A local business has stepped in where government funds have fallen short, using state of the art materials to make a primary school once more fit for purpose.
The playroom of Shelagh Primary School was in bad need of remedial action, as water was seeping in through the walls and concrete ceiling, making the school a damp, draughty and potentially dangerous place for children to learn.
Luckily for Shelagh NS, Castleblayney based MC Building Chemicals Mueller & Partners, stepped in the help out in the school’s hour of need.
The Managing Director is Mr. Hans Wiehn. He lives in the locality of Shelagh Primary school where his children attended many years ago. “Unfortunately due to lack of government funds the facilities have deteriorated dramatically and it is not an ideal situation for the health of the children.”
On hearing this from his grandchildren Mr. Hans Wiehn decided to sponsor the repair of this facility using the modern innovative products supplied by the company MC Building Chemicals Mueller & Partners. Mr Fergal Mc Grath an employee of the company used his knowledge and expertise to determine the best products to solve the problems of dampness and lack of insulation. He also carried out the repair work free of charge using Mc Building Chemicals range of Botament products. Botament Building Boards and Tile Adhesive were used in the process. These building boards are a waterproof and an insulation product. “Uneven walls and floors can be levelled easily and efficiently with the BOTACT Building board.
“The light weight per unit area is of significant advantage compared with standard screed constructions especially when it comes to repairs. Composite wall substrates can also be transformed into stable plaster or tile carriers using the Botact building board system. Pipe shafts can be obtained ready for assembly in various leg lengths,” said Mr McGrath, who oversaw the project. The building board is bonded to wall or floor using a suitable tile adhesive, if possible bonding the entire area and is mechanically secured after curing. “More and more hotels and leisure facilities specialise in providing wellness services. Private householders too increasingly decide to install their very own wellness refuge. The BOTACT building board system offers flexible solutions for all these areas.
“A customer’s individual requirements can thus quickly be realised using these versatile carrier elements, which can then be worked over. “Shorter and shorter building time frames and a fast and economic construction progress are the central requirements in construction. In particular the repair and refurbishment sector demands product systems for tiles that are easy and quick to apply.” Short construction times and cost-effective construction progress are particularly important benchmarks for clients of the company.
The company worked over a number of weeks to insulate the playroom and it is thankfully, once more fit for purpose turning this into a great success story for the local school.