Ultrascape’s Mortar Paving System provides first class sett in Bradford’s City Park.

Ultrascape’s Mortar Paving System provides first class sett in Bradford’s City Park. from Instarmac Group

By: Instarmac Group  17/05/2011
Keywords: landscaping, paving, streetscape

 

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’s multi-phase regeneration project is currently in full swing. Based on a unique ‘park in the city’ concept, the six-acre scheme will transform the heart of Bradford and people’s perceptions of living, working and playing in the city centre.

The centre stage of the park will be the Mirror Pool, made up of individual pools and striking water features, for example 100 fountains, jets and causeways. The Mirror Pool will represent the largest water attraction in a public realm regeneration project at 4200 sq m. It will be a shallow pool of water, which can be drained to provide outside performance space. The foundation of the pool is being made of granite and similar high quality materials, which are durable for use in events when dry and a non slip surface when wet.

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 Pro Bed HS fine bedding concrete is being supplied in 30 tonne bulk silos. Perfect for large schemes where high volumes of bedding concrete are required at the touch of a button. It provides a bedding base that conforms to the strict requirements of BS 7533. Ultrascape Pro-Prime Slurry Primer is specifically formulated to provide an exceptional bond of greater than 2N/mm² between all types of stone. It only requires the simple addition of water before it can be applied to the stone elements. EP-R9, a high strength, two part  epoxy resin mortar contains a blend of specialist sands and fine fillers that provide exceptional strength, bond and chemical resistance.

Ultrascape Flowpoint ECO, a rapid setting flowable grout, is formulated for early trafficking and can be poured over paved areas and simply washed away, with no risk of staining. It contains recycled glass thus reducing the use of virgin aggregate and can be opened to foot traffic after only one hour due to its setting properties

From fine bedding concrete and slurry primers to high performance flowable grouts and surface protection liquids, all Ultrascape materials conform to the British Standard (BS 7533 parts 7 & 12, pavements constructed with clay, natural stone or concrete pavers). With the simple addition of water, the Ultrascape range facilitates ease of use and early trafficking to ensure minimum disruption within town and city environments.

For further information on Ultrascape Pro-Bed HS, Pro-Prime and Flowpoint or other products from the Ultrascape range, contact the Instarmac® Group plc, Birch Coppice Business Park, Dordon Tamworth, B78 1SE. Tel: 01827 871871. Fax: 01827 874466. Email: Website:

Ultrascape is a brand of the Instarmac Group plc

Keywords: Bedding Mortar, BS7533, Fine Bedding, landscaping, paving, streetscape,

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