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  • 16 Sep 2017
    A proven all-rounder, mastic asphalt screed offers the versatility and speed of application that other more traditional cement screeds just can’t match.   With deadlines, timelines and budgetary issues taking centre stage on projects, it’s important to know there’s a screed which is always up for the challenge.  No matter what the application, a mastic asphalt screed will offer a stable and cost-effective base for all manner of waterproofing applications from green roofs to car parks. Made from selected bitumens, limestone filler and specially graded aggregates, its flexibility and fast curing time enable the applicator to achieve precise falls quickly and more efficiently, level out uneven substrates and provide a stable base for a specified roofing deck system. It’s designed for use on in-situ, pre-cast concrete bases, timber and plywood and is suitable for use below cold roofs, insulated warm roofs, inverted insulated roofs and all green roofs.  Furthermore, it is a proven solution in balcony, terrace applications as well as walkways, footbridges and car park/HGV service decks. It can receivemastic asphalt, felt systems, hot melt, liquid coatings and single-ply roofing. Busy building sites and inclement British weather may present an issue for some screeds, but in projects where a screed needs to be trafficked or overlaid quickly, mastic asphalt screed offers a rapid cooling process, a fast-track application and won’t impact on project timelines. This is because mastic asphalt has zero water content, which eliminates the time taken for moisture to evaporate in traditional screeds. Also, there is no risk of cement stained water getting into the underlying structure. With the screed thickness itself up to 80% less than traditional materials, it is also much lighter than conventional materials and ideal for both refurbishments and new builds. Available in three grades – light, medium and heavy - mastic asphalt screed can be supplied directly to site in purpose-built, hot-charge transporterscapable of holding 6 to 18 tonnes of material.  As an alternative, it is also available in block form for re-melting on site. When it comes to screeds, a contractor wants a solution that is reliable, simple to apply and is proven time and time again.  Mastic Asphalt screed does just that and is the flexible, versatile all-rounder that has the performance to match.   Visit: http://www.masticasphaltcouncil.co.uk/        
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  • A proven all-rounder, mastic asphalt screed offers the versatility and speed of application that other more traditional cement screeds just can’t match.   With deadlines, timelines and budgetary issues taking centre stage on projects, it’s important to know there’s a screed which is always up for the challenge.  No matter what the application, a mastic asphalt screed will offer a stable and cost-effective base for all manner of waterproofing applications from green roofs to car parks. Made from selected bitumens, limestone filler and specially graded aggregates, its flexibility and fast curing time enable the applicator to achieve precise falls quickly and more efficiently, level out uneven substrates and provide a stable base for a specified roofing deck system. It’s designed for use on in-situ, pre-cast concrete bases, timber and plywood and is suitable for use below cold roofs, insulated warm roofs, inverted insulated roofs and all green roofs.  Furthermore, it is a proven solution in balcony, terrace applications as well as walkways, footbridges and car park/HGV service decks. It can receivemastic asphalt, felt systems, hot melt, liquid coatings and single-ply roofing. Busy building sites and inclement British weather may present an issue for some screeds, but in projects where a screed needs to be trafficked or overlaid quickly, mastic asphalt screed offers a rapid cooling process, a fast-track application and won’t impact on project timelines. This is because mastic asphalt has zero water content, which eliminates the time taken for moisture to evaporate in traditional screeds. Also, there is no risk of cement stained water getting into the underlying structure. With the screed thickness itself up to 80% less than traditional materials, it is also much lighter than conventional materials and ideal for both refurbishments and new builds. Available in three grades – light, medium and heavy - mastic asphalt screed can be supplied directly to site in purpose-built, hot-charge transporterscapable of holding 6 to 18 tonnes of material.  As an alternative, it is also available in block form for re-melting on site. When it comes to screeds, a contractor wants a solution that is reliable, simple to apply and is proven time and time again.  Mastic Asphalt screed does just that and is the flexible, versatile all-rounder that has the performance to match.   Visit: http://www.masticasphaltcouncil.co.uk/        
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  • 11 Sep 2017
