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Swindon Station is back on track with Ultrascape's Mortar Paving System

Swindon Station is back on track with Ultrascape's Mortar Paving System

Instarmac Group plc

Ultrascape's BS 7533 compliant mortar paving system has been used to deliver a modern and stylish forecourt outside Swindon railway station. The redevelopment has transformed what was previously a heavy traffic dominated area, into a prestigious pedestrian focused arrival space which features seating, planting, lighting and a millennium clock. Work was carried out by specialist civil engineering contractor, Britannia Construction and included the installation of 500 tonnes of high quality natural granite and Pennant Sandstone using Ultrascape's Pro-Bed HS fine bedding concrete, Flowpoint rapid setting grout and Pro-Prime slurry primer.
From Mortar Bedding to Dry Fix Roofing – what price quality?

From Mortar Bedding to Dry Fix Roofing – what price quality?

Manthorpe Building Products Ltd

Editorial on dry fix roofing and the factors to consider when making a product choice.
Bradford City Park

Bradford City Park

Instarmac Group plc

UltraScape Pro-Bed HS, Pro-Prime and Flowpoint ECO are being used to help make Bradford’s City Park a world class public park. Bradford Council, in conjunction with landscape architect Gillespies and consulting engineer Arup, have specified UltraScape’s Pro-Bed HS Bedding Mortar, Pro-Prime Slurry Primer, EP-R9 Epoxy Bedding Mortar and Flowpoint ECO flowable grout – in Natural and Charcoal – for use by the main contractor Birse Civils, to lay the setts, porphyry and sandstone in and around the Mirror Pool.
UltraScape Features in Multi-million pound retail development.

UltraScape Features in Multi-million pound retail development.

Instarmac Group plc

UltraScape’s BS 7533 compliant mortar paving system has been used to install over 10,000 square meters of paving in Newport’s major new shopping and leisure scheme, Friars Walk.
Ultrascape Helps to Deliver World Class Transport Hub

Ultrascape Helps to Deliver World Class Transport Hub

Instarmac Group plc

Ultrascape's BS 7533 compliant mortar paving system has played a major role in helping to transform one of the UK's busiest train stations. The long awaited redevelopment of Birmingham New Street station has transformed what was previously a dark, overcrowded site into a prestigious gateway to the UK's second city. Work was carried out by MPB Structures Ltd. It included reinstating existing station platforms, installing new structures, hardscaping around the station perimeter and the creation of Birmingham's version of the 'Spanish Steps.' The paving was installed using Ultrascape's BS 7533 compliant mortar paving system.
The Barbican Centre

The Barbican Centre

Ronacrete Ltd

Ronafix polymer admixture was used in two different applications during recent refurbishment work at the Barbican Centre. The admixture was used to create a high strength levelling screed and also a water resistant bedding mortar.
ProPERLA Masonry Creme - Efflorescence Prevention

ProPERLA Masonry Creme - Efflorescence Prevention

ProPERLA UK Ltd

By preventing water absorption, ProPERLA exterior coatings have been proven to reduce the cycle whereby soluble salts within bricks and mortar migrate to the surface. As a result, the wall coatings slow down the ageing or breakdown of the surface of the building and help to prevent efflorescence deposits.
Baker Hughes Case Study

Baker Hughes Case Study

Stonhard UK Ltd

Stonclad GS, Stonhard's epoxy mortar system replaced Baker Hughes' raw concrete floors. Stonclad is formulated specifically for manufacturing environments and proven to withstand heavy machinery, forklift traffic whilst resisting abrasion and chemical stains. The result is a showroom floor that is bright, anti-slip and easy to clean reflecting the standards and reputation Baker Hughes is known for
Mews House, London

Mews House, London

Wienerberger Ltd

This project in North London was created with the intention of enhancing the housing stock of the location and providing a positive contribution to the texture, grain and building types within the conservation area. To achieve this appearance, Wienerberger's Marziale brick was used. Additionally, a carefully selected mortar, using white cement, lime and washed river sand and a subtle manipulation of the surface, was applied to enhance the quality of the brickwork.
London Aquatic Centre - Olympic Pool

