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UltraScape Eco Bed
UltraScape Eco Bed is an environmentally friendly fine bedding mortar manufactured to meet and exceed the strict requirements of BS 7533. It contains 20% recycled materials, significantly reducing the consumption of virgin aggregates. It is ideal for schemes looking to achieve an ‘excellent’ CEEQUAL award, or where a BREEAM assessment is to be conducted on your building.
UltraScape eco-bed is specifically formulated to meet and exceed the strict demands of BS 7533. The product provides a perfect bound base for natural stone paving and cobbles, concrete paving, flags, block paving and 20mm Porcelain tiles, which, once laid with UltraScape Eco Bed are able to accept foot traffic after just 12 hours and vehicular traffic after 24 hours. The material is also not subject to environmental erosion, which can lead to increased point loads on slabs and consequent breakage.
UltraScape Eco Bed is formulated from selected cements and graded fillers. The pre-blended fine bedding concrete is supplied in 25kg bags or alternatively, for those large projects, in 30 tonne bulk silos. The product can be laid from 10mm to 100mm in one pass with greater depths achievable using successive layers. The material mixes easily on-site with the addition of water and provides a compressive strength of 45N/mm2 after 28 days complying fully with BS 7533. This material should not be used in temperatures below 5oC.
It is of vital importance that the supporting layer that is to receive UltraScape Eco Bed is stable and not liable to settlement or heave. Supporting structures must be cleaned, pre-soaked and all ponded water must be removed prior to application. To promote bond, the supporting layer can be primed using UltraScape pro-prime slurry primer. Please note that this product is suitable only for bound/rigid construction, not for unbound/flexible applications.
Add between 2.4 and 2.8 litres of clean water to a suitable mixing vessel. Slowly add the contents of one 25kg bag. Mix mechanically for a minimum of 3 minutes and a maximum of 5 minutes. Do not add extra water or part mix bags.
To increase overal product performance, prime the supporting layer with Ultrascape pro-prime before applying UltraScape eco-bed. Priming the roadbase is not a requirement of the British Standard for pavements constructed on a bound base. It is of vital importance that the underside of all paving elements are primed in accordance with BS 7533. For full details consult the manufacturer or refer to the UltraScape pro-prime datasheet.