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COVID-19: Building Safety update from the Government

To assist the industry the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) have provided further guidance on-site operating procedures and how construction sites should operate safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The CLC has also published advice to industry on the temporary suspension of sites where this is relevant. We will update this page as further advice is produced.

When considering their position employers may also refer to the latest Public Health England guidance to employers on reducing the spread of COVID-19.

For further information go to the business support pages on GOV.UK.

Crack Repair with ARDEX P 10 SR Rapid Hardening Concrete Crack Repair Resin Kit

For the third instalment of Steve @ Home, our National Training Manager shows you how to repair a crack in concrete with ARDEX P 10 SR Rapid Hardening Concrete Crack Repair Resin Kit.

Uses: Concrete crack repair, bonding metal, bonding wood, sand and cement screed crack repair, bonding plastic, suitable for use over underfloor heating systems.

Features:
• Easy to use, no mixing equipment required
• Fast setting and load bearing in as little as 20 minutes
• Full kit provided for the stitch repair of cracks and joints
• Low viscosity with high penetrating capabilities
• Odourless and low emission

Pack Size and Coverage: Each 600ml kit will repair approximately 4 linear meters.

For more information visit https://ardex.co.uk/product/ardex-p-10-sr/

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

The ARDEX Group of companies in the UK have recently been audited by Trading Standards,
who are satisfied that our businesses continue to meet the government guidance regarding
ensuring the safety of our reduced team of manufacturing & distribution employees.

All our head office and field-based teams continue to work from home and remain available for
technical advice and support via phone, email and video calls. In line with the Secretary of
State’s recent announcement, this allows us to continue to support essential work in the UK
construction industry during the current crisis, and we will continue to follow the latest
government guidelines and review our position daily.

Secretary of State Letter – Construction Industry

Tile Repair with ARDEX CA 20 P Multi-Purpose Construction Adhesive & Sealant

For the second instalment of Steve @ Home, our National Training Manager repairs a loose tile on his patio using the versatile ARDEX CA 20 P Multi-Purpose Construction Adhesive & Sealant. It can bond virtually any building material as an adhesive, and is perfect for general building maintenance on floors and walls, in internal and external locations.

Uses: Ceramic tile repairs, bonding skirting boards, stair nosings, adhering boxes/conduits, dado rails, architrave, kick plates, carpet gripper, underwater applications, sealing around baths & sinks and much more!

Features:
• Bonds virtually every building material
• Solvent-free and low odour
• Shrinkage free
• High initial tack and bond strength
• Can even be used underwater, for minor repair applications
• Excellent resistance to UV, weather and ageing
• Use inside or out
• Emicode: EC1 R Plus – Very Low Emission

Pack Size and Coverage: Available in 310ml tube. It covers 9.75m with a 1/4″ bead.

For more information visit https://ardex.co.uk/product/ardex-ca-20-p/

Gully Repair with ARDEX A 46 Multi-Purpose Concrete Repair Mortar

All ARDEX staff are working from home, but it hasn’t stopped our National Training Manager Steve Davies from demonstrating products. In the first of a series of videos, Steve takes a look at ARDEX A 46, our Multi-Purpose Repair Mortar – Perfect for rapid setting repairs, smoothing and refacing.

Uses: Filling and repairing gaps, cracks, holes, concrete stair nosing, wall edges, electrical chasing and sockets, soffits, pillars, coving, curbs, gullies, rendering, window returns, building ramps and much more!

Features:
• Ideal for repairing damaged concrete
• No priming required
• Sets within 30 minutes
• Slump free – ideal for floor, wall and overhead use
• Easy to smooth and float
• Shrinkage compensated and crack free
• Use inside or out
• Emicode: EC1 R Plus – Very Low Emission

Pack Size and Coverage: Available in a convenient 11kg bag or van friendly 5kg bag-in-a-bucket. It covers 4m2 at 2mm per 11kg bag.

For more information visit https://ardex.co.uk/product/ardex-a-46/

Introducing ARDEX A 70 GYPFLO, the quick drying, flowable screed in bags.

Time is money in construction and few processes can stall progress as much as a slow setting screed. Delayed projects can lead to increased site running costs, disrupted work schedules and may even incur substantial penalty clauses.

A typical calcium sulphate screed at 40mm will take up to 40 days to dry, and in real UK site conditions, you could be looking at far longer.