    In recent years, due to an increase in flooding and public awareness of flood prevention, the permeable resin bound paving market has grown considerably. But as resin bound becomes more popular and the number of companies selling it increases, there is a growing number of people selling inferior products, cheaper and creating a bad reputation for a premium paving product that when installed correctly will last up to 25 years. As it is a relatively new product, it’s one of only a few trades within the construction industry without a governing body or Trade Association of its own; and, apart from the Paving Expert website, there isn’t anywhere to go for independent advice about resin bound paving. Nearly 20 years ago SureSet revolutionised the concept of clear resin bound paving for external use. They remain as passionate and excited about the product as they were in 1997, and to help you out have put together a list of ten reasons to choose resin bound paving… 1     It’s permeable: cold mixed on site using a process that ensures every particle of stone is completely covered in resin; forming a structurally stable 3D matrix. During the laying process, minute voids are created that allows water to drain through. 2     It’s aesthetically pleasing: not only is it decorative, resin bound paving is sustainable, practical and versatile. 3     It’s resistant to weather conditions: doesn’t soften in summer, freeze in winter or fade in sunlight. 4     Its longevity:resin bound paving is a long lasting durable surface. While guarantees vary between 10 – 18 years, when properly maintained, can last for up to 25 years. 5     It requires minimal maintenance: there are no weeds to weed or lose stone to sweep. A regular brush and occasional power wash will keep it looking as good as new. 6     It provides natural filtration: as surface or rain water seeps through the sub-base a natural filtration takes place – reducing or removing impurities and pollutants caused by oils and metals.  7     It reduces standing water (puddles): which in turn reduces surface water run-off and flash flooding. 8     It’s SuDS compliant (Sustainable urban Drainage Systems): a water management system introduced by the Environment Agency to help manage flood risk and water quality.    9     It reduces the ‘heat island’ effect: heat islands happen because hard surfaces, like asphalt and concrete, absorb and store heat. Permeable paving allows the soil underneath to breathe, which reduces surface temperatures and thereby the ‘heat island’ effect.  10  No planning permission required: Since government legislation in 2008, planning permission is not required for areas less than 5m² or if the new surface is permeable.  In comparison to traditional paving options that…       Are impermeable       Look more ‘industrial’ like       Are not weather resistant       Have a relatively short functional life       Require more maintenance       Create puddles and contributes to flash flooding Are not SuDS compliant (Sustainable urban Drainage Systems): a water management system introduced by the Environment Agency to help manage flood risk and water quality, and therefore require planning permission. Retain heat and contribute to the ‘heat island’ effect. You will find more useful information about resin bound paving on these Blogs: What resin bound paving can look like after 18 years. Why you should purchase on quality not cost. Top Tips for choosing a resin bound paving company. Author: Gail Gilkes, Head of Marketing, SureSet UK Ltd. Visit: https://www.sureset.co.uk/  
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  • In recent years, due to an increase in flooding and public awareness of flood prevention, the permeable resin bound paving market has grown considerably. But as resin bound becomes more popular and the number of companies selling it increases, there is a growing number of people selling inferior products, cheaper and creating a bad reputation for a premium paving product that when installed correctly will last up to 25 years. As it is a relatively new product, it’s one of only a few trades within the construction industry without a governing body or Trade Association of its own; and, apart from the Paving Expert website, there isn’t anywhere to go for independent advice about resin bound paving. Nearly 20 years ago SureSet revolutionised the concept of clear resin bound paving for external use. They remain as passionate and excited about the product as they were in 1997, and to help you out have put together a list of ten reasons to choose resin bound paving… 1     It’s permeable: cold mixed on site using a process that ensures every particle of stone is completely covered in resin; forming a structurally stable 3D matrix. During the laying process, minute voids are created that allows water to drain through. 2     It’s aesthetically pleasing: not only is it decorative, resin bound paving is sustainable, practical and versatile. 3     It’s resistant to weather conditions: doesn’t soften in summer, freeze in winter or fade in sunlight. 4     Its longevity:resin bound paving is a long lasting durable surface. While guarantees vary between 10 – 18 years, when properly maintained, can last for up to 25 years. 5     It requires minimal maintenance: there are no weeds to weed or lose stone to sweep. A regular brush and occasional power wash will keep it looking as good as new. 6     It provides natural filtration: as surface or rain water seeps through the sub-base a natural filtration takes place – reducing or removing impurities and pollutants caused by oils and metals.  7     It reduces standing water (puddles): which in turn reduces surface water run-off and flash flooding. 8     It’s SuDS compliant (Sustainable urban Drainage Systems): a water management system introduced by the Environment Agency to help manage flood risk and water quality.    9     It reduces the ‘heat island’ effect: heat islands happen because hard surfaces, like asphalt and concrete, absorb and store heat. Permeable paving allows the soil underneath to breathe, which reduces surface temperatures and thereby the ‘heat island’ effect.  