Keele University

Project: Keele University Day Nursery, Stoke On Trent

Due to an outstanding track record using the Ultrascape mortar paving system, English Landscapes had no hesitation in quoting the system for use on this university project.

Pro-Bed HS bedding mortar in bulk, Pro-Prime slurry primer and Flowpoint grout, were all used to construct the 1300m² concrete paving entrance square.

The three products are proven to be BS 7533 compliant under UKAS testing methods. This British Standard promotes professional results that can give a minimum construction life of 40 years.

Pro-Bed HS was ordered in bulk mortar silos from Ultrascape, accommodating 30 tonnes of material in a single load and chamber. They are perfect for use on such large projects.

Ideal for use in such public areas, fine bedding mortar, Pro-Bed HS has extremely fast strength gain, meaning that pedestrian areas can be trafficked in as little as 12 hours and vehicular areas in as little as 24 hours.

Ultrascape Pro-Prime slurry primer was used in conjunction with Pro-Bed HS to provide the exceptional paving bond as required by the British Standard BS 7533.

Ultrascape Flowpoint grout was chosen as it is ideal for urban regeneration projects, allowing large areas to be pointed with ease, and simply washed clean. Flowpoint is available in Natural and Charcoal colours; the latter was used at Keele providing a contrast to some of the square’s lighter paving resulting in an aesthetically pleasing unique design contributing to their claim of being: “The UK’s largest and most beautiful campus university.”

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