Expanded and updated 26th June 2020 Announced in May, the government’s post-pandemic investment package for cycling and walking provides a unique opportunity to transform the streets and public spaces of our towns and cities. Established and innovative new techniques – using modular concrete paving systems – offer adaptable, low-intervention, retrofit solutions to these new challenges,…

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A recent GLA report highlights the damage caused by vehicle pollution in road and surface water drainage to our rivers and streams. Concrete block permeable paving offers the obvious starting point to address this growing problem.  Pollution is present and can build up on all hard surfaces used by vehicles (including electric), from motorways to…

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Permitted Paving & Paving for Rain

2019 – another year of flooding around the UK – provided a timely reminder of the importance of sustainable drainage (SuDS).  Although a requirement for most new developments, other planning measures encouraging SuDS also apply to paving around existing properties. They are explained in brand new editions of Interpave’s ‘Permitted Paving’ and ‘Paving for Rain’…

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Lamb Drove Case Study Post

Interpave’s new case study revisits an important monitoring project – after some 13-years of use – which demonstrates that SuDS work over the long-term and should cost less than conventional piped drainage, both initially and in terms of maintenance. It also highlights the robust performance of concrete block permeable paving, with minimal maintenance requirement and lower whole-life costs.

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Lamb Drove Case Study

This project in Cambourne, Cambridgeshire demonstrates that SuDS work and should cost less than conventional piped drainage in terms of construction, maintenance and whole-life costs. It also highlights the robust performance of concrete block permeable paving with minimal maintenance requirements – and lower whole-life costs.   It demonstrates the use of as many SuDS techniques…

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Flood Expo 2019

During the forthcoming Flood Expo event, the trade association Interpave will be presenting an essential update on concrete block permeable paving for SuDS. The Flood Expo is the world’s largest exhibition designed to help the most progressive flood professionals and property owners discover the latest innovative products, services and strategies that transform the way flooding…

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CBPP Detailing Cover

Interpave’s new guidance document, ‘Detailing Permeable Paving & SuDS with Precast Concrete Products’, is now available to download here. This document brings together a variety of construction details, demonstrating best practice to make SuDS robust and durable over the long-term. Precast concrete paving products from Interpave manufacturer members play important roles in ‘Sustainable Drainage Systems’…

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Interpave will be supporting and exhibiting at the SuDSsource 2019 National Sustainable Drainage Conference in Sheffield on 15th May, focusing on concrete block permeable paving as a key SuDS technique. Interpave has also just published a comprehensive example document illustrating the engineering design process set out in its latest edition of ‘Design & Construction of…

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Interpave has published a new case study exploring the transformative power of straightforward interventions to the paved environment – designed with full community involvement – offering lessons for new development design as well as regeneration. The case study considers a joint initiative between Haringey Council and the charity Sustrans (as part of the charity’s ‘DIY…

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Interpave will be celebrating the work of sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) designers Robert Bray Associates on the British Precast stand G44 at Futurebuild, London Excel, from 5th – 7th March.

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