Ultrascape’s Mortar Paving System - a 5-Star Performance

Ultrascape’s Mortar Paving System - a 5-Star Performance from Instarmac Group

By: Instarmac Group  06/01/2010
Keywords: flooring, landscaping, construction materials

 Ultrascape has given a 5-star performance at one of London’s most stylish Hotels in Grosvenor Square.

As a well known landmark among Central London Luxury Hotels and with the trendy Mayfair District and Oxford Street as its neighbour, The Marriot Hotel needed to ensure that its exterior design was just as superior as its internal 5-Star multi-million pound renovation.

County Contractors who won the landscaping development project of the hotel redevelopment chose to use the Ultrascape Mortar Paving Products Pro-Bed HS Fine Bedding Concrete, Pro-Prime Slurry Primer and Flowpoint Rapid Setting Flowable Grout as they were able to step up to the demands of the hotel’s multi-million pound project, providing a range of durable, aesthetically pleasing products to help the majestic townhouse hotel achieve the superior finish it required to the front of house driveway. 

Ensuring there was no disruption to the guests, small sections of the main 350m² driveway were closed off over time enabling CJ Cook Surfacing & Groundworks, (domestic sub contractors, commissioned in by County Contractors) to lay the new cobbled driveway.

Ultrascape Pro-Bed HS fine bedding concrete was used to bed the cobbles, as it has been specifically formulated to meet and exceed the strict demands of BS7533. Ultrascape Pro-Prime slurry primer was used in conjunction with Ultrascape Pro-Bed HS to provide a more durable bond between the stones’ surface and the bedding mortar promoting an adhesion of greater than 2N/mm².   

Ultrascape Flowpoint, a rapid setting flowable grout, was used for the joint throughout the driveway. Flowpoint again is formulated to meet the strict demands of BS7533 for rigid construction where a fluid consistency and early trafficking are essential.  It is able to reach a bond strength of >1.5N/mm² and compressive strength of 49.6N/mm² which exceed the requirements of BS7533. It can be opened to foot traffic within 1 hour and vehicular traffic in 4 hours.

The unique rapid set properties of all three products and the contractor-friendly sized 25kg bags, plus the simple addition of water on site, extended the already long list of benefits of Ultrascape’s Mortar Paving System.

With the help of Ultrascape, the Marriot Hotel has achieved modern elegance externally as well as internally. Contractors County Contractors, CJ Cook Surfacing & Groundworks, and the hotel management are extremely pleased with the performance of the products, with all areas completed on time with durability and style.

For further information on Ultrascape Pro-Bed HS, Pro-Prime and Flowpoint or other products from the Ultrascape or Ultracrete range of mortars, cements, concretes and surface sealants contact the Instarmac® Group plc, Birch Coppice Business Park, Dordon Tamworth, B78 1SE. Tel: 01827 871871. Fax: 01827 874466. Email: [email protected] Website: www.ultrascape.co.uk

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