Stavanger: 5 Years Later

In Autumn 2012, Flowpoint rapid set flowable grout was used to install a new roundabout and pedestrian crossing in Stavanger, and following a recent visit to the same site, Instarmac are pleased to announce the paving still looks as good as the day it was finished.

A previous European Capital of Culture Winner, Stavanger, is a small and intimate city located on the south western coast of Norway. Over recent years, this beautiful town has seen a huge influx of tourists and has become one of Europe’s fastest growing ports of call for cruise ships. The increase in motorists and additional tourists all added to the extra traffic load of Stavanger’s notoriously narrow roads.

To ease congestion and to make travelling around the town safer for pedestrians, the local municipality installed an extra roundabout and pedestrian crossing and used Flowpoint rapid set flowable grout to install the paving.

5 years later, Instarmac’s Norwegian partner Betomur AS, re-visited the roundabout and crossing and are pleased to announce that both areas show no signs of deterioration and have remained as good as the day they were installed – proving that UltraScape’s Mortar Paving System really is built to last.

Independently tested and approved, Flowpoint is proven to be compliant to British Standard 7533. This standard confirms Flowpoint has a minimum construction life 40 years and guarantees its performance in areas of heavy traffic, turning and braking – a key feature for any areas of paving where vehicles will travel over it.

Available in 2 colours – Natural Grey and Charcoal – and in 3 varieties including Smooth and ECO, Flowpoint is a flowable grout which allows for large areas of paving to be grouted quickly. Supplied in 25kg bags, Flowpoint can be used to grout joints from 3mm to 50mm and as deep as 200mm in one application – ideal for applications where a number of different sized stones will be used or on uneven areas, such as this project.

What’s more, Flowpoint can receive foot traffic in 1 hour and vehicle traffic in 4 hours keeping disruption to motorists and pedestrians to a minimum and allows contractors to move on to their next project quickly.

Flowpoint is available throughout Norway via Betomur AS. To contact Betomur please call +47 55 59 44 50 or visit www.betomur.no.

For more information on Flowpoint and the other materials that make up UltraScape’s Mortar Paving System please contact Instarmac’s team of experts by emailing international@instarmac.com or by calling +44 (0) 1827 254402.