bags.

Site mixed sand loads are delivered in tipper wagons or via bulk bags for smaller applications. Cement deliveries where possible are despatched to site via moffett wagon allowing cement to be easily positioned at mixing areas with minimal disruption to the site.

Rapid drying screed characteristic’s include significantly reduced drying times improving final floor finish installation time frames. Quicker early strength development and final strength.