Topflow Architectural Self-compacting Concrete ensured that the external faces of the structure were of the highest standard, with the best possible surface finish achieved, over the entire structure.
The ultimate free-flowing, self-compacting concrete
Every project is different. Some are more technical, others more aesthetic. Whatever the challenge, all must be completed on time and on-budget. While conventional compacted concrete has its limitations with placement often requiring considerable manpower, machinery and time, Topflow provides solutions, fast.
Highly fluid, Topflow is the ultimate self-compacting concrete. It can be poured quickly, flowing and spreading effortlessly to provide an exceptional, highly aesthetic finish. And it’s not just time and money that can be saved; Topflow also reduces noise and eliminates vibration, considerably improving conditions on site.
With no fewer than 11 different mixes, Topflow provides flexible solutions for everything from horizontal applications to complex vertical constructions.
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Free flowing Topflow concrete can be placed fast, with the material consolidating easily and effortlessly into the required pour locations.
Placement is not just fast, it’s easy. Fewer pour points, less formwork, reduced manpower, no vibration, excellent surface finish and flexible applications make Topflow easy to work with to speed up your construction schedule.
By eliminating vibration and greatly reducing noise pollution, working conditions on-site are greatly improved, while pours can be safely carried out even in built-up environments.
Topflow provides an excellent, smooth surface quality that can be laid perfectly flat for slabs and floors, eliminating the need for floating.
Following collaboration with the client, it was agreed to use Topflow Architectural Self-compacting concrete, which would provide the necessary strength and a high quality finish to complement the glass-reinforced plastic moulds.
Topflow 10mm Concrete demonstrated both fast drying and early strength properties, ensuring it also answered the requirement for short timescales.
Nova Victoria is a 897,000sq ft area of redevelopment providing a link between Victoria Station and Buckingham Palace. The area will provide a new pedestrianised, landscaped public space of five public buildings.
Tarmac's challenge was to produce a unique, contemporary feature wall and window in one of Cambridge’s finest hotels. Tarmac cast a self compacting concrete on site horizontally. The formwork detail had to be perfect as every aspect would be replicated by the concrete. The final result is exactly what our client and the hotel were looking for.
East London’s vibrant and culturally diverse Whitechapel area, is undergoing a transformation as part of Crossrail’s £110 million project to give a facelift to Whitechapel station. We supplied all the Readymix concrete for four large pours totalling 3,000m3 that went down throughout the night.
When the complex design of Network Rail's new London Bridge station demanded 1500m3 of bespoke self-compacting concrete with a T3 finish for custom-made metal formwork, Costain turned to Tarmac to provide a solution.
With constant wear and tear of traffic over the years, The Humber bridge needed extensive maintenance. Tarmac were consulted to help find a solution.
Tarmac Topblock had to replace the racking system in the Maltby facility which required a new 80m3 slab to be cast around the newly erected racks.
When a severely damaged archway required major structural work to strengthen it and a conventional mix wasn't going to be fluid enough to fill the void, Tarmac were approached to provide an alternative solution.
When a customer approached Tarmac with the requirement for a concrete that was quick, easy and would work successfully in a trench, Topflow provided the solution.
When a housebuilder and housing association were faced with on-site challenges in relation to site access, traffic management and noise pollution, Tarmac were able to help with a speedy and quiet solution.
When a housebuilder approached Tarmac to provide a solution for a ground bearing slab for a 7 bedroom house that would be their show piece, Tarmac were able to not only supply but install the material.
When Tarmac were asked to provide a concrete solution for a building that would be aesthetically pleasing, create a modern look and work well with a specific shuttering, a Topflow Architectural mix hit the brief.
When a customer approached Tarmac looking for a solution to infill the walls of a silo, Topflow provided the solution.
When Boygues UK were awarded the contract to build the £26 million science block for Hertfordshire University, Tarmac were asked to get involved
Tarmac's customer was looking for a concrete flooring solution for a project that had challenging access issues.
The Quays is a £15 million development of distinctive, high specification homes at Burton Waters, near Lincoln city centre. The client required a solution from Tarmac for the base of an infinity water feature that would sit in the heart of the development.
To connect Crossrail with the London tube system, new passenger foot tunnels were to be engineered beneath the bustling streets of our Capital’s world famous Oxford Street and Bond Street shopping hub.
Hammersmith Flyover was opened in 1961. 50 years later de-icing salts had seriously compromised the structure of the Flyover. Special concrete products were needed to help complete the repairs.
Two Work needed to produce a fair face finish balustrade and stair treads for an art gallery in Mayfair.
McLaren Excell contacted Tarmac to provide a concrete to be used for feature walls throughout the renovation and extension of a georgian house in Hampstead.
Ground Developments found themselves digging 3.5m3 below ground level to overcome the poor ground conditions on this site.
When Tarmac's customer required a solution for a hall floor that would be quick and easy to install, Topflow was the answer.
Kingswood Homes are a growing house builder based in the West Midlands. They are a sister company of Touchwood who have historically completed projects using innovative products from Tarmac's Topflow range.
Rajkowski are a design and build company that pride themselves on creativity and quality.They approached Tarmac with several flooring specifications. A site visit by our local technical sales representative gave Tarmac the opportunity to discuss all the solutions.
Topflow 50N is designed to provide high strength, while creating outstanding visual concrete, finished to the highest grade.Tarmac was appointed to supply this product to the new Crossrail station extension project at Paddington. The supply was for the 5 levels of slabs varying in size, and 6 Flared Head Elliptical columns that will be seen by millions of commuters that use the new station.
No.1 Blackfriars is a mixed use, 50 storey development. It comprises of residential apartments, commercial, entertainment and retail space.Tarmac completed 30 storeys by June 2016 and will continue to supply until completion in 2017.
Bluescape intended on using a power floating mix which would have resulted in them taking more time to lay the concrete with more men.
Balfour Beatty had the task of mass filling a disused railway tunnel on behalf of Glasgow City Council. 80% of the tunnel was filled with hardcore and insulation panels.
Building around 14,500 new homes a year in more than 400 prime locations nationwide, Persimmon is one of the UK's most successful house builders, committed to the highest standards of design, construction and service.
Talbot Green Builders are a local well established South Wales company, offering a mixture of building services from individual house construction, to kitchen re-design and installations.
Caddick Civil Engineering have always been positive advocates of self- compacting concrete, using these types of products on many of their previous and current construction projects.
Konfloor Technology Limited are specialists in the design and management of Superflat and Joint-less Floors. They approached Tarmac at the pre-tender stage of this project, for a concrete solution.
Morgan Sindall is constructing a new primary school campus in Bishopbriggs as part of East Dunbartonshire Council’s plan to update its schools estate.
Jelson requested a structural screed topping for their new development of shops and flats at Hallam Fields. The contract specified depth's as low as 50mm over a block and beam ground floor system.