INSTARMAC GROUP PLC
DANNY MORSON WAY
BIRCH COPPICE BUSINESS PARK
STAFFORDSHIRE B78 1SE
Tel: 01827 254400
Fax: 01827 285386
Suppliers of: floor repair mortar flooring levelling compounds asphalt repair
Instarmac Group plc is a multi-award winning market leading company, a specialist in the manufacture and distribution of cement, bitumen and resin based products to the world market for over 35 years. We have built a solid reputation based on the research, development and manufacture of innovative products for use in the highway maintenance, concrete repair, urban regeneration, tiling and commercial flooring industries.
We are committed to delivering high specification, rapid strength, fast-track products and systems to ensure high standards of quality and resilience. We offer everyone expert customer service, technical advice, site support, comprehensive bespoke training and RIBA accredited CPD seminars.
Manufacturing has been at the heart of Instarmac since 1977, and today products are produced in a modern automated facility and sold to contractors, distributors and stockists worldwide. Specialist materials are sold through our five successful brands ... Ultracrete, Ultrascape, Ultra Tile, Ultra Floor and Wondertex. Each brand offers a comprehensive range of products and innovative repair systems manufactured to exacting standards. Our own research and development laboratory means we can always be at the forefront of today’s technology, whilst rigorous testing in-house and through certified external bodies offers you the reassurance of a quality guarantee.
Our five renowned brands:
Proven and trusted highway maintenance materials, including a HAPAS Approved Manhole Reinstatement System, Highway Maintenance and Repair Materials, Specialist Mortars, Composite Manhole covers and frames, Anti-Skid Solutions, Highway Reinstatement Materials, Post Fixing Solutions and the world renowned Ultracrete Permanent Pothole Repair.
Ultrascape offers a BS 7533 approved mortar paving system suitable for public realm paving schemes and domestic applications. The range includes a specialist bedding mortar, slurry primer, flowable paving grout, surface sealers and joint stabilisers – everything you need for an award winning paving project.
Ready mixed and cement based wall and floor tile adhesives, grouts, primers and sealants. Ultra Tile Fix is at the heart of every great tiling project.
Levelling and smoothing compounds, Damp Proof Membranes, primers and patch repair mortars suitable for all commercial flooring applications.
Drylining, decorative texturing and coving products are available with the appropriate tools and accessories. The Wondertex range of internal finishing solutions is expertly formulated for ease of use, speed of completion and professional results.
The latest addition to Instarmac family - a comprehensive range of tile adhesives, grouts and ancillaries.
UltraTileFix cooks up a storm at Miller & Carter
UltraTileFix cooks up a storm at Miller & Carter
7th March 2019
Skilled tiling contractors, The Great Northern Tiling Company, have used a number of products from UltraTileFix’s much-loved range of adhesives and grouts to install wall and floor tiling at Miller & Carter’s latest restaurant.
Famed for their delicious food and unique buildings, Miller & Carter is fast becoming the nation’s favourite steakhouse.
In January 2019, work began on Miller & Carter’s latest restaurant, located in Banbury, Oxfordshire, with all tiling completed by experienced contractors and TTA Members, The Great Northern Tiling Company (GNTC).
GNTC have been using UltraTileFix materials to complete a variety of tiling installations for a number of years and this exciting project was certainly no different.
Before any tiling could commence, GNTC needed to prepare the substrate by priming the entire area with ProPrimer, an advanced polymer primer for exceptional bond and multiple substrates. Designed for both porous and non-porous substrates, ProPrimer enhances adhesion and is proven to reduce substrate porosity.
Once ProPrimer had been applied and fully dried, GNTC used ProFlex SP in Grey and ProFlex SPES tile adhesives to fix 46m² of floor tiles, 57m² of wall tiling and 6m² of brick slips.
ProFlex SP rapid set flexible tile adhesive and ProFlex SPES standard set flexible tile adhesive are both classified as S1 in accordance with EN 12004 and have a high level of deformation for greater tolerance to movement. The S1 properties of ProFlex SP and ProFlex SPES make them the perfect choice for timber floors, swimming pools and underfloor heating systems.
Completing the project, GNTC used ProGrout Flexible in White and Grey to grout the chosen floor and wall tiles. Designed for areas where movement or vibration is likely, ProGrout Flexible is suitable for joint widths up to 20mm, is suitable for use with all tile types and can be washed down easily with minimal effort.
Available in 12 beautiful tones, ProGrout Flexible is mould resistant, boasts a 30 – 60 minute pot life and will hard set in just 12 hours. What’s more, ProGrout Flexible has been developed using ColourShield Technology – a process which involves the addition of a specialist additive for lasting colour protection.
ProGrout Flexible, along with every other product available from UltraTileFix boasts a lifetime guarantee, giving you complete confidence that UltraTileFix products are designed to last.
