Philip McKay - Aberdeenshire Council
The material has been used for small concrete repairs, 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 environment.
Tony Plant - 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.
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.
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.
John Aveling - Managing Director - Galeforce Civil Engineering Limited
First introduction to Natural Cement was a water authority contract for Yorkshire Water at Dunford Bridge near Holmfirth. The specification was for SHOTCRETE 513 due to its WAA status. The environmental considerations were paramount, and it’s 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, SHOTCRETE 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 SHOTCRETE 513 was sprayed onto the roof of unstable limestone tunnels for stabilisation.
Mike Dunn - Senior Surveyor, Timberwise
We have been regular users of NATCEM 35 since 2004. The fast setting and waterproof properties make Natcem an invaluable part of many of our specifications. Natcem is particularly useful in maximising productivity and reducing waiting times which enable us to complete some smaller jobs within a day, which might otherwise take two to do and in providing a general purpose repair, filler and screed repair mortar. All of our technicians carry at least one bag on their vans at all times and a stock is held in our store.
David Morton - Senior Surveyor, Preservation Treatments Ltd
I have specified NATCEM 35 on a wide variety of jobs. One in particular springs to mind. Preservation Treatments specified the use of NATCEM 35 as a floor screed to a particularly damp basement in SW3, London. It was of paramount importance to the client to apply a thin waterproof screed due to the low ceiling heights, without compromising the strength of the screed. The use of NATCEM 35 allowed the client to complete the basement refurbishment without having to excavate any deeper. NATCEM 35 was the perfect product for the client and the main contractor was delighted with the re-entry time.
James Stoner - Stonbury Limited
Stonbury have used Natural Cement Distributions products successfully on a wide variety of projects for various utility companies over many years. The products have generally been used for concrete repairs to many forms of structures, especially within the water industry both on the clean & dirty side. We have found the products to be extremely time efficient for our clients as they are not only fast setting but also only require 30 minutes curing time thus allowing us on many occasions to hand back treated areas within the same day. With the products not requiring bonding agents, primers and curing agents we also find them to be very ecological, user friendly and safe to use. We would definately recommend them.
Alan Shaw - The DWC Group - Property Preservation Specialists
DWC has been using the Natural Cement products for over 10 years. When considering small areas of repair, the product is able not only to achieve a labour cost saving for the contractor but will affect a very efficient and lasting repair.
Garry Martin - Elasto Plastic Concrete (Europe) Ltd
Phil’s Natural Cement product is a great material. Worked with it as a part of a dry mix shotcrete combined with our Barchip fibres for a railway bridge repair. Fantastic result!Phil’s Natural Cement product is a great material. Worked with it as a part of a dry mix shotcrete combined with our Barchip fibres for a railway bridge repair. Fantastic result!