Intercrete Products Provide Concrete Repair Solution for Hinkley Point B Power Station

Intercrete products have been used to complete the 2018 Concrete Spalling Remediation Programme at Hinkley Point B Power Station for client EDF Energy. The concrete repair work involved the completion of more than 300 significant repairs using Intercrete products over a six month period. Background Hinkley Point B is a nuclear power station located near… Read more

AkzoNobel adds concrete repair and maintenance to International range of protective coatings

AkzoNobel is expanding its International range with additional coatings and mortars for the repair and remediation of concrete. Following AkzoNobel’s acquisition of Flexcrete Technologies Ltd in June 2017, the full range of advanced cementitious coatings is being made available as part of the Intercrete series. “Dozens of businesses already trust the reputation of the innovative… Read more

Flexcrete Specified for Wastewater Project in Colchester

Concrete repair materials manufactured by Flexcrete Technologies Limited, part of AkzoNobel, have been chosen to restore the structural integrity of a wet well in the Colchester area, enabling it to be rapidly returned to normal service. The refurbishment project was carried out by specialist contractor CSC Services on behalf of Anglian Water which supplies water… Read more

Advanced Wet Well Lining & Concrete Repair Solution Provided by Flexcrete

Concrete Repair and Lining for Challenging Wet Well Project Background Wet wells are underground pits which store sewage. They require periodic maintenance and cleaning in order to avoid blockages, as concrete is highly susceptible to erosion from bacteria found in domestic sewage. Bacterial organisms oxidise gasses in the atmosphere and produce sulphuric acid which readily… Read more

Concrete Protection

As the July-Sept issue of PCE International explains, Flexcrete’s anti-carbonation coatings have been chosen to create an architectural statement on a new build clinic in Taiwan and previously on three historic buildings in Portsmouth, UK. The new clinic in Tai-Nan City, Taiwan, has been designed by the renowned Yuen Ken architectural practice. The lower two floors… Read more

Flexcrete Products used for Restoration of 104-Year Old Venetian Bridge

Flexcrete products have been used to bring an iconic bridge on Clacton seafront back to its former glory. Concrete repair materials manufactured by Flexcrete Technologies, part of AkzoNobel, were specified to restore the 104-year old Venetian Bridge in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, in an overall contract valued at £355,000. Carried out on behalf of Tendring District Council,… Read more

Concrete Repair & Protection Solution for Iconic Venetian Bridge

Advanced concrete repair mortars and protective coatings extend lifetime of landmark structure Background The iconic Venetian Bridge in Clacton was built in the Venetian style in 1914. Spanning ‘Pier Gap’, it provides an impressive entrance for visitors to Clacton Pier. 2014 marked the centenary of this landmark structure but the destructive effects of 100 years… Read more

Major Marine Project Underway for Flexcrete

Flexcrete’s concrete repair materials are being used as part of a major long-term project to refurbish the 146-year old Clacton Pier located in the seaside resort of Clacton-on-Sea, the largest town on the Essex coast. Much of the pier has remained untouched for 90 years or so and as part of a seven-figure makeover, work… Read more

Flexcrete Coatings Specified for Architectural Project in Taiwan

Flexcrete’s anti-carbonation coatings have been chosen to create an architectural statement on a new build clinic in Taiwan which is tightly sandwiched between two older buildings. The new clinic in Tai-Nan City, Taiwan, has been designed by the renowned Yuen Ken architectural practice. The lower two floors of the building are used as a clinic and… Read more

Hygienic Protection for Storage Warehouse Facility

Coating of internal walls and ceilings totalling 10,000m2 Background Advanced, Odour-Free Anti-Bacterial Protection The client was looking to improve anti-bacterial and anti-mould protection in the storage warehouse and it was critical that the coating was completely non-toxic and odour free so as not to adversely affect the parmesan cheese being stored in the facility, as… Read more

Concrete Coated in a Rainbow of Colours

Decorative Anti-Carbonation Protection Provided by Monodex Ultra Background Rainbow House is a seven storey building with two storeys located underground. From the time of construction the exterior of the building was not renovated until this refurbishment in 2017. Over the years, high levels of dust and grime had accumulated on the exterior surface as the… Read more

Decorative Anti-Carbonation Coatings for Taiwan Clinic

Coating of new external walls totalling 1,000m2 Background Solvent-free Anti-Carbonation Protection Flexcrete’s distributor in Taiwan, Parallel Industrial Co., Ltd, recommended the use of Monodex coatings for this new build project due to their ability to provide exceptional weatherproof protection on buildings and structures all around the world. The coatings  could be safely and rapidly applied… Read more

Levelling & Anti-Slip Deck Protection for Pylon Tower Platform

Flexcrete Technologies Limited, part of the AkzoNobel group of companies, recently ensured that the deck of an electricity pylon tower platform was adequately levelled and provided with anti-slip protection to allow maintenance work to be carried out safely. Extensive repairs were required to Aust Jetty, an electricity pylon jetty in the River Severn which forms… Read more

Flexcrete Solution for Power Station Chamber Refurbishment

A protective coating manufactured by Flexcrete has been specified to refurbish a surface water drain chamber at Dungeness B Power Station in South Kent. Cemprotec E942, a high performance, waterborne cementitious coating, was chosen due to its rapid curing nature and ability to allow a speedy return to service of the surface water drainage system…. Read more

