Ultrascape Flowpoint used at Caernarfon Castle!

Ultrascape Flowpoint makes its debut at Caernarfon Castle, just like Charles did at his investiture in 1969! Beautiful Caernarfon Castle, one of the top tourist attractions in Wales is known as one of the most impressive castles in the United Kingdom.  The castle itself is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its small…

What is the Ultracrete BBA/HAPAS Approved Ironwork Reinstatement System?

The UltraCrete BBA/Hapas approved ironwork reinstatement system is a range of specialist products that comprises of approved bedding mortars, backfill flowable concrete, hot and cold lay asphalt and bitumen seal and tack coat spray that have been independently tested by a UKAS accredited laboratory and approved for use by the British Board of Agrément. The…

What is the UltraScape BS 7533 Mortar Paving System?

Historic square of Castle Green, Taunton. Image Courtesy of Instarmac. Over the last 20 years UltraScape an Instarmac Group plc brand has developed a trusted reputation across the world for quality paving and landscaping products. Providing specialist construction materials that meet the British standard BS 7533, which deliver results time and time again. Specified by contractors, architects,…

What is a slurry paving primer?

A slurry paving primer like UltraScape Pro-Prime manufactured by award winning Instarmac Group plc is used to provide a secure and strong bond between the paving slab or sett and your bedding mortar. It is an essential part of creating a long-lasting patio. A slurry primer is typically used to help strengthen the bond between…

What is Flowpoint?

Ultrascape Flowpoint is a flowable, wet slurry paving grout, made from Portland cement and a blend of special aggregates. Flowpoint paving grout is ideal for quickly pointing joints between slabs in patios, terraces and paving. Flowpoint is simple to use and has an initial set time of just 15 minutes, meaning that your patio can…

How do you grout a patio?

There are a few different products on the market to grout a patio, but the process in principle is not dissimilar. If your patio is looking a little tired and neglected and in need of some serious TLC, if there are weeds and moss and your outdoor space is feeling a little shabby, it’s not…

What are the different types of paving grout?

Paving grouts to anyone who isn’t an experienced landscaping contractor can appear mighty complex as they come in many different types. There are brush-in grouts like EASYJoint, flowable slurry grouts like UltraScape Flowpoint, epoxy resins or traditional sand and cement. When you’ve spent huge amounts of time and money selecting the ideal Indian sandstone pavers,…

Beautiful Stone labyrinth created using Pro-Joint V75-WT

More than 60 kits of ProJoint V75-WT were used to create this stunning stone labyrinth and the time involved in the team sizing and placing each limestone sett to their exacting standards was extensive. ProJoint V75-WT was trialled on a test area for the aesthetics as well as saving on labour time. Using over 60…

Flowpoint Used at Fire Station’s New Apartments

Birmingham’s historic Central Fire Station has been brought to life following a multi-million pound redevelopment. All paving was grouted using Flowpoint, the renowned rapid setting grout from UltraScape. The £35 million redevelopment has given the disused Grade II listed 1930’s fire station a new lease of life as apartments for students of Aston and City…

Top Tips for Planning Your Low Maintenance Garden

Pavestone Paving The first step to creating a beautiful, low maintenance, paved garden is choosing the right paving. Ideally you want something that needs minimal cleaning and maintenance, that will look as good as the day it was bought for years to come. For modern designs that have a clean finish, choose Porcelain paving as…

Showcasing Pro-Joint Products

Pro-Joint™ V75-WT™ was used on reclaimed French cobbles A client who was importing thousands of reclaimed ancient cobbles from France to be used on a driveway area of approximately 300m2 chose Nexus ProJoint products for his project. He had been recommended to point the attractive 140x190mm cobbles with ProJoint V75-WT, so the technical team worked…

Transformation of Medieval Old Elvet Bridge in Durham

UltraScape’s BS 7533 Mortar Paving System comprising of Flowpoint Eco-Bed bedding mortar, Pro-Prime slurry primer and Flowpoint grouts have been used as part of a £1 million transformation of Old Elvet Bridge, a beautiful medieval bridge located in the heart of historic Durham. Originally built in the 12th and 13th centuries, Old Elvet Bridge is…

Ready to spring clean your paving?

Dirty or moss-covered concrete paving, tiled, and natural stone surfaces have little appeal. By the time spring is around the corner, road salt from de-icing the streets may also have accumulated in the joints. Many people will reach for commercially available high-pressure cleaners to blast away the dirt. However, high-pressure water jets will be deflected…

Ultrascape: Media City, Manchester

Manchester has recently been given £650 million to construct a 40,000m² paved area for the high profile development project, MediaCity. Located in Salford Quays, on the banks of Manchester’s ship canal and home to over 2,500 BBC staff, 400 apartments and a five-acre piazza, reliable products were needed in order to complete the project. The…

The Problem with Potholes

Potholes have, in recent years particularly, become an annual news event all in themselves. Every year, the councils and highways authorities responsible for the upkeep of Britain’s roads plead with central government to release more funding to maintain an ever worsening road infrastructure. The problem is, without significant (and we mean in the multi billions…

Don’t let potholes ruin your journey this New Year.

Around 14 million cars travelled at least 20 miles on the last Friday before Christmas last year. With potholes responsible for as many as 10% of all mechanical failures on UK roads and local authorities currently paying out in excess of £30 million in compensation claims per year, pothole repair is becoming more frequently topical…

Wandsworth Town station back on track thanks to Flowpoint

UltraScape restores London Borough train station entrance Situated in South West London, the Borough of Wandsworth is home to 2 major train stations, Wandsworth Common and Wandsworth Town.  The latter has received major urban regeneration using the Ultrascape mortar paving system. Instarmac Ultrascape Flowpoint Grout, ProPrime primer and Pro-Bed HS Bedding mortar were specified and…

Shift muck the easy way with our high strength mortar tubs

You can buy mortar tubs for next day delivery here: thepavingexperts.co.uk/mortartubs Whats all the fuss about mortar tubs? Why not just use buckets, wheelbarrows or gorilla tubs? Ideal for moving mortar around site easily with either a site forklift or by crane (with certified crane lift tubs), mortar tubs provide a cost effective way of…

Flowpoint grout stronger than an Ox at Birmingham’s Bull Ring

Birmingham Bullring A scheme aimed at attracting more restaurants to the Birmingham Bulling has been completed. Set around St Martin’s Square, the Spiceal Scheme has created a new area of restaurants and enhancements to the areas public realm.  UltraScape’s Flowpoint was specified, and was instrumental in the area’s successful development. The scheme is on a…

Flowpoint Grout gets the best media attention!

MediaCity, Manchester Manchester has recently been given £650 million to construct a 40,000m² paved area for the high profile development project, MediaCity. Located in Salford Quays, on the banks of Manchester’s ship canal and home to over 2,500 BBC staff, 400 apartments and a five-acre piazza, reliable products were needed in order to complete the…

King Cross uses Flowpoint Grout

Granary Square, King’s Cross, London The fantastic new Granary Square – the heart of King’s Cross – is London’s newest square and one of the largest of its kind in Europe. Over 1000 fountains create a spectacular water feature, all bedded using UltraScape’s Resi-Bed resinous mortar. The square’s area was once used for the unloading…