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UltraCrete keeps Traffic Flowing at Northern Europe’s Art Nouveau Capital

Instarmac’s Latvian partner, Delta Urban, have supplied world renowned reinstatement materials to repair over 500 manhole covers and frames on three of Riga’s most beautiful Art Nouveau streets. 

Riga’s historical centre is a World Heritage site, noted for its Art Nouveau architecture, with over a third of its buildings featuring beautiful and elaborate maidens, floral motifs and gargoyles made popular with this distinctive style.

Three of Riga’s most popular Art Nouveau streets – Brivibas, Lacplesa and Juglas – have recently been resurfaced with many manhole covers reinstated at the same time. With a population of 1 million and an additional 2 million tourists visiting Riga each year, it was imperative that the materials chosen to reinstate the manhole covers and frames could withstand constant and heavy trafficking and be opened quickly causing minimal disruption to residents and tourists alike.

Riga Transport Department has specified the use of UltraCrete highway maintenance materials since 2007 due to their permanent, high performance, rapid setting and early trafficking qualities.

Delta Urban supplied the chosen contractor with UltraCrete M60 rapid strength bedding mortar and QC10 F rapid set flowable concrete for these repairs.

UltraCrete M60 is a rapid strength bedding mortar ideal for use with all access covers as well as for the bonding of granite setts, flags and bedding kerbs. M60 boasts superior compressive strength which means areas repaired with M60 can be opened to traffic in just 1 hour – ideal for the busy streets of Riga where traffic needs to keep flowing.

Part of UltraCrete’s range of high specification concretes, QC10 F is a rapid setting, fibre modified concrete formulated for the backfilling around manhole frames and gullies. QC10 F has an impressive compressive strength and can be opened to traffic in just 90 minutes.

Both M60 and QC10 F have been independently tested and approved by the Highways Authority Product Apprival Scheme (HAPAS) for over 10 years and are proven to provide first time, permanent and durable repairs with a service life of at least 5 years.

For further information on M60, QC10 F and the other materials that make up UltraCrete’s HAPAS Approved Manhole Installation System please email international@instarmac.com or call +44 (0) 1827 254402.

You can contact Delta Urban by visiting www.deltaurban.lv or by emailing info@deltaurban.lv.

 

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Working with Architects

As a manufacturer of premium construction materials, developing long lasting relationships with architects and contractors is of key importance.

Architects need to trust in the products they are specifying, they need to understand the products and how they are best applied and used.

For many years UltraScape has worked with contractors, architects and designers to create exceptional landscapes across the UK and worldwide. UltraScape recognises the importance of these relationships and by understanding architects requirements can ensure products, services and training is tailored accordingly.

UltraScape is a Royal Institute of British Architects and a Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland approved CPD (Continuous Professional Development) provider. Our accredited CPD, ‘Reducing the risk of costly failure in the public realm, Paving the Way: the Benefits of BS 7533′ is suited to landscapers, contractors, designers, council employees and engineers as well as architects. It provides an excellent, informative guide to paving constructions covering understanding BS 7533 and its importance, the cost of non-compliance, and rigid and flexible constructions. It offers a much greater understanding of products, materials and design possibilities that can ensure a successful and aesthetically pleasing project.

Architects can now find all UltraScape products on the RIBA Product Selector. This industry-leading online resource allows users to research and select construction product and service information for all types of building design projects. The RIBA Product Selector works in conjunction with NBS Plus – a library of manufacturers’ technical product information, written in NBS format and linked to specific clauses within the market-leading NBS specification software products. Using NBS Plus, designers can specify products quickly and accurately with just one click, importing the relevant product information directly into their specification,

To view the NBS Plus list of products click here.

UltraScape believes that if you support architects and offer accessibility to product information and data you will succeed in building long lasting relationships and work together to deliver exceptional projects.

For more information or to book a CPD session please email cpd@instarmac.co.uk or call +44 (0) 1827 254402.

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UltraCrete Exhibiting at Highways UK Event

Join us at Highways UK on 16/17 November – the major event for the people and organisations involved in the planning, operation and future-proofing of the UK’s road network.

The exhibition will be held at the NEC, Birmingham and will feature even more exhibitors, show features and an exciting free conference and workshop programme over the two days.

Visit UltraCrete on stand B08 where we will be showcasing our innovative range of highways and rail approved first time permanent reinstatement solutions, which greatly reduce the total cost of asset installation and ownership. Our range of bedding mortars and high specification concretes offer fast setting, early strength gain properties and are suitable for heavily trafficked sites. Our high performance cold lay asphalt concretes are ideal for planned and reactive repairs and are instantly trafficable. We offer a range of ancillaries including an approved thermoplastic overbanding which prevents water ingress and helps to prolong the life of your repair. Our products ensure a right first time repair, help eliminate risk and repeat visits and save time on site.

There’s so much we can offer to help you to reduce your whole life costs – you won’t be disappointed. Register for free by clicking here.

We look forward to seeing you there!

For further details on any of the products mentioned in this release, please call Ultracrete on 01827 254402, email roadpreservation@instarmac.co.uk or visit www.ultracrete.co.uk.