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Time to get creative with external concrete

The classic all-weather flooring gives architects and landscapers the chance to design highly decorative bespoke installations for public and outdoor spaces

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Lazenby external concrete installation at the Millennium Timespace Sundial, a public timepiece and performance space in Gosport, Hampshire.
Lazenby external concrete installation at the Millennium Timespace Sundial, a public timepiece and performance space in Gosport, Hampshire.

External concrete is exceptionally durable and can be used in any type of environment.

It is heavily reinforced to enhance concrete’s naturally hardwearing properties and is ideally suited to high-traffic pedestrian and vehicle zones, such as wet play areas, theme parks and seafronts.

Decorative and polished concrete specialist Lazenby has been installing its groundbreaking external concrete floors for over 30 years and is now the market leader in the field.

Its award-winning installations include the Millennium Timespace Sundial in Gosport, Hampshire, the Diana Memorial Playground in Kensington Palace and Tumbling Bay at the Queen Elizabeth Park in Stratford.

The surface goes beyond industry standard regulations with a range of adaptable features. 'We can change the mix, the frost resistance and the slip resistance,' explains Lazenby managing director Ed Lazenby. 'We’re achieving up to 50PTV in the wet – well beyond the regulation 36PTV – so it’s a brilliant product for external public spaces.'

Lazenby external concrete installation at the Diana Memorial Playground, Kensington Palace.
The playground was inspired by the stories of Peter Pan.

Architects and designers can specify Lazenby’s external concrete in a wide choice of aesthetic options. The colour can be integral or surface applied with a chemical stain and finishes include simple brush, textured, sand-blasted, acid etching and exposed aggregate.

Lazenby champions the use of locally sourced aggregates and cement replacements. Wherever possible, its external concrete can feature anything from 30 per cent cement replacement to up to 70 per cent GGBS – equivalent to cement-free concrete.

4 reasons to specify Lazenby external concrete:

  • Durability Extremely hardwearing and suitable for high-traffic areas.
  • Commercial standards Can achieve an industry-beating (up to) 50PTV in the wet.
  • Aesthetics Wide variety of colours and artisan finishes.
  • Sustainability Locally sourced aggregate and 30 to 70 per cent cement replacement.
  • Lazenby external concrete in three textured finishes.
    Lazenby external concrete in three textured finishes.
  • Lazenby external concrete with exposed aggregate.
    Lazenby external concrete with exposed aggregate.
  • Lazenby external concrete with chemical stained and acid etched designs.
    Lazenby external concrete with chemical stained and acid etched designs.
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For more information and technical support, visit lazenby.co.uk/external-concrete

Contact:
info@lazenby.co.uk


 

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