Instarmac Permanent Pothole Repair® is put to the ultimate test in Canada

Instarmac’s world-renowned Permanent Pothole Repair has been used to repair a number of sites across Western Canada, including Edmonton International Airport, Alaska Highway, Dawson Creek and Whitehorse in Yukon territory.

The product has been supplied by our Canadian licensee, Da-Lee, through their distributor Westcoast Partners Ltd.

The repairs were carried out on a range of applications in varying weather conditions, in temperatures as low as -25⁰c / -13⁰F.

The repairs in Whitehorse took place on an abandoned railroad track where the existing asphalt had settled. Further repairs were made to a large dip in a road, where the previous material had failed. Both areas are located along the main artery into Alaska and are subjected to heavy traffic from army vehicles and tourists. Several months on and the repairs are still in excellent condition!

In addition, Instarmac Permanent Pothole Repair® was used to carry out repairs to sections on the airside at Edmonton International Airport. The airport is the primary air passenger and air cargo facility in the province of Alberta. It is Canada’s largest airport by land area and is regularly frequented by the imposing Hercules military aircraft.

It was crucial that the repair material would provide a permanent repair and withstand heavy and constant trafficking with minimal disruption to passengers, and it’s certainly showing its Herculean strength, with no signs of deterioration since its installation, despite enduring the challenging conditions on site.

Gary Lamb, Manager, Airside Operations said:. ‘We started using this product approximately 4 months ago in some locations that we were having little success with our current product. The conditions that we were using the product in were less than ideal. Some of the areas we demoed the product in were deep potholes that were full of water from spring runoff and some areas were less than an inch deep and were wet as well. Both locations were in high traffic areas with lots of bus traffic as well. I am happy to say that four months later and both patches are still in place!

Since then we have used the product in a lot of different locations throughout the Airport and are very happy with the consistent results we are getting from this product.’

There are many cold lay asphalt repair products available, but Instarmac backs up its technical claims! Strength is gained by compaction, becoming stronger the more traffic travels over it, making it the ideal product for repairs to heavily trafficked areas, such as a runway.

Applied in 3 easy steps – clean, pour, and compact­ – Instarmac’s pothole repair products can be applied in all weathers. They can be trafficked instantly making them ideal for environments where delays and disruption are not an option!

Instarmac’s Permanent Pothole Repair is available throughout Canada and North America through Da-Lee Pavement Products. To contact Da-Lee please call 905 643 1135 or visit www.daleegroup.com.

For further information on Instarmac’s range of pothole repair solutions, please contact Instarmac’s International Sales Team on +44 (0) 1827 254402 or emailing international@instarmac.com.

UltraFloor sets itself apart with its next generation smoothing underlayment

UltraFloor is pleased to announce the release of its enhanced Level IT Two smoothing underlayment.

Having listened carefully to their customer’s needs, UltraFloor has revisited the formula of its established product, Level IT Two underlayment, and reengineered this popular offering to provide cutting-edge adhesion, tolerance and reliability.

The advanced, user-friendly product has the following enhanced key capabilities;

  • Rapid moisture loss to allow earlier application of floor coverings. Carpets can be overlaid after 8 hours. Floor covering such as vinyl sheet & tile can be overlaid after 10 hours, a great advancement on the usual 12 hours.
  • Improved flow properties to aid faster application and smoother finish.
  • Formulated to provide low tension curing resulting in a leveller with a greater tolerance to subfloor.
  • Increased polymer to provide greater tolerance and adhesion to subfloors.

Jason Reid, National Sales Manager for UltraFloor said: “We’ve really listened to what our customers want, and we believe our latest formulation is the best yet. The product is visibly different and the enhanced drying properties really set this product apart from anything else currently on the market. This is our most versatile product to date.”

For pricing enquiries, or to find your nearest stockist, please contact UltraFloor’s team of experts by emailing ultrafloor@instarmac.co.uk or by calling 01827 254402 or visit www.instarmac.co.uk/ultrafloor/smoothing-underlayments/

About UltraFloor: UltraFloor is part of the award-winning Instarmac Group plc. UltraFloor offers a range of smoothing underlayments, repair and finishing compounds, primer and products for moisture protection all of which are suitable for the preparation of subfloors in commercial, industrial and domestic applications. For more information please visit www.instarmac.co.uk/ultrafloor/

 

Level IT Bond goes to infinity and beyond!

Space is anything but the final frontier for UltraFloor’s Level IT Bond underlayment coverage.

Regenerated Level IT Bond is a rapid curing, high performance two-part smoothing underlayment. It’s out of this world flow and adhesion characteristics make it suitable for use over a wide variety of subfloors and substrates, including old adhesive residues, and for use in both domestic and commercial flooring projects.

Level IT Bond can help contractors get light years ahead, even when undertaking the largest flooring projects. Due to its superior formulation, substrates do not need to be primed beforehand, therefore subfloors can be installed quickly and speedily, saving time and money as well as helping to increase productivity.

