Reduce the risk of failure in your public realm projects

Reduce the risk of failure in your public realm projects from Instarmac Group

By: Instarmac Group  16/05/2013
Keywords: Bedding Mortar, Paving Grout, BS7533,

Ultrascape are surprised to hear, all too often, that BS 7533 (the standard referring to the design and construction of rigid paved areas) is still being ‘considered’ and not automatically specified. Why is this? The risks and potential costs of using a non-compliant system are huge and should be instrumental in ensuring BS 7533 is specified every time. Nick Rudham, Ultrascape Brand Manager, reviews the benefits of BS 7533 compliant mortar paving systems. In order for a system to ‘actually’ be proven BS 7533 compliant, rather than just ‘manufactured to meet’ or ‘manufactured in accordance with’, it must have undergone independent testing using UKAS methods (as the Ultrascape mortar paving system has), which in general 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 • Minimises potential workmanship issues • Ensures materials work in harmony Most significantly, the British Standard promotes professional results that can give a construction life in excess of 40 years. Overall, using a BS 7533 compliant system helps to protect your professional indemnity insurance by reducing the risk of costly failures during the life of the construction. It is evident that using a compliant system is the one and only assurance against costly repercussions. Do you need any further justification? Ultrascape offer a RIBA and RIAI approved CPD covering an understanding of BS 7533 and its importance in projects for the public realm, the cost of non-compliance, and rigid and flexible paving constructions. It offers a much greater understanding of products, materials and design possibilities that can ensure a successfully, and aesthetically pleasing regeneration project. For further information please contact Nick by email [email protected] or on 07817 731043. Ultrascape is a brand of the Instarmac Group plc.

Keywords: Bedding Mortar, bs 7533 compliant, BS7533, mortar paving, mortar paving system, Paving Grout, ultrascape,

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