UltraCrete is aiming to help future proof Scotland’s roads


The UltraCrete team will be exhibiting on stand E26 at the upcoming Traffex Scotland on 13th & 14th November 2019 at the SEC in Glasgow.


Traffex Scotland is the country’s only event dedicated to help “future proof” the Scottish road network .The UltraCrete team will be on hand at the event to answer maintenance and repair queries on the topical subject of potholes and to discuss their range of permanent repairs for this ever increasing road and pathway problem.


Visitors to the stand can discover more about UltraCrete’s range of BBA HAPAS and PTS PAS approved products and systems including their mortars M60, M90 and Envirobed® HA104, as well as their hero pothole repair product, Tough Patch®.


Tough Patch® 6mm grade is a rapid curing, permanent cold-lay surfacing material (PCSM) suitable for defect repairs, potholes, trench reinstatement, utility installations, patching in car parks, driveways and other local repairs. Ideally suited for use on bituminous /asphalt and cementitious paving and road substrates. It is also available in 10mm grade for permanent repairs in type 3 & 4 roads and as a temporary / permanent repair in higher category roads.


M60 is a market leading bedding mortar which conforms to HD27/15, and is ideal for use with all access covers, as well as for the bonding of granite setts, flags and bedding kerbs. It can be opened to traffic in 60 minutes in temperatures as low as 5°C – perfect for cold weather working.


M90 is ideal for bedding access covers and general repairs. This general purpose mortar conforms to HD27/15, and a rapid strength gain and can be opened to traffic in 90 minutes.


Envirobed® HA104 has been HAPAS Approved since 2005 and conforms to HA104/09. Its superior compressive, tensile and flexural strengths make it ideal for use in heavily trafficked / wheel track locations. It can be open to traffic after just 1 hour.


Stand visitors can get the full low down on these innovative products, and there will be the opportunity to arrange free UltraCrete product demonstrations and training, either on a customer’s site or at the Instarmac UltraCrete premises, to ensure the best possible installation and effective lifetime of these renowned permanent repair products.


About Traffex Scotland

Traffex Scotland is the country’s only event dedicated to help “future proof” the Scottish road network. The event provides a platform for debate and discussion on a range of different subjects related to the design, management, maintenance and development of the Scottish roads and associated sectors. It also features some of the latest thinking and insight behind how Mobility as a Service, ITS and traffic management systems can help drive change on the network, as well as a focus on innovation and skills, training and development of the industry’s workforce.

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About UltraCrete

Choose UltraCrete for all your highway maintenance needs. Our proven and trusted range includes first time permanent patching materials, high specification concretes, fast setting repair mortars and anti-skid reinstatement solutions. UltraCrete products are widely used for repair and maintenance projects across a range of sectors.

For further information on UltraCrete’s range of HAPAS Approved highway maintenance materials, please contact the UltraCrete sales team by email or by calling 01827 254402

UltraScape paving products provide aesthetics and durability to the new Royal Bank of Canada office entrance in Jersey


Instarmac International’s BS 7533 compliant mortar paving system has been specified to install paving at the Royal Bank of Canada’s new headquarters in Dandara’s stunning development on the Esplanade, St Helier, Jersey.

The new Esplanade Quarter straddles the boundary between St Helier’s stylish new waterfront and the old town. The highest quality materials were utilised for the new Royal Bank of Canada building and its surrounding area and it has become a landmark building in the financial quarter since its recent completion.

The challenge

It was important to create a stylish and safe externally landscaped environment that echoed the iconic new bank building with its idyllic seafront setting and spectacular bay views.

Effective paving products were needed to withstand the heavy vehicular traffic, a sea/saltwater environment and a variety of weather conditions and temperatures. Additionally, it was critical to ensure the longevity of the development as well as retaining cost effectiveness.

The solution

Landscape and Property Services contractor Augres worked closely with property developer Dandara, to ensure the highest quality products were used for the development. UltraScape’s BS 7533 system was specified comprising of Flowpoint standard flowable grout, Pro-Prime slurry primer and Pro-bed HS bedding mortar.

With a construction life in excess of 40 years, UltraScape’s BS 7533 system was used to install 700m² of coloured granite. The system is robust enough to withstand both pedestrians entering the building and cars dropping people off at the entrance, whilst still remaining aesthetically pleasing and complementing the built environment and waterfront location. Its rapid setting properties were also key, as it enabled pedestrian areas to be opened to traffic in as little as 12 hours and vehicular in as little as 24 hours.

The results

Patrick Ryan, Director of Augres said: “The feedback regarding the development has been excellent. This building is a very prestigious project and has been cited as the largest building in Jersey. It was paramount that the best possible products were used throughout and that included the external landscaping. As well as aesthetic appeal, the sustainability of the outside space was critical, particularly with the high footfall at the entrance to the building. We have been very impressed with the UltraScape products and their value for money and are confident that they will continue to work in terms of place, purpose and people in the years to come.”


For further information on UltraScape’s BS 7533 compliant system, please email

UltraCrete M60 bedding mortar is proven to outperform competitors at cold temperatures


Recent independent UKAS accredited testing has proven that UltraCrete rapid strength bedding mortar, M60, can outperform its key competitor at temperatures as low as 5°C.

Launched over 30 years ago, UltraCrete M60 is the market leading bedding mortar. Recent independent UKAS testing demonstrated that it still consistently delivers, reporting that the rapid strength bedding mortar has been proven to be 83% stronger than other similar products at 5°C, making it the ‘go to’ rapid bedding mortar for the winter months. Additionally M60 also achieves an impressive 20N/mm² in just 45mins at 20°C.

UltraCrete M60 is dimensionally stable in wet weather and low temperatures, with no cracking or surface crazing. It can be used for all access covers, as well as for the bonding of granite setts, flags and bedding kerbs. HAPAS (Highways Authority Product Approval Scheme) approved since 2005, M60 also conforms to the required standard of HD27/15 (Design Manual for Roads and Bridges) compressive strengths, has a rapid strength development and can be safely opened to traffic in 1 hour.

Chris Murphy, Instarmac Technical Director said: “Other equivalent products in the market place were also tested alongside M60, but our UltraCrete mortar product significantly outperformed them in terms of strength gain at lower temperatures. The stats speak for themselves, and this was just one of the reasons why our easy to use bedding mortar has already been approved for use on the London Underground and Overground. It’s the perfect bedding mortar product to minimise risk and maximise performance whilst continually providing confidence during the winter months and beyond.”

For further information on M60 or to request a free product demonstration, please contact UltraCrete’s team of experts by emailing or calling 01827 254402.

About UltraCrete: UltraCrete is part of the award-winning Instarmac Group plc. Our proven and trusted range includes first time permanent patching materials, high specification concretes, fast setting repair mortars and anti-skid reinstatement solutions. UltraCrete products are widely used for repair and maintenance projects across a range of sectors.

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