Ultracrete's Bedding Mortars - Keeping London's Cycle Scheme on Track

Ultracrete's Bedding Mortars - Keeping London's Cycle Scheme on Track from Instarmac Group

By: Instarmac Group  23/02/2011
Keywords: Highway Maintenance

Ultracrete's high performance bedding mortars PY4 and Envirobed HA104have been used to install a number of docking stations for London's public cycle hire scheme.

The cycle hire scheme is one of the finest of its kind in the country. The multi million pound system started operating in July 2010 and includes around 6000 bikes and 11,000 docking points over 400 locations in central London.

Installation and maintenance contractor Kelly Integrated Transport Services Ltd, specified Ultracrete PY4 and Envirobed HA104 to install the docking points and terminal units for the cycle rails located in central London and Kensington.

PY4 is a two-part component, fast setting polyester resin mortar with a proven track record across many applications, and is particularly suitable for the rapid installation and reinstatement of manhole frames, gully grates, kerbs and street furniture in heavily trafficked areas. It can be applied at 0°C and is suitable for depths of 5mm-50mm.

Kelly I.T.S have commented that the performance of PY4 was exceptional and the product's fast setting times enabled easy installation of the cycle rails in busy line restricted areas throughout London.

Ultracrete Envirobed HA104 is a revolutionary, next generation, environmentally friendly bedding mortar alternative to resin-based materials. It is supplied as a two-component system which contains a blend of special cements, polymer graded aggregates and recycled glass. The combined components provide a high performance mortar, which can accomodate depths of 10-50mm in one pass. If necessary, greater depths can be achieved by using a layer-upon-layer method. Envirobed HA104 can be used at temperatures as low as 1°C, its early tensile strengths provide significant resistance to heavy trafficking (5.8N/mm² tensile strength after 3 hours).

Envirobed HA104 and PY4 are part of the Ultracrete BBA/HAPAS Approved Ironwork Reinstatement System and unlike resins, can be used in wet weather conditions. Both products provide for early trafficking and comply with the Department of Transport Design Manual for Roads and Bridges: Mortars for Bedding Ironwork, HA104/02,

For further information on the products from the Ultracrete range of mortars, cements, concretes and surface sealants, contact the Instarmac Group plc, Danny Morson Way, Birch Coppice Business Park, Dordon, Tamworth, B78 1SE. Tel: 01827 871871. Fax: 01827 874466. Email:  Website:

Ultracrete is a brand of the Instarmac Group plc

Keywords: Highway Maintenance

Other products and services from Instarmac Group

Excellence in Manufacturing – It’s Official! from Instarmac Group thumbnail
08/05/2013

Excellence in Manufacturing – It’s Official!

Ultra Tile were ecstatic to receive the Excellence in Manufacturing accolade at this year’s Tile Association awards.


TRAFFEX 2013 - Instarmac’s Best Show Yet! from Instarmac Group thumbnail
08/05/2013

TRAFFEX 2013 - Instarmac’s Best Show Yet!

TRAFFEX 2013 is being heralded as one of the best exhibitions in its 26 year history. The international event for traffic management, road safety and highways maintenance, welcomed some 8195 visitors and 350 exhibitors over its three day duration, as well as providing strong seminar sessions with prominent speakers from the industry.


Pothole Problems Around the World … You can provide the Solution from Instarmac Group thumbnail
01/05/2013

Pothole Problems Around the World … You can provide the Solution

Every motorist and cyclist has seen the effect the growing number of potholes is having on our road networks.  Instarmac are offering an un-missable business prospect to entrepreneurs around the globe … the opportunity to develop their own successful manufacturing business, providing a world class pothole repair material in their own protected territory.


Ultracrete’s QC10 F - Keeping Dublin’s Tram Line on Track from Instarmac Group thumbnail
23/04/2013

Ultracrete’s QC10 F - Keeping Dublin’s Tram Line on Track

Ultracrete’s QC10 F flowable concrete has been used to carry out track repairs to a section of the LUAS tram line in Dublin.


Ultra Deep Rapid Set Base from Instarmac Group thumbnail
23/04/2013

Ultra Deep Rapid Set Base

  Level IT one HDB is Ultra floor’s rapid hardening water mix levelling compound:  the original leveller designed to smooth undulations in cementitious floor substrates and to build depths of up to 50mm.


Ultra Tile helps to showcase underfloor heating systems from Instarmac Group thumbnail
16/04/2013

Ultra Tile helps to showcase underfloor heating systems

  The UK’s first fully functional underfloor heating showroom has opened to the public.  It displays a number of heating systems complete with tiles fixed using Ultra Tile and Ultra Floor materials.


Introducing...Ultrascape Flowpoint, rapid set flowable grout from Instarmac Group thumbnail
16/04/2013

Introducing...Ultrascape Flowpoint, rapid set flowable grout

  Instarmac Group plc, are delighted to be showcasing Ultrascape Flowpoint, the innovative rapid set flowable grout, at Stone+Tec 2013.


Ultra Tile in the running from Instarmac Group thumbnail
05/04/2013

Ultra Tile in the running

Ultra Tile is pleased to announce that they have been shortlisted for the 2013 Tile Association ‘Excellence in Manufacturing’ award.


Instarmac join BALI committee from Instarmac Group thumbnail
04/04/2013

Instarmac join BALI committee

  Instarmac is pleased to announce that their Ultrascape Area Sales Manager, Robin Canning has been appointed Vice Chairman of BALI Midlands.


Ultra Tile: on the menu at Pret from Instarmac Group thumbnail
04/04/2013

Ultra Tile: on the menu at Pret

  Ultra Tile products have been used to transform a number of Pret  A Manger shops nationwide.


Instarmac acquires long-established finishing brand from Instarmac Group thumbnail
04/04/2013

Instarmac acquires long-established finishing brand

  Instarmac has announced its acquisition of the Wondertex brand – a well-established range of decorative texturing, internal finishing and drylining products.


Ultra Tile products fixed to sell in adidas stores from Instarmac Group thumbnail
27/03/2013

Ultra Tile products fixed to sell in adidas stores

  TTA member, The Great Northern Tiling Company has completed tiling installations in several north west adidas stores using Ultra Tile products. 


Ultra Tile takes centre stage from Instarmac Group thumbnail
26/03/2013

Ultra Tile takes centre stage

Ultra Tile’s renowned  adhesives and grouts have recently been used in the luxury artists’ dressing rooms at Leeds Arena.  


Getting a Grip with Ultracrete’s Cold Lay Asphalt Concrete! from Instarmac Group thumbnail
22/03/2013

Getting a Grip with Ultracrete’s Cold Lay Asphalt Concrete!

As part of the company’s commitment to continual investment and improvement, Instarmac, home to the Ultracrete brand, has recently made enhancements to the packaging for its range of cold lay asphalt concretes.


Potholes bring traffic to a standstill on New Delhi roads from Instarmac Group thumbnail
15/03/2013

Potholes bring traffic to a standstill on New Delhi roads

In recent months the news has been full of reports on potholes and the damaging effect they have on road infrastructure, cars and local government budgets - Ultracrete, from the award-winning Instarmac Group plc, can help!