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Community Engagement, Leicestershire 2013

Lafarge Tarmac Contracting has been working in partnership with both LCC and Leicestershire Highways Organisation (LHO) on the LHWA since the beginning of 2008. As part of our works with LHWA we have sponsored and worked on many community based projects.

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Environmental Improvements, Leicestershire

Environmental improvements, Leicestershire Highway Works Alliance. Maintenance free recycled plastic fencing. Erected on time and to budget.

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Driving Efficiency, Leicestershire LHWA CIHT Award 2013

Partnership with the Leicestershire Highways Works Alliance (lhwa) Driving efficiency in Leicestershire. The contract has seen approximately £673k in efficiency savings during its first three years.

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LHWA Localism, Leicestershire 2013

How a local approach pays dividends Leicestershire Highways Works Alliance; Environment works, grass cutting

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Buxton Lime Technical Support

Intersurgical Ltd are a leading manufacturer of medical absorbents, used in hospitals worldwide to clean harmful gases from the breathing circuits administering anaesthetic to patients undergoing surgery. The absorbents in these systems are made using hydrated lime as a key ingredient.

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Grass Cutting, Leicestershire

Lafarge Tarmac Contracting have been working in partnership with both Leicestershire County Council (LCC) and Leicestershire Highways Organisation (LHO) on the LHWA since the beginning of 2008. The LHWA contract was for an initial four year period with the opportunity of 3 one year extension periods, the second of which commences in April 2014.

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Soil Stabilisation, Leicestershire

Having worked in partnership with Leicestershire County Council since 2008, the client approached us for a sustainable solution to road construction that minimised traffic movements, caused less disruption and contributed to CO2 savings.

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Winter Maintenance, Leicestershire

The Leicestershire Highways Works Alliance contract includes a range of environmental works, including grass cutting of highway verges and winter road maintenance.

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GIS Mapping, Walsall

Working alongside KaarbonTech, who provide data collection, maintenance advice and flood risk analysis, an initial data collection exercise was carried out within the existing costs, over 2 years from 2013-15 so that a ‘needs based’ flexible cleaning regime could be adopted.

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Operations Restructure, Walsall

With the likelihood of reductions between 20-30% in highway budgets over the next few years, we were met with a growing requirement from our client to provide a service that is business effective, demonstrates value for money and gives us a consistent manageable platform that meets the requirements of the contract. In order to achieve this we needed to ensure that we had the right business structure in place to take the business forward and remain competitive.

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Ulticolour Bauxite Dec 2013

When Leicestershire County Council was faced with resurfacing the approach to a roundabout on the A6 at Berstall heading towards Mountsorrel and Loughborough, the solution required needed to be cost effective, long lasting and incur minimal disruption to the public during application.

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Ultifastpath, Barwell Nov 2013

When Leicestershire County Council was faced with replacing a failed footway to a housing estate in Barwell, they looked to us to come up with a solution.

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Ultifoam Dec 2013

Lafarge Tarmac were approached by Leicestershire County Council after they discovered that some carriageway edging were failing and required reconstruction.

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ULTISuDS Bristol

Construction of the 2,000m2 car park was a major element of a new purpose built Community Centre, a community-led design and build project

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ULTISuDS Berkshire

The University of Reading wanted a product that could tackle storm water management at its campus. This resulted in the first SDS system to combine porous asphalt with an open drainage basin system by Lafarge Tarmac.

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ULTILAYER Glamorgan

The surface of a main commuter route into Cardiff was suffering from acute deformation. Vale of Glamorgan Council required a durable and faster alternative to hot-rolled asphalt to ensure minimum disruption for local road users.

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ULTIFOAM Melton Mowbray

Lafarge Tarmac’s focus was to recommend a solution that delivered sustainable performance and cost savings to the client. As a result ULTIFOAM was put forward for its environmentally friendly credentials

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ULTIFASTPATH Barwell

Leicestershire County Council was faced with replacing a failed footway to a busy housing estate in Barwell. We suggested the use of Ultifastpath as an alternative to conventional footway construction in order to minimise disruption and time taken on site.

