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Monomix

Class R3 General Purpose Structural Repair Mortar (EN1504-3, DWI 31, BBA, WRAS) Overview Monomix is a low density, high strength, shrinkage compensated, waterproof mortar for the structural repair, rendering and profiling of vertical, horizontal and overhead surfaces. Monomix is a single component cementitious repair mortar which incorporates the most advanced cement chemistry, microsilica, fibre and styrene acrylic copolymer… Read more

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Repairs to Concrete Support Base on Railway in Italy

Repair work to concrete support base of 1,084m long line Background The Como-Brunate funicular railway links the city of Como with the village of Brunate in Lombardy, Italy. In operation since 1894 and the only one of its kind in Europe, the service is used by both tourists and local residents and offers spectacular views… Read more

Repairs to Concrete Stairways inside Boardman House in Norwich

Restoration and Repair to Concrete Stairways Background Boardman House is a landmark grade II listed Victorian building located in the centre of Norwich. The neo-classical building was originally constructed as a Sunday School in 1879 by renowned Norwich architect Edward Boardman. In 2014, the Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) purchased Boardman House and an… Read more

Chloride Protection on Concrete Shelters at The Promenade in Sheringham

Chloride Protection and Anti-Carbonation Coating. Background Sheringham is an English seaside town on the north Norfolk coast. Traditionally known as a fishing town, Sheringham has developed into a holiday destination for visitors attracted to its old fashioned ambience and traditional promenade. The promenade over the sea wall features a series of concrete shelters, the oldest… Read more

Chloride Protection for Swimming Pool in Great Yarmouth

Chloride Protection of Swimming Pool Retaining Walls Background A complete Flexcrete repair and protection system was chosen for the chloride protection of Great Yarmouth’s largest leisure pool. Marina Leisure and Fitness Centre is a local-authority owned seafront facility which was originally opened in 1981. It has a unique beach like, walk in entry, a six… Read more

Concrete Repair and Protection at European Oat Millers in Bedford

Concrete Repair and Decorative Anti-Carbonation Protection of Main Mill Building Background European Oat Millers is the second largest oat miller in the UK and Europe. The company produces a range of oat and cereal products that are used in a variety of retail lines found in most supermarkets and healthfood shops. The firm trades across… Read more

Concrete Repair and Protection of Byker Wall in Newcastle upon Tyne

Concrete Repair and Decorative Protection of Balcony Soffits and Supporting Beams Totalling 2,500m² Background Byker Wall is a long unbroken block of 620 maisonettes in the Byker district of Newcastle upon Tyne. Designed by architect Ralph Erskine and originally constructed in the 1970’s, its innovative design is focused on preserving community networks and it was… Read more

Structural Waterproofing System Applied in Nightclub

Waterproofing of original brickwork Background Mason House is an exclusive members’ only nightclub in Argyll Street, London, which is frequented by celebrities including Beyonce and Jay-Z. With origins dating back to 1737 and with listed status, the structure is built beneath street level amongst the vaults of The London Palladium and has been ornately refurbished… Read more

Concrete Waterproofing and Protection of Wellington Docks

Assuring the design life of a new build extension. Background The existing Wastewater Treatment Works at Sandon Dock in Liverpool is the second largest in United Utilities’ portfolio, but it is no longer capable of handling all the effluent that goes through it. A £200 million scheme was devised to construct a new two-storey Sequential… Read more

Concrete Repair System for Shudy Camps Water Tower

Concrete repair, protection and decorative coating of reinforced elevations. Background Shudy Camps is a small village located some 12 miles from Cambridge. Standing at 30m high, the reinforced concrete Water Tower dominates the local landscape and can be seen from miles around. Over the years as a result of weathering and carbonation attack, the Water Tower had deteriorated and the… Read more

Flexcrete’s Structural Mortar Chosen for London Bridge Railway Station

Enhancing concrete durability and extending design life. Background London Bridge station, built in the 1830’s, is one of the oldest railway stations in the world. Located South East of London Bridge on the River Thames, it is the fourth busiest station in UK, bringing some 50 million passengers into the capital each year. A £400m redevelopment of the station… Read more

