UltraScape paves the way at Tākina Wellington Convention Centre

Instarmac International’s New Zealand partner, Horizon International, have supplied UltraScape’s BS 7533 Mortar Paving System to install 780sqm of paving and 200lm of kerbs at the stunning Tākina Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The Background

The Tākina Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre is the Capital’s largest built infrastructure investment in the last two decades. The three-storey building will draw visitors to Wellington ‘to learn, meet and be inspired’.

The first premium event space of its kind, the Tākina Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre boasts 10,000sqm of flexible meeting space and a 1,280sqm Exhibition Gallery – the largest in New Zealand.

Located near the waterfront, the convention centre is a welcomed addition to an already vibrant area.

The Challenge

Design Consultants, Studio Pacific Architects, necessitated that the paving installation materials used at this site would fit their overall design aesthetic but would also withstand the heavy footfall the brand new convention centre will bring to the area.

The Solution

Leading suppliers of pavers in Auckland, Horizon International have a long and successful history of supplying premium paving installation materials to landscaping projects all across New Zealand.

For this exciting project, Horizon International supplied UltraScape’s market-leading BS 7533 Paving Installation System to Horokiwi Paving, the contractors working on this sensational building.

Pre-blended for ease of use, pro-bed HS fine bedding mortar provides the ultimate laying course for all types of paving. It can be laid from 10mm – 75mm, is shrinkage compensated and can be opened to foot traffic in just 12 hours, allowing contractors to move on to the next part of the project quickly.

Formulated to provide an exceptional bond between your paving element and pro-bed HS, pro-prime slurry primer eliminates costly failures caused by general wear and tear and heavy load bearing.

To complete the installation, flowpoint rapid set flowable grout was used to joint the selected pavers.

UltraScape flowpoint is a flowable grout which allows for large areas of paving to be grouted quickly. Suitable for joints from 3mm to 50mm and as deep as 200mm, flowpoint has been developed over a number of years to provide a durable  finish which will not crack or stain – even in the extremely hot and cold temperatures.

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.


Building began in December 2019 and despite the delay due to COVID-19, the project is still on track to open to the public in early 2023.

UltraScape pro-bed HS, pro-prime and flowpoint are available throughout New Zealand through Horizon International. To contact them, please call +64 (0) 800 682 745 or visit horizoninternational.co.nz.

Products used

pro-bed HS Bulk: Fine Bedding Mortar

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pro-prime: Slurry Primer

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flowpoint: Rapid Set Flowable Grout

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Adam Thomas

UltraScape work with you to provide the very best service and best practice to improve the industry. They have proven themselves with multiple high specification products and serviced Jewson well for years.  With trusted products, they are becoming are Landscape supplier of choice as their products do not let you down.

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