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Steel Reinforcement Protector 841

Reinforcement Corrosion Protection (EN1504-7, DWI 31, BBA) Overview Steel Reinforcement Protector 841 is a corrosion preventative, flexible coating to protect steel reinforcement prior to the application of the relevant Flexcrete concrete repair mortars. Steel Reinforcement Protector 841 consists of two components, a cementitious powder and a polymer dispersion which react chemically together to passivate, with the aid of corrosion… Read more

30 Results in Projects

Concrete Repairs and External Protection for French Fry Plant in Canada

Concrete repairs and coating of external walls totalling 2,000m² Background This project was carried out on behalf of one of the world’s leading producers of  processed foods. The company operates a French Fry Plant in Grand Falls, New Brunswick , which was originally constructed in 1970 and it now has an annual production for the… Read more

Concrete Repairs for 1970s Seaside Wall in Devon

Repair & Protection of 300m Long Concrete Sea Wall Background Dawlish Warren is a popular seaside holiday resort at the mouth of the Exe Estuary in South Devon. It has a 500 acre Nature Reserve and a Blue Flag sand-dune backed beach. Dawlish Sea Wall is approximately 300m long and dates back to the 1970’s. Based in a… 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

Concrete Repair of Window Cills and Balcony Areas in Leeds

Concrete Repair and Protection of Window Cills, Balcony Areas and Ring Beams Background As part of an overall PFI project extending over three and a half years, large scale social housing refurbishment has been carried out in Leeds. Sustainable communities for Leeds (sc4L) is a group of organisations formed specifically to deliver the project, consisting… 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

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 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 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

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 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 Cover Reinstatement on Bridge Deck

Protection of Exposed Reinforcement & Reinstatement of Concrete Cover to M40 Bridge Deck Background When planing the concrete bridge deck at Junction 4 of the M40 in preparation for the application of a waterproof membrane, too much of the concrete cover was removed. In some areas, the steel reinforcement was also exposed. Emergency repairs were required to… 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

Concrete Repair & Protection for Government Office Building

Extensive Concrete Refurbishment to Protect from Carbonation & Effects of Weathering Background The DWP Building in Wigan required extensive external refurbishment due to the deterioration of the concrete elements caused by carbonation and the general effects of weathering. To meet the Client’s objective of extending the service life of the structure, an EN 1504 certified… Read more

Concrete Repair and Protection of Northern Ireland Reservoirs

Concrete repair and protection of reservoirs suffering from soft water attack. Project Northern Ireland Framework Rehabilitation Programme 2007 onwards (see Project Profile PDF for locations) Background General deterioration over many years and lack of cover to the reinforcement had led to isolated areas of decay in the concrete. In some reservoirs this was exacerbated by the… Read more

Reinstatement of Concrete Cover to Protect Steel Reinforcement

Concrete Cover Reinstated Inside Prill Tower Background Fosfertil is Brazil’s largest producer of raw materials used in fertilisers. At this plant, urea is deposited down a tower to form pellets. This results in a hot and chemically aggressive atmosphere which quickly attacks normal concrete to cause spalling and corrosion of the steel reinforcement. The worst areas… Read more

Concrete Repair & Protection for Three Residential Blocks

Internal & External Refurbishment of Public Housing Stock Background Building on the success of the five year Decent Homes Programme in which 99.6% of the public housing stock was renovated, Northwards Housing required a single source specification for concrete repair and protection works on three residential blocks. The 13 storey blocks at Sanderson Court, Hayden Court… Read more

Marine Mortar S Repairs Concrete Sea Defence Wall

Repair of Deteriorated Reinforced Concrete Sea Defence Wall. Background The £7.6m Tywyn coastal defence scheme was developed by Atkins in order to protect the picturesque sea-front properties from the threat of flooding. Since construction in the 1930’s, the sea defences had regularly suffered attack from storms, with significant impact damage from rock resulting in the inevitable need for structural reinstatement. With… Read more

Concrete Repair and Waterproofing of Deck Area of Ambulance Station

Installation of waterproof friction wearing course and associated concrete repair works. Background After years of heavy duty wear and attack from de-icing salts deposited from the underside of ambulances during the winter, the elevated deck required a replacement waterproof friction wearing course and the approach ramps needed waterproofing prior to reasphalting. Water leakage was occurring through the deck… Read more

Concrete Repair & Protection of Bridge Suffering Chloride Induced Corrosion

Repair & Protection of Spalling Concrete Bridge Parapets & Soffits Background Wycoller’s origins date back to Anglo-Saxon times, becoming derelict in 1890 despite being a thriving farming and weaving community. Nestling in the area known as the Valley of the Seven Bridges, Wycoller Hall is famous for being the inspiration for Ferndean Manor in Charlotte Bronte’s novel… Read more

Repair and Protection of Concrete Staircases and Landings inside Water Tower

Repair to internal concrete staircases and landings suffering from carbonation. Background Dominating the landscape locally, the Radbourne Lane Water Tower was exposed to weathering which had caused damage to the internal stairwell. As the concrete had inadequate protection, carbonation had given rise to spalling of the concrete, necessitating a remedial solution. The Solution Once the… Read more

16 Results in News

Concrete Repairs and Decorative Protection at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

A range of Flexcrete products has been used to restore Boathouse 4, an iconic building within Portsmouth Historic Dockyard which was constructed during the 1930’s rearmament period. It forms part of the UK’s maritime heritage and was used during World War II to construct the three man midget X-Craft submarine. In 2014, Portsmouth Naval Base… Read more

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

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

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

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

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