London Aquatic Centre - Olympic Pool

Ardex Ltd – Flooring, Tiling & Screeding products

866,000 tiles were fixed in the London Aquatics Centre, which formed the gateway to the Olympic Park. Products used: ARDEX WPC Waterproof Protection System, ARDEX S 7 Flexible Waterproof Coating for Floors and Walls, ARDEX S 21 Rapid Hardening Floor Tile Bedding Mortar, ARDEX X 77 MICROTEC Flexible Wall & Floor Tile Adhesive, ARDEX-FLEX FL Rapid Setting Flexible Tile Grout for Wide Joints.
The Woodlands

The Woodlands

Tobermore

The Woodlands is a housing scheme from Willmark Homes that consists of eight beautiful six-bedroom detached properties. With an enviable reputation for building quality homes across the East Midlands, Willmark Homes wanted to ensure that this scheme was designed and built to the high standard of existing projects both internally and externally. The developer faced issues with the external areas at The Woodlands due to the sloping site conditions. Tobermore solved the problem quickly and efficiently with the provision of Secura Grand – a mortar-free retaining wall product with an attractive, aged finish.
UltraScape helps to preserve historic thoroughfare

UltraScape helps to preserve historic thoroughfare

Instarmac Group plc

UltraScape’s BS 7533 mortar paving system was used to rejuvenate a busy high street in Wakefield as part of plans to regenerate the area. Albion Court is an historic, well used thoroughfare which had deteriorated considerably and posed a health and safety risk to pedestrians. Wakefield Council, in line with English Heritage conservation principals, uplifted and re-laid the 80 year old cobbles to help preserve the historic surface using UltraScape’s system. ‘UltraScape’s products produced outstanding results and were easy to work with and will certainly be used on other schemes in the future.’ Wakefield Council.
Stone cottage structurally secured without disruption

Stone cottage structurally secured without disruption

Helifix

A 150yr old stone built cottage had developed structural faults. The archway entrance was failing due to inadequate support causing distortion of the arch pier, the front door to jam and masonry cracking in the archway walls. HD BowTies were installed through the front elevation stonework and the first two floor joists to provide lateral restraint. HeliBars were bonded into the mortar beds to create masonry beams which assisted in distributing the loads above the arch. Crack stitching was undertaken to repair and stabilise the archway wall which was also secured to the internal cross wall with grouted CemTies.
MediaCityUK, Manchester

MediaCityUK, Manchester

Instarmac Group plc

Ultrascapes’s Pro-bed HS, Pro-Prime and Flowpoint have been performing to the highest standard at Manchester’s £650 million development, MediaCityUK. Landscape paving contractor, English Landscapes, specified Ultrascape products for 40,000m² of paving at the high profile development. Over 2000 tonnes of Pro-Bed HS bedding mortar was supplied in bulk silos which provided a perfect base for the stone to be laid on. Pro-Prime slurry primer and the innovative Ultrascape Flowpoint flowable rapid setting grout were also used throughout the development. Flowpoint enables large areas to be grouted with this pourable material.
Top Marks for UltraScape at Birmingham University Library!

Top Marks for UltraScape at Birmingham University Library!

Instarmac Group plc

UltraScape’s BS 7533 Compliant Mortar Paving System has been used in the construction of Birmingham University’s new state of the art library. O’Brien Contractors installed hard and soft landscaping around the prestigious new library, which included 1200m² of yellow rock granite. paving. UltraScape’s Pro-Bed HS provided a perfect bound base. It can be laid up to 75mm in one pass. A special order of Flowpoint buff was produced for this project to compliment the paving elements. UltraScape’s Paving Guard surface sealant was applied once the grout had set to help preserve the installation.
Liquid Waterproofing to Save an Underground Car Park

