FORMPAVE

TUFTHORN AVENUE
COLEFORD
GLOUCESTERSHIRE GL16 8PR

Tel: 01594 836999
Fax: 01594 810577

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Suppliers of: Paving blocks, paving setts, paving kerbs, Concrete Block Paving, Permeable Paving, Paving Systems, Rainwater Harvesting, paving SUDS Systems, paving cobbles, tactile paving, block paving systems.

Formpave supply Block Paving and SUDS.

Main Products include, solutions for Driveways paths and Patios, concrete block paving, Aquaflow permeable block paving & SUDS, renewable solutions including Rainwater Harvesting, and geothermal paving systems.

  • Aquaflow® permeable block paving and SUDS. The Aquaflow permeable paving system from Formpave is a sustainable urban drainage system (SUDS). The Aquaflow system prevents run-off and flooding from paved areas and collects and filters storm water for later use.
  • Aquaflow® Paving Range:  Includes permeable paving blocks, paving slabs and paving setts
  • Aquaflow® SUDS system: The Formpave Aquaflow system is available in 3 designs. To fulfil the site requirements, each basic design can be tailored for infiltration or tanked.
  • Aquaflow® Design service: Formpave offer a free and bespoke Aquaflow design service.

Formpave Renewables: Water harvesting and Aquaflow ThermaPave®.

  • Water harvesting systems with Aquaflow paving: Aquaflow collects rain water from all impermeable surfaces including roofs, paths and driveways.
  • Aquaflow ThermaPave® geothermal paving systems: Aquaflow ThermaPave® system reduces reliance on gas or electricity for heating and cooling.

Formpave Stockists:

Formpave® products are available through a network of merchant stockists - Please see our web site for further information.

These files are provided by the manufacturer. While Building Products Index takes every care to ensure the information is correct and up to date, we cannot be held liable for any out of date or incorrect information in them. Please check with the supplier before specifying or purchasing products.

Abbey Blend
High quality facing brick which contributes to thermal mass and can be recycled at the end of use. Uses locally sourced raw materials and meets BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing certification.This download includes the Abbey Blend Brick Wall Type from Forterra Building Products Limited. Clay bricks, Common Bricks

Published [19/06/17]

Abbey Buff Multi
High quality facing brick which contributes to thermal mass and can be recycled at the end of use. Uses locally sourced raw materials and meets BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing certification.This download includes the Abbey Buff Multi Brick Wall Type from Forterra Building Products Limited.  Clay bricks, Common Bricks

Published [19/06/17]

Abbey Red Multi
High quality facing brick which contributes to thermal mass and can be recycled at the end of use. Uses locally sourced raw materials and meets BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing certification.This download includes the Abbey Red Multi Brick Wall Type from Forterra Building Products Limited.  Clay bricks, Common Bricks

Published [19/06/17]

Accrington Class B Engineering 65mm
High quality facing brick which contributes to thermal mass and can be recycled at the end of use. Uses locally sourced raw materials and meets BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing certification.This download includes the Accrington Class B Engineering 65mm Brick Wall Type from Forterra Building Products Limited. Clay bricks, Common Bricks

Published [19/06/17]

Accrington Class B Engineering 75mm
High quality facing brick which contributes to thermal mass and can be recycled at the end of use. Uses locally sourced raw materials and meets BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing certification.This download includes the Accrington Class B Engineering 75mm Brick Wall Type from Forterra Building Products Limited. Clay bricks, Common Bricks

Published [19/06/17]

Accrington Class B Engineering Solid 65mm
High quality facing brick which contributes to thermal mass and can be recycled at the end of use. Uses locally sourced raw materials and meets BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing certification.This download includes the Accrington Class B Engineering Solid 65mm Brick Wall Type from Forterra Building Products Limited. Clay bricks, Common Bricks

Published [19/06/17]

Airedale Multi Dragfaced
High quality facing brick which contributes to thermal mass and can be recycled at the end of use. Uses locally sourced raw materials and meets BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing certification.This download includes the Airedale Multi Dragfaced Brick Wall Type from Forterra Building Products Limited.  Clay bricks, Common Bricks

Published [19/06/17]

Arden Special Reserve
High quality facing brick which contributes to thermal mass and can be recycled at the end of use. Uses locally sourced raw materials and meets BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing certification.This download includes the Arden Special Reserve Brick Wall Type from Forterra Building Products Limited.  Clay bricks, Common Bricks

Published [19/06/17]

Ashby Light Buff
High quality facing brick which contributes to thermal mass and can be recycled at the end of use. Uses locally sourced raw materials and meets BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing certification.This download includes the Ashby Light Buff Brick Wall Type from Forterra Building Products Limited.  Clay bricks, Common Bricks

Published [19/06/17]

Ashwell Yellow Multi
High quality facing brick which contributes to thermal mass and can be recycled at the end of use. Uses locally sourced raw materials and meets BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing certification.This download includes the Ashwell Yellow Multi Brick Wall Type from Forterra Building Products Limited.  Clay bricks, Common Bricks

Published [19/06/17]

Atherstone Buff
High quality facing brick which contributes to thermal mass and can be recycled at the end of use. Uses locally sourced raw materials and meets BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing certification.This download includes the Atherstone Buff Brick Wall Type from Forterra Building Products Limited.  Clay bricks, Common Bricks

