UltraScape eases traffic at Swedish National Park

UltraScape flowpoint rapid set flowable grout, has been used to install 2,300sqm of granite paving in Alvesta, the gateway to Åsnen National Park in Sweden.

Background

Located in the south of Sweden, Alvesta plays a crucial part in keeping Sweden connected. Home to a key railway junction, Alvesta joins the Stockholm – Malmö – Copenhagen railway with the Gothenburg – Kalmar / Karlskrona railway, as well as being the gateway to Åsnen National Park – Sweden’s 30th park.

The Challenge

A new roundabout, verges and central reservation needed to be constructed in this busy area of Alvesta to help ease traffic and the build-up of congestion.

To ensure longevity of the site, it was essential that the materials used to install the new infrastructure would withstand all weathers and constant and heavy trafficking. Due to the busy nature of the area, it was crucial that the installation could be completed quickly to minimise disruption to motorists.

The Solution

Instarmac International’s Swedish partner, Pekuma, supplied UltraScape flowpoint to landscape contractors Mark & Miljö I Ljungby AB, who were completing this project on behalf of the Swedish Road Administration. Mark & Miljö I Ljungby AB used flowpoint to install 2,300sqm of granite paving on the roundabout and verges.

UltraScape flowpoint jointing mortar was chosen for this project for a number of reasons. Independently tested and approved, flowpoint is proven to be compliant to British Standard 7533. This standard guarantees flowpoint’s performance in areas of heavy traffic, turning and braking – a key feature for any areas of paving where vehicles will travel over it.

Available in 2 colours – Natural Grey and Charcoal – and in 3 varieties including Smooth and ECO, UltraScape flowpoint is a flowable grout which allows for large areas of paving to be grouted quickly. Supplied in 25kg bags, flowpoint can be used to grout joints from 3mm to 50mm and as deep as 200mm in one application.

What’s more, UltraScape flowpoint has a design life of over 40 years, can be walked over in just 1 hour and receive vehicular traffic in 4 hours, causing minimal disruption to pedestrians and motorists alike.

The Results

On completing the project, Mattias Refón, CEO, Mark & Miljö I Ljungby AB, commented, “UltraScape flowpoint is a fantastic product. It was really easy to use and thanks to the rapid setting properties, we were able to complete the project on time with minimal disruption.”

UltraScape’s BS 7533 compliant system is available throughout Sweden, through Pekuma. Please call +46370-47 200 or visit www.pekuma.se

For further information on UltraScape’s BS 7533 compliant system, please contact Instarmac’s  International Sales Team by calling +44 (0) 1827 254402 or emailing international@instarmac.com.