RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing at new Cumbrian hospital


A new community hospital was opened in Cockermouth in January 2014, this replaced the 100 year old building which had been hit by severe flooding in 2009 and GP services had to operate from temporary buildings.

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RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing at Cockermouth Community Hospital

The new community hospital houses Castlegate and Derwent GP surgeries, a pharmacy, a physiotherapy department and an in-patient ward.

Ronacrete Approved Contractor Route One Highways was appointed to lay 880 square metres of RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing to the paths leading up to the hospital entrance and those providing access to the landscaped gardens. The aggregate blend Choc Chip Harvest was chosen for this project, this blend includes a wide variety of aggregate shades.

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. The RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing was spread to level at a depth of 15mm by Route One Highways and the surface was smoothed with a steel float.

RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing is suitable for wheel chairs and is slip-resistant; it also complies with SuDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) requirements. The porous surface allows rainwater to quickly and easily drain through into the earth beneath if it is part of a SuDS compliant system. By reducing the rate of rainwater run off SuDS can reduce the risk of overall flooding. A SUDS system is particularly beneficial during extreme weather when conventional drains cannot keep up with the water flow.

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Resin bound pathway at Cockermouth health centre

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Ronacrete concrete repair products used in restoration of Hatfield health clinic


RonaBond HB40 and RonaBond Crack Bridging Anti-Carbonation Coating WB have been used in an NHS refurbishment project of a Hatfield health clinic costing just under £1million. Working for main contracting firm Newland Construction, Ronacrete Approved Contractor Apolodor carried out concrete repair and restoration work to the 1960s building which housed Queensway Health Clinic.

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The project was a complete remodelling and refurbishment to meet the requirements of modern clinical standards, providing better facilities and easier access for patients and staff. Changes included a layout change to create easier access, new hospital-grade flooring and versatile multi-purpose treatment rooms. Improvements have also been made to the building’s energy efficiency with the introduction of solar panels, double glazing, insulation and a modern heating system.

Products from the Ronacrete Concrete Repair & Coatings range were used to carry out repairs and provide protection to stairways and roof areas.

Sections of the roof slab were repaired where corrosion of reinforcement had caused spalling of the concrete. Apolodor broke out the damaged concrete, treated the exposed steel with Ronacrete Standard Primer and then re-primed the steel and primed the concrete before repairing with RonaBond HB40. The same treatment was applied to concrete surrounding the downpipes.

Apolodor used the same repair technique on the staircase using RonaBond HB40, the underside of the staircase was then jet washed before the application of white RonaBond Crack Bridging Anti-Carbonation Coating WB.

RonaBond HB40 is a pre-packed high build polymer modified concrete repair mortar. It is used to repair concrete on vertical surfaces and soffits. It is typically applied in layers up to 50mm thick on walls on walls and 30mm thick on soffits.

 

RonaBond Crack Bridging Anti-Carbonation Coating WB is a high build elastomeric, waterproof and carbonation-resistant façade coating based on water borne acrylsiloxane. It protects facades against water ingress while allowing diffusion of normal levels of background moisture vapour. It provides excellent protection against corrosion of the steel reinforcement when applied to reinforced concrete.  The siloxane component improves dirt shedding properties and protects against leaching of contamination through the coating.

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The 4 simple building blocks of concrete repair


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Four simple building blocks of concrete repair

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Porosity of RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing demonstrated on the ITV news.


Following the recent floods throughout Britain, Lawrence McGinty the Science and Medical Editor for ITV news visited the BREInnovationPark today to report on “things that can be done now” to prevent flooding.

He demonstrated the porosity of the SuDS compliant resin bound surfacing (RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing) by pouring a bucket of water onto the surface, where it immediately soaked through the system into the earth.

This is what he had to say.

“… it is amazing stuff, when you pour water on it, as I did, it just, as if by magic… it just soaks through straight away into the ground underneath, not into the drains, not into the rivers and not falling, adding to the flood waters.”

Lawrence McGinty, Science and Medical Editor, ITV News

RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing was installed at the BREInnovationPark in September 2013. The permeable paving system was installed over the top of EcoGrid; a 100% recycled plastic grid system, which is filled with loose aggregate ensuring the whole system remains permeable. Installation was carried out by Ronacrete Approved Contractor, PJJ Contractors Ltd.

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Terry Mulholland appointed to lead Ronacrete technical sales in Scotland


Terry Mulholland has recently been appointed Technical Area Manager for Ronacrete Ltd. covering Scotland.

Terry has worked for Ronacrete as a Technical Area Manager for almost five years and has extensive experience in the construction industry.  He is looking forward to meeting and working with clients in this new area.

Terry Mulholland Technical Area Manager, Ronacrete Scotland

Terry Mulholland Technical Area Manager, Ronacrete Scotland

A professionally qualified Architectural Technologist, Terry spent 15 years working within a number of architectural practices on a variety of projects, gaining a sound understanding of building techniques and procurement.

The last 14 years have been spent in specialist construction product sales to architects, engineers and end-users, working for leading construction manufacturers including Ronacrete

“During his time with Ronacrete Terry has used his technical know-how to the full resulting in Specification sales to Architects and engineers. He has also developed and maintained long term relationships with specialist contractors in the North of England. I am sure this will continue in a similar vein as Terry takes responsibility for technical sales in Scotland.”

 Daren Chambers, UK Sales & Marketing Director

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Fakenham Racecourse Grandstand repaired with HB40


Concrete repair at Fakenham RacecourseConcrete repairs were required to the underside of the Grandstand at Fakenham Racecourse where steel reinforcement had corroded causing the concrete to spall.

Ronacrete Approved Contractor Apolodor was contracted to carry out the repairs to the concrete structure. Apolodor broke out the damaged concrete fully exposing the steel and removed corrosion before treating the steel with Ronacrete Standard Primer. The concrete was repaired by application of RonaBond HB40
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Fakenham racecourse - preparation for concrete repair

Fakenham racecourse – preparation for concrete repair

After application of RonaBond HB40 high build repair mortar

After application of RonaBond HB40 high build repair mortar

RonaBond HB40 is a pre-packed high build polymer modified concrete repair mortar. It is used to repair concrete on vertical surfaces and soffits. It is typically applied in layers up to 50mm thick on walls on walls and 30mm thick on soffits.

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