Compound benefits: Bond It outlines the advantages of the Geo-Fix range

Compound benefits: Bond It outlines the advantages of the Geo-Fix range

With the addition of Geo-Fix to its range, Bond It states that it is “maintaining a track record of offering smarter solutions for the trade.” The manufacturer’s Marketing Manager Kirstie Cooper explains more.

In 2022, Bond It celebrated its 20th anniversary. As a business, we owe our long-standing success to multiple factors — but none more so than our focus on innovation.

And over the last two decades, we have pioneered numerous advances in sealants, adhesives and building chemicals. This includes developing some of the first hybrid sealants and adhesives which use advanced polymer technology to offer the combined benefits of silicone and polyurethane products — but without either material’s drawbacks.

More recently, we took the decision to become the new and exclusive UK and Ireland distributor of Geo-Fix because its next generation nature has massive synergy with our wider product portfolio. We may not have developed this revolutionary jointing compound but it’s most definitely of a similar ilk to the rest of our range.

Industry insight

Geo-Fix was developed by paving expert John Andrews and draws on his knowledge gained from decades of working in this area of landscaping. Available in both an Original and an All-Weather formulation, Geo-Fix provides users with a superior means of pointing pavers, cobbles, flags, slabs, and stone setts.

Unlike other products which require the addition of water or the mixing of separate components, such as sand, cement and water, Geo-Fix is supplied pre-mixed and ready to use. This saves time, effort, and mess both in terms of preparation and cleaning up afterwards.

The product is also quick and easy to install. It is applied by simply brushing it into the joints and can be finished by compacting with a pointing tool.

With the recent addition of Geo-Fix to its range, Bond It is states that it is “maintaining a track record of offering smarter solutions for the trade.”

Trials conducted with professional contractors highlight just how effective Geo-Fix is at saving time and labour. During these tests, which were conducted on a live project, the compound enabled paved areas to be pointed twenty times faster than they could with a traditional wet mortar.

This speed and ease of installation delivers major commercial benefits. It saves on the associated labour costs of a project and these dividends can be amplified by a project’s size — the bigger the job, the bigger the savings to be enjoyed.

In addition, by making projects quicker to complete, Geo-Fix allows users to complete more jobs in less time. This enables them to increase the amount of work they take on and the total level of revenue they can make.

Impressive benefits

Speed and ease of application aside, there are other equally impressive benefits to Geo-Fix. This includes the fact that its technical performance surpasses that of both wet mortars and of other dry mortars that use polymeric sand.

As an example, the length of time required for the product to cure is much shorter and it can reach full loadbearing capacity in hours rather than days. In addition, Geo-Fix offers greater flexural and compressive strength compared to similar products and is non-staining if any excess is swept off surfaces after use.

Plus, as it is supplied vacuum packed in extra strong, sealed foils — which are then placed into an outer tub — Geo-Fix offers an increased shelf life. The outer tub is also made using post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic, diverting waste from landfill.

The product even provides greater flexibility as to when work can be carried out. Geo-Fix Original, for instance, can be used at temperatures down to -5°C whilst the All Weather variant, as its name suggests, can be used in all conditions — including the wet.

With the recent addition of Geo-Fix to its range, Bond It is states that it is “maintaining a track record of offering smarter solutions for the trade.”

As a further benefit, Geo-Fix All Weather is also perfectly suited for use with porcelain paving, which is becoming an increasingly popular choice thanks to its durability and ease of maintenance.

As porcelain paving is just 20mm thick, it’s essential that any jointing compound can still perform effectively in a joint with a dramatically reduced depth. Geo-Fix All Weather provides precisely that capability and can be used in joints as shallow as 15mm.

To help merchants maximise the opportunities being created by the growing trend towards porcelain paving, Bond It will be introducing further complementary and specialist products over the coming months.

Ultimately, Geo-Fix is one of those mould-breaking developments that redefines expectations. Since adding it to our range, we’ve found that customers who try it wish they had discovered it sooner and are adamant that they won’t go back to using anything else.

Click here for more information on Bond It’s range of products and support services for merchants.

A version of this article appeared in the September edition of Professional Builders Merchant. Read the full issue in digital format via the PBM website.

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