Sustainable Street Renewal with Permeable Paving

24th July 2023

Imminent requirements for mandatory sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) on developments herald a much wider application of concrete block permeable paving. But this approach is also…

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Mandatory SuDS for England

28th April 2023

Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) are set to become mandatory on developments in England next year, heralding the wider use of permeable surfaces throughout our towns…

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Accelerating Permeable Paving

14th December 2022

Addressing climate change continues to grow in urgency, demanding far wider application of permeable surfaces to reverse the sealing-up of our towns and cities. This…

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Modern Methods of Paving

27th October 2022

Modular concrete paving meets today’s Modern Methods of Construction ethos for engineered and prefabricated products, and the increasing use of efficient, fully mechanised site processes…

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Permeable Paving and Trees in Synergy

30th August 2022

Helping to address climate change, street tree planting and retention of existing trees in developments – with provision for long-term maintenance – are now embedded…

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Transforming Paving with Concrete Block Permeable Overlays

20th April 2022

Low-intervention permeable paving overlays can transform worn-out paving and deliver SuDS, green infrastructure and healthy streets. To understand how, it’s worth reminding ourselves of the…

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Redefining the Post-pandemic Public Realm

10th February 2022

The pandemic has heralded a fundamental rethink of our public realm showing that a fresh approach is needed to designing the spaces between buildings with…

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Permeable Paving Helps Meet New Planning Requirements for Trees

7th September 2021

Extensive urban tree planting and retention of existing trees, with provision for long-term maintenance, has just become a priority with new government policies taking effect.…

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Proving Permeable Paving

22nd March 2021

Recent trials of various, older concrete block permeable paving projects following long-term use back-up previous research, endorse current minimal maintenance recommendations and debunk misconceptions about…

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Modular Multifunctional Paving for Change

26th January 2021

Outdoor space has taken on a fundamental importance with Covid-19 and a fresh approach is needed to designing and selecting paving to meet a wide…

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