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ULTICRETE Dawsons Wharf

Dawson's Wharf required a solution for cracked and worn floors in the warehouses. We provided a solution that resulted in a highly durable surface that was trafficked within 24 hours of installation.

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ULTICOLOUR Tyburn Road

Birmingham City Council appointed us as their supplier and contractor on a major bus route redevelopment. Using our ULTICOLOUR solution asphalt aimed to show how driver compliance with bus lane regulation could be improved.

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ULTICOLOUR London Zoo

ULTICOLOUR was specified to mark out a distinctive pathway and pedestrian space within the area. ULTICOLOUR was specified in five different colours to create a series of walkways to guide visitors around the different sections.

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ULTICOLOUR Bolton Playground

Contractor Bolton WISE appointed artist Kay Aplin to design a new low level playground themed around the children’s story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. Kay approached Lafarge Tarmac to supply the coloured surfacing options that could be used creatively to complement her designs

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ULTICOLOUR BAUXITE Leicestershire

When Leicestershire County Council was faced with resurfacing the approach to a roundabout on the A6 at Berstall heading towards Mountsorrel and Loughborough, the solution required needed to be cost effective, long lasting and incur minimal disruption to the public during application.

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ULTICOLOUR Chippings Horse Guards Parade

The aesthetics of the new surface were of utmost importance as the road is in a prestigious area. ULTICOLOUR chippings offered the solution.

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Artevia - Polished floors, Lincolnshire

Lafarge Tarmac experts recommended the use of Artevia Polish for the coloured floor to achieve the desired colouring and high quality finish.

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Toproc ES - London Underground

Our expert team recommended Toproc ES microsilica concrete for its high abrasive qualities and rapid strength times

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Toproc UW - Chew Magna Sewage Station

Clients Wessex Water Services Limited commissioned Lafarge Tarmac to cast a concrete base 1,400mm deep – at the bottom of a 10m deep tank.

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Bespoke concrete Sustainable Housing

Following extensive discussions with Jerry, Lafarge Tarmac experts recommended a bespoke concrete mix that would be in keeping with the ideology behind the whole project

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ULTIFASTPATH Footpaths, Barwell

Working in partnership with Leicestershire County Council we identified a single layer asphalt solution. The design would mean quicker laying, a tighter surface finish and denser compaction

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ULTIFASTPAVE car park, Stansted airport

ULTIFASTPAVE was utilised to provide a single combined binder and surface course layer. The properties of ULTIFASTPAVE allowed easier compaction to achieve a dense, low voids mixture that was capable of providing the durable surface required for the low speed but heavy volumes of traffic.

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ULTIFLEX resurfacing, York Road

Around 200 tonnes of ULTIFLEX and a flexible binder course were laid by our team along 225m of the northbound carriageway of the A4020 during three night-time possessions.

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ULTIMAT resurfacing, Alderminster Road

With the solution benefits evident in combating the surface cracking issues caused by the land shifts the project was successful in avoiding much more costly and disruptive full depth reconstruction. The flexible properties of ULTIMAT had delivered a surface that was tough and with reduced voids.

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ULTISHIELD service station, M5

The busy service station had substantial damage across parking areas largely the result of fuel and other corrosive spillages. The client wanted a cheaper alternative to grouted macadam and ULTISHIELD was specified as an effective solution.

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ULTISuDS Car Park B and Q, Portsmouth

The ULTISuDS design incorporated a bespoke infiltration system using a granular reservoir base and the hydraulic performance of each asphalt layer was tested to assess compliance before laying the next

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ULTISuDS car park, Glasgow

After looking at various options Glasgow City Council’s final decision was to use ULTISuDS on the car park. This solution met all requirements including those of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

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ULTISuDS car Park, Wigan

To coincide with the opening of its new town centre offices, Wigan Council wanted to upgrade its car park at Chapel Lane. The car park is used by Council employees during the week and shoppers at the weekend

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ULTISuDS case study car park, High Wycombe

Johnson and Johnson requested a system that would not simply channel water into the site’s drainage system but continue to allow it to percolate naturally into the ground.

