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Ronafix Mix Design D and Ronadeck resin bound surfacing have been used for repairing the concrete supports of telescopes, and surfacing pathways at The Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics in Cheshire.

During 1987 telescope concrete supports at Jodrell Bank were found to be cracking and spalling. As a result, the damaged material was cut out and the surface primed with a blend of Ronafix and Portland cement, before Ronafix Mix Design D concrete repair mortar — chosen for its resistance to carbonation, water and frost — was applied.

In 2011 the ’Discovery Centre’ was constructed at the site, and landscape architects Grant Associates selected Ronadeck resin bound surfacing for surfacing pathways as part of the landscaping works. The surface needed to be able to withstand wear from pedestrians, quad bikes and vans.

The surfacing was supplied as a two-component polyurethane resin and kiln-dried graded aggregates, to be blended on site. The aggregate was placed in a forced action mixer and the two-component resin was mixed using a drill and paddle, before being added to the aggregate. The surfacing was then applied to the paths at a thickness of 15mm.

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Key benefits of product application

  • Ronadeck resin bound surfacing is slip resistant
  • Its permeability prevents the pooling of surface water
  • Resistance to ultra-violet light ensure that the resin does not yellow, and will remain elastic

Ronacrete is an internationally recognised construction product manufacturer with more than 40 years’ experience in the industry. Ronacrete has on-site R&D in England and China and can offer technical, sales and marketing support for eight different product ranges.

Concrete repair and protection

The Ronacrete concrete repair range includes the industry renowned Ronafix Admixture for Concrete Repair, polymer modified repair mortars, a migratory corrosion inhibitor, a fairing coat, slurry coats, elastomeric and non-elastomeric decorative anti-carbonation coatings.

Hard landscaping

The Ronacrete hard landscaping range comprises Ronadeck resin-bound surfacing, Ronadeck resin-bonded surfacing and Ronadeck tree pit systems. These offer decorative, durable and attractive paving which can be laid on asphalt or concrete. The permeability of the resin-bound surfacing makes it an ideal surface for permeable asphalt, while the tree pit system is porous enough to keep tree roots well watered.

Available in a choice of finishes for driveways, paths, patios, swimming-pool surrounds, parks and gardens, podium decks, concourses, car parks, squares and footbridges, these products are used nationally and internationally for public building works, commercial development, housing projects and home improvement.

Screeds

Ronacrete offers products and systems for new floor screeds as well as a full range of floor repair mortars for convenient and fast floor maintenance and repair. The screed range includes admixtures; polymer modified levelling screeds, wearing screeds, self-smoothing and floating screeds. Ronacrete products are compatible with underfloor heating systems. Weak screeds can be improved by treatment with an impregnating polymer that can penetrate their full depth.

Urban Design

Bedding and pointing mortars, kerb and step repair mortars, chewing gum and stain repellent coatings, anti-graffiti coatings and tactiles providing hazard awareness for visually impaired pedestrians are included in the Urban Design range from Ronacrete. This 'street' range is designed to help keep our streets clean, tidy and provide a pleasant, safe experience for pedestrians. They keep disruption to a minimum and allow for early or instant trafficking.

Highway maintenance

The RonaRoad range of highway maintenance, road repair and pothole repair products provide instant trafficking and ease of laying in most weather conditions including below-freezing and wet. They allow local authorities and councils to more easily meet their environmental targets and obligations by using environmentally friendly low- and zero-VOC products and softeners.

Commercial industrial flooring

This range of floor treatment and repair products includes epoxy floor coatings, polyurethane sealers, concrete dustproofers, epoxy floor screeds, an epoxy surface DPM , rapid set floor repair mortars and curing membranes. These products are variously formulated for chemical resistance, slip resistance, hygiene and decontaminability, heavy wear and early trafficking.

Safety flooring

The Ronadeck Instants range comprises GRP safety sheets, stair treads and nosings, gratings and ladder rungs which are instantly fixed using screws and/or adhesives to create excellent traction and DDA-compliant sight lines for the visually impaired.

 Waterproofing and tanking

Two coats of Ronafix tanking render will waterproof a basement, creating new living, working, or storage space. Products include polymer modified weatherproof and watertight renders, waterproof membranes and a fast-setting, water-plugging product.

Approvals and warranties

Ronacrete has BBA certificates for Ronafix Concrete Render Admixture, Ronafix Brick Slip Adhesive Mortar Admixture, Ronafix Admixture for Thin Screeds and Floorings, Ronacrete Concrete Repair Admixture, Ronabond Concrete Repair Mortar and Ronabond Bedding Mortar.

 Insurance warranties are available for selected applications such as concrete repair and protection or basement tanking.

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