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Flexcrete's anti-carbonation coatings have recently been used in Norway following the successful performance of a coating applied some 10 years ago.

Our anti-carbonation coatings have an outstanding track record of use all around the world, and a housing association project has recently been undertaken in Norway following the successful long-term performance of a Flexcrete coating applied some 10 years ago.

Stokkaveien is a series of housing association accommodation blocks located in Stavanger, one of the most populated cities in Norway. Comprising three storeys with balconies, the external walls are of plastered brick construction previously painted with a silicate product. A Flexcrete coating was applied as an external finish to one of the blocks in the Stokkaveien complex 10 years ago and it has performed so well over the years, our Monodex Smooth coating was recently chosen by building owners BRL Stokkaveien to decorate and protect another building, block number 61. This project was carried out through our Norwegian distributor, Norsk Industrivern AS.

Monodex Smooth, an advanced, waterborne, high build, anti-carbonation coating, was applied by contractor Betongtekno AS to the external walls and balcony areas on the basis of its ability to adhere to the existing substrate and provide excellent, long-lasting protection against the elements.

With a design life of up to 15 years and CE marked to BS EN 1504, the pan European standard for concrete repair, it has an elastomeric formulation and can withstand substrate and thermal movement without deteriorating. It is exceptionally fast drying and two coats can be applied on the same day all year round, even in aggressive climatic conditions. The waterborne nature of Monodex Smooth was a critical consideration for this project, as it releases no hazardous solvents and has minimal odour so there was no disruption to residents during the refurbishment work.

As Monodex Smooth incorporates an active in-film fungicide which inhibits the growth of mould and fungi, it ensures buildings maintain a bright, clean appearance throughout its design life. It is available in a range of colours with special colours made to order, and three complementary colours were chosen by the client. Monodex Smooth has totally transformed the appearance of Stokkaveien 61 and this particular building looks outstanding against similar blocks coated with silicate paints.