Liquid Waterproofing to Save an Underground Car Park

IKO PLC

6,000m2 Enhanced Pedestrian Spaces and Car Park Waterproofing Solution Broadway Plaza is a multi-use facility based in Birmingham City centre; in use 24 hours a day, it houses an array of eateries, leisure and accommodation venues. Water ingress had caused fire retardant paint to peel from the metal structure. IKO Permascreed was introduced to reduce the risk of gassing from the saturated screed. IKO Polimar Fillers and Levelling Mortar were installed to take deflections from the surface. IKO Polimar FCS Walkway System was then applied. Escalators were removed and staircases installed with an IKO Polimar FCS finish.
Naylor Lintels used in construction of new Coronation Street set

Naylor Lintels used in construction of new Coronation Street set

Naylor Concrete Products Ltd

Soap chiefs have moved Weatherfield from Manchester to nearby Salford so they have more space for filming. Builders have recreated The Rovers Return, The Kabin and Dev’s corner shop as well as the characters’ homes down to every minute detail. Builders laid about 11,000 cobbles, 190,000 bricks of different types and used seven colours of mortar so it looks realistic. The new set is full size so two cars will be able to pass each other on the Street. Broughton Brickwork used Naylor lintels whilst building the Coronation Street lots.
NTU Dryden Enterprise Centre

NTU Dryden Enterprise Centre

Proteus Facades

Nottingham Trent University's (NTU) new centre for enterprise and innovation has become the latest higher education facility in the UK to feature state-of-the-art cladding panels from Proteus Facades.Nottingham Trent University’s (NTU) new centre for enterprise and innovation has become the latest higher education facility in the UK to feature state-of-the-art cladding panels from Proteus Facades.With higher education providers realising that the design, amenities and external aesthetics of campus buildings are just as important as the courses and educational services on offer to students, specifiers are making more use of alternatives to traditional bricks and mortar.
A greener living experience for Paspoel Anders

A greener living experience for Paspoel Anders

Vandersanden Brick

Paspoel, a Belgian hamlet, has experienced huge population growth since 1950. Over the past few decades, social housing company, Woonzo, built a number of residential blocks, called Paspoel Anders, which had since become obsolete, so were demolished and replaced with new, modern buildings, featuring brown/black nuanced ‘Flemming’ bricks from Vandersanden. With a clear preference for a textured facing brick with a timeless character, a brick height of 5cm was selected to allow flexibility for interplay, with bricks protruding by a few centimetres on some facades relative to other surfaces. A thin-bed mortar gives the brick a sleeker look
WilkinsonEyre makes Vandersanden the educated choice for Queen Mary University

WilkinsonEyre makes Vandersanden the educated choice for Queen Mary University

Vandersanden Brick

Award-winning global practice, WilkinsonEyre, specified bricks and brick slips from innovation-led manufacturer, Vandersanden, to emphasise the horizontal volumes and architectural context of the contemporary, new Graduate Centre at Queen Mary University in London. Zero®, a new brick system from Vandersanden, offers a contemporary joint-free appearance and was WilkinsonEyre’s material of choice for the external walls of this 80m-long, seven-storey ground-scraper. Instead of being pointed up to the face of the bricks, the mortar is set well back, with rainwater draining behind. The use of brick draws attention to the horizontality of the building’s volumes and blends with neighbouring buildings
Orpington - Self Build - Timber and Masonry

Orpington - Self Build - Timber and Masonry

Intelligent Membranes

Renovation stripping out the building completely and rebuilding the walls, Passive Purple® was applied in between the connections of the internal side of the external walls which were a combination of masonry, timber, and steel frame. The ground floor ceiling was removed exposing the warped old timber joists with cracks in the surrounding brickwork and mortar. This was given attention to detail using Passive Purple® Brush to seal above an airtight foam to guarantee the airtightness of this major air leak zone before the final spray coat of Passive Purple® airtight membrane was applied. Passive Purple® was also used to seal window and door linings, ready for the new triple glazed windows to go in. Passive Purple® was sprayed on all the walls and ceiling. This is an ongoing project that still is awaiting an air test, the client is looking to hit 2.5 ach and installing MVHR.
Streetscape® High Strength Bedding Concrete | Lockerbie Town Centre Public Realm | 2,500 m2

