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.

RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing chosen for unique property

Resin bound surfacing at new build home

The property owner employed BPR Architects to design Downley House as his family home. Downley House was built on the site of old farm buildings set within the newly formed South Downs National Park. Part of the original house has been retained as a folly adjacent to the main house. The building incorporates a family wing and a guest wing linked by a barrel vaulted dining hall over the entrance to the original property, the barrel vaulted roof is just one of a number of barrel themes to be seen in the design, partly a reference to the owner’s history in the wine business. Other interesting features are a copper roof and glass surround spiral staircase leading to a roof terrace. Work began on the development in the summer of 2010 and the project finally reached completion in spring 2012.

Ronacrete Approved Contractor PRC Landscapes was employed to carry out groundworks and landscaping on the 3 acre site, including application of RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing

Resin bound surfacing at Downley House, Hampshire

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The SuDS compliant two-part aggregate system was applied to 650 square metres of a suitable macadam substrate including patios, the driveway and turning circle. The aggregate selected was Harvest Crunch, a blend of naturally coloured aggregates in keeping with the house surroundings. The aggregate colour will not change over time because the elastic polyurethane resin does not degrade when exposed to Ultra Violet light.

The RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing System was supplied in two components which were mixed together with a drill and paddle before being added to the aggregate blend. The aggregate and resin were then mixed in a high capacity forced action mixer. The mixed material was poured onto the substrate, spread to level and trowel finished at a thickness of 15mm. After completion the paving was ready for foot traffic within four hours and ready for vehicles after 1-2 days.

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Resin bound surfacing at eco-friendly house

SuDS compliant resin bound surfacing surrounds eco-friendly house

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A property within a development of quality eco-homes in Cuffley, Hertfordshire has extended its green credentials by having SuDS compliant RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing laid to the front driveway and  to paths on either side of the ‘high spec’ residence.

Ronacrete Approved Contractors ARC Surfacing laid approximately 200 square metres of RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing, using a 6mm Maple Harvest aggregate which was chosen from the RonaDeck range of natural aggregate blends, each formulated for strength and appearance. The surfacing will not discolour over time because the specially formulated polyurethane resin does not yellow or darken when exposed to Ultra Violet light.

To create a firm foundation for the resin bound paving ARC Surfacing first laid a sound base of asphalt  After allowing this time to harden they mixed the RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing two-component resin together with the supplied blended kiln-dried aggregate and laid it by trowel at 18mm thick.

Within just four hours the surface was hard enough to walk on and was ready for cars after 1-2 days.

RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing complies with SuDS* regulations which requires that rain water can pass through the aggregate and resin surface into the earth below, allowing it to flow into natural water courses or ground drainage systems. Its porous design ensures water can quickly and easily permeate the surface and allow homeowners to do their part to protect the environment.

6 Nations Rugby fans to walk on RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing

‘Twickers’ gives it a try

Twickenham Stadium, the largest rugby union stadium in the United Kingdom, was recently enlarged to seat 82,000 making it the second largest UKstadium, second only to Wembley.
 
‘Twickers’ is home to Rugby Football Union and therefore a primary venue for rugby union including the 6 Nations Championship. The stadium is considered an icon of English rugby and hosts other major concert events such as The Rolling Stones, Genesis, U2 and Eagles.
 
Recently the tarmac paving outside the stadium was renewed and paths and walkways were applied on top of the new tarmac.
 
Ronacrete’s RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing System was applied at a thickness of 15mm by contractors F M Conway Ltd to create decorative, slip-resistant pavements for the sports, music and other fans who use the stadium’s facilities every week.

RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing System was supplied in easy to use packaging comprising a two-component polyurethane resin together with aggregates for easy on-site mixing in a forced action mixer. The two component non-yellowing resin was mixed with a drill and paddle mixer and added to the dry aggregate, mixed and then laid onto the prepared surface.

Four hours until footsteps

Within just four hours the new surface was ready for the feet of the famous and of their many fans. 

Importantly it satisfies the SuDS regulations allowing rainwater to quickly and easily drain through the permeable surface, is slip resistant and is quick and easy to lay.

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Resin bound decorative porous stone surfacing 

Benefits

  • Attractive natural aggregate appearance
  • Highly porous allowing water to drain
  • UV stable non yellowing resin  

Uses

  • Decorative natural aggregate surfacing
  • Footpaths, walkways, corridors, cycle paths
  • Playgrounds, pool and pond surrounds

    Resin bound surfacing on paths at Twickenham

    Resin bound at Twickenham London

Walkway for Westfield

Resin bound surfacing at Westfield Shopping City

RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing in London

Westfield Stratford City retail and leisure development situated in Stratford in East London is not only the largest urban shopping centre in Europe but is also the most environmentally friendly shopping complex in Britain. Built at a cost of £1.8billion, it contains 1.9 million square feet of retail and leisure space. Westfield Stratford City is located adjacent to the Olympic Park and will form the prestigious gateway to the Olympic Games in 2012.
There are 250 shops and over 70 places to eat and drink in the complex which includes a 17- screen, all-digital Vue cinema; 14 lane, All Star Lanes bowling and the UK’s largest casino. A pedestrianised street runs through the development, linking John Lewis at one end with Marks & Spencer at the other.

Specialist contractors Cemplas were employed to lay the surfacing element of the hard landscaping package, a key feature in the complex that covers over 3000m2. The surfacing system used was RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing, a permeable paving system consisting of blended aggregates bound in a UV resistant elastic resin. RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing provides an attractive porous pavement for pedestrians and light vehicle traffic. The inbuilt porosity prevents surface ponding of rainwater and allows water to drain naturally, feeding plants, natural watercourses or manmade drainage systems. The system is SUDs* compliant, in keeping with the environmental aims of Westfield. The elasticity of the resin means that there is a ‘give’ to the surface, this makes it more comfortable to walk on and provides resilience to localised pressure which could cause damage to surfacings with more brittle binders.

Golden Harvest aggregate was selected for the walkway from Ronacrete’s range of natural aggregates, each formulated for strength and appearance. The ultra violet stability of the resin ensures that as the surfacing ages, the appearance of the aggregates will not be spoilt by the discolouration that is characteristic of cheaper resin systems.

Cemplas applied the RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing system to an asphalt substrate which was laid to form a firm base. The RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing system is supplied as a two component polyurethane resin together with a blend of kiln-dried aggregates for on-site mixing in a forced action mixer. Cemplas first mixed the two component resin with a drill and paddle before adding the mixed resin to Golden Harvest aggregate in the high capacity forced action mixer. As soon as the aggregate was fully coated with resin, the mixed material was discharged from the mixer and trowel applied at a thickness of 18mm onto the prepared asphalt surface. The finished system was ready for foot traffic within four hours of being laid.

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Ronacrete resin surfacing products have been used to improve the appearance of sporting venues, museums, playgrounds, holiday parks, office blocks, hospitals, schools and colleges.

Ronacrete produces a range of attractive yet practical alternatives to traditional surfaces for drives or paths, Ronadeck Resin Bound and Resin Bonded Surfacings are applied to concrete or asphalt, to improve the appearance of the property.

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