With increased polymer content, this versatile underlayment can be used over concrete, sand and cement, calcium sulphate/ anhydrite/ hemihydrate screeds, existing cementitious underlayments, damp proof membranes, surface electrical radiant heating systems, flooring grade plywood, rigid steel, flooring grade asphalt, porcelain, ceramic, quarry or terrazzo floors and moisture tolerant adhesive residues. It can also be used in biologically sensitive areas due to its protein-free formulation.

Jason Reid, National Sales Manager for UltraFloor said: “Level IT Bond really does have out of this world coverage. It is now far more tolerant, with the capability to receive bonded floor coverings after just 4 hours. Formulated as a two-component system, it can help eliminate on-site mixing errors and keep fast-track projects on schedule.”

For pricing enquiries, or to find your nearest stockist, please contact UltraFloor’s team of experts by emailing ultrafloor@instarmac.co.uk or by calling 01827 254402 or visit www.instarmac.co.uk/ultrafloor/smoothing-underlayments/

About UltraFloor: UltraFloor is part of the award-winning Instarmac Group plc. UltraFloor offers a range of smoothing underlayments, repair and finishing compounds, primer and products for moisture protection all of which are suitable for the preparation of subfloors in commercial, industrial and domestic applications. For more information please click here

 

Instarmac are named as a ‘Great Place to Work®’ 2019 UK Best Workplaces™ for Women

Tamworth based Instarmac Group plc are delighted to have been officially named as a ‘Great Place to Work®’ 2019 UK Best Workplaces™ for Women (medium sized organisation category).

In order to qualify for this prestigious award, Instarmac Group plc had to meet a number of strict criteria, including having already been ranked as a Great Place to Work®, employing a minimum of 25% women in their work force, having a minimum of 25% of women employed in higher positions e.g. Manager, Senior manager etc., and to have demonstrated a confidence level of 80% from data gathered by direct feedback from the company’s female workforce.

Organisations selected for the Best Workplaces™ for Women go above and beyond for women in their workforce, making sure they are treated fairly when it comes to pay, recognition, training and promotion opportunities, and that work-life balance is promoted and supported. Some of the specifics Instarmac Group plc were commended for included paying employees equally regardless of their sex, childcare vouchers, flexible and part-time working hours, as well as offering a ‘bonus’ to those who return to work following their maternity leave.

Zoe Rees, Head of Sales at Instarmac Group plc, commented: “In any business, a workplace culture built on trust and inclusion that supports and empowers women throughout the various stages of their career is key to sustained company development, collaboration and innovation. At Instarmac we value diversity and feel it creates more, valued, engaged employees and therefore happier customers. Being named in the Best Workplaces™ for Women list is a fantastic achievement and clearly indicates the way in which our company values, empowers, and promotes the contribution of women across all aspects of our business.”

This is the third in a hat trick of impressive workplace awards that Instarmac have received to date this year. Earlier in the year, the growing West Midland Company received a Great Place to Work® award for the third year running and was also presented with the Great Place to Work® Excellence in Wellbeing Award – an award only given to companies who are committed to creating a happier and healthier work environment.

Commenting on the latest award, Karen Williams, Head of Human Resources at Instarmac Group plc said “We are very proud to have received this recognition from Great Place to Work®’ 2019 Best Workplaces for Women. We work hard here to ensure our recruitment and hiring is inclusive, as well as ensuring fairness around pay, recognition, training and development opportunities and work/life balance. This award helps us to strive to do better, as well as recognising the ways we have contributed to provide a supportive environment for women to progress within their careers and balance their work and family commitments”

John Holcroft, Managing Director of Instarmac Group plc said; “At Instarmac we have always been forward thinking and inclusive in our recruitment and employment approach. Historically, construction has been a predominantly male dominated industry, however, over the past 28 years our workforce has included many female employees, at all career levels, both office based and out in the field. There is more to be done within the industry to increase the recruitment and retention of a female workforce, but here at Instarmac we make every effort to continue to be a great place to work for all and are very honoured to have been officially recognized as such.”

About Instarmac Group Plc

Established over 40 years ago, Instarmac is a multi-award-winning market-leading West Midlands based company that specialises in the manufacture and distribution of cement and bitumen based construction products to the world markets. It aims to apply the foundations of a great workplace – fairness, respect, feeling valued and trusted – to everyone, regardless of who they are.

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About Great Place to Work®’ 2019 Best Workplaces for Women

The organisations on the UK Best Workplaces ™ for women list have introduced policies and programmes that foster development and empower women to grow their careers. The latest research by Great Place to Work® UK shows that although 2019 has seen the highest recorded level of female employment at 71.8%, women are still experiencing unfair practices at work, including unconscious bias, unequal pay and under-representation in senior management positions. The Best Workplaces™ for Women understand the importance of prioritising gender neutrality to help build a trusted culture of collaboration and innovation where people feel valued and committed to achieving organisational goals. Their leaders are dedicated to creating a great experience for all employees and for their customers.

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