Streetscape® High Strength Bedding Concrete

A superior quality polymer modified High Strength Bedding Concrete, manufactured under an ISO 9001 quality controlled environment; using dried sands, lime, cement and additives specially designed to meet or exceed the requirements of BS 7533 part 7:2010.

The product is used for bedding natural stone flags, cobbles and setts, clay, and concrete pavers in a rigid construction.  High-Strength Bedding Concrete should be used in suitable bonded rigid constructions. The product should not be used in temperatures below 3° C in a falling temperature or below 1° C on a rising thermometer. The surface of the substrate should not be frozen or >30° C before bedding commences. Movement joints will be required in rigid/ bonded constructions and should be designed and marked by the design team.

High-Strength Bedding Concrete can be applied in a bed of 10 – 75mm in a single pass. Greater thicknesses can be applied but should be laid wet on wet with each layer being sufficiently compacted prior to laying another pass. When applying another layer to a layer that has cured, it should first be primed with Priming Slurry. Bedded areas should be protected from foot traffic for a minimum of 12 hours and from vehicle traffic for a minimum of 24 hours dependent on temperature and site conditions.

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Featured Benefits of Streetscape® High Strength Bedding Concrete

  • Complies with BS 7533 part 7 & 12
  • Long term durability
  • Consistently high-quality mix
  • High early strengths Available in 25kg bags and site silos
  • Eliminates waste and cleaner, safer sites
  • Also available in ECO range

Technical Details for Streetscape® High Strength Bedding Concrete

Streetscape®: High-Strength Bedding Concrete
Compressive Strength 28 days (BS EN 1015-11) 43 N/mm²
Adhesion Strength (with Priming Slurry) (BS EN 1015-12) > 2.0 N/mm²
Modulus Of Elasticity (DIN 18555-6) 16,000 N/mm²
Shrinkage (BS EN 445) < 0.1%
Density 1900 kg/m³
Flexural Strength (BS EN 1015-11) 7.5 N/mm²
Maximum Thickness 75mm (applied in a single pass)
Minimum Thickness 10mm
Use (External Use) Yes
Use (Internal Use) Yes
Yield see table below
Recommend water content 8 – 10%
Pot life Maximum 60 minutes depending on ambient conditions
Hardening Time (before foot traffic) 12 hours
Hardening Time (before vehicle traffic) 24 hours (depending on site conditions)

Approx Product Yield

Bedding Depth Kgs per m² 25kg bag per m²


10 19 1
20 38 2
30 57 3
40 76 4
50 95 4
60 114 5
70 133 6
75 143 6

Available in 25kg bags and site silos. Contact SMET for details of silo placement

SMET carries a comprehensive range of Streetscape® BS 7533 Compliant Mortars, Streetscape® High Strength Bedding ConcretePriming Slurry, Rapid Set Jointing Mortar, Streetscape® Grouts and Sealants for convenient application and compliance to BS 7533.

SMET Streetscape® is dedicated to delivering the leading names in building products direct from mainland Europe to Ireland and the UK. Our strength is delivering innovative high-quality products supported by exceptional customer service. Thus, when selecting a Streetscape partner, Kilsaran International, was deemed as the ideal partner in the manufacture of the SMET Streetscape BS 7533 compliant range.  Kilsaran is the largest producer of concrete products in Ireland, their best-in-class manufacturing capability is backed up by technical expertise and a long track record of providing customers in the UK and Ireland with great service. SMET Streetscape® portfolio complies with the rigorous requirements of BS 7533 with all products undergoing independent testing and certification to confirm compliance.