UltraScape takes paving to the ‘Next Level’

Next Level Landscapes Ltd have used UltraScape’s BS 7533 Mortar Paving System to transform a private garden in Bolton into an outdoor utopia.

Background

Experts in driveway and garden makeovers, Next Level Landscapes Ltd were given the exciting task of transforming the outdoor space of a new build property in Bolton.

The Challenge

The homeowners dreamed of remodelling their lawn to create a garden paradise. They wished for a modern and relaxed seating area to entertain guests around a state-of-the-art gas fire pit.

The Solution

Next Level Landscapes Ltd used UltraScape’s BS 7533 Mortar Paving System to install the beautiful smoky grey porcelain and silver picture frame paving border, both of which were supplied by Sandstone Supplies.

Comprising of pro-bed HS bulk bedding mortar, pro-prime slurry primer and flowpoint rapid set grout, UltraScape’s paving installation system is the number one choice for all domestic and commercial projects.

Pre-blended for ease of use, pro-bed HS fine bedding mortar provides the ultimate laying course for all types of paving – including the porcelain paving chosen for this project. “pro-bed HS is an amazing product not only for its strength benefits, but it’s also fast setting which helps speed up the job by allowing you to walk on the paving a lot sooner than usual” – Jordan at Next Level Landscapes Ltd.

Formulated to provide an exceptional bond between your paving elements and pro-bed HS, pro-prime slurry primer eliminates costly failures caused by general wear and tear. Next Level Landscapes Ltd have used pro-prime a number of times and understand how important this step is when installing paving. Jordan remarked: “I love the fact that it gives me peace of mind that the paving slabs aren’t going to come loose over time”.

To complete the installation, flowpoint smooth in Charcoal was used to joint the porcelain pavers. With an initial set after just 15 minutes, and a walk on time of one hour, it is unsurprising that flowpoint has become synonymous with fast application, cost-effective and robust jointing.

On finishing the project, Jordan Clayton, Owner of Next Level Landscapes Ltd. commented: “flowpoint is our go to product when it comes to jointing all our paving. Like the rest of the materials, I love how it gives me confidence that the products will stand the test of time, allowing homeowners to enjoy their garden for years to come.”

Results

The homeowner was over the moon with their garden makeover. With a beautifully stylish area for entertaining and relaxing, the owners are sure to be the envy of all their guests.

Choose UltraScape’s proven and certified BS 7533 Mortar Paving System for the outstanding performance and assurance that comes with a UKAS seal of approval – you can’t afford not to!

For more information on UltraScape’s BS 7533 Mortar Paving System please email ultrascape@instarmac.co.uk or call +44 (0) 1827 254402.

UltraScape launches recycled packaging

Recycling is a crucial component of the circular economy, and is a vital tool in the fight to reduce waste to landfill. UltraScape are proud to have been ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ since 2014, but their ambitions have not stopped there.

100% recyclable packaging is UltraScape’s goal, and they are getting there one product at a time. With this in mind, UltraScape are delighted to announce that prem-prime slurry primer and premjoint jointing compound are now both available in tubs made from recycled material and are fully recyclable* – a great achievement for UltraScape and the construction industry as a whole.

Recycled packaging is just one of many recycling initiatives UltraScape, and the wider Instarmac Group offer. By April 2022, Instarmac aim for all single use plastic packaging to contain between 50% and 100% recycled material – an achievement that is sure to be met ahead of schedule with a number of product lines already being supplied in recycled packaging.

And that’s not all! UltraScape also collect pallets from their customers free of charge so they can be reused and recycled. Throughout 2020, UltraScape collected 15,000 pallets, that’s 193 tonnes of recycled wood, saving 1,900 trees a year.

Sustainability and environmental issues are very important to UltraScape and are always considered when making business decisions. UltraScape continue to improve their initiatives and policies with the aim of creating a truly sustainable future.

For more information on UltraScape’s environmental commitments and aims for the future, please visit their website to download a copy of their Environmental and Social Responsibility Report.

Alternatively, you can contact them by calling +44 (0) 1827 254402, emailing ultrascape@instarmac.co.uk or sending a message on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

*UltraScape always recommend you seek advice from your local recycling centre about how best to recycle this packaging.

UltraFloor forges ahead with industrial flooring project

Experienced industrial flooring experts, Floor Painters Limited, have used a number of UltraFloor materials to complete a 2,100 sqm industrial flooring project at a historic steel forge in Lincoln.

Background

Built over 100 years ago, the existing floors in the steel forge were damaged and unsafe. After careful consideration, it became clear that replacing the original concrete floor was not a practical option in terms of time and cost.

The Challenge

The steel forge remained fully operational throughout the project and so the challenge was to find a range of flooring materials perfectly suited for industrial use and that could be trafficked quickly so as not to disrupt any work being carried out.

The Solution

With decades of expertise, Floor Painters Limited knew UltraFloor materials were key to a successful outcome.

After removing the damaged concrete floor, the concrete substrate was sealed using UltraFloor Prime IT Multi-surface Primer. Formulated to promote adhesion to all UltraFloor smoothing underlayments, Prime IT Multi-surface Primer is pigmented pink for excellent coverage control and is proven to reduce pinholing, minimising the risk of costly failures. With a coverage rate of 200sqm at 3:1 dilution, Prime IT Multi-surface Primer is a must-have product for all flooring installation projects.

The following day, Level IT Base was applied, via pump, at an average depth of 50mm.  Level IT Base is a heavy duty, deep fill smoothing underlayment, formulated to build depths of up to 50mm thickness. Level IT Base also boasts a high compressive strength – an important requirement for all industrial flooring applications.

