FLEXCRETE TECHNOLOGIES LTD
Suppliers of: mortars, high performance coatings, concrete repair
Flexcrete Technologies Ltd is a leading manufacturer of engineering quality concrete repair mortars and high performance coatings. Our products offer high performance, durable and innovative solutions for construction, civil engineering, infrastructure, coastal and utilities projects, amongst many others. Whatever your project, we have the specialist products, expert knowledge and technical back-up to assist.
Flexcrete products are used to solve complex structural problems in some of the world’s most hostile environments, so we ensure they offer ultimate protection against water penetration, chemicals, chloride ions, carbonation and other aggressive forms of attack.
In July 2017, AkzoNobel announced the acquisition of Flexcrete Technologies Ltd in a deal that will further strengthen its global leadership position in innovative coatings for the industrial sector. Flexcrete has worked alongside AkzoNobel for a number of years with outstanding performance, integrity, innovation and sustainability being pillars of our mutual success. We are proud to become part of a portfolio with such well-known brands as Dulux, Sikkens & International.
Flexcrete’s back-up service includes:
• Provision of bespoke technical specifications for each project
• Creation of project-specific CAD detail drawings
• On-site technical service and support
• Application training at our dedicated national training facility
• Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminars. Click here for more about our presentations.
Flexcrete cover a range of sectors which include but are not limited to:
Whether you are looking for concrete repair, basement waterproofing, concrete waterproofing, concrete bridge repair and maintenance, anti-carbonation protection, fast track flooring solutions, protection of marine and costal structures, new build construction, cementitious coatings for the water indusrty or hygienic coatings for walls and ceilings. you can be rest assured Flexcrete has the solution for you.
Our range of products include:
Professional Support from a Team You Can Trust
Rather than merely supplying materials, we offer product solutions and do all that we can to provide the technical support required to complete projects to the highest possible standards. We have an experienced and dedicated technical support team who offer assistance out in the field and pride ourselves on the quality and speed of response to technical queries, whether these are over the telephone, by e-mail or via our website. Our technical experts provide support on projects all around the world, including both application training and after sales support.
- Provision of bespoke technical specifications for each project
- Expert assistance with materials selection
- Creation of project-specific CAD detail drawings
- On-site technical service and support
- Expert advice on meeting relevant regulations and legislation
- Contractor training at our dedicated national training facility
- Application training out in the field
Quality Assurance and Accreditations:
With major investment made in testing and quality assurance programmes, you can be confident that Flexcrete materials will stand up to the highest scrutiny.
Manufactured under quality management systems certified to ISO 9001, Flexcrete products benefit from CE marking in full compliance with BS EN 1504, the pan European standard for the protection and repair of concrete structures. Many of our products are also independently certified by the British Board of Agrément (BBA) and are approved for use in contact with drinking water. In addition, we offer a full range of products approved to London Underground Standard 1-085 ‘Fire Safety Performance of Materials’. As Flexcrete is also successfully accredited to both ISO 14001 (Environmental) and OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety), our customers can have complete confidence that we have an ongoing commitment to improving quality, environmental and health and safety performance.
CAD drawings available here
CPD’s are now availabe: Book a Flexcrete CPD Presentation and find out more about our Concrete Repair & Protection Products and discover how our industry leading technology could benefit your next project.
Further technical information is available on the BPi download Library or on the Flexcrete Website.
Anti-Carbonation Protection for Landmark Office Building in Leeds
The Pinnacle is a landmark office block in the heart of Leeds. The city’s largest office tower comprising 145,000 sq ft of space, the building was purchased for a total of £65 million and underwent a major refurbishment to help attract more tenants. Current office occupiers include the likes of Barnett Waddingham, Schlumberger, Steer Davis Gleave and Blue Fin Insurance and retail and leisure tenants in the Pinnacle Podium include Superdrug, Pret a Manger, Greggs and Tesco Express.
Quadriga Contracts were chosen to carry out the external renovation due to the company’s specialism in historic and listed property renovation. The building is 15-storeys high and comprises a series of reinforced concrete panels. An anti-carbonation coating was sought for the exterior of the building in order to protect the concrete and enhance the outward appearance.
Monodex Ultra – an elastomeric, water-based, decorative coating – was specified for application to the 4,600m2 exterior of the concrete substrate of the Pinnacle due to its ability to provide protection against carbonation and water ingress, whilst improving the aesthetics of the building. Prior to the application of Monodex Ultra, Bond-Prime was first applied to prime the surface. A key reason for the specification of Monodex Ultra was its waterborne nature as it cures without releasing hazardous solvents or heavy odour and is non-toxic, non-leaching and non-tainting, so there were no concerns about the coating being applied in the heart of Leeds city centre.
Monodex Ultra has excellent adhesion and resistance to weathering and its vapour permeable nature allows damp substrates to breathe and dry out without blistering of the coating. CE-marked in accordance with EN 1504 Part 2, it arrests carbonation in reinforced concrete structures through high diffusion resistance to carbon dioxide. Monodex Ultra provides the equivalent of 500mm concrete cover and has a service life of 10 years. It is available in a range of standard and special colours, of which dark grey was chosen to maximise the aesthetics of the building and provide a contemporary appearance.
Flexcrete Products Specified for Poole Sewage Treatment Works
Wessex Water operates just over 400 Sewage Treatment Works (STWs) across Somerset, Wiltshire, Bristol, Gloucestershire and Dorset. Combined, these STWs treat 480 million litres of sewage from 2.8 million customers every day.
One of the STWs is Poole Sewage Treatment works which treats incoming sewage from the Poole area, serving a population of 168,397 people. Final effluent is discharged into Poole Harbour. Some of the sewage treatment tanks within the plant were showing signs of corrosion and spalled concrete due to the chemical reaction of Hydrogen Sulphide (H₂S) which is highly corrosive. South West Concrete Repairs (SWCR) were tasked with refurbishing the tanks to return them to full use.
Flexcrete products were specified for this project as we could provide a full suite of concrete repair and waterproofing materials. SWCR first cleaned the tanks using high pressure power washing before all the defective concrete was broken out. Steel reinforcement was cleaned, treated and replaced where required.
Two Flexcrete concrete repair mortars were used for the repair work – Monomix HD and Monopour PC6. Monomix HD is a trowel applied, waterproof, class R4 structural repair mortar which has excellent low sag properties and can be applied up to thicknesses of 80mm in a single application. Monopour PC6 is a non-shrink, pourable micro concrete designed for large areas of concrete repair. These repairs allowed the walls of the tanks to be reinstated to their original profile.
The final stage of the works was to spray apply two coats of Cemprotec E942 to all walls and floors within the sewage treatment tanks. Cemprotec E942 is a waterborne, epoxy and cementitious modified coating which can be applied to damp substrates with far lower levels of surface preparation than conventional coating systems. It can be applied in confined areas, as it has a water-based, environmentally friendly composition and releases no hazardous solvents or heavy odour. E942 will provide additional chemical resistance and will significantly extend the life expectancy of the tanks.
The final stage of works was to apply a two full coats of a cementitious waterproof coating to all wall and floors within the tanks.