Proven and compliant performance – the ultimate track record
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Ultrascape, an Instarmac brand, has been supplying mortar paving materials for over 20 years. This together with their proven compliant performance make it the brand of choice for landscapers and architects alike.
Instarmac started manufacturing in the midlands over 35 years ago. Initially spawned from the idea to create a ‘cold lay’ macadam suitable for repairs in highways. The Instarmac Group now manufactures a huge range of specialist products for the construction industry under 4 brand names: Ultracrete, Ultrascape, Ultra Tile and Ultra Floor. The company specialises in cementitious, bitumen and resinous products for highway maintenance, urban regeneration, tiling and commercial flooring industries respective to the 4 brands.
The Instarmac range of mortar paving materials were newly branded under the Ultrascape banner in 2007, following extensive development work and a successful growth period from 1995.
Today, the Ultrascape mortar paving system consists of Pro-Bed HS bedding mortar, Pro-Prime slurry primer and Flowpoint flowable grout. In addition, Cempoint gun injected mortar, Joint Fix sand stabiliser/surface sealer and EP-R9 high performance resinous mortar are also available. The latest addition to the range is Paving Guard – a solvent free liquid sand stabiliser, surface sealant and chewing gum adhesion inhibitor.
Ultrascape’s renowned mortar paving system is proven to be BS 7533 compliant under UKAS testing methods. This testing assesses the performance capabilities of the materials considering compressive, flexural and adhesive bond strengths, and shrinkage amongst others. It also ensures rigid paving is constructed using the correct procedure. The testing and approval therefore ensures the following benefits:
• Can be used to design and build schemes in excess of 1000 standard axles per day
• Helps to protect professional indemnity insurance
• Reduces costly failures and resulting personal injury claims
• Trusted throughout the world
• Tried and tested methods of construction
• Removes the uncertainty of site batched mortars
Most significantly, the British Standard promotes professional results that can give a construction life in excess of 40 years, whereas a non-compliant system doesn’t offer any minimum life expectancy. An often overlooked aspect of the British Standard is that all of the materials are tested in conjunction with one another, ensuring that they work in harmony. This is extremely important when specifying a full mortar paving system. BS 7533 sets technical and practical guidelines that help to minimise potential workmanship issues.Using a compliant system is the one and only assurance against costly repercussions and ensures longevity.
The comprehensive range has been used throughout the UK and worldwide, historical projects include: Wembley Stadium (2007), National Library of Norway (2005), Covent Garden (2009), Cheltenham High Street (2005), Churchgate in Bolton (2006), Bovington Army Camp (2005) and Oldham Square (2006). More recently, several prestigious projects have been completed, to name but a few, Manchester city’s high profile development, MediaCityUK, the new home of the BBC in the North West; City Park, a high-quality six-acre public space in the heart of Bradford, and Letchworth Garden City’s town centre transformation, developing a central pedestrian link connecting retail areas.
With such a back catalogue of projects, it is no surprise that Ultrascape has supplied in excess of half a million bags of bedding mortar and grout since 2007, and tens of thousands of tonnes of bulk silo product can be added to this total too!
A demonstrated history of success and longevity, complete with proven compliant product performance has established Ultrascape as the mortar paving system of choice. Choose it for added confidence where strength, durability and style matter.
For further information on the Ultrascape comprehensive range of materials, please visit www.ultrascape.co.uk or call 01827 871871.
Ultrascape is a brand of the Instarmac Group plc.
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