Once Level IT Base had cured, Level IT Top was pump applied to an average depth of 10mm and left to cure. Ideal for use with Level IT Base, Level IT Top is a heavy duty, abrasive resistant surface finish, designed for use as a wear surface, and can receive forklift traffic after only 36 hours – the ideal product for warehouses and manufacturing facilities where downtime is not an option!

Both Level IT Top and Level IT Base can be pump or trowel applied for ease of application, are moisture tolerant, have a 30-40 minute working time and can receive foot traffic after just 3 hours.

To complete the installation, the cured floor was then prepared by industrial grinding before the application of two coats of a solvent free epoxy coating – resulting in a flat, hard-wearing, safe and fit for purpose floor.

Results

The project was completed in six stages, over 36 days, carrying out between 300 and 500 sqm a day, depending on the work space made available. On completion of the project, Terry Rossington, Director of Floor Painters Limited, commented: “Our client was very happy with the standard of the finish and the upgrades made to their working environment, which has improved both visual appearance and functionality of the floor.”

For further information on UltraFloor’s range of industrial flooring products, please contact their team of flooring experts by emailing ultrafloor@instarmac.co.uk or calling +44 (0) 1827 254402.

Level IT Bond now goes even further

UltraFloor are delighted to announce that contractor’s favourite floor leveller, Level IT Bond, now includes extra polymer liquid so each bag and bottle now goes even further!

Instarmac’s team of in-house product development chemists constantly assess the performance and capabilities of UltraFloor’s range of subfloor preparation materials to look for further improvements.

With this in mind, Level IT Bond now includes extra polymer liquid, enhancing the flow of this fantastic smoothing underlayment, even further.

What’s more, all UltraFloor 5 litre bottles, including Level IT Bond, are now made from 100% recycled material – a huge step forward for UltraFloor and the flooring industry as a whole.

Level IT Bond is a rapid curing, high performance free flowing two-part smoothing underlayment. It has exceptional adhesion characteristics making it suitable for use over a wide variety of subfloors and substrates, including old adhesive residues without the need to prime first.

This versatile and moisture tolerant floor leveller has a set time of 90 – 120 minutes, can receive foot traffic in as little as 1.5 – 2 hours, and can receive bonded floor coverings after just 4 hours.

With a coverage of approximately 5sqm at 3mm and an exceptional flow, it is unsurprising that Level IT Bond is a firm favourite for today’s flooring contractor.

Level IT Bond is suitable for all flooring environments and has been used at wide variety of projects including Wembley Stadium, Old Trafford Cricket Ground and The Gym Group.

Learn more about Level IT Bond, and the other products in UltraFloor’s range of expert subfloor preparation materials, by booking a place on one of UltraFloor’s popular Academy Days. Hosted by Alan Collins and Martin Pouncey, Technical Training and Site Support Managers with a combined 45 years of experience in the flooring industry, UltraFloor’s Academy Days provide the perfect opportunity for those working within the industry to brush up on the latest flooring techniques, get hands-on practical experience and receive a one-to-one consultation.

To book your place on upcoming Academy Day or to register for an UltraFloor webinar please visit instarmactrainingacademy.co.uk.

For pricing, stockist information, or to place an order, please contact UltraFloor by emailing ultrafloor@instarmac.co.uk or calling +44(0) 1827 254402.

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UltraFloor makes light work of industrial flooring applications

With so many products available on the market, and the requirement of projects more demanding than ever, choosing the perfect products for your industrial flooring installation can be an intimidating prospect.

Manufacturing facilities need floors that are durable, can bear the weight of heavy machinery and are resistant to spillages. Similarly, with the constant trafficking from forklift trucks, warehouses need subfloor materials that won’t crack and become uneven, causing serious health and safety risks.

UltraFloor have been providing contractors with trusted and proven subfloor preparation materials suitable for industrial flooring applications for over 15 years. Their range of smoothing underlayments, primer and surface finish have had their performance capabilities tested at Instarmac’s state-of-the-art laboratory – giving you peace of mind that UltraFloor materials are designed to last.

Level IT Top heavy duty, abrasive resistant surface finish has been designed for use as a wear surface, and can receive forklift traffic after only 36 hours – the ideal product for warehouses and manufacturing facilities where downtime is not an option!

Ideal for use with Level IT Top, Level IT Base heavy duty, deep fill smoothing underlayment has been formulated to build depths of up to 50mm thickness and boasts a high compressive strength – an important requirement for all industrial flooring applications.

Both Level IT Top and Level IT Base can be pump or trowel applied for ease of application, are moisture tolerant, have a 30-40 minute working time and can receive foot traffic after just 3 hours.

UltraFloor’s industrial flooring range also includes Level IT Super Flex 30, a rapid setting and drying fibre reinforced, flexible finishing compound. Designed specifically for screwed and fixed plywood floors where vibration and movement is likely, Level IT Super Flex 30 can receive bonded floor coverings after 1 hour and resin finishes after 24 hours.

What’s more, Level IT Super Flex 30 can receive foot traffic in as little as 30 minutes and forklift traffic after 24 hours, allowing you to move on to another part of the project quickly, increasing productivity.

Completing UltraFloor’s industrial flooring range is Prime IT Multi-surface Primer. Designed to promote the adhesion of UltraFloor smoothing underlayments, Prime IT Multi-surface Primer is suitable for both porous and non-porous substrates, is moisture tolerant and reduces pinholing, minimising the risk of costly failures.

Choose UltraFloor for products that are proven, trusted and designed to last. For more information, our latest case studies, pricing enquiries, or to place an order, please contact UltraFloor by emailing ultrafloor@instarmac.co.uk or calling +44 (0) 1827 254402.

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