FM Conway expands materials offer to the residential sector

Leading infrastructure services company FM Conway is expanding its materials portfolio to include state-of-the-art flooring screeds to service growing demand from the residential sector across London and the south-east.

The company has formed a partnership with screeds expert Gypsol, a subsidiary of Francis Flower, for the ongoing supply of anhydrite screed binders, which will be used to manufacture FM Conway’s new flowing screed product – Metroflow.

Flowing screeds are becoming increasingly popular with the residential sector due to the significant labour and time-cost savings they offer. Thanks to its self-levelling and self-compacting properties, FM Conway’s Metroflow can be laid over ten times faster than traditional sand and cement-based products. Capable of receiving foot traffic within 48 hours, it allows other trades to access floors quickly and its reduced thicknesses make it an ideal complement for underfloor heating systems.

The company’s screed product has been specially developed to promote resource efficiency and help customers to reduce the carbon footprint of projects. By reusing anhydrite – a by-product of the chemical manufacturing industry – and diverting this waste away from landfill, the material has nearly ten times less embodied carbon than sand and cement-based alternative products.

The contract will see FM Conway delivering resurfacing, maintenance and machine patching projects, working closely with the Costain/CH2M JV.

The screed will be delivered to contractors using the company’s fleet of volumetric mixer vehicles. These vehicles allow the material to be mixed on-site – negating the need for storage and ensuring that products are delivered at their optimum moisture content and flow at the point of discharge onto the floor or into a screed pump, depending on the project requirements. The volumetric mixers also easily allow the production of smaller quantities, bringing the benefits of flowing screeds to bespoke projects without waste.

Tim Metcalf, aggregate and asphalt divisional director at FM Conway, said: “The ongoing expansion of FM Conway’s wider materials portfolio, which also includes concrete and recycled asphalt, strengthens our ability to meet London and the south east’s infrastructure and building needs.

“It supports us in our broader aim to self-deliver materials and services wherever possible. By using our own in-house teams, vehicles, equipment and materials, we can provide a reliable and cost-effective service for our customers and supply chain partners.”

FM Conway is responsible for constructing and maintaining roads, buildings, structures and public spaces across London and the south-east. The company has long-term maintenance contracts with many of the London boroughs, Transport for London, and an array of major private sector clients.