Once installed, ARDEX A 70 GYPFLO Quick Drying Flowable Calcium Sulphate Screed is walkable after only 6 hours, and is ready to receive floorcoverings in as little as 14 days.

Being a bagged screed, it’s also ideal for smaller projects such as extensions and conservatories or when truck mixer access is limited.

Get in touch for more information and introductory offers today.

ARDEX Training – Subfloor Preparation & LVT Installation Course

Thursday 25th April / 9am – 4pm / ARDEX UK Ltd, Homefield Road, Haverhill, Suffolk, CB9 8QP

Tuesday 14th May / 9am – 4pm / Building Adhesives Ltd, London Road, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 8JB

The course will include:

  • Moisture Testing
  • Moisture Control Systems
  • Smoothing and Levelling Compounds
  • Repair Mortars
  • Luxury Vinyl Tile Installation
  • Marking out, straight lay and border work
  • Adhesive Selection

To book your place call the ARDEX Customer Service Team on 01440 714939 or email info@ardex.co.uk

Course fee: £50

 

Cotswolds Furniture Co

For thirty-one years Bradshaw Flooring have been installing all types of flooring, including hardwood, carpet and decorative vinyl designs, and in 2018 they took on a 750m² refurbishment project for Cotswolds Furniture Co, using a full system of ARDEX products.

The existing subfloor had readings of over 75% RH, so local ARDEX Area Sales Manager, Kevin Gale, recommended the use of ARDEX MVS 95 Moisture Vapour Suppressant, to protect the final floorcovering from residual construction moisture. Kevin commented ‘the subfloor was a clean screed, making ARDITEX CL Levelling and Smoothing Compound the perfect choice for this project. It has excellent flow and application properties, and is walkable in as little as 2 hours.’ To fit the Luxury Vinyl Flooring, Paul from Bradshaw Flooring, used ARDEX AF 145 Pressure Sensitive Flooring Adhesive. Paul commented ‘this was a large project; we had to work around other contractors so the working time of this product was great, and it was really easy to apply.’ Paul continued ‘We have used ARDEX products for years, they’re tried and tested, and have never let us down, and with excellent support from the sales and technical teams ARDEX was our only choice for this project’.

Products used:

ARDEX MVS 95 – One Component Residual Moisture Vapour Suppressant

ARDITEX CL – Latex Levelling and Smoothing Compound

ARDEX AF 145 – Pressure Sensitive Flooring Adhesive

 

ARDEX Subfloor Preparation & LVT Installation Course

ARDEX Subfloor Preparation & LVT Installation Course

Wednesday 13th February / 9am – 4pm / ARDEX UK Ltd, Homefield Road, Haverhill, Suffolk, CB9 8QP

The course will include:

• Moisture Testing

• Moisture Control Systems

• Smoothing and Levelling Compounds

• Repair Mortars

• Luxury Vinyl Tile Installation

• Marking out, straight lay and border work

• Adhesive Selection

To book your place call the ARDEX Customer Service Team on 01440 714939 or email info@ardex.co.uk

 

ARDEX Product Spotlight: ARDEX X 60 PU FLEX

ARDEX X 60 PU FLEX Polyurethane Reaction Resin Tile Adhesive was launched earlier this year as a brand-new solution for tiling to problematic substrates.

Fibreglass, or GRP, is a common material and is often the tiling background in swimming pools and jacuzzies, and this presents a challenge for fixers as traditional cement-based adhesives are unable to adhere to it. Metallic bases such as steel and aluminium also pose a problem, normally requiring intensive preparation and priming before tiling; meanwhile PVC cannot be tiled at all using traditional adhesives. ARDEX X 60 PU FLEX has been specially designed to adhere to these substrates, and without priming too!

ARDEX X 60 PU FLEX is also ideal for moisture-sensitive materials and so is suitable for use with all tile types including moisture-sensitive natural stone and agglomerated tiles. It can also be applied direct to moisture-sensitive substrates such as particle boards, plasterboard and gypsum fibreboards, which would usually require priming first.

ARDEX X 60 PU FLEX has a pot life of 45 minutes, a working time of 60 minutes and can be trafficked and grouted after just 3 hours, and it requires no special application tools.

For further information, download our guide here or visit the ARDEX X 60 PU FLEX page here.