UltraScape’s BS 7533 compliant Mortar Paving System makes a new Whitby attraction ship-shape

UltraScape’s BS 7533 compliant Mortar Paving System has been used as part of the refurbishment of Endeavour Wharf in Whitby, North Yorkshire


Whitby’s latest family tourist attraction is The Endeavour Experience, this visitor experience focuses around the HM Bark Endeavour, the only life size replica of Captain Cook’s ship in the northern hemisphere. This magnificent vessel was recently berthed in Endeavour Wharf to become a fascinating museum.

The challenge

In order to develop the attraction fully, the selected 1500m² dockside area surrounding the ship required paving and cobbles to be reinstated.

A robust, long-life, cost effective mortar solution was required to secure the paved and reclaimed cobbled area, with the capacity to cope with a heavy tourist footfall and saltwater conditions with precipitation. Additionally the area needed to be safe and slip resistant for pedestrians, yet sympathetic to the historic surrounding environment. Speed of application was another key requirement for the project.

The solution

UltraScape’s BS 7533 compliant Mortar Paving System was selected by Scarborough Council for the job, to be laid by Wilf Noble Construction & Plant Hire Ltd. This effective system comprises of pro-bed HS fine bedding mortar, pro-prime slurry primer and flowpoint rapid set flowable grout.

UltraScape pro-Bed HS is a fine bedding mortar formulated to meet and exceed the strict requirements set out in the British Standard. Pre-blended for ease of use, 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. It was supplied in 1 ton bulk bags in this instance; perfect for large pedestrianisation projects.

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

Ideal for large scale projects, flowpoint rapid set flowable grout is available in three varieties and two colours – Charcoal and Natural Grey. With an initial set after just 15 minutes and a walk on time of one hour, flowpoint  provides fast application, cost-effective and robust jointing.

Projects incorporating BS 7533 compliant materials can be relied on to reduce failures and considerable whole life cost savings. All products in UltraScape’s Mortar Paving System have been independently tested by an UKAS accredited laboratory to assess their performance capabilities. This method removes the uncertainty of site batched mortars and offers a minimum construction life of 40 years.

The results

John Woodhead, Northern Area Engineer for Scarborough Borough Council said: “This was the perfect product specified for bedding/grouting the high quality York-stone paving used to repave the entire area adjacent the new “Endeavour Experience”. My desire was to deliver a solution that was sustainable, attractive and long lasting in what is the busiest area in Whitby Town centre, excellent result!”

For further information on UltraScape’s BS 7533 compliant system, please call 01827 254400 or email ultrascape@instarmac.co.uk


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