Advanced Cementitious Protection for EDF Energy

Flexcrete Products used to Refurbish Surface Water Drain Chamber Background Durable Cementitious Protection that’s Simple to Install CSC Services UK Ltd, a specialist repair and coatings contractor to the power and water industries, was appointed to carry out the application work. CSC Services worked with EDF Investment Delivery in recommending and agreeing suitable products for… Read more

Repair & Protection Solution for Popular Seaside Attraction

Concrete Repair and Protection of Reinforced Concrete Columns and Beams Background Repair & Protection Technology for Marine Structures The refurbishment work is being carried out by Clacton Pier Company’s own Maintenance Team and Flexcrete has been called upon to provide a solution due to our long-standing record of providing effective and affordable materials for concrete… Read more

Michelin Star for Monodex Coated Restaurant in Lancashire

Flexcrete’s Monodex Smooth anti-carbonation coating has been used to rejuvenate the façade of Michelin-starred Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms in West Lancashire. The company’s repair materials and Monodex Smooth coating were specified for repairs and coating of the external walls at Moor Hall in Aughton. Flexcrete Technologies Limited, which forms part of the AkzoNobel group… Read more

Latest Chloride Resistance Results Published by Vinci

Independent testing carried out at the VINCI Construction Technology Centre in Bedfordshire has officially confirmed that Flexcrete’s Cementitious Coating 851 will provide an effective barrier to chlorides for at least 29 years. In 1988, a 2mm thick film of Cementitious Coating 851 was applied to a concrete slice and sealed in a chloride ion diffusion… Read more

Full Package of Repair & Protection Products for Jetty

Extensive Remedial Work Required on Electricity Pylon Jetty. Background A Complex Project Requiring a Single Source Solution This was a complex project and Flexcrete products were chosen as we could supply a full package of products for concrete repair, anti-carbonation, levelling and anti-slip deck protection. Once the defective concrete was cut out on the legs… Read more

Concrete Repairs & Decorative Protection for Europa House

Concrete Repairs & Coating of External Walls with Anti-Carbonation Protection. Background Tried and Tested Concrete Repair & Protection Solutions Flexcrete products are well proven on high rise buildings in the Portsmouth area, having been used on the iconic Spinnaker Tower which Europa House overlooks. Monomix – a high strength, shrinkage compensated, waterproof cementitious mortar –… Read more

Flexcrete Coatings in a Rainbow of Colours

Protecting Against the Elements Over 10,000 square metres of external walls of a prominent office and manufacturing building in Taiwan have been coated in a rainbow of colours using an anti-carbonation coating manufactured by UK-based Flexcrete Technologies Limited, part of the AkzoNobel group of companies. The reinforced concrete building, which is fittingly known as Rainbow… Read more

Multi-Coloured Anti-Carbonation Protection for Commercial Building

Coating & Protection of 10,000m2 of External Walls in 7 Different Colours. Background Advanced, Water-Based Anti-Carbonation Protection Flexcrete’s distributor in Taiwan, Parallel Industrial Co., Ltd, recommended the use of Monodex Ultra in order to enhance and protect the exterior of the building. A total of seven colours were produced in Monodex Ultra to BS RAL… Read more

Reservoir Floor Rehabilitation

In the December edition of Water Active, Graham James, OBE, explains how Flexcrete have provided a complete repair and protection solution for a major floor refurbishment project at Black Hill Reservoir, Sydney. Over 73 tonnes of a high performance cementitious coating manufactured by UK-based Flexcrete Technologies Limited, one of the AkzoNobel group of companies, has been delivered by air freight to… Read more

The Effective Selection of Concrete Repair Materials

In the January edition of Site Recorder, Chris Lloyd and Graham James look at some of the structural defects facing today’s building inspectors and explain the importance of selecting the right repair and protection solution. When Clerks of Works or Construction Inspectors oversee construction projects, one of the primary concerns is ensuring that materials and workmanship are in accordance… Read more

Power Station Protection

Since the world’s first full-scale nuclear power station was opened some 60 years ago, reinforced and prestressed concrete have formed an integral part of the containment structure within nuclear plants. When nuclear power plants were first constructed, concrete was typically specified for its versatility and ability to achieve the primary functions of shielding and containment to prevent the release of fission products to… Read more

South Ribble MP Visits Flexcrete

Seema Kennedy, Conservative MP for South Ribble, has visited the manufacturing complex of Leyland-based firm Flexcrete Technologies Limited to learn more about the company’s expansion plans and penetration into global markets. The company, which manufactures a range of concrete repair mortars, cementitious coatings and masonry coatings from its manufacturing plant on Leyland’s Tomlinson Industrial Estate,… Read more

Aesthetic, Protective Coating Provided for Fine Dining Restaurant

Repair and Coating of Facade and Gable Ends. Background Outstanding Weatherproofing Technology Flexcrete’s Monodex Smooth coating was specified for application to the façade of the building and the gable ends, due to its excellent track record of use on prestigious and heritage buildings all around the world. W J Structures Ltd initially cleaned and washed the… Read more