Concrete Repair to Prestigious Venetian Bridge

Concrete Repair & Protection for Venetian Bridge, Lakeside Retaining Wall, Balustrading & Copings Background King’s Gardens is a historic 17-acre garden and park located on Southport’s promenade. A busy tourist attraction all year round, King’s Gardens was first developed in 1887 to provide a recreational area for residents and visitors to Southport. The gardens, which comprise… Read more

Concrete Repair & Protection for RIBA Award Winning Clubhouse

Repair, Waterproofing & Decorative Protection of Concrete & Steel Elements Background The Grade II* listed clubhouse at the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club in Burnham-on-Crouch dates back to 1931. This award-winning building was designed by Joseph Emberton, one of Britain’s most significant architects during the inter-war period and one of the first Englishmen to be considered a modernist architect. Although there was… Read more

Concrete Repairs & Protective, Decorative Coating for Transmission Tower

Repair & Protection for Reinforced Concrete Transmission Bases Background These high voltage transmission towers in Japan support overhead power lines. Comprising steel lattice towers, their bases are of reinforced concrete construction and over time, due to weathering and attack from chlorides, carbon dioxide, water ingress and freeze/thaw attack particularly during the aggressive winter period, the exposed… Read more

Concrete Repair and Protection of Soffits and Balconies at Jeremy’s Green

Repair and protection of existing coated concrete on soffits and balconies. Background Jeremy’s Green is a residential housing complex based on the outskirts of Edmonton in Enfield, North London. It comprises of 176 flats, apartments and maisonettes in blocks of two and three storeys. The oldest properties were built in the 1950’s and the concrete… Read more

Concrete Repair & Protection for MoD Facility

Concrete Repair & Protective Coating Covering an Area Spanning 350m² Background Forthview House is a two-storey office building close to Scotland’s Forth Road Bridge. It is operated by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and staff provide support services to the Royal Navy. Originally built in the 1960’s and covering an area spanning more than 2,000m2,… Read more

Concrete Repair & Protection for External Envelope of Commercial Property

Repair & Protection of Concrete Elements to Combat Carbonation & Water Ingress Background Highland House is a striking art deco style commercial property in the centre of Perth. The external envelope of the building was in dire need of repair and refurbishment, with concrete elements showing large areas of spalling caused by carbonation and water ingress…. Read more

Concrete Repairs to Combat Carbonation & Chloride Attack on Bridge

Concrete Repair & Protection System for Concrete Bridge Elements Background Jubilee Bridge was originally constructed in 1935 and was named to commemorate the silver jubilee of King George V. Based in Ashton-under-Lyne, the bridge spans the National Cycle Network Route 66 which runs from Hull to Manchester. As a result of carbonation and chloride attack,… Read more

Fast-track Construction of Revolutionary Slipformed Core

Construction of 259m High Slipformed Core Background The Shard, at 310 metres high, is Europe’s first vertical town. Its 72 floors comprise a 26-floor office complex, three world-class restaurants, a 19-floor five-star Shangri-La Hotel, 13 floors of exclusive residential apartments and the UK’s highest viewing galleries. It has become one of London’s most sought after events… Read more

Concrete Repairs and Anti-Carbonation Protection of River Wall

Concrete repairs and anti-carbonation protection of a 650m stretch of the river wall. Background Following severe flooding in the Devon area in the 1960’s, a flood defence scheme was created in Tiverton in 1967, comprising the construction of a reinforced concrete retaining wall on the east and west bank of the River Exe. The structure remained sound for many years… Read more

Protecting Steel and Surrounding Concrete Cover at Wolf Rock Lighthouse

Repair and protection of helipad foundations. Background Wolf Rock is a treacherous rock located some four miles from Land’s End. On this sits the 41-metre high Wolf Rock Lighthouse which first entered service in 1870. It took nine years to build due to the precarious weather conditions that constantly brew between Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The Lighthouse… Read more

