Natural Cement - The Natural Choice
Tony Plant of V.A. Crookes LTD.
"We have used NATCEM 35 and NATCEM AC on a wide variety of projects from schools and commercial properties to domestic dwellings. It has generally been used for concrete repairs to columns, beams and other concrete elements. Its main advantage over other proprietary concrete repair products is its use where temporary formwork is being used. The rapid setting properties of NATCEM allows formwork to be stripped the same day instead of having to return to site again the next day."
Philip McKay – Aberdeenshire Council
"The material has been used for small concrete repairs and external plastering and pointing work around MacDuff, Banff, Portsoy and Rosehearty harbours.
The material is very easy for site staff to prepare as there are no additives or mixing requirements. The waterproofing nature of the material is also attractive to use around the harbour.
From our, albeit limited use of the material I would have no hesitation in recommending it for use as a concrete repair product in the marine environmen."
Ivan Chudleigh - London Underground
"Over the past few years, a number of projects have been undertaken for our company during which Natural Cement products were used. These projects have all been successfully completed within the difficult constraints of time and access which control all works on the operational railway. We are writing to express the high regard that has developed within our organisation for Natural Cement products and to record our appreciation for the high quality of service that your company provides."
Jack Knight - Haswell Consulting Engineers
"We have used Natural Cement on two recent projects for the refurbishment of Sugar Loaf Tunnel for Railtrack Great Western Zone and the upgrading of Winchester Tunnel for Railtrack Eastern Zone.
From our experience, the material used in sprayed concrete work, had very low rebound properties, high early strength and excellent adhesive properties even in very wet conditions.
We are very pleased to recommend the use of the material and can confirm that it is our intention to specify this material for use in any further refurbishment works we may have in the future."
John Aveling - Managing Director - Galeforce Civil Engineering Limited
"First introduction to Natural Cement was a water authority contract for Yorkshire Water at Dunsford Bridge near Holmfirth. The specification was for 513 due to its WAA status.
The environmental considerations were paramount, and its' inert nature and short curing times were fundatmental in its inclusion in the restrictive specification, which was for slope
stabilisation on a primary drinking water reservoir.
Since the successful completion of this contract, 513 has been our first choice for dry sprayed material within enviromentally sensitive areas such as rivers or water authority structures.An example of this was the limestone canal tunnels contract in Dudley,West Midlands, where 513 was sprayed onto the roof of unstable limestone tunnels for stabilisation. In addition, due to its water proofing and water stopping properties, it has also been utilised for areas of substrate with severe water egress such as piled walls and tunnel linings and has proved very effective in difficult circumstances, even as far as having been sprayed onto flowing water, all areas that would require expensive counter measures to prevent water egress. Natural cement is not a cheap material when compared to standard construction grade dry spray products, but is priceless in the previously mentioned environments."