Ronacrete has proved its commitment to the environment by being awarded ISO 14001 Accreditation Certificate Number E8342.
Managing Director, Daniel Osen stated:
“Ronacrete has been making efforts to reduce its carbon footprint in line with the Ronacrete Environmental Policy. A significant amount of time has been spent evaluating Ronacrete’s impact on the environment and looking at ways to make the company more environmentally friendly. We now for example, have different methods of waste handling, more efficient company cars, use less paper, purchase more materials from local sources and seek out sustainable raw materials and packaging.
“The ISO 14001 certification means these efforts have been evaluated and approved by an independent body (NQA) and will provide reassurance to those specifying Ronacrete’s products as it is physical proof that Ronacrete conforms to set environmental standards.”
ISO 14001 is the international standard for environmental management systems (EMS) and is recognised worldwide. ISO 14001:2004 was introduced in 1996 as a British Standard and requires that businesses have an environmental policy and action plan in place to manage their environmental impact. Once certified companies are then committed to continuous improvement and are assessed annually to ensure progress has been made.
Ronacrete also has ISO 9001 accreditation from NQA the International Standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS) Certificate Number 1763.
South Court is a Grade II Listed Building owned by Sidney Sussex College, part of the University of Cambridge. Building Surveyors and Architects Pleasance Hookham and Nix Limited were commissioned to refurbish the property and part of the work required re-waterproofing of the first floor terrace. The terrace provides access to student accommodation and waterproofing to the rear of the shop units below.
Pleasance Hookham and Nix Limited specified Ronafix Pre-packed Screed 6-50mm to be laid to falls to provide drainage to the new terrace construction, which was to be waterproofed with mastic asphalt and finished with a tiled surface, providing protection to the existing structure below. Ronafix Pre-packed Screed 6-50mm is designed to be laid as a thin bonded screed and has very low permeability, high strength and negligible shrinkage. All components of Ronafix Pre-packed Screed 6-50mm are pre-measured in Ronacrete’s factory, giving assurance to the specifier that the screed will perform as expected.
Pleasance Hookham and Nix Limited appointed Cocksedge Building Contractors Limited to carry out the works. The concrete deck was prepared in accordance with Ronacrete’s recommendations and primed with Ronacrete Standard Primer before Ronafix Pre-packed Screed 6-50mm was laid to falls on the freshly applied primer. Early application of the asphalt waterproofing was possible because Ronafix Pre-packed Screed 6-50mm dries faster than traditional sand and cement screeds, reducing the delay between application of the screed and waterproofing.
Ronacrete products meet British Standards wherever possible or have BBA Certification. The Ronafix in Ronafix Mix A (on which Ronafix Pre-packed Screed 6-50mm is based) carries BBA certification. Ronacrete holds ISO 9001 certification and quality is assessed to that level.
Ronacrete has promoted Daren Chambers to the role of Sales and Marketing Director. Daren has been working for Ronacrete since 2007 starting out as Marketing Manager and progressing quickly to UK Sales and Marketing Manager. Daren has over 20 years experience in sales and marketing starting his career in the jewellery industry before spending 10 years working with major corporate industry brands at senior level.
Business is going well on both sides of the globe for Ronacrete.
In Hong Kong an additional truck has been purchased to keep up with the quantity of orders. The new vehicle brings the fleet up to four.
In China an increased demand for production has led to the company investing in a second production line for the factory, this will effectively double the productivity at the plant. The new expansion has beenoverseen by newly appointed Commercial Director, Peter Gregory.
Ronacrete exhibited for the first time at the EcoBuild Exhibition from March 5th to 7th. The launch of Ronacrete’s new EcoBound range drew crowds to the stand and the Ronacrete sales team had barely a minute to spare over the three days of the exhibition, drawing interest right until the exhibition’s closing minutes.
“We were delighted that so many people wanted to find out more about how the EcoBound range offers a range of systems that have eco credentials at every level, sub base, resin, aggregates, even cleaners.
“Many people were drawn to the stand by the “water feature” which showed just how porous our SuDS compliant resin bound systems are, but would then stay to hear about the other eco features.”
EcoBound is an eco fully permeable SuDS compliant system, unlike many other systems in the market produced by companies who just offer recycled aggregates as a token ‘green’ commitment,. From the permeable resin, to the mix-blend aggregate, through the four fully-permeable sub base options, to the cleaners used for the application tools and aftercare.
- Permeable (SuDS compliant) resin – contains 38% materials from a renewable source
- Four fully permeable bases:
- EcoGrid – grid base produced from 100% recyclable materials
- EcoAgg – moisture tolerant resin and recycled aggregate base
- EcoCrumb – recycled tyre rubber and aggregate base
- EcoBound on permeable asphalt
- Recycled and or locally-sourced aggregates
- Low VOC trowel cleaner and Low VOC after care solution to keep surfaces looking like new
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