For further information on UltraTileFix’s range of adhesives, grouts, floor levellers and ancillary products, please contact their team of experts by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01827 254402.
UltraCrete - Working Together with You
Working Together with You
25th February 2019
As a market-leading brand for over 40 years, UltraCrete understands the importance of collaborative working and how working together with stakeholders, suppliers, industry experts and employees can, and has, led to new and improved standards and enhanced product development as well as providing sustainable solutions to an ever-evolving industry.
Working Together towards a Circular Economy
UltraCrete appreciates the significance of a circular economy and look for ways to reduce their impact on the environment. Delivering sustainable products and solutions has always been of the utmost importance to UltraCrete and influences every business decision they make. With this in mind, UltraCrete have successfully implemented a number of environmental policies at their state-of-the-art premises in Staffordshire including a plastic container and pallet recycling scheme, helping to reduce waste to landfill whilst saving their customers time and money. Furthermore, since 2014, UltraCrete has boasted ‘zero waste to landfill’ which means 100% of waste is recycled.
Working Together towards Product Innovation
UltraCrete works with leading certification bodies to develop specifications and approvals for a range of maintenance solutions that help raise standards, reduce risk and save money.
This has included the British Board of Agrément (BBA), with whom they created the first ever HAPAS approval for a thermoplastic overbanding tape – Instaband ECO. They have also worked alongside the BBA, and more recently, Paving Testing Services Ltd., to develop highway approved standards for patch repair materials, such as HAPAS and PAS.
In 2002, they helped set the performance criteria of the HA104 specification for bedding mortars for ironwork and were the first brand to develop a cementitious version that fully met those requirements.
Working Together to Keep the Network Moving
UltraCrete never stands still. They are constantly enhancing and developing product formulations and their high performance materials undergo rigorous testing to ensure longevity and durability. Consistent product development has meant UltraCrete materials are trusted by the industry to provide maximum performance every single time. Their fast setting properties keep downtime to a minimum and eliminate repeat visits – helping to keep our network moving.
In addition, all UltraCrete products are delivered on their privately owned, FORS Silver accredited fleet, which is fully tracked in-house, meaning our customers always receive first class service which operates to the highest efficiencies and standards.
Working Together to Minimise Risk
UltraCrete know that working on our roads isn’t without risk. Ensuring operatives are working as safely as possible is crucial, and with that in mind, UltraCrete have developed a number of products that are fast setting, minimising the amount of time spent on the roadside or on vulnerable locations, and have created cementitious alternatives to resin based materials, creating a healthier working environment.
UltraCrete have gone one-step further and regularly welcome visitors to their custom built training facilities, where operatives can receive product training by a member of their experienced Site Support Team and can learn which PPE is required and how to handle and use products as safely as possible.
This initiative, alongside many other safety procedures implemented at UltraCrete, has earned them the prestigious RoSPA Gold Medal Award for the previous 6 years.
Working Together Globally
Over the past 40 years, UltraCrete have become synonymous with providing durable and proven solutions to today’s highway maintenance problems. Not only do UltraCrete provide solutions to the UK market, their trusted products are also available worldwide through a network of licensees and distributors. Each Licensee benefits from dedicated and personal training, marketing and sales support.
Working Together with our Partners
Working together with industry partners is second nature to UltraCrete and something they have encouraged over the past 40 years. Working with partners has allowed UltraCrete to find solutions, improve efficiencies and ultimately save their customers time and money. Similarly, UltraCrete work closely alongside industry bodies such as the RSTA and HAUC to develop codes of practice to raise standards and provide guidance to practitioners.
Working Together with our Supply Chain
UltraCrete have made and maintained strong relationships with their supply chain to ensure they always meet their customers’ needs and have made significant investments to ensure their manufacturing facility is always at the forefront of today’s technology. These advances in technology allow UltraCrete to produce their world renowned cold lay asphalt repair products on a ‘just in time’ basis which means their customers will always receive the freshest material possible.
What’s more, all their high quality products are delivered to you straight from the production line. All deliveries are made on their own fleet by employed drivers, resulting in more accurate deliveries, reduced damages and peace of mind.
Working Together to Build Careers
UltraCrete has always been passionate about developing their employees’ skills and helping them reach the next stage of their career. Every year, all UltraCrete employees are given the opportunity to complete the Great Place to Work Trust Index Survey which consists of 58 core statements and assesses an individual’s experience in the workplace.
In 2018, UltraCrete also launched their first Sales Graduate Programme – an initiative that aims to develop Technical and Management abilities to become world-class sales professionals.
Find out more by visiting the UltraCrete team on stand HO15 at Traffex 2019. Alternatively, you can contact their team of experts by emailing email@example.com or calling 01827 254402.