Flexible Paving Solutions from UltraScape

UltraScape is proud to launch PaveJoint plus, a specialist jointing compound that provides a flexible yet durable finish when cured. It is suitable for use with most types of paving including natural stone, concrete, slate, clay, terracotta and granite.

PaveJoint plus can be used on pavements and lightly trafficked pedestrianised areas with occasional vehicular use. Water is used to pre-soak the surface and this also helps the sand to penetrate deep into the paving joint. Staining of the paving is prevented by keeping the area wet during application.

  • Use in all weathers
  • Resistant to freeze/thaw weather conditions
  • No waste, left over material can be re-used
  • Fast and easy application
  • Available in grey, black and natural
  • Size: 25kg bucket

For further information on UltraScape PaveJoint plus please call 01827 254402. You can also follow UltraScape on Twitter @Ultrascape_UK.

Wet, Wet, Wet

It seems the nation loves a wetroom. Anglian Home Improvements carried out a survey of 2,000 homeowners and found that 43% of people would choose to add a wet room to their home, making it the second most desired home improvement with a cinema room coming out top with 44%.

AMA Research has predicted that the wetroom market is set to grow by 34% by 2019 which makes wetrooms the fastest-growing sector of the UK bathroom market.

A wetroom is a waterproofed bathroom or en suite. The shower floor is level with the rest of the room allowing you to walk in with ease. The modern, simple, minimalistic design popular in Europe has now been embraced by British homeowners who are eager to convert their bathrooms and it is clear why, after all, wetrooms have many advantages:

  • A wetroom is a stylish addition and can create a contemporary look.
  • A wetroom can increase the value of your home.
  • Ideal for small spaces where a bath may not fit.
  • Wetrooms are easy to clean.
  • If fitted and waterproofed correctly it can provide better protection to your floors than a standard bathroom.

So how do I prepare my room?

The new Instarmac WETROOM SYSTEM can be used to prepare areas prior to tiling, waterproofing whilst providing strength and flexibility and still enabling tiles to adhere. Often referred to as a tanking kit, the product is easy to use by professionals and amateurs alike. This two-component system consists of a brush applied flexible waterproof coating and membrane tape. Applied using a layer installation method it covers 0.5kg per square metre. It is compatible for use with underfloor heating and tiles can be applied 24 hours after application.

WETROOM SYSTEM can be applied to most common substrates including moisture sensitive backgrounds such as plaster, plasterboard and tile backing boards. It may be used beneath ceramic, porcelain, natural stone and glass tiles.

WETROOM SYSTEM is available in 8kg buckets. Please call 01827 254402 to order or click here for more information including datasheet download and a step-by-step application guide.

UltraFloor launch new flowable bulking concrete

UltraFloor are delighted to announce the launch of Fill IT, a rapid setting, rapid drying flowable bulking concrete for internal and external use.

The addition of this exciting new product to the UltraFloor range provides a quick and cost-effective alternative to the labour and time intense traditional method of mixing underlayments with aggregates.

UltraFloor Fill IT is a general purpose, rapid setting flowable backfilling concrete designed to eliminate bulking of underlayments on site with aggregates.  It is ideal for deep section repairs, unwanted utility and drainage channels and access covers.  Its self-compacting flow properties make it a very easy material to apply to a variety of internal and external substrates.  The product is suitable for application depths from 30mm – 300mm in one pass, and its rapid setting and drying properties allow it to be covered with final floor finishes within 24 hours.

The product’s formulation is enhanced with added fibres for extra strength reinforcement and is shrinkage compensated for a seamless finish.  What’s more its excellent flow eliminates the need for using a trowel when applying.  UltraFloor Fill IT has a working time of 5 – 10 minutes and a set time of 20 minutes.

The product is packaged in a 25kg poly bag which contains both the cement and aggregate components ready for mixing with water.

For further product information including the datasheet please visit ultra-floor.co.uk or to place an order call 01827 254402.  Keep up-to-date with the latest news, competitions and much more from UltraFloor on Twitter, follow: @Ultra_Floor.

UltraCrete really does like to be beside the seaside

A popular holiday spot has been maintained using UltraCrete products.

Potholes do not just appear in roads, they can also cause havoc on our cycle and pedestrian routes.

UltraCrete’s Instant Road Repair Red is being used by Tendring District Council to ensure holidaymakers can walk on and enjoy the Promenade in Clacton on Sea safely.

Since its Victorian heyday Clacton-on-Sea has been famous as a place for fun, entertainment and relaxation.  The Clacton Seafront and Garden Walk takes you from Martello Bay along the lower promenade up to Clacton Pier, then onto the upper promenade through the stunning gardens with cafes and photo opportunities along the way.  It is a must visit for tourists and locals alike.

The Promenade needs to be fully accessible for wheelchair users and pushchairs, so carrying out maintenance and filling potholes is of paramount importance.  Instant Road Repair Red has been used by Tendring District Councils for many years. The easy work formula enables patches to be filled with ease with effortless compaction once in-situ.

The straightforward application provides a cleaner, more efficient repair method.  Instant Road Repair Red can be used in all weathers at any time, day or night and is particularly suitable for small works such as patch and footway repairs. Furthermore, the  25kg resealable tubs eliminate any wastage, helping budgets go further.

UltraCrete has been investing in such solutions for over 35 years. Their cold lay asphalt products are HAPAS approved and ensure a quality and durable repair, eliminating return visits.

UltraCrete’s cold lay asphalts are formulated to give a performance equivalent to hot-lay materials, yet remain workable and effective for 6 months without degrading in storage or transit.

If you would like more information, please call 01827 254402 or email ultracrete@instarmac.co.uk.  Full product information, including datasheets, can be found by visiting ultracrete.co.uk.