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ULTISuDS playground, Birmingham

Crocketts Community School in Smethwick, Birmingham, is an ‘Exemplar Schools Project’, demonstrating a commitment to the highest affordable levels of sustainable construction.

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ULTISuDS ULTICOLOUR Community centre, Wolverhampton

ULTISuDS a proven SDS system, was successfully combined with ULTICOLOUR, coloured asphalt to complement the unusual style of building which utilises metal cladding with a red rusty look and feel to it

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ULTITRACK Velodrome Bournemouth

Lafarge Tarmac were recommended by British Cycling to also carry out the surfacing works as we were the only proven contractor with the experience and process capability to deliver the track.

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ULTITREC Canal Towpath, Wakefield

ULTITREC was selected by our client in preference to 6mm gritstone primarily for its environmental credentials as a 100% recycled product.

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Agilia Architectural Self Compacting Concrete Aquatic Centre

Agilia’s high performance met all technical specifications for the project, as well as meeting the build schedule, to ensure the diving pool was on target to open as planned.

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Agilia Architectural Hepworth

Known for innovative and challenging use of concrete in their structures, Sterling prize-winning architects David Chipperfield were commissioned to design this bold structure. The basis of their design was a series of coloured concrete ‘trapezoidal blocks’ with striking cuts and forms throughout.

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Chronolia re-instatement Sutton Ford

Lafarge Tarmac were contacted by the contractor to become involved in the road’s re-instatement and develop a long-term solution.

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Toproc AA Coastal Defence Blackpool

For over 100 years the old sea wall has provided Blackpool with protection from coastal erosion and flood alleviation. Constant bombardment from winter storms had taken its toll on the structures and much of the defensive structure needed to be replaced.

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Toproc ES Alton Waste transfer station

Lafarge Tarmac was asked to provide a concrete to construct a waste transfer station floor area. 75% of the floor area was designated for high wear use (tipping halls and storage bays) which would be subject to high impact and abrasion damage from large front end loading machines.

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Toproc ES Arsenal Waste transfer station

A first floor suspended slab floor of approximately 6,400 m2 and 375mm thick was required by clients, London Borough of Islington, for their waste transfer station.

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Toproc ES Brighton coastal protection scheme

Brighton and Hove Council wanted to maximise the abrasion resistance of the concrete used in the Brighton-Ovingdean Coast Protection Scheme.

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Toproc ES Underbridge 41 Corby

Sufficient strength was needed at two hours to enable the installation of waterproofing material and a minimum 10N/mm² compressive strength was needed at eight hours to allow subsequent backfilling over the arch.

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Buxton Lime - SITA Energy

Buxton Lime and Powders Technical Sales team worked with the SITA Isle of Man operations team to select the ideal grade of quicklime, and recommend modifications to the system and controls to give reliable operation and efficient, economic use of the product.

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Effluent management at Toyota

Kalic has enabled Toyota to maintain the high standard of effluent management and reduce the use of more expensive and hazardous treatment chemicals.

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Toproc SY MOD training camp

To eliminate the environmental and social impact of truck movements, Lafarge Tarmac installed a site batch concrete plant at the barracks.

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ULTIFASTPATH Paisley

Working with Renfrewshire Council, Lafarge Tarmac provided a solution which was fast and cost-effective, which would allow work to be completed in one day with minimal disruption.

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ULTIFASTPATH Paisley Technical Details

Working with Renfrewshire Council, Lafarge Tarmac provided a solution where the material was laid in one single layer, therefore halving the construction time.

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Toproc CR Billingham

Lafarge Tarmac were chosen to provide a concrete for the floor of a storage facility for rock salt at Billingham, Teesside, for Stockton Borough Council. Rock salt contains aggressive chlorides – so it was vitally important to construct the floor from materials that could resist the chemical attack.

