Newmarket Racecourse

Newmarket is the historic home of horseracing, offering a treasure trove of sights and sounds for the racing enthusiast. Crowds flock to the racecourses on race days as well as to the concerts and festivals held in the grounds, putting considerable wear and tear on paving around the courses.


Two of Ronacrete’s hard landscaping systems were successfully applied to a concourse, roads and steps at Newmarket’s July Course.  More than 800m2 of RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing and almost 3,000m2 of RonaDeck Resin Bonded Surfacing were laid.


The products were chosen for both appearance and safety, with care being taken to ensure that the surfaces did not create any additional risk of slip in the wet or dry. Slip testing shows RonaDeck Resin Bonded Surfacing with bauxite aggregate to have an extremely low risk of slip in wet and dry condition and stopping distances for vehicles are reduced.  The potential for slip of RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing is generally low in wet and dry conditions and slip resistance can be improved by casting RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing Fine Aggregate into the freshly laid material.

RonaScreed FastDry Prompt – benefits and drying

RonaScreed FastDry Prompt (formerly RonaScreed 8 Day Overlay) is so-called because it is a fast-drying screed additive which enables a 50mm thickness of 3:1 sand/ cement screed to be overlaid with moi ...

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Drying of Screeds

BS 8204-1 “Concrete bases and cementitious levelling screeds to receive floorings — Code of practice” section 6.11.1 suggests the following calculation for drying of screeds with no fast drying additi ...

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Avoidance/ Mitigation Of The Effects Of Common Forms Of Cracking In Cementitious Screeds

Aggregate is usually 0–4 mm and is mixed with cement in the ratio of 1:3 or 1:4 cement to sand, depending on strength requirements and drying requirements. For total screed thicknesses in excess of 50 ...

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