Ultrascape Is Just The Ticket For Busy Auckland Bus Lane

Instarmac's New Zealand partner, Horizon International Paving, have supplied UltraScape Pro-Bed HS and Flowpoint to install and grout granite setts on a busy bus lane in Auckland

by Sarah Smith | Tuesday 11 October 2016

The bus lane, situated on Alfred Street, connects two parts of Auckland University and is constantly subjected to high volumes of traffic from buses and pedestrians. It was therefore essential that the materials chosen to bed and grout the paving could withstand this heavy trafficking.

Horizon International Paving supplied the chosen contractor, Peter Robinson Contracting, with UltraScape Pro-Bed HS and Flowpoint, manufactured by the world renowned Instarmac Group plc. UltraScape Pro-Bed HS and Flowpoint were chosen for this project thanks to their fast setting properties and proven compliance to British Standard 7533.

Part of UltraScape's Mortar Paving System, Pro-Bed HS is a fine bedding mortar which can be laid from depths of 10mm - 75mm in one pass. What's more, the extremely fast strength gain of Pro-Bed HS means that pedestrian areas can be trafficked in as little as 12 hours.

Flowpoint rapid set flowable grout exceeds all the requirements of the latest British Standard and is synonymous with fast, cost effective, robust jointing. Ideal for large-scale projects, Flowpoint is suitable for a variety of stone including the 100 x 100 x 60mm granite setts used on this project.

The rapid setting nature of this product allows paving grouted with Flowpoint to be opened to foot traffic in 1 hour and vehicular traffic in just 4 hours - ideal for projects where it's essential that downtime and disruption are kept minimal, such as this one.

Both Pro-Bed HS and Flowpoint have been used all around the world for over 20 years. Recent projects include MBR City, City Walk and the Opera House in Dubai, Tallinn Old Town in Estonia, Roxy Cinema in New Zealand and Birmingham Bullring Shopping Centre and MediaCity, home to the BBC, in the UK.


Angus Longward
Instarmac Group Plc
+44 1827 872244

Tuesday 11 October 2016 / file under Automotive | Construction | Engineering | Utilities