10  No planning permission required: Since government legislation in 2008, planning permission is not required for areas less than 5m² or if the new surface is permeable.  In comparison to traditional paving options that…       Are impermeable       Look more ‘industrial’ like       Are not weather resistant       Have a relatively short functional life       Require more maintenance       Create puddles and contributes to flash flooding Are not SuDS compliant (Sustainable urban Drainage Systems): a water management system introduced by the Environment Agency to help manage flood risk and water quality, and therefore require planning permission. Retain heat and contribute to the ‘heat island’ effect. You will find more useful information about resin bound paving on these Blogs: What resin bound paving can look like after 18 years. Why you should purchase on quality not cost. Top Tips for choosing a resin bound paving company. Author: Gail Gilkes, Head of Marketing, SureSet UK Ltd. Visit: https://www.sureset.co.uk/  
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  • 15 Aug 2017
    Offering exceptional durability, waterproofing and skid resistance, mastic asphalt has been used across the globe on all manner of paving applications for more than a century – from surfacing the pavements around Tower Bridge in London to hundreds of bridges and car parks and one of the biggest civil engineering projects in the world - where it is being used as a surface material on the 31 mile long Hong Kong bridge between Hong Kong and Macau. Used extensively as a long-life wearing surface in urban situations, where durability and consistency is paramount, modified bituminous materials such as mastic asphalt can bring real benefits to road and pathway construction. Delivering better and longer lasting walkways, and savings in total lifecycle costings, mastic asphalt is capable of out-performing and outlasting all other comparable materials.  Slip and skid resistance can be provided in the wearing course of mastic asphalt by sand rubbing, surface crimping or the application of high polished stone value pre-coated chippings. For local authorities and public pathway specifiers, this added functionality further enhances the material’s suitability for public areas – and reduces the potential for any slips and trips. Another major advantage with mastic asphalt is that it can be laid at speed, reducing the project costs significantly. It also cools very rapidly, allowing foot traffic within two to three hours, depending upon ambient temperature. Recent projects where the application of mastic asphalt has been proven include work to pavements around Tower Bridge by Infallible Systems and to the Selby Swing Bridge in Yorkshire by BriggsAmasco, where the company machine-laid a waterproof mastic asphalt wearing course for the 1200m2 bridge deck in just five days.  Testament to the potential speed of application is currently in China where mastic asphalt paving is being mechanically laid on the Hong Kong bridge at a staggering rate of 6000m2 per day. With most of the world’s paved roads surfaced with asphalt, the versatility of mastic asphalt is legendary. This reliable, well-tested product gives good performance and durability under the most heavily-trafficked conditions, and as a paving material, is tough to beat. Visit: http://www.masticasphaltcouncil.co.uk/
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  • Offering exceptional durability, waterproofing and skid resistance, mastic asphalt has been used across the globe on all manner of paving applications for more than a century – from surfacing the pavements around Tower Bridge in London to hundreds of bridges and car parks and one of the biggest civil engineering projects in the world - where it is being used as a surface material on the 31 mile long Hong Kong bridge between Hong Kong and Macau. Used extensively as a long-life wearing surface in urban situations, where durability and consistency is paramount, modified bituminous materials such as mastic asphalt can bring real benefits to road and pathway construction. Delivering better and longer lasting walkways, and savings in total lifecycle costings, mastic asphalt is capable of out-performing and outlasting all other comparable materials.  Slip and skid resistance can be provided in the wearing course of mastic asphalt by sand rubbing, surface crimping or the application of high polished stone value pre-coated chippings. For local authorities and public pathway specifiers, this added functionality further enhances the material’s suitability for public areas – and reduces the potential for any slips and trips. Another major advantage with mastic asphalt is that it can be laid at speed, reducing the project costs significantly. It also cools very rapidly, allowing foot traffic within two to three hours, depending upon ambient temperature. Recent projects where the application of mastic asphalt has been proven include work to pavements around Tower Bridge by Infallible Systems and to the Selby Swing Bridge in Yorkshire by BriggsAmasco, where the company machine-laid a waterproof mastic asphalt wearing course for the 1200m2 bridge deck in just five days.  Testament to the potential speed of application is currently in China where mastic asphalt paving is being mechanically laid on the Hong Kong bridge at a staggering rate of 6000m2 per day. With most of the world’s paved roads surfaced with asphalt, the versatility of mastic asphalt is legendary. This reliable, well-tested product gives good performance and durability under the most heavily-trafficked conditions, and as a paving material, is tough to beat. Visit: http://www.masticasphaltcouncil.co.uk/
    Aug 15, 2017 0