Shorten build times with an insulated concrete flooring system

Creagh Concrete products installing Spantherm throughout Newtownards development

Blackrock Hollow is an exclusive new development in Newtownards offering a collection of stunning family homes in the heart of North Down.

Spantherm thermally efficient flooring is being installed in all 118 homes in the development, supplied and fitted by Creagh Concrete Products Ltd for main contractors Rock Homes and Turkington.

Precast flooring is being adopted by a growing number of local house builders due to the increasing popularity of offsite construction and the demand for shorter build times.

Spantherm is a pre-insulated precast concrete flooring system designed specifically for residential and mid- sized commercial ground floors. The composite slab combines structural concrete and high-performance expanded polystyrene insulation to provide a superior thermal floor. A typical floor on a detached house or a pair of semis is fitted in less than two hours.

“It was a simple decision for us,” said Graham Donnan, Managing Director of Rock Homes and Turkington. “The flooring was installed quickly and without any hassle. Homeowners are demanding a fast installation of their home, and Spantherm goes a long way to achieving this. It was an obvious choice.”

Creagh is also supplying Bradstone walling for all homes in Blackrock Hollow. Bradstone is a reconstructed walling system which recreates the appearance of natural stone. The stone is cast in moulds with a wide range of profiles to provide a realistic varied stone effect and is an accepted economical and environmentally friendly alternative to natural stone, comparable with the cost of quality facing brick. It’s the natural choice for home builders who are searching for the beauty of natural stone without the added cost of employing a stonemason. Available in three shades – weathered limestone, limestone grey and weathered cotswold, Bradstone is complemented by a wide range of building accessories such as a quoins, sills and plinths, allowing the home builder to achieve a variety of unique features and effects.

Creagh is one of the UK’s largest producers of concrete products for a diverse range of market sectors. The company is a market leader with innovation in concrete, providing new solutions across the construction industry and changing the way people think about concrete.

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