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Leicestershire community engagement 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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Leicestershire Environmental Improvements

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

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Leicestershire LHWA CHIT 2013

Partnership with the Leicestershire Highways Works Alliance (lhwa) Driving efficiency in Leicestershire.

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Leicestershire LHWA Localism 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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HARP - Blackpool Council

Pioneering highways asset programme proactively arrests Blackpool’s declining network, paving the way for future generations.

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Leicestershire Grass Cutting

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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Leicestershire Soil Stabilisation

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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Leicestershire Winter Maintenance

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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Walsall GIS Mapping

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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Walsall Operations Restructure

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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ULTISuDS Bathgate Morrisons

The Morrisons Bathgate store required a SDS compliant system that supported the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) two stages of storm water treatment. The client required a smooth surface for trolleys and minimised potential of trip hazards and at the same time met with SEPA’s.

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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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ULTIFLEX Hilingdon

London Borough of Hillingdon sought not only to improve the condition of the carriageway, but reduce noise levels for local residents. The carriageway was showing signs of reflection cracking from the underlying layers and deterioration of the surface course.

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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 Moto Wetherby

Architects wanted an attractive pedestrianised area to link the car park with the service station and complement the design of the building. ULTICOLOUR was specified to mark out a distinctive pathway and pedestrian space within the area.

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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 Blackpool Promenade

Blackpool City Council appointed us to provide a solution that could be colour matched to the new sea defence development. Not only should the aesthetic appearance be clean, contemporary and beautiful it needed to withstand heavy footfall and extreme conditions poised by the natural elements.

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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 and ULTINATURAL Horse Guards Parade

The aesthetics of the new surface were of utmost importance as the road is in a prestigious area. Our ULTINATURAL chippings are made from red rock.

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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 refurfacing, Hillingdon

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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ULTIFLEX refurfacing, 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 Wickham

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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Agila 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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Whitelee Wind Farm

Lafarge Tarmac Cement has played a vital role in the construction of Europe’s largest wind farm – which can provide enough green energy to power 180,000 homes.

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St George's Park, Burton on Trent

The new ‘State of the Art’ facility near Burton on Trent in Staffordshire will act both as a training base for the England national football team and as a focal point for player and coach development. It will also house sports science and medicine facilities.

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Toproc SF 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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