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'The Crossing' between the Granary and Studio building

New London postcode launches with Ultrascape under foot

07-06-2012

Ultrascape BS 7533 compliant mortar paving system was chosen for use on the central London major regeneration scheme of King's Cross. The scheme has created a new piece of the city with a brand new postcode, N1C.

The scheme covers 67 acres and has created 8 million sq ft of mixed use space, to include offices, shops, homes and a university. Specialist stone contractors, Miller Druck International Stone laid natural riven porphyry paving using Ultrascape Pro-Bed HS, Pro-Prime, and Flowpoint.

Making up Ultrascape's renowned mortar paving system, the three products are proven to be BS 7533 compliant under UKAS testing methods. This British Standard promotes professional results that can give a minimum construction life of 40 years.

Ultrascape Pro-Bed HS is a fine bedding mortar that can be laid from 10mm to 75mm. The product creates the ideal foundation for laying pavement elements where a rigid or bound base is required.

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.

Ultrascape Flowpoint, a rapid setting flowable grout, is fast and efficient to apply, offering the ability to grout significant areas of paving quickly and cleanly. Perfect for wide or narrow joints, Flowpoint can accommodate joint widths of 5-50mm and depths of up to 200mm in a single pass. Paving grouted with Flowpoint can be opened to pedestrian traffic after just 1 hour.

The paving was laid internally creating the atrium and crossing between the Granary and Studio buildings inside the Eastern Goods Yard. The Granary building is now home to Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design which boasts John Galliano and Anthony Gormley in their alumni.

For further information on the Ultrascape range of products, please visit www.ultrascape.co.uk or call 01827 871871. For information on their RIBA approved 'Paving the Way' CPD please email cpd@instarmac.co.uk.  

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