The latest five-star Green Star rated Radisson RED Hotel in the Oxford Parks precinct developed by Intaprop, offers guests a playful twist on the conventional – from amazing everyday essentials to Instagram-friendly statements
Contracted by Concor, all the concrete fairing and repair products used for the latest RED hotel’s construction were supplied by construction chemical specialist a.b.e. Construction Chemicals, which is part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group.
“To know that a.b.e.’s products were used to enhance the appearance of the finishes on all exposed concrete columns and off-shutter concrete surfaces of the precinct’s Radisson RED Hotel, makes us incredibly proud,” comments a.b.e. technical sales consultant, Rens Pelser.
“durarep FC is a single-component, polymer-modified cementitious compound that provides a fair-faced finish to concrete and masonry. It can also close blowholes prior to the application of protective coatings. The compound only requires the addition of a minimal amount of water for mixing. It is easy to apply and requires no priming or curing to ensure excellent bonding to concrete and masonry structures. durarep FC also contains no chlorides and can be used for vertical and overhead applications,” Pelser explains.
“durarep FR is a polymer-modified, cement-based mortar widely used to repair voids and honeycombed areas of concrete. The product, which is also chloride-free, provides high ultimate strength and has four to six times stronger resistance to abrasion than plain rendering. durarep FR does not shrink and is easy to apply and, as it is pre-blended, constant high quality and performance are ensured,” Pelser explained.
Several a.b.e. products were used for the BPSA head office and other buildings forming part of the multi-million-rand Oxford Parks development in Oxford Road, between Eastwood and Rosebank roads in Rosebank.
Other noteworthy projects for which a.b.e.’s durarep products have been used include:
• Impala Platinum cooling tower, Springs.
• Growthpoint Lakeside offices, Centurion.
• N17 Regents Park highway bridge, Johannesburg.
• Val de Vie River Bridge, Paarl.
• Norval Foundation premises, Steenberg.
• Nuform office block, Margate.
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