Concrete Repairs to Columns, Beams, Walls & Tank Floors

Concrete Repairs to Upgrade Wastewater Treatment Works Background As part of a £114 million sewer improvement scheme for United Utilities, 3.5km of tunnelling was created 30m beneath Preston city centre. A complex network of interceptor sewers, stormwater storage tunnels, rising mains and 13 access shafts was created to upgrade the city’s aged sewer system and… Read more

Concrete Repair & Protection of Malting Plant

Repair & Protection of Reinforced Concrete Beams, Columns, Walls & Ceilings Background The Crisp Malting Group is the UK’s leading privately owned maltster, selling malted cereals to the world’s top brewers, distillers and food producers. The Group operates a total of five malting plants, including Mistley Maltings which is located on the Stour Estuary near to… Read more

Concrete Repairs for Grade II Listed Water Tower

Concrete Repairs to Cracked & Spalled Concrete throughout Iconic Structure Background Goole Water Tower is an iconic 165ft landmark which dates back to 1926 and is known locally as the ‘Salt Pot.’ When first constructed, it held the title of the largest tower of its kind anywhere in Europe and was deemed an incredible feat… Read more

Concrete Repair & Protection of Culvert

Refurbishment of Double Culvert to Protect Exposed Steel Reinforcement Background Leigh and Wigan in Lancashire are at high risk of localised flooding when heavy rainfall, land drainage or sewer problems occur. To reduce this risk, Wigan Borough Council commenced a £12.6 million Flood Alleviation Scheme, part of which involved the repair and protection of Millingford Brook… Read more

Concrete Repairs to Spalled & Delaminated Areas on Motorway Bridges

Repairs to Concrete Elements of Motorway Bridges Background In 2007 Aone+, a joint venture comprising Halcrow, Colas and Costain, was appointed by the Highways Agency as Managing Agent Contractor for Area 10 – one of the largest and busiest road networks in the UK. Located in the North West of England and carrying the highest… Read more

Repair and Protection System for Lighthouse Suffering from Subsurface Corrosion

Defective concrete at the top of the tower left steel elements exposed in an aggressive saline environment. Background Royal Sovereign Lighthouse was built in 1971. Situated seven miles to the south of Eastbourne in the English Channel, it is a unique and instantly recognisable structure complete with its own helipad. The design is complex, as the reinforced… Read more

Concrete Repairs for Chloride Contaminated Marina

Repairs to Concrete Quay Suffering from Chloride Induced Corrosion Background Milford Haven has been a port since the Middle Ages and became a Naval Dockyard during the early 19th century. Famous for its connections with Admiral Nelson and his romance with Lady Hamilton, in more recent times Milford Haven was recognised as one of Britain’s main fishing ports. However, a… Read more

Concrete Repair and Waterproofing Solution for Thirlmere Aqueduct

Repair and waterproofing of masonry and concrete aqueduct. Background The 134km long Thirlmere Aqueduct was commissioned in 1894 and supplies up to 250,000m³ of raw water a day from the Thirlmere Reservoir in the English Lake District to the Lostock WTW, to satisfy the needs of over 1million people in the Manchester area. Its most… Read more

Anti-Carbonation Protection for Busy London Hotel

4,415m² of Aggregate Concrete Panels & Columns Repaired & Protected from Carbonation Background Occupying a prominent position adjacent to the Hammersmith Flyover on the main route to central London from Heathrow Airport, the Novotel London West required external refurbishment to prevent further damage from carbonation and to improve aesthetics. Built in the early 1970’s by Cunard, this… Read more

26 Results in News

Flexcrete By the Seaside

Flexcrete products have been used for the chloride protection and anti-carbonation protection of a series of concrete shelters located on the seafront of Sheringham, a seaside town on the north Norfolk coast. The promenade over the sea wall features the concrete shelters, the oldest of which dates back to the Victorian era. As the shelters… Read more

