Wondertex returns to the popular National Painting and Decorating Show

Wondertex will be exhibiting their professional range of internal finishing solutions at this year’s National Painting and Decorating Show on the 29th & 30th November.

The exhibition is held at the Jaguar Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry.  Entry is FREE, all you need to do is visit www.paintshow.co.uk and register online.  Situated near to the Registration Area on stand 36, Wondertex will be showcasing their range and running product demonstrations on both days.  There’ll even be the chance to have a go yourself!

Newest addition to the range, prem fill & finish rapid created a buzz when launched earlier this year, free samples will be available to all stand visitors – don’t forget to ask for yours!  This filler and smoother is designed for filling and finishing plasterboard joints and smoothing unwanted textured surfaces.  Its rapid setting formulation allows a 30 minutes working time, which is perfect for early effortless sanding.

Don’t forget to grab a bag!  Goody bags will once again be available, just ask a member of the stand team for yours.

Wondertex is a brand of the Instarmac Group.  It is a range of internal finishing solutions including: drylining, decorative texturing, jointing and coving products.  All products are manufactured in the UK and are available nationwide.

If you would like more information on Wondertex products, please call 01827 254402 or email wondertex@instarmac.co.uk.  Keep up-to-date with Wondertex’s latest news and competitions on Twitter by following @Wondertex_UK

Wondertex scales new heights in Birmingham

The Birmingham Rock Up, an indoor climbing centre, will open this summer after Wondertex helped create their exhilarating climbing walls and challenges.

X & Y Partitions were contracted to complete all the drylining of the new centre’s 26 climbs, some of which tower over 25 feet high – a little different to the average walls normally tackled by the team!

The 2000m² project was carried out using prem filler, prem finish and the Self Adhesive Tape from the Wondertex professional drylining range.

prem filler, plasterboard joint filler, is specially formulated for expert dryliners and used nationwide with its sister product prem finish, a plasterboard finishing compound.  A soft, workable density and smooth texture allow for outstanding product application.  prem filler is fast setting and dries quickly for early finish coat application.  Finished joints are always robust and durable thanks to the hard set and exceptional adhesion of prem filler.

prem filler is available in 12.5kg bags nationwide and may be used for the bedding and filling of tapes, external metal angles and corner tapes, as well as for repair work.

prem finish is suitable for the finishing of all plasterboard joints and has been specially developed for hand and machine jointing, prem finish is available in 25kg bags.  The product boasts an extended working time resulting in minimal wastage.  Once dry, the product is effortless to sand and smoothes down perfectly creating an allover seamless surface.  Kevin Shemwell, X & Y Partitions states: “prem finish is the easiest product I have ever sanded down in over 25 years.”

If you would like more information or prices please call 01827 254402 or email wondertex@instarmac.co.uk.  Keep up-to-date with Wondertex’s latest news and competitions on Twitter by following @Wondertex_UK.  Please visit wondertex.co.uk to access product datasheets and calculators.

UltraCrete Takes to the Skies at Weeze Airport

UltraCrete Envirobed HA104® high performance bedding mortar and UltraCrete QC10 F rapid set flowable concrete have been used to reinstate 3 failed manhole covers and frames at Weeze Airport in Germany.

Weeze Airport, formerly known as Flughafen Dusseldorf-Niederrhein Airport, is located in the Lower Rhine region of Germany. A former military airbase, Weeze Airport began operations as a civil airport in 2003 and regularly sees 2 million passengers using its services each year.

A number of manhole covers and frames had become damaged on one of the platforms at Weeze Airport and needed urgent attention. Instarmac’s partner in the Netherlands, Poltec, provided UltraCrete Envirobed HA104® and QCO10 F for these repairs.

As the Netherlands leading manhole reinstatement specialists, Poltec’s contracting division, PST van den Broek, carried out the repairs easily and efficiently thanks to the high performance and rapid setting nature of the UltraCrete materials – ideal for projects where a fast turnaround is essential.

UltraCrete Envirobed HA104® high performance bedding mortar is an environmentally friendly alternative to resin-based mortars and has been specifically formulated for the bedding of all access covers. It boasts superior compressive, tensile and flexural strengths which make it ideal for use in heavily trafficked/wheel track locations, such as this repair at Weeze Airport. What’s more, repairs made using Envirobed HA104® can be open to traffic after just 1 hour!

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 Envirobed HA104® and QC10 F have been independently tested and approved by the Highways Authority Product Approval 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 Envirobed HA104®, 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 Poltec by visiting www.poltec.nl or by emailing info@poltec.nl.

UltraCrete Set to Showcase Cost Saving Innovation at LONDON BUILD 2016

Join us at London Build 2016, the leading construction event for London and the South East. The exhibition will be held at the Olympia London and will feature even more exhibitors, show features and an exciting free conference and workshop programme over the two days.

