As part of a project to upgrade the sea wall at Morecambe Bay, a new surface was required for the promenade. ULTICOLOUR suited the clean, modern design of the new sea wall. When combined with ULTIMAT SAMI Tarmac’s innovative stress absorbing membrane interlayer, it provided a durable crack resisting paving solution.
The Ultimate coloured asphalt
ULTICOLOUR is a range of vibrant coloured asphalts that bring outdoor spaces to life: from driveways and playgrounds to estate roads and bus lanes. Using a high performance clear binder, it offers far brighter colours than conventional asphalts, but is also highly durable, delivering lasting performance, even on highly trafficked roads. Supplied by Tarmac, the UK leader in construction materials, ULTICOLOUR coloured asphalts have an unrivalled 15 year record of performance, including at some of the UK's most iconic sites like The Mall, London Zoo, Stonehenge and several Premier League football stadiums.
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Ultimate Finish - Dedicated Paver Hire
Ulticolour can be used in a wide range of environments. You can find more detailed information along with some inspiring examples on our dedicated product site:
ULTICOLOUR is a BBA HAPAS approved thin surface course to Clause 942 under specification for highway works.
- Urban roads
- Housing estate roads
- Rural roads
- Bus lanes
- Bus stops/stations
- Retail parks
- Car parks
- Cycle tracks
- Tennis courts
- Multi-use games areas (MUGA)
Ultimate choiceAvailable in a wide range of colours, ULTICOLOUR offers architects and urban planners an exceptional choice of colours and finishes. See our image gallery below for examples.
Improved safetyColoured asphalt surfaces play an increasingly important role in road safety, offering improved visibility in high risk or low light environments.
Lasting colourHigh quality, colour matched aggregates ensure a longer lasting finish that resists surface wear and keeps its appearance for longer.
Ultimate qualityOur network of UK quarries and specialist production facilities give us exceptional control over quality standards for consistent colours and finishes.
ULTICOLOUR can be used in a wide variety of applications including highways, footways, sports surfaces and other porous pavements. ULTICOLOUR technology can also be used to produce coloured pre-coated chippings.
Lower maintenanceULTICOLOUR has a monolithic finish that provides a long lasting, safe, trip free surface, avoiding the common maintenance issues that can be faced due to block paving movement.
At Tarmac, technical excellence comes as standard. ULTICOLOUR is only available for installation by accredited contractors who have full access to our expert training, advice and technical support.
- Light Buff
- Leaf Green
- Classic Red
- Leaf Green
- Classic Green
- Dark Grey
- Mid Grey
- Light Grey
- Silver Grey
- Mid Blue
- Other Colours On Request
This high profile tourist attraction in Bishop Auckland, near Durham required a surface for the large pedestrian area next to its main arena. ULTICOLOUR was chosen in a buff colour, which fitted well with the surrounding wooden structures and the theme of the site. The client was happy with the speed of the work and the smooth, even finish.
The aesthetics of the new surface were of utmost importance as the road is in a prestigious area. ULTICOLOUR chippings offered the solution.
ULTICOLOUR was specified to mark out a distinctive pathway and pedestrian space within the area. ULTICOLOUR was specified in five different colours to create a series of walkways to guide visitors around the different sections.
Birmingham City Council appointed us as their supplier and contractor on a major bus route redevelopment. Using our ULTICOLOUR solution asphalt aimed to show how driver compliance with bus lane regulation could be improved.
The owner of a new care home in Lowestoft needed to surface an area at the front of their building. It would be used by residents and visitors to gain access to the care home and as a seating area. Safety of the residents was the main priority for the client, so the surface needed to be smooth, even and free of trip hazards.
The existing network of woodland paths within Cyfarthfa Park needed resurfacing to provide a more even surface that was accessible to all users.Tarmac recommended ULTICOLOUR CLASSIC RED as a solution. The red colour was important to replicate the original 200 year old red ash paths.
The client, Berkley Homes required a visually appealing estate road on their prestigious housing development. Using ULTICOLOUR in a buff colour offered a classic appearance, with minimal future maintenance requirement.
Distinctive surfacing was required for this parking area at this modern housing development located on the River Irwell in Salford, to the north of Manchester. Ulticolour coloured asphalt offered a decorative paving solution that perfectly matched the modern architecture.
A safe, all weather coloured surface was required for this footpath on a nature reserve as part of a major coastal defence scheme near Fleetwood in Lancashire. Tarmac Ulticolour provided a durable and accessible surface.
The client required a new surface for footpaths and pedestrian areas at this unique leisure park in Snowdonia, North Wales. Tarmac Ulticolour coloured asphalt provided an attractive, durable maintenance free surface.