A Christmas message from Ronacrete

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Christmas delivery times

Christmas closure at RonacreteOur office and factory will be closed from 5.30pm on 23rd December 2013 and will reopen at 8.30am on 2nd January 2014.

Please note that for us to guarantee standard delivery of materials before Christmas, orders must be placed with us by 1.00pm Wednesday 18th December 2013.

Last orders for over night delivery (next working day) must be placed

• Before 1.00pm on Friday 20th December 2013 (if hazardous before 11am), after this date we cannot guarantee delivery before the Christmas shut down.
• The last day for collections will be Monday 23rd December 2013 before 4.00pm.
• Normal deliveries will resume Thursday 2nd January 2014 8.30am.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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Eco Resin Bound across the boroughs

Eco Resin Bound Surfacing has been used in Shoreditch Park to provide a strong base for the docking station for Barclays Cycle Hire bicycles or as they are generally known Boris’s bikes.

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Eco Resin Bound Surfacing provides an attractive slip-resistant alternative to traditional paving and the permeability of the SuDs compliant system prevents pooling of surface water, keeping paths puddle free. The resistance of the resin to ultra-violet light ensures that the resin will not yellow or darken and will remain elastic, lengthening the service life of the system which is strong enough to stand light vehicle traffic, heavy footfall and most certainly bicycles.

Eco Resin Bound systems are being applied across London boroughs as councils find out about the benefits of the SuDS compliant resin bound and tree pit systems. The London Borough of Hackney has made extensive use of RonaDeck Eco Tree Pit Systems to protect trees within the borough and tree pit has also been used in neighbouring Islington. One of the largest resin bound surfacing projects took place at Shepherd’s Bush Green in the Borough of Hammersmith where over 7,500 metres have been laid. The Queen’s Walk along the South Bank in the Borough of Southwark was resin bound in time for the Jubilee Pageant part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Eco Resin Bound in Belper

The driveway of a new home in Belper Derbyshire was laid with 400 square metres of Eco Resin Bound Surfacing with an Autumn Forest aggregate blend. The permeable paving was laid by Ronacrete Approved Contractor Truestone Surfacing.

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Resin bound surfacing at Belper home.

RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing – a pathway to innovation

RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing – a pathway to innovation

Specialist construction product manufacturer and market leader Ronacrete has showcased its sustainable, permeable paving system,

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RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing and an alternative base from the Eco Resin Bound range at the BRE Innovation Park in Watford.

The BRE Innovation Park promotes a sustainable and low carbon built environment by housing some of the world’s most sustainable buildings and providing a testing ground for new products and construction systems.

“Ronacrete has a long standing relationship with the BRE. Many tests on our materials from our Screeds, Concrete Repair and Waterproofing ranges have been conducted over the years at their premises in Watford. It made complete sense to take the opportunity to showcase RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing, a product which Ronacrete prides for its sustainable features as well as its quality in terms of strength and appearance.” 

Daniel Osen, Managing Director, Ronacrete

After a meeting with Nick Smith, Global Development Director for BRE, it was agreed to replace the existing path (a basic mix of type one and sand) with a visually striking resin bound pathway using a selection of aggregate blends from the range – Autumn Harvest, Lunar, Terracotta Snow, Maple Harvest and Quartz Parallel.

The resin bound surfacing was seen as innovative and environmentally friendly due to the following features:

  • Unique resin with 38% formulated from botanic sources
  • Can be installed on to alternative bases such as EcoGrid which is made from 100% recycled plastic – part of the EcoBound range
  • High quality UV stable formula which ensures long product life cycle
  • Highly permeable – up to 850 litres / m² / minute
  • Recycled aggregates can be used
  • Low VOC cleaners for aftercare
  • Slip resistant in wet and dry
  • Highly decorative natural aggregate appearance
  • Guaranteed up to 15 years

Maple Harvest was laid to two sections; the first at the end of the path and the second at the entrance to an outdoor gym area. Autumn Harvest was then laid in the path centre  joining up with the Maple Harvest section.  Directly outside the Wilmott Dixon Healthcare Centre, Terracotta Snow was installed and was used to complete the gym path.

RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing aggregate blends

RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing aggregate blends

An existing cracked resin bound surface was removed from the timber decked ramp that lead to the path and a straight edge steel trim was installed on each side of the ramp. The Lunar aggregate blend was used to complete the path connecting with the base of the ramp and Quartz Parallel was installed on the ramp at a thickness of 20 mm.

Ronacrete also agreed to replace the surfacing of the outdoor gym area which consisted of bark and a very hard type one aggregate with a UV stable rubber granule surfacing system.

A depth of 120 mm was excavated using a digger and once levelled, a geotextile membrane was rolled out. A 100 mm shockpad was then installed on to the membrane. The shockpad is a combination of black rubber granules made from recycled truck tyre carcases mixed with resin and then raked out on to the surface and left to cure over night. Yellow, blue, green and red rubber granules were then used as a wearing surface to provide decoration. All these colours are often vulnerable to UV degradation and discolouration. The pigmented rubber granules were mixed with a UV stable resin, poured on to the surface, levelled to 20 mm and finished with a trowel leaving a smooth, bright and decorative surface which provides safety surfacing for outdoor play areas, swimming pool surrounds etc. whilst retaining their colour.

Outdoor gym at BRE

UV stable resin and rubber crumb

The partners who showcase their products at BRE want to reduce carbon emissions and their effect on the environment while improving building quality and the lives of people who use them. Every year, VIP delegates, house builders, architects and major energy suppliers come, in their thousands, to be educated about how new methods in sustainable design and construction are improving the built environment, this now includes  the path they stand on.