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Extensia Eversley

The client required a very high performance “jointless” concrete flooring solution for their new waste recycling plant. Due to the enhanced performance of Extensia, Lafarge Tarmac were able to help Trent Construction Services offer a design that met all of their requirements.

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Chronolia - Alcan Smelting Plant

P.A. Gascoigne, fixed maintenance contractor at one of Alcan’s aluminium smelting plants, needed to replace the floor slabs in a crucial part of the production line. The use of Chronolia as the in situ replacement for the floor slabs more than halved the period of production downtime at the Alcan plant.

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Chronolia - Precast Concrete Facility

A precast concrete manufacturing company, specialising in the rail market had been using the same concrete mix for nearly 20 years without any issue in terms of workability, finish and overall strength. Compared to the existing mix, Chronolia offered a time saving as it provided a stronger product in a shorter time frame, as well as being an overall more consistent product.

Cement

Heathrow Terminal 5

Concrete made with Lafarge Tarmac’s Portland cement PCRM has been used in the construction of the new Heathrow Terminal 5 building, aircraft stand areas, tunnels, and walkways – both within and outside the main concourse. Because of its versatility of use in concrete, Portland cement is the most commonly-used construction material in the world.

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Whitelee Wind Farm, Scotland

Lafarge Tarmac Cement has played a vital role in the construction of Europe’s largest onshore wind farm – which can provide enough green energy to power nearly 300,000 homes.

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National Football Centre, St George's Park

Including 2 hotels, indoor football pitch, fitness and rehabilitation centre, swimming pool, spectator seating and basic infrastructure, this high-profile project required a sustainable, locally sourced solution. For the foundations, footings, retaining walls, drainage and floor slabs of the National Football Centre, Eco Phoenix concrete was supplied from Lafarge Tarmac.

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Toproc UW Weston-Super-Mare Sea Defence

Toproc UW proved to be a viable and economical alternative to precast panels and ensured all the performance specifications for the new sea defences were met.

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Toproc ES Wolvercote Viaduct

When a major viaduct linking the Midlands and the South Coast needed a unique concrete ‘stitch’ pour to join the north and south carriageways – all carried out within a tight possession window – it was the Lafarge Tarmac team that rose to the challenge.

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Chronolia - Network Rail W10 Bridgeworks

The required strength for the lintels was 50N/mm2 at 48 hours and Lafarge Tarmac’s Chronolia attained the desired strength comfortably. It achieved 50N/mm2 after just 36 hours and went on to achieve 90N/mm2 after 28 days providing the necessary support and ensuring that deadlines were met comfortably.

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Chronolia - New Tyne Tunnel

Chronolia 15hr was developed as a bespoke solution for this project to offer high early strength of 10N at 12 hours, which enabled strip shuttering to happen on the same day and considerably reduced overall construction time.

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Chronolia - Manchester Airport Control Tower

The project was a tall order in more ways than one. A 65m control tower to replace the existing one at Manchester Airport, making it the second highest in the UK. The main circular shaft required a 24-hour continuous pour to ensure the shutter levels rose at an optimum rate of 300mm/hour throughout the project.

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Chronolia - Sportpark, Loughborough University

A solution was needed to speed up the construction work at the entrance to Loughborough University, a project comprising four buildings covering a total area of 5,900m2 of mixed office and storage space.

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Chronolia - Wind turbine Foundation Pad, Fontenay

The foundation pad for the turbine was successfully poured with Chronolia 48hr. There were no construction joints and the concrete reached the specified strength within two days of pouring. This ensured the project was on schedule and allowed the first stem installation as planned.

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Chronolia - Corus works, Lackenby

By using Chronolia 48hr the client completed the work on schedule and within a much faster time frame compared to traditional concrete. The newly poured hardstands were able to be trafficked much faster, resulting in a significant reduction in both downtime and subsequent production losses.

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Toproc AA and Toproc HR - Outokumpu Steel, Sheffield

Attaining superior strength and drying in a matter of hours, not weeks, ensured that work was completed well within the two-week timescale set. Several years later, both Toproc products continue to deliver exceptional strength and durability, with the heat resistant Toproc HR proving particularly effective in the furnace areas.

