Anti-Carbonation, Decorative Protection for Landmark Office Building in Leeds

Long-Lasting Protection for Reinforced Concrete Panels Background The Pinnacle is a landmark office block in the heart of Leeds. The city’s largest office tower comprising 145,000 sq ft of space, the building was purchased for a total of £65 million and underwent a major refurbishment to help attract more tenants. Current office occupiers include the… Read more

Long Term Concrete Repair Solution for WWTW Underground Inlet Chamber

Concrete Repair Solution to Combat Aggressive Chemical Attack Background Dating back to 1997, Eastbourne Wastewater Treatment Works is located on the seafront at Langney Point in East Sussex. Serving a population of circa 140,000 people across the Eastbourne area, the vast majority of the works is located underground, beneath a fortress-style building. Up to 74… Read more

Over 300 Significant Concrete Repairs for Major Nuclear Power Station

Concrete Repair Solution Helps Enhance Durability and Achieve Specified Design Life Background Hinkley Point B is a nuclear power station located near Bridgewater in Somerset. Construction began in 1967 and it comprised the first Advanced Gas-Cooled Reactor to generate electricity to the grid in the UK. It now produces up to 965 megawatts of electricity,… Read more

Refurbishment of Underground Inlet Chamber at Wastewater Treatment Works

Flexcrete Solution Helps Protect Against Aggressive Chemical Attack Background Southern Water’s Ford Wastewater Treatment Works dates back to 1999 and treats up to 62 million litres of wastewater from more than 130,000 people every day. The plant inlet works required concrete repair intervention as the asset was showing signs of deterioration due to attack from… Read more

Colour-Matched Concrete Repair & Protection for Historic Belfron Tower

Renovation of Grade II* Listed, 26-Storey Building Background Balfron Tower is one of London’s most iconic post-war buildings. Designed by modernist architect Ernő Goldfinger in 1967, it forms a bold presence in London’s East End. A complete aesthetic renovation of the Grade II* listed, 26-storey building was carried out to create a total of 146 residential… Read more

Flexcrete Products Specified for Poole Sewage Treatment Works

Concrete Repairs and Waterproofing of the Sewage Treatment Tanks Background Wessex Water operates just over 400 Sewage Treatment Works (STWs) across Somerset, Wiltshire, Bristol, Gloucestershire and Dorset. Combined, these STWs treat 480 million litres of sewage from 2.8 million customers every day. One of the STWs is Poole Sewage Treatment works which treats incoming sewage… Read more

Intercrete Products Chosen for £16 million WWTW Upgrade

As part of a major £16 million upgrade of Eastbourne Wastewater Treatment Works being carried out on behalf of Southern Water, AkzoNobel’s range of Intercrete concrete repair materials have been chosen to refurbish an underground inlet chamber at the plant. An Intercrete system was devised for the project comprising a dry spray application of Intercrete… Read more

Aiden Quinn Shortlisted for the Inaugural CRA Emerging Talent Award

We are very proud that Aiden Quinn was shortlisted as one of three finalists for the inaugural Emerging Talent Award at the Concrete Repair Association’s (CRA) Awards in London. Aiden joined Flexcrete in April 2015, originally as a Production Operative working within our factory, and a year later was transferred from the factory and promoted… Read more

Chemical Attack & Cementitious Coatings for Concrete Repair & Protection

Concrete deterioration exists on a global scale and can severely affect the durability of reinforced concrete structures. The primary causes of chemical attack on concrete include chloride ion penetration, sulphate attack and carbonation, but technical advances in cementitious coating technology have allowed extended service life solutions to be implemented. A major cause of damage to… Read more

Intercrete 4841 Anti-Chloride Protection Still Going Strong After 30 years

Independent testing carried out at the VINCI Construction Technology Centre in Bedfordshire has officially confirmed that Intercrete 4841 (formerly Flexcrete’s Cementitious Coating 851) provides an effective barrier against chlorides lasting at least 30 years. In 1988, a 2mm thick film of Intercrete 4841 was applied to a concrete slice and sealed in a chloride ion… Read more

Major Upgrade of Eastbourne Wastewater Treatment Works

A major £16 million upgrade of Eastbourne Wastewater Treatment Works is currently being carried out on behalf of Southern Water and part of the works has comprised the refurbishment of an underground reinforced concrete inlet chamber at the plant. Dating back to 1997, Eastbourne Wastewater Treatment Works is located on a prime site on the… Read more

Intercrete® Products Specified for Major Concrete Repair Project at Ford Wastewater Treatment Works

A major maintenance programme has been carried out at Ford Wastewater Treatment Works in Arundel, West Sussex, using AkzoNobel’s range of Intercrete concrete repair materials. In excess of 42 tonnes of Intercrete 4801 repair mortar has been applied to repair concrete on the tanks and channels of the plant inlet works at Ford Wastewater Treatment Works… Read more

We’re Exhibiting at Scotland Build

We’re looking forward to exhibiting at Scotland Build, the largest construction show in Scotland, on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st March at SEC in Glasgow. You can find us on the International stand at B30 and this will be the first time that Flexcrete will be officially showcasing the Intercrete range, following AkzoNobel’s acquisition of… Read more

Intercrete® Products Used for Extensive Concrete Repairs at Hinkley Point B Power Station

AkzoNobel’s range of Intercrete concrete repair materials have been used by specialist contractor CSC Services to complete the 2018 Concrete Spalling Remediation Programme at Hinkley Point B Power Station for client EDF Energy. The Intercrete range was expanded following AkzoNobel’s acquisition of Flexcrete Technologies Ltd in July 2017 with Flexcrete products becoming known as Intercrete,… Read more

Intercrete products specified for major floor rehabilitation project at potable water reservoir in Australia

A major floor rehabilitation project has been carried out at an 86ML potable water reservoir in Australia. Over 73 tonnes of Intercrete® 4841 coating was delivered by air freight from the UK to Sydney for the refurbishment of Black Hill Reservoir in the Newcastle region of Australia. Formerly known as Cementitious Coating 851, Intercrete 4841… Read more

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