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Resin bound pathway at BRE Innovation Park

Resin bound brings cheer to school playground in Hull

Gillshill Primary School in Hull has had its playground resurfaced and enhanced with the application of RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing by Route One Highways.

 Architect Adrian Richmond of the NPS Group chose three shades of aggregate to create an inviting entrance to the school. Sesame Gold was laid to 20m2, Collux Dark Blue to a further 22 m2 and the largest area covering 82 m2 was surfaced with Honey Jerez Yellow.

 The RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing System was supplied as a two-component UV stable polyurethane resin, the two components were mixed with a slow speed drill and paddle before being added to a forced action mixer containing the aggregate blend.  Ronacrete Approved Contractor Route One Highways spread the RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing to level and smoothed the surface with a steel float.  The finished surface was ready for the feet of many children within four hours.

 

RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing satisfies SuDS requirements, allowing rainwater to quickly and easily drain through the porous surface, avoiding puddling. Slip testing shows risk of slip to be generally low, obviously an important consideration for a school playground.

Eco Resin Bound features on two award winning stands at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

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Two companies exhibiting at the Chelsea Flower Show who incorporated Eco Resin Bound permeable paving in their stand design have won awards.

Essex based mail order, tree supplier Todd’s Botanics on stand GPF18 won a Silver Gilt award for the stand Eco Resin Bound permeable paving provided an attractive backdrop to the trees and bushes on display. A Golden Harvest blend was selected to cover the eight square metres of floor and Terracotta aggregate was used to feature the Todd’s Botanic logo on the ground.

Abergavenny sundial designer and manufacturer, Border Sundials’ stand RGB9 covers approximately 20 square metres and is a stepped construction with each step covered in Eco Resin Bound permeable paving with a Sesame Gold aggregate blend. Border Sundials were awarded a certificate of merit for outstanding presentation.

The surfacing was laid to each stand by Hertfordshire based, Eco Resin Bound Approved Contractor Graveltech.

 

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RonaDeck Resin Bound and Tree Pit paving the way to health for people and trees

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Tree pit surround in front of Humberside health centre

The £11m Elliott Chappell Health Centre is a new health centre developed on behalf of the NHS Hull. The new building provides better quality facilities for GPs and the community. The centre also houses a Lloyds Pharmacy and a range of community and voluntary services.

RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing was laid to a 700marea directly in front of the building to make an attractive public space. Seating was added to make the area more welcoming and to create a focal point.  HLM Architects specified a Golden Harvest aggregate blend which gives a warm appearance to the health centre entrance.

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Resin bound surfacing at newly built Humberside Health Centre

The contractors mixed the two-part resin with a drill and paddle and then mixed it with the aggregate in a forced action mixer prior to the surfacing being trowel applied to the macadam base. The surfacing was ready for foot traffic after just four hours.

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Resin bound surfacing and tree pit outside Elliott Chappell Health Centre, Hull

Established trees growing around the property were retained and protected with raised beds containing RonaDeck Tree Pit System on loose aggregate. The porous SuDS compliant system allows water to penetrate to the trees’ root system aiding the health of the tree. The tree pit surface can be easily swept clean, creating a pleasant environment and a feeling of well-being for members of the community visiting the health centre.

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Ronacrete exhibited for the first time at the EcoBuild Exhibition from March 5th to 7th. The launch of Ronacrete’s new EcoBound range drew crowds to the stand and the Ronacrete sales team had barely a minute to spare over the three days of the exhibition, drawing interest right until the exhibition’s closing minutes.

 “We were delighted that so many people wanted to find out more about how the EcoBound range offers a range of systems that have eco credentials at every level, sub base, resin, aggregates, even cleaners.

 “Many people were drawn to the stand by the “water feature” which showed just how porous our SuDS compliant resin bound systems are, but would then stay to hear about  the other eco features.” 

EcoBound is an eco fully permeable SuDS compliant system, unlike many other systems in the market  produced by companies who just offer recycled…

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Bound at the Bush

What is believed to be the largest single resin bound surfacing project in the UK has been completed using Ronacrete’s RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing System where more than 7,500m2 has been laid.

 

You don’t have to live in London to have heard of Shepherd’s Bush! Home to the BBC, Queen’s Park Rangers, the Shepherd’s Bush Empire and (fictitiously) Steptoe and Son! It is thought that Shepherd’s Bush may be so called because shepherds would rest on the green in the centre on their way to Smithfield market. Shepherd’s Bush Green is a triangular area of open grass surrounded by trees and covers approximately eight acres, various paths for cyclists and pedestrians run across it. There are pavements on all three sides of the perimeter, edging on to three busy shopping streets.

RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

SuDS compliant surfacing in London Park

Visitors to the area today won’t see any sheep or shepherds roaming the green, but if they look down and around they will be able to see RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing!

The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham appointed specialist contractor FM Conway to lay 7700 square metres of resin bound surfacing to the paths and to paved areas within the park. This was part of a refurbishment project which included improving the routes across and around the Green as well as the planting of further trees and the creation of two children’s play areas.

The RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing system was supplied as a two-component UV stable polyurethane resin, this was to be mixed with the Maple Harvest aggregate which the Borough had selected.  The resin components were mixed with a slow speed drill and paddle before being added to a large forced action mixer containing the aggregate.  Once the aggregate was fully coated with resin FM Conway operatives spread RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing to level and smoothed the surface with a steel float.  The finished surface was ready for foot traffic in four hours.

Shepherd's Bush Green surfaced with resin bound surfacing.

Resin bound surfacing at Shepherd’s Bush