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Artevia Colour - South Shields Promenade

As a key component of the massive £2 million regeneration project along Sandhaven Beach, the Lafarge Tarmac team were tasked to rejuvenate the prestigious South Shields Promenade.

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Artevia Colour - St. Clare's Convent, Derbyshire

Lafarge Tarmac was tasked by St. Clare’s Convent with supplying a coloured concrete for their proposed exterior labyrinth. The octagon-shaped concrete slab would measure 18m across, meaning the traditional method of using colour hardeners would be inappropriate.

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Artevia Colour - The Dream

Evans Concrete was responsible for fabricating ‘Dream’ – a striking 20m high sculpture portraying the head of a girl with her eyes closed.The high level of technical expertise and creative blend of materials resulted in a stunning, almost luminescent, white marble finish which brought the design to life and provided a poignant contrast to the black coal buried beneath it.

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Artevia Exposed - BMX Velodrome, Manchester

The BMX Velodrome was one of the leading training grounds for the 2012 Olympic cyclists. The landscape architect wanted a colour that would also be different to the normal hard landscape that is so common for pavements in city centres.

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Artevia Exposed - East Park Water Feature, Hull

Hull City Council architects wanted a decorative aggregate for a water feature in the city’s East Park.The contractor laid over 400m3 of Artevia Exposed concrete to provide an undulating feature with a natural appearance.

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Agilia Mix - London Bridge

When the complex design of Network Rail’s new London Bridge station demanded 1500m3 of bespoke self-compacting concrete with a perfect F3 finish for custom-made metal formwork, main contractor Costain turned to Lafarge Tarmac to provide a solution.

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Buxton Lime Geofirma - Case Study

Geofirma Ltd are one of the UK’s leading Soil Stabilisation and Groundworking contractors. Stabilisation of unsuitable ground with lime, cement or both is a well established technique for use on difficult construction sites.

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ULTIMAT Port Glasgow

Inverclyde Council were looking for a suitable asphalt solution for laying over concrete roads and sites where the existing surface is cracked. Inverclyde Council wished to use a high performance product which would deliver long term durability plus have minimal access restrictions to avoid disruption to traffic. A solution which was fast, durable and cost-effective was required.

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ULTICOLOUR Merthyr Tydfil

To restore and repair the existing network of woodland paths within Cyfarthfa Park with a red colour appearance and to ensure they were accessible for disabled users and walkers together with being durable for Parks maintenance vehicles.

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Brett Concrete for Crossrail Tunnelling

Crossrail, the new high frequency, high capacity railway, is set to revolutionise travel in London. Construction is due for completion in 2018. And with 26 miles of tunnels, building this new artery passing through 40 stations is one of Europe’s biggest construction projects.

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ULTIFASTPATH Newbattle High School

For this contract Midlothian Council installed the material in a single layer of 70mm, therefore halving construction time and used less material than if offering a conventional solution.

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Eco Phoenix Pendennis Dock

In 2012 an expansion plan for Falmouth’s Pendennis shipyard was approved. The development included creation of 2 new wet docks, 3 construction halls and a four-storey office complex.

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TBlocks, Whitley Bay

The unique interlocking design of TBlocks and recessed lifting eyes allows safe, accurate placement of blocks for efficient construction of a range of structures, including sea defences and retaining walls. It also provides guaranteed interlock in two planes for a highly stable, resistant structure that accommodates moderate differential settlement without structural damage.

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Ultilow, M180 Aug 2014

Reconstruction of the INGS Roundabout to restore the pavement life for many years to come. The work was part of a package of 12 schemes in Area 12 secured by Lafarge Tarmac National Contracting’s Cross Green office and involved reconstruction of large sections with over 2000t of EME 2.

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ULTIMAT West Dumbartonshire

For this contract West Dumbartonshire Council installed 318T of material in a single layer of 35mm, therefore halving construction time which reduced the program and used less material than if offering a conventional solution.

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