Chloride Protection of Great Yarmouth’s Largest Leisure Pool

Chloride Protection of Great Yarmouth’s Largest Leisure Pool A complete Flexcrete repair and protection system was chosen for the chloride protection of Great Yarmouth’s largest leisure pool. Marina Leisure and Fitness Centre is a local-authority owned seafront facility which was originally opened in 1981. It has a unique beach like, walk in entry, a six… Read more

VIP Nightclub Application for Flexcrete Structural Waterproofing System

A thin-film structural waterproofing system manufactured by Flexcrete Technologies Limited has been applied by contractor Structural Renovations at an exclusive London nightclub frequented by celebrities including Beyonce and Jay-Z. Flexcrete’s waterproofing products have been applied at Mason House, a former Masonic Lodge in London’s Argyll Street which is now a members’ only nightclub and has… Read more

Concrete Repair and Protection System Assures the Design Life of Wellington Docks

A new £200m extension to Liverpool Wastewater Treatment Works is over halfway through construction and is on schedule to be fully operational by spring 2016. One of the biggest construction sites currently in the city, the Wellington Dock is almost the length of two football pitches. The sheer scale of the structure is demonstrated by the 50,000m³ of concrete and 10,000 tonnes of reinforcement… Read more

Over 20 Tonnes of Concrete Coatings and Mortars for Liverpool Waste Water Project

Over 20 tonnes of Flexcrete materials has been used on one of the biggest construction sites in Liverpool, a new £200m waste water treatment plant currently being constructed at Wellington Dock, near Kirkdale. United Utilities is developing the new two-storey Sequential Batch Reactor (SBR) plant in the disused Wellington Dock. Once complete, the plant will… Read more

Concrete Repair and Protection on Shudy Camps Water Tower

The water industry is a key market for Flexcrete and a recent project has seen our products used for the repair and protection, and decorative coating of reinforced concrete elevations on Shudy Camps Water Tower in Cambridgeshire. Standing at 30m high, the reinforced concrete Water Tower dominates the local landscape and can be seen from… Read more

New Lease of Life with Flexcrete’s Anti-Carbonation Coatings

Graham James highlights how high performance anti-carbonation coatings can help local authorities extend the lifespan of their housing stock. Masonry Paints When local authorities are looking to protect and enhance the outside appearance of housing accommodation, there is a multitude of products available for the refurbishment of external walls, from inexpensive masonry paints to high performance, anti-carbonation wall coatings that can be assured to… Read more

Concrete Repair and Protection on Historic Bridge

Flexcrete products have an excellent track record of restoring historic buildings and structures and one of our latest projects has involved the renovation of King’s Gardens, a historic 17-acre garden and park located on Southport’s promenade. A busy tourist attraction all year round, King’s Gardens was first developed in 1887 to provide a recreational area… Read more

Concrete Repair and Protection in the Rail Industry

Many of the UK’s major rail stations and much of its infrastructure are undergoing significant renovation. Chris Lloyd discusses the use of effective anti-corrosion and engineered protection. The Government is committing billions of pounds to improving the rail network. As a large part of this infrastructure is over 100 years old, extensive maintenance is required to make it fit for purpose, during… Read more

High Quality Concrete Protection for London Bridge

In November 2011, Costain was awarded a design-build contract worth £400m for the redevelopment of London Bridge Station under Network Rail’s £6bn Thameslink Programme (RG 12.11 p50). The contract includes the provision of a new concourse at street level and improving the entrance and exit points to ease access; the work is expected to increase passenger capacity from 50 million to 75 million passengers a year…. Read more

High Strength Concrete Protection at London Bridge Station

Chris Lloyd from Flexcrete Technologies gives detail of  the concrete protection system provided at London Bridge to enhance durability of the station. London Bridge station, built in the 1830’s, is one of the oldest railway stations in the world. Located South East of London Bridge on the River Thames, it is the fourth busiest station… Read more

A Refurbishment of the Highest Order

Flexcrete products can truly enhance the appearance of buildings beyond all recognition and this was certainly the case with Highland House, a striking three-storey office and retail building in the industrial district of Perth, Scotland. Designed in a distinctive art deco style, the exterior of Highland House had deteriorated over the years and was in… Read more

