Belfast Telegraph

RTU delighted to demonstrate support for young architects

By Stephanie Bell

RTU has established itself as one of Northern Ireland's leading construction and building materials suppliers of concrete, mortar, decorative materials, plaster and screed.

This is the company's second year sponsoring the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards' Young Architect of the Year category, and managing director David McIlroy explains the significance of the awards to his team.

He says: "We're an innovative company that's always looking to the future, and this category gives us an opportunity to show our support for up-and-coming architects. RTU is a team, as well as a business, and we understand how important it is to nurture and celebrate our young talent."

A modern fleet at the company services all distribution from a cutting-edge manufacturing plant in Newtownabbey.

At this plant the company produces two unique products that have revolutionised building and design. These include its Exposa® and Ultraflo® signature products.

Exposa® is a beautiful, decorative concrete, which is the first choice for any hard-landscaping project and the ultimate alternative to traditional paving, asphalt, tarmac and loose gravel.

What makes Exposa® stand out from the crowd is the variety of colours on offer that allows designers and architects to be as bold or subtle in their design work.

Ultraflo® is Ireland's only ready-mixed hemihydrate liquid floor screed, with unique properties that make it an ideal solution for all domestic and commercial projects.

It offers improved energy efficiency and lower running costs with underfloor heating, and being a hemihydrate screed means it requires no buffing/grinding to the floor surface.

Renowned for delivering quality, performance and visual appeal to projects across the domestic and commercial markets, RTU's impressive portfolio includes the supply to landmark schemes such as Ulster University, Galgorm Spa, Titanic Walkway and the recently-launched College Avenue student accommodation, as well as numerous self-build and agricultural requirements.

David McIlroy adds: "Our combined product and construction knowledge makes us the ultimate construction and building materials partner to enhance productivity and deliver the best on-site supplier solutions.

"At RTU, we help to counter the challenges faced by our customers by offering project-specific solutions that ensure hassle-free delivery and peace of mind.

"A combination of expertise and experience delivers high-performance, top-quality and visually-impactful products, supported by expert consultation, seamless logistics, and excellent customer service."