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Forticrete masonry seminar launches on Roadstone LEARN

A new online CPD has been developed to provide guidance around the use of Forticrete masonry and its range of Colours, textures, shapes and sizes.

The Seminar can be found on Roadstone LEARN, a dedicated online CPD platform.

During the  seminar you will also learn about the importance of Co-ordinated design and design considerations to include SR 325.

The importance of movement joints, mortar selection and durability, and Finally, certification and site handling.

Enroll now here

AN TAOISEACH MICHAEL MARTIN OPENS NEW PAVING AND WALLING DISPLAY IN CLASSIS

In a sign of support for the building industry, An Taoiseach paid a visit to Roadstone Retail in Classis to open a new display area for the shop.

The new display features a selection of natural and block paving, decorative stone, walling, roof tiles and a range of building materials to include concrete, blocks and stone.

Pictured L-R: Charlotte Hurley, Tim O’Mahony, Seamus O’Leary, Henry Adams, Niall Midleton, DJ Hurley, An Taoiseach Michael Martin, Cian Walsh, Pat Lucey, Ray Hayes, Martin O’Leary, David Lucey

Roadstone supports DIY SOS: The Big Build, Ireland

Roadstone is proud to be supporting DIY SOS: The Big Build, Ireland again this year.

Four new shows will see the Roadstone team travel from Dublin to Kildare, and  Wexford to Waterford.

We have wrapped up the first build with The Parsons family in County Meath and are preparing for our next adventure to New Ross.

The series is due to air on RTE in November and will feature a range of Roadstone products from paving, walling and roof tiles, to concrete, stone and blocks.

DIY SOS is a wonderful project to be involved with, changing the lives of those whom need it most.

Well done to all involved in the series.

Roadstone commits to building an inclusive workplace

A message from MD Larry Byrne

I am proud to have signed up on behalf of Roadstone to the new @Business in the Community Ireland #ElevatePledge to promote inclusion in the workplace.

By signing up to this Pledge, we commit to measuring and recording the diversity profile of our workforce, taking concrete actions to improve diversity and inclusion and reporting on this on an ongoing basis. We are elevating inclusion as a key priority.

Today we are committing to building inclusive workplaces that reflect all of our society, starting now.

For more information – www.bitc.ie/the-leaders-group-on-sustainability/inclusive-workplace-pledge/

Launch of Concrete Specification seminar

The latest edition to Roadstone’s online learning platform is a seminar on Concrete Specification and solutions.

This is an opportunity to learn about the specification of concrete and practical solutions to design requests.

The webinar will address the specification of concrete in Ireland, on-site testing, finishes and mix types.

Enrol now and take the seminar in your own time at cpd.roadstone.ie

BIM

BIM content can be downloaded through the Bimstore portal below.

Here you can browse Roadstone tailored BIM content ready for specification.

Further BIM content is currently in development. If you would like to enquire about specific content that is not presented, please email info@roadstone.ie

Roadstone wins two prestigious concrete awards

At the 38th annual Irish Concrete Society awards it was announced that Roadstone was a major supplier to both the overall winning project, and that of the highly commended category.

Both of the projects represented an outstanding use of concrete. Roadstone is delighted to have been involved both projects and would like to congratulate all involved.

Overall winner – Pálás Cinema, Galway

Read our case study on this project here

Highly commended – Visual Control Tower, Dublin Airport

Read our case study on this project here

Roadstone launches Floor Screeds webinar

floor screed

LEARN about Floor Screeds, design and specification with the latest webinar from Roadstone.

This seminar will guide you through floor screed options and applications.

You will discover more about important design and specification considerations, and the types of screed construction and best practice.

There is a specific look at both cementitious and calcium-sulphate based screeds, along with a case study to help demonstrate the product.

The webinar is free to take and is available on demand, meaning you can take it at a time that suits you.

To Enroll now for free visit – cpd.roadstone.ie

Roadstone LEARN is a digital platform which offers a selection of CPD seminars that address key topics within the building regulations, as well as important technical advice on products and standards.

Self Build Cork 2018 – Millstreet

 

On Saturday 10th October and Sunday 11th October,  Roadstone will be exhibiting at the Self Build 2018 Show in Millstreet, Cork.

You can visit our stand at H7, where you can talk face to face with one of our technical team.  This year we will be displaying our Quick Floor Screed and Paving products.

Quick Floor Screed

Roadstone’s Quick Floor Screed is a self-compacting, flowing liquid screed that provides a quick, smooth and level surface with minimal levelling. The screed is designed for interior non wearing applications where final floor coverings of timber, tile and vinyl are subsequently installed the Floor Screed is perfectly suited for floating, bonded or un-bonded construction.

On display at the show will be our Quick Floor screed display unit which shows a real life representation of how the product works. Our technical team will also be on hand to demonstrate how you can use this product on your project.

Key features and benefits  of Quick Floor Screed

  • High placing rate and ease of use
  • Cost efficient with savings on labour and time
  • Sustainable with reduce C02 footprint
  • Smooth level finish
  • Can be lightly trafficked in 24 hours

Paving

Roadstone has a wide array of paving to choose from including standard block paving and permeable paving SuDS solutions.

At the show we will have our SuDS display unit to show you how our permeable paving system works. We can discuss your requirements and our full range of paving on offer.

Roadstone Thermal Liteblock- Building Energy Efficiency

Thermal Liteblock Logo

Roadstone has launched a new Thermal Liteblock system. The Roadstone Thermal Liteblock is a lightweight, durable and thermally efficient concrete block that provides improved energy efficiency in the design and construction of new buildings, and combined with a program of thermal modelling provides customers with solutions for compliance with the recently revised building regulations. There is now a greatly increased emphasis on minimising heat loss in the fabric of new buildings and particularly thermal bridging that can occur at building junctions. Roadstone’s product development included thermal modelling of a wide range of these building junctions which means that we can provide customers with design solutions and validated thermal performance calculations, through our technical support team. Roadstone’s product launch program included a number of regional seminars throughout Ireland that were well attended by architects, BER assessors, engineers and building contractors.

Roadstone has thermally modelled each critical junction detail, ACD’s as listed in TGD L 2011 appendix D1, D2, D4 and D6 and has calculated the psi value for each junction. This means we can provide a certified (y) factor calculation to our customers when using the Roadstone Thermal Liteblock system and the improved benefits of this will be evident in the improved BER results for your building. By using the Roadstone Thermal Liteblock System you can comfortably comply with TGD Part L 2011 thermal bridging requirements.

Roadstone has now developed a designated web page for Thermal Liteblock that includes the product brochure, contact details for our technical support team and a wide range of details that are now available for download. These details are fully certified and have been thermally modelled by our NSAI certified energy consultants Evolusion Innovation, to demonstrate compliance with TGD Part L.

Please contact one of our technical support team to discuss CPD accredited Liteblock seminars that can be provided in your practice or to discuss design solutions for your project.

If you are interested in taking part in one of our regional CPD seminars please fill out the CPD seminar enquiry form by clicking here.