Solution Guides

What is a Solution Guide?

Our Solution Guide’s form part of our strategy to become the sustainable construction solutions provider of choice.

We believe that a sustainable built environment consists of buildings and infrastructure which have, through their design, considered their effect on the economy, the environment and society; and in response have been designed to mitigate these effects at every stage of their life. Our Solution Guide’s enable these buildings and infrastructure assets to be constructed.

Our guides encompass all parts of our business including Aggregates and Asphalt, Building Products, Cement, Lime and Powders and Ready Mixed Concrete. With guides also covering wider aspects of sustainable construction such as whole building approaches and sustainability certification schemes. Each guide provides an improved understanding of how the products that Tarmac produce can be used to deliver a better, more sustainable built environment.

Each guide is focused on a specific construction application demonstrating the role it can play in delivering sustainability benefits to our customers. The guides are designed to detail how through early project engagement our customers can benefit from the expertise and improvements our solutions offer in production, in construction, in use and at end of design life. Through our guides we hope to help our customers to refine their undertaking and deliver the most sustainable outcomes possible.

We are continuing to develop our Solution Guides based upon trends and demands that we are experiencing and seeing within the industry and to respond to our customers requirements. If there are any solutions that you would like to explore and research with us then contact the Tarmac Sustainable Construction team.

To find out more download our brochure here.  

Solution Guides Sections

Vaulted Ceilings

Vaulted Ceilings

Vaulted ceilings are profiled concrete ceilings which form part of a building's structural frame.

Decorative Concrete

Decorative Concrete

Decorative concrete is an ideal internal flooring solution due to the range and variety of finishes that can be achieved in combination with its inherant strength and durability.

Permeable Concrete

Permeable Concrete

Urbanisation of rural and lightly developed areas creates an increase in impermeable surfaces due to the construction of buildings and thier supporting infrastructure.

Low Shrink Concrete

Low Shrink Concrete

Top floor creates slabs that are stronger and more durable with less shrinkage (both drying and hydration) and increased bay sizes to minimise joints, than those constructed with conventional concrete.

Underfloor heating

Underfloor heating

Underfloor heating systems offer improvements in energy efficiency and the thermal comfort of users when employed as a replacement for conventional heating systems.

Low Thermal Conductivity

Low Thermal Conductivity

Low thermally conductive concrete is an innovation which, as part of a construction solution, can improve a building’s thermal efficiency.

SuDS

SuDS

The combined effect of climate change, population growth and rapid urbanisation has increased the risk and severity of disruptive flooding events driving an increase in the need to incorporate Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS).

Passive Solar Design

Passive Solar Design

Passive solar design is a strategic approach to sustainable construction that utilises the fabric of a building and natural solar effects to create a comfortable environment for occupants.

Permeable Asphalt

Permeable Asphalt

A permeable asphalt system provides an effective solution to mitigate the increase in impermeable surfaces associated with new developments and urbanisation.

Construction Materials in BREEAM

Construction Materials in BREEAM

BREEAM is the UK's leading sustainability assessment scheme. The products and solutions Tarmac offer support the awarding of credits and the achievement of high ratings

TBlock

TBlock

TBlock retaining wall structures are not only robust, offering longevity, but can also be installed with relative ease, with a minimal footprint and opportunities for reuse as demands change. Initially developed for coastal and flood protection they can also be readily used for all forms of earth retention works.

Quick Drying Cementious Screeds

Quick Drying Cementious Screeds

Quick drying flowing screeds offer the construction benefits of flowing screeds without the compromise of drying times and can, in certain cases, allow more rapid trafficking than traditional screeds.

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