Ronacrete products play a part in creation of a ‘vertical city’

Concrete repair at the Shard

The Shard building, fast becoming a prominent feature on the London skyline will have 80 storeys reaching 310 metres in height when complete, making it the tallest building in Western Europe. It will contain offices, restaurants, exclusive apartments and the Shangri La, a five-star hotel. Designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, the Shard is described as a ‘vertical city’.

Ronacrete products were used at foundation level to reinstate concrete at London Bridge Station, at the foot of the structure.

Specialist contractor Dhesi Group met with the Ronacrete technical team to determine the best solution to the problem and to consider various products and systems. Ronabond HB40 and Ronabond Flowable Micro Concrete were selected for specification because the contractor needed to be assured of the quality of the product. The fact both products were pre-packed not only meant they could be easily be mixed on site, but also that there was less margin for error with the weighing of materials as only water needed adding to the mix.

RonaBond HB40 is a high build concrete repair mortar, capable of repairing concrete from 6-75mm in a single layer and was used in areas where access was easy and a hand applied repair mortar suitable. The cured mortar is waterproof, frostproof and bonds extremely well to concrete and steel with the addition of Ronacrete Standard Primer.

Ronabond Flowable Micro Concrete is a repair concrete used in place of hand applied mortars to repair and replace sections of concrete. Designed for pour and pump application, the material is poured into shuttering to reform concrete profiles. It is shrinkage compensated and provides high early and ultimate strengths.

About Ronacrete

Ronacrete is an international manufacturer of specialist construction products with factories and development centres in the UK and the Far East. Accreditations include BS EN ISO 9001, BS EN ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001, offering specifiers the opportunity to gain BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes credits. Market leading brands include SuDS compliant RonaDeck resin bound products for paving and tree pits, Ronafix admixture and Ronafix modified pre-packed mortars with BBA approvals for screeds, renders, concrete repair and bedding. Ronacrete produces materials for; resin bound and resin bonded hard landscaping, polymer modified and fast drying screeds, waterproof renders and coatings, concrete repair and protection, waterproof bedding mortars and resin flooring.
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