Ultracrete

  1. Why is choosing a manhole reinstatement system that is BBA/HAPAS approved so important?
  2. Can a polyester resin bedding mortar be used in wet weather?
  3. When can Ultracrete bedding mortars receive traffic?
  4. What are the minimum and maximum application depths for Ultracrete bedding mortars?
  5. What is the difference between Ultracrete QC10 and Ultracrete Post Fix?
  6. Why do the Ultracrete SCJ cans sometimes become blocked?
  7. Is Ultracrete Instant Road Repair suitable only for temporary reinstatements?
  8. Where is my nearest Ultracrete stockist?
  9. What is the minimum order quantity for Ultracrete products?
  10. Which Ultracrete product do I need to order?
  11. Is Tamworth your only site?
  12. What else can Instaband ECO be used for?
  13. Is Instaband ECO HAPAS approved?
  14. What temperature and conditions can Instaband ECO be used in?
  15. What size does Instaband ECO come in and how is it packaged?
  16. What is the PSRV skid resistance value of Instaband ECO?
  17. Why is Instaband ECO called 'ECO'?
  18. Are local authorities using Instaband ECO?
  19. Is Instaband ECO brittle in winter?

1. Why is choosing a manhole reinstatement system that is BBA/HAPAS approved so important?

When reinstating manholes choosing a completely independent third party approval can offer the client total confidence and peace of mind, that the system they are using is proven to provide high performance and quality.

There is the added bonus of no split liability with an anticipated service life of 5 years.

For further information on Ultracrete's fully BBA/HAPAS Approved Ironwork Reinstatement System visit the BBA/HAPAS product pages.

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2. Can a polyester resin bedding mortar be used in wet weather?

Effectively, no - as water interferes with the curing process in polyester resin materials.  The perfect alternative would be to use Ultracrete Envirobed HA104, which has the same attributes as a resin alternative, but additionally, has consistent performance in wet conditions.

Envirobed HA104 is a revolutionary, next generation, environmentally friendly bedding mortar alternative to resin-based materials. Specially formulated for the bedding of ductile ironwork conforming to the Highways Agency Design Manual for Roads and Bridges: Mortars for Bedding ironwork, HA104/02, part5, clause 6.1 and is particually suitable for use in wet weather conditions.
  • Part of the Ultracrete BBA/HAPAS Approved Ironwork Reinstatement System
  • Can be used in wet weather conditions
  • Contains recycled glass
  • Can be used at temperatures as low as 1�c
  • Environmentally friendly no requirement for hazardous waste disposal
  • Can accommodate depths from 10-50mm in one pass
  • Early tensile strengths provide significant resistance to heavy trafficking
Available in: 20kg & 2.5 litre poly bottle of 18kg & 2x 8kg powder & 2x 1L liquid - 48 bags or 40 tubs to a pallet
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3. When can Ultracrete bedding mortars receive traffic?

All Ultracrete fast set bedding mortars can be trafficked within an hour, with the exception of Ultracrete M90 (which can be trafficked in just 2 hours).  All Ultracrete bedding mortars will set in approx. 15-20 minutes, dependant on temperature.

 

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4. What are the minimum and maximum application depths for Ultracrete bedding mortars?

On average, Ultracrete bedding mortars can be used for depths between 10-50mm, with the exception of Ultracrete M60, which has a maximum depth of 75mm, and Ultracrete PY4/5 which has a minimum depth of 5mm.

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5. What is the difference between Ultracrete QC10 and Ultracrete Post Fix?

Both Ultracrete QC10 and Ultracrete Post FIx are rapid strength concretes.

Ultracrete QC10 has a much higher strength gain than Ultracrete Post Fix, so is more suitable for back-filling aruond ironwork as part of the BBA/HAPAS Approved Ironwork Reinstatement System.  It is also effective when erecting heavyweight fencing and signs, whereby the post/sign can be erected in one application instead of waiting for the more onventional concrete to gain strength.

Ultracrete QC1O is a Fast Set Rapid Strength Concrete:
Part of the Ultracrete BBA/HAPAS Approved Ironwork Reinstatement System. Is a rapid strength concrete, designed for the backfill of carriageway ironwork and haunching reinstatements, as well as post, sign, fence and barrier erection.
  • Part of the Ultracrete BBA/HAPAS Approved Ironwork Reinstatement System
  • Can accommodate depths from 20-250mm
  • Rapid strength gain
  • shrinkage compensated
  • Requires no independent curing agent
  • versatile

Available in 25kg bag or tub - 56 bags or 40 tubs to a pallet

Ultracrete Post Fix is a Rapid Hardening Post Fix Concrete:
Ultracrete Post Fix is a rapid hardening 10mm concrete formulated for sub-surface use in the fast and efficient installation of posts, signs, fences, telephone and electricity poles, street lighting columns, street furniture, speed cameras and road side barriers.
  • Eliminates second visits and traffic management
  • Economical
  • Effective in areas prone to vandalism
  • Sets in 15 minutes
  • Workability 5-10 minutes
  • Small contractor friendly units, which offer consistent quality
  • Professional grade
Available in: 25kg bag - 56 bags to a pallet
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6. Why do the Ultracrete SCJ cans sometimes become blocked?