Streetscape® High Strength Bedding Concrete | Lockerbie Town Centre Public Realm | 2,500 m2

SMET Building Products Ltd

SMET supplied Streetscape® BS 7533 compliant laying course materials including; bedding course, jointing, and priming mortars, to Dumfries and Galloway Council for the Streetscape element of the Lockerbie Town Centre Public Realm project. The project, comprising of 2,500 m2 of hardscape paving was designed and realised by leading Environmental Consultancy, Ironside Farrar. The SMET Streetscape® portfolio complies with the rigorous requirements of BS 7533 with all products undergoing independent testing and certification to confirm compliance. By providing a superior level of customer service and focused aftercare to their Smet Supported Partners, Smet Building Products Ltd, with the Streetscape® brand, demonstrates best-practice in Streetscape construction partnerships. Contact SMET for more information on your Streetscape® BS 7533 Compliant Laying Course Materials.Click for more detailed information on the SMET Streetscape® BS 7533 range:Click for more on some of the projects we have supplied to:https://www.smetbuildingproducts.com/projects/by-product/streetscape-high-strength-bedding-concrete/Contact SMET for any Streetscape enquiries.
Streetscape® High Strength Bedding Concrete | supplied to Vinci Construction UK | £350million Stoke-on-Trent Bus Station  | SMET Case Studies

Streetscape® High Strength Bedding Concrete | supplied to Vinci Construction UK | £350million Stoke-on-Trent Bus Station | SMET Case Studies

SMET Building Products Ltd

In partnership with Vinci Construction UK, we supplied BS 7533 compliant bedding course, jointing and priming mortars for the £350million Stoke-on-Trent City Council City Sentral redevelopment, comprising 3,500m2 of natural stone paving. The project was installed in the state-of-the-art new bus station designed by Grimshaw Architects and will form an impressive gateway into the city. The SMET Streetscape® portfolio complies with the rigorous requirements of BS 7533 with all products undergoing independent testing and certification to confirm compliance. By providing a superior level of customer service and focused aftercare to our Smet Supported Partners with the Streetscape® brand, we demonstrate best-practice in Streetscape Hardscaping construction partnerships. Click for more detailed information on the SMET Streetscape® BS 7533 range:https://www.smetbuildingproducts.com/products/streetscape/Click for more on some of the projects we have supplied to:https://www.smetbuildingproducts.com/projects/by-product/streetscape-high-strength-bedding-concrete/Contact SMET for any Streetscape enquiries.
Streetscape® High Strength Bedding Concrete | The Helix Park, Falkirk, Scotland | | SMET Case Studies

Streetscape® High Strength Bedding Concrete | The Helix Park, Falkirk, Scotland | | SMET Case Studies

SMET Building Products Ltd

We supplied our Irish-produced Streetscape® BS 7533 compliant laying course materials including; bedding course, jointing, and priming mortars, to Scottish-based principal contractor, RJ McLeod (Contractors) Ltd for the hardscape element of the new Helix Park project in Falkirk, Scotland.The hardscape element of the Helix Park, comprising of open-space paving and connecting pathways, totalling 9,000 m2 of granite paving, was expertly laid by paving contractor, Granite Paving Specialist Ltd. The SMET Streetscape® portfolio complies with the rigorous requirements of BS 7533 with all products undergoing independent testing and certification to confirm compliance. By providing a superior level of customer service and focused aftercare to our Smet Supported Partners with the Streetscape® brand, we demonstrate best-practice in Streetscape Hardscaping construction partnerships. Click for more detailed information on the SMET Streetscape® BS 7533 range: https://www.smetbuildingproducts.com/products/streetscape/Click for more on some of the projects we have supplied to:https://www.smetbuildingproducts.com/projects/by-product/streetscape-high-strength-bedding-concrete/Contact SMET for any Streetscape enquiries.

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