Refurbishment of the Highest Order in Japan

  Flexcrete materials are used to protect structures all around the world and in a recent project our high performance concrete repair mortars and protective coatings have been applied to high voltage transmission towers in Japan. Comprising steel lattice towers supporting overhead power lines, the reinforced concrete bases of the transmission towers had deteriorated over… Read more

Innovative Concrete Repair Solution for North London Housing Complex

Along with contractor Gunite (Eastern) Ltd, Flexcrete has devised an innovative solution for a complex concrete repair project at a residential housing development for the London Borough of Enfield. Based on the outskirts of Edmonton in Enfield, North London, Jeremy’s Green comprises of 176 flats, apartments and maisonettes in blocks of two and three storeys…. Read more

Flexcrete Concrete Repairs Go Forth

At Flexcrete, we have an excellent track record of providing high performance materials for Ministry of Defence (MoD) refurbishment works and one of our latest projects has involved the renovation of Forthview House, a two-storey MoD office building close to Scotland’s Forth Road Bridge. Staff working at Forthview House provide support services to the Royal… Read more

Flexcrete’s Concrete Repair and Protection System Restores Jubilee Bridge

At Flexcrete, we provide tried and tested solutions for the repair of a range of civil engineering structures, including bridges. In one of our latest projects, a complete Flexcrete concrete repair and protection system was used for the upgrade of Jubilee Bridge in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester on behalf of Tameside Metropolitan Council. Jubilee Bridge was… Read more

One of Flexcrete’s Repair Mortars Restores Goole’s ‘Salt Pot’

A landmark structure in Goole, East Yorkshire, has been successfully restored using Flexcrete’s Monomix cementitious repair mortar. Known locally as the ‘Salt Pot’, Goole Water Tower stands at 165ft tall and was built in 1927. At the time it held the title of the largest tower of its kind anywhere in Europe and was deemed… Read more

Floodgates Opened for Flexcrete Concrete Repairs

Following severe flooding in the Devon area in the 1960’s, a flood defence scheme was created in Tiverton in 1967, comprising the construction of a reinforced concrete retaining wall on the east and west bank of the River Exe. The structure remained sound for many years but a survey in 2012 revealed that the concrete… Read more

Lighting Up Land’s End

Flexcrete products have been used to repair and protect Wolf Rock Lighthouse located some four miles from Land’s End. The Lighthouse is 41-metres high and first entered service in 1870, having taken nine years to build due to the treacherous weather conditions that constantly brew between Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The Lighthouse was… Read more

Damage into the Mist at Malting Plant

Flexcrete has provided a complete repair and protection solution for the Crisp Malting Group – the UK’s leading privately owned maltster which sells malted cereals to the world’s top brewers, distillers and food producers. Repairs were carried out at Mistley Maltings, one of the company’s five malting plants. The plant is operational 24 hours a… Read more

Flexcrete’s Products are CPR Compliant

Declaration of Performance (DoP) The construction industry has recently undergone the most significant change for a decade in the way in which construction products are sold throughout Europe. From 1 July 2013, under the Construction Products Regulation 2011 (CPR), it is mandatory for manufacturers to apply CE marking to any of their products which are… Read more

World’s First Lighthouse Helipad has Flexcrete Facelift

The world’s first Lighthouse helipad has been repaired and protected using products manufactured by Flexcrete Technologies Limited, the UK’s leading independent manufacturer of engineering quality technical mortars and high performance coatings. The reinforced concrete foundations of the helipad at Cornwall’s Wolf Rock Lighthouse had deteriorated over time and a remedial solution was required to repair… Read more

Fast Lane Concrete Repair Solution for Motorway Bridges

In 2007 Aone+, a joint venture comprising Halcrow, Colas and Costain, was appointed by the Highways Agency as Managing Agent Contractor for Area 10 – one of the largest and busiest road networks in the UK. Located in the North West of England and carrying the highest volumes of traffic outside London, it comprises some… Read more