If an Ultracrete SCJ nozzle has become blocked it is highly likely that the nozzle has not been cleaned after use. 

We recommend after each spray, that the can is held upright and sprayed for a few seconds in order to clear the nozzle.  This will avoid any blockages and prevent waste.

SCJ is a Spray Applied Bitumen Cold Joint Sealer:
Part of the Ultracrete BBA/HAPAS Approved Ironwork Reinstatement System. Ultracrete SCJ is a bitumen cold joint sealant spray, designed to seal and waterproof the vertical edges of macadam and asphalt within road and ironwork reinstatements. The product is ideal for promoting durability and longevity in temporary and permanent Ironwork reinstatements.
  • Part of the Ultracrete BBA/HAPAS Approved Ironwork Reinstatement System
  • Clean efficient use
  • Eliminates the use of application brushes
  • Can be used in all weather conditions
  • Ozone friendly
  • Simple and economical to apply
  • Prevents water ingress instantly
  • Prevents freeze thaw damage
Available in: 750ml Aerosol Can - Supply in boxes of 12
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7. Is Ultracrete Instant Road Repair suitable only for temporary reinstatements?

Simply....no.  Ultracrete Instant Road Repair cold lay macadam can be used for temporary reinstatements, but also as a first time permanent reinstatement on type 2, 3 and 4 carriageways, footways and cycletracks.

Ultracrete Instant Road Repair (IRR) is a BBA/HAPAS Approved Permanent Cold Lay Surfacing Macadam for first time permanent reinstatements and pothole repairs in footways, footpaths, cycle tracks and type 2, 3 & 4 roads. The product offers the benefits of an instant first time permanent reinstatement, which when compacted can be trafficked immediately. It is also suitable as a high quality temporary repair to potholes and reinstatement areas.
  • Part of the Ultracrete BBA/HAPAS Approved Ironwork Reinstatement System
  • 6mm & 10mm grades are BBA/HAPAS Approved for first time permanent repairs in footways, cycle tracks and class 2,3 & 4 carriageways
  • Reduces congestion and fuel costs
  • Rapid repair time - no cooling required
  • Supports the requirements of the Traffic Management Act
  • Cost and labour effective - only one visit required
  • Environmentally friendly
Available in: 25kg bag or tub - 56 bags or 52 tubs to a pallet
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8. Where is my nearest Ultracrete stockist?

Ultracrete products are distributed to utilities, contractors, local authorities and specialised merchants throughout the UK and Northern Ireland, and are also available through many global distributors in Europe and the rest of the world. It would be very difficult for us to list all our stockists on this site, so please feel free to call our Sales Team on +44(0)1827 871871 for further information.

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9. What is the minimum order quantity for Ultracrete products?

For all Instarmac products, we have a minimum order of £300 for free carriage/delivery. Our Ultracrete Delivery Guarantee is set at a standard of 5 working days. Of course, earlier deliveries can also be arranged at an extra cost.

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10. Which Ultracrete product do I need to order?

Of course there are many key factors in selecting the correct Ultracrete product for your project. Please feel free to call our team on +44(0)1827 871871 for our advice. For a quick reference we also produce a Product Guide Selector which is available from our downloads section or by following this link.

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11. Is Tamworth your only site?

Our site in Tamworth houses manufacturing, distribution, marketing, sales, and R&D. However, we also have an office in Glasgow, for local customer service and distribution to Scotland. They can be contacted on +44(0)141 314 3716

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12. What else can Instaband ECO be used for?

It can be used as an anti-skid strip for concrete steps and it can be retro fitted to create a safe anti-skid surface to metal gutters or drainage covers on footpaths.

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13. Is Instaband ECO HAPAS approved?

It is currently being assessed - initial results are very positive.

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14. What temperature and conditions can Instaband ECO be used in?

Preferably dry and frost-free conditions with a surface temperature above 5 degrees celcius.

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15. What size does Instaband ECO come in and how is it packaged?

5m x 35m Rolls in boxes of 10

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16. What is the PSRV skid resistance value of Instaband ECO?

PSRV 65, which conforms to to SROH (Specification for Reinstatement of Openings in Highways).

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17. Why is Instaband ECO called 'ECO'?

It contains elements of recycled materials. The production of such a material does produce an excess of material that is generally recycled back into new material production at a rate of approximately 5-10% of the finished product. In addition, the glass grain used for the drop on material is also produced from a grade of recycled glass, with a recycled content of between 70 and 99%. This will vary batch to batch, but generally will be above 80%.

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18. Are local authorities using Instaband ECO?

Yes, after live trials and rigorous monitoring numerous regions are using this material to help prolong the life of all their reinstatements.

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19. Is Instaband ECO brittle in winter?

Colder conditions does mean the material should be handled with more care. You shouldn't encounter any problems if you follow these steps:

  1. Hold the lance approx. 300mm above the roll and use a circular motion around the roll, 3 passes should do it. This will give enough heat so that the roll will become easy to unroll and not snap on application.
  2. Keep the box of material that is to be used in the cab on the way to the job, so the heater keeps the rolls warm.
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