Visit UltraCrete on stand H64 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.

UltraCrete’s sister brand, urban regeneration specialist UltraScape, will also be showcasing its BS 7533 compliant mortar paving system comprising of a bedding mortar, flowable grout and primer for installing paving elements. This fully compliant system offers the reassurance of being tested by independent UKAS accredited laboratories which verify its capabilities and is specified by contractors, engineers and architects across the country for use in major regeneration schemes.

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 visiting www.londonbuildexpo.com/register/

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.


Instarmac Products at the Touch of a Button

Instarmac are proud to announce the launch of their new Product Planner App. The App has been developed using the latest mobile app development technology and has been designed with their customers’ needs in mind.

Have you ever been stuck on site with no internet connection and need to find out how quickly your tile adhesive will set? When your pothole repair can be trafficked? Which smoothing underlayment you should use? The new Instarmac Product Planner App completely solves this problem!

Each of Instarmac’s 6 brands – UltraCrete, UltraScape, UltraTile, UltraFloor, Wondertex and Granfix – have dedicated product pages allowing the user to find information easily and quickly. What’s more, each product has its own enhanced product calculator and technical and safety datasheets which can be accessed and downloaded without the need for an internet connection.

The App boasts many features including tutorial videos, an easy to use search function and a ‘Favourites’ list where the user can keep a list of their most favoured products and brands, allowing them to access information even more quickly when on-site.

Users can also be kept up-to-date with all the latest product developments at Instarmac via the App notifications.

The Instarmac Product Planner is FREE to download on Google Play and in the App Store now.

For further information please call +44 (0) 1827 254402 or email enquiries@instarmac.co.uk. You can also follow Instarmac on Twitter @InstarmacGroup.

UltraCrete Exhibiting at West Midlands HAUC

UltraCrete, part of the Instarmac Group, is exhibiting at the 2016 West Midlands HAUC Roadshow being held on Thursday 22nd September at Wolverhampton Racecourse. The one day event is FREE TO ATTEND for delegates and there will be over 60 exhibition stands with suppliers and exhibitors demonstrating the benefits of recent product and material innovations. The theme of the Roadshow is 18 years – Coming of Age.

UltraCrete’s range of HAPAS approved highway maintenance products and ancillaries will be showcased and will include their new hybrid pothole repair solution TOUGH PATCH® RAPID! This water activated cold lay asphalt compacts immediately under traffic without rutting or sticking to tyres and can be cored in just 24 hours. It can be used in wet, freezing and hot conditions. TOUGH PATCH® RAPID truly lives up to its name – it produces an extremely tough repair, instantly.  Visit us on stand R26 to find out more!

Car parking and delegate information packs will be available free of charge, with complimentary refreshments and Hog Roast lunch also available. The show opens at 9.00am and closes at 3.30pm. To register and for further information click here.

For further information on the products from the Ultracrete range of mortars, cements, concretes and surface sealants, contact the Instarmac® Group plc, Danny Morson Way, Birch Coppice Business Park, Dordon, Tamworth, B78 1SE. Tel: 01827 254402. Fax: 01827 874466. Email: ultracrete@instarmac.co.uk

A Sea-riously good repair from UltraCrete

Instarmac’s French partner, Vert Bleu have supplied UltraCrete PY5 flowable polyester resin bedding mortar to repair a number of failed manhole covers on the scenic Route du Littoral in La Reunion.

The iconic road stretches 13km of beautiful coastline and connects two major cities in La Reunion – Saint Denis and La Possession. Located at the bottom of steep volcanic cliffs, Route du Littoral is a road highly exposed to the sea and subject to damage caused by falling rocks.

A number of manhole covers had become damaged along the Route du Littoral which needed urgent attention. It was crucial that the materials used would provide a quick and permanent repair and would remain uncompromised by these unique conditions.

PY5, part of UltraCrete’s range of high performance bedding mortars was supplied to repair the failed manhole covers.

PY5 is a flowable polyester resin bedding mortar ideal for anchoring bolts or bars, bedding lights in carriageway and the backfilling of manhole covers. PY5 is able to withstand extreme wear and tear and boasts an impressive compressive strength gain of 85N/mm² after just 1 hour.

What’s more, failed manhole covers reinstated with PY5 can be opened to traffic in just 40 minutes – ideal for roads such as the Route du Littoral where traffic reaches 80,000 vehicles every day.

For further information about PY5 and the other products available in the UltraCrete range of highway maintenance materials, please visit www.instarmacinternational.com or email international@instarmac.com.

To contact Vert Bleu please call +44 (0)4 79 84 41 08 or visit www.ultracrete.fr.

UltraCrete materials are available on La Reunion through Anzemberg. To contact Anzemberg please visit www.anzemberg.re.