St. Olav’s Hospital: 6 Years On

In January 2013, Instarmac International’s Norwegian partner, Betomur AS, supplied world-renowned flowpoint eco, rapid set grout, to a local contractor as part of the ongoing redevelopment of St. Olav’s Hospital. Earlier this year, Betomur AS revisited St. Olav’s Hospital and were delighted to find the paving still looked as good as new, with no signs of wear or tear, even after 6 years of constant trafficking and heavy snowfall.

As part of the original project, 80% of buildings and a 197,000m² area at St. Olav’s, the local hospital for the 302,000 population of South-Trøndelag, was completely transformed and redesigned.

UltraScape flowpoint eco, which was supplied by Betomur AS in a custom colour of white and with the addition of recycled glass, was used to grout paving outside the entrance of the St. Olav Emergency Clinic – an area subjected to daily and frequent cleaning.

UltraScape flowpoint eco has been developed over a number of years to provide a durable finish which will not crack or stain even when subject to long-term heavy trafficking, a feature that was certainly put to the test at the entrance of this busy hospital.

UltraScape flowpoint eco is a flowable grout which allows for large areas of paving to be grouted quickly. The flowable nature of the product means it is equally suited to grouting small cobbles on a driveway as it is large paving tiles in urban regeneration projects.

Suitable for most paving types including sandstone, limestone and granite, flowpoint eco is fast and efficient to apply and can accommodate joint widths from 5 – 50mm and joint depths of up to 200mm in a single application.

Due to its fast setting capabilities, flowpoint eco can be opened to pedestrian traffic after 1 hour and vehicular traffic after 4 hours, making it ideal for projects where disruption needs to be kept to a minimum, such as this one.

UltraScape flowpoint eco, and the other paving installation materials that make up UltraScape’s BS 7533 approved Mortar Paving System, is available throughout Norway through Betomur AS. To contact Betomur please call 55 59 44 50, email firmpost@betomur,no or visit

For further information on flowpoint eco, please email or call Instarmac’s International Sales Team on +44 (0) 01827 254402.