Waitrose has used Bituchem’s Natratex Cotswold product to provide the surfacing for the car park at its Malmesbury store in Wiltshire. Applied to over 3000sqm of the supermarket’s parking space, Natratex Cotswold is a durable surface course that has a distinctive natural looking finish.After studying numerous samples, Simons Construction specified 6mm Natratex Cotswold to be laid by experienced hard landscapers Thornbury Surfacing. Bituchem’s Natratex Cotswold has a fast and simple application that allows for easy and clear demarcation making it an easy specification for private and public sector projects such as car parks, highways, footpaths and cycle lanes.

The Waitrose store in Malmesbury had originally been specified with resin bonded surfacing however concerns were raised over the durability of the product and whether it could withstand the high level of traffic. After some Bituchem samples were studied it was decided that the Natratex Cotswold material was the most suitable for the car park surfacing due to its specially developed binder providing resilient and robust qualities. Laid at 30mm thick across the car parking areas, the Natratex Cotswold material provides an aesthetically pleasing finish that allows for clear demarcation of various zones to enhance the safety of the customers.

Iain Saunders, commercial director at Thornbury Surfacing, commented “On a project of this importance it is not only important to deliver a high quality finish but also to meet strict deadlines by our client. The surfacing programme was achieved by the help and support of Bituchem.” He continued, “The Natratex Cotswold material was supplied over a two day period and it arrived on site within the times asked. The project has gone extremely well and I would definitely recommend Bituchem’s products for future works.”

The Natratex Cotswold product has been developed using a specially formulated clear binder and decorative aggregate that when combined provides a hardwearing surfacing material while offering an attractive natural stone finish. The mechanics and functionality of Natratex Cotswold is similar to traditional asphalt as it is laid and compacted at the same nominal thickness, using conventional equipment.

Wide ranges of natural coloured aggregates are available to suit any colour scheme to complement or contrast with the landscape. Ideal for architects and engineers looking for a natural finish hard landscaping product, Natratex Cotswold has proved popular in heritage projects where colour schemes have to reflect the character and period of the existing architecture.

The versatility of Natratex Cotswold is demonstrated in its numerous applications from residential roads and driveways, pavements and cycle paths to playgrounds, car parks and area demarcation. It can be applied all year round and the Bituchem design team can suggest solutions to your individual requirements, tailoring the aggregate type to suit the contract specification.

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Further information on Natratex Cotswold is available from Mark Stott at Bituchem on 01594 826768 or 07584 311266, by emailing: mark@bituchem.com, or calling Neil Robinson on 07779 268631 or by visiting the company’s website at www.bituchem.com.

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