Published [19/06/17]

Atherstone Buff Multi
High quality facing brick which contributes to thermal mass and can be recycled at the end of use. Uses locally sourced raw materials and meets BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing certification.This download includes the Atherstone Buff Multi Brick Wall Type from Forterra Building Products Limited. Clay bricks, Common Bricks

Published [19/06/17]

Atherstone Red
High quality facing brick which contributes to thermal mass and can be recycled at the end of use. Uses locally sourced raw materials and meets BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing certification.This download includes the Atherstone Red Brick Wall Type from Forterra Building Products Limited.  Clay bricks, Common Bricks

Published [19/06/17]

Atherstone Red Multi
High quality facing brick which contributes to thermal mass and can be recycled at the end of use. Uses locally sourced raw materials and meets BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing certification.This download includes the Atherstone Red Multi Brick Wall Type from Forterra Building Products Limited.  Clay bricks, Common Bricks

Published [19/06/17]

Autumn Glow Multi Stock
High quality facing brick which contributes to thermal mass and can be recycled at the end of use. Uses locally sourced raw materials and meets BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing certification.This download includes the Autumn Glow Multi Stock Brick Wall Type from Forterra Building Products Limited.  Clay bricks, Common Bricks

Published [19/06/17]

Autumn Glow Stock
High quality facing brick which contributes to thermal mass and can be recycled at the end of use. Uses locally sourced raw materials and meets BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing certification.This download includes the Autumn Glow Stock Brick Wall Type from Forterra Building Products Limited.  Clay bricks, Common Bricks

Published [19/06/17]

Beam & Block
Beam and Block is the traditional solution for cost effective suspended floors. It is suitable for use on ground and upper storeys on all kinds of construction, from residential to commercial buildings.This download includes the Beam & Block Floor System from Forterra Building Products Limited and includes various versions to suit your project application.Please refer to the provided user guide for guidance on how to use the Beam & Block Floor content. Beam and block floor systems

Published [19/06/17]

Beckton Yellow Multi
High quality facing brick which contributes to thermal mass and can be recycled at the end of use. Uses locally sourced raw materials and meets BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing certification.This download includes the Beckton Yellow Multi Brick Wall Type from Forterra Building Products Limited.  Clay bricks, Common Bricks

Published [19/06/17]

Belgravia Gault Blend
High quality facing brick which contributes to thermal mass and can be recycled at the end of use. Uses locally sourced raw materials and meets BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing certification.This download includes the Belgravia Gault Blend Brick Wall Type from Forterra Building Products Limited. Clay bricks, Common Bricks

Published [19/06/17]

Blue Rustic
High quality facing brick which contributes to thermal mass and can be recycled at the end of use. Uses locally sourced raw materials and meets BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing certification.This download includes the Blue Rustic Brick Wall Type from Forterra Building Products Limited. Clay bricks, Common Bricks

Published [19/06/17]

ARCHITECTURAL Paving .
BLOCK PAVING Mechanised Laying System .
BLOCKS Drainage .
BLOCKS Masonry .
BRICKS Paving: .
BRICKS Paving: Abrasion Resistant
BRICKS Paving: Acid Resistant
BRICKS Paving: Chamfered
BRICKS Paving: Chemical Resistant
BRICKS Paving: Chequered
BRICKS Paving: Coloured
BRICKS Paving: Concrete Replica
BRICKS Paving: Cycleway
BRICKS Paving: Design Service
BRICKS Paving: Deterrent
BRICKS Paving: Drainage Channel
BRICKS Paving: Edge Restraint
BRICKS Paving: Interlocking
BRICKS Paving: Kerb System
BRICKS Paving: Nibbed
BRICKS Paving: Patterned
BRICKS Paving: Ramp Sets
BRICKS Paving: Reclaimed Appearance
BRICKS Paving: Rigid
BRICKS Paving: Rough Faced
BRICKS Paving: Slip Resistant/Anti-Slip/Low Slip
BRICKS Paving: Smooth Faced
BRICKS Paving: Special Shapes
BRICKS Paving: Tactile
BRICKS Paving: Urban Drainage System SUDS
BRICKS Paving: Vehicular
BRICKS Paving: Vehicular Skid Resistant
CHANNELS Stormwater .
CLIMATE CONTROL Heat Pumps .
DRAINAGE Road Drainage
DRAINAGE CHANNELS BS EN 1433:2002 .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS BS EN 1433:2002 CE Marked
DRAINAGE CHANNELS BS EN 1433:2002 Load Classes A-F .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Car Park .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS DIN 19580 .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS DIN 19580 Classes A-F .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Domestic Applications .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Extreme Flow .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Extreme Loadings .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Heelguard Tops .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS High Capacity .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS High Capacity Slot Systems .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Kerb Combined Kerb Outlets
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Kerb Tops .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Lightweight: Loading Classes A-E DIN 19580 EN1433
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Natural Stone Tops .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Outfall Units .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Paved Areas .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Pavement Footpath Foot Way
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Pedestrian Areas Cycle Ways
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Polymer Concrete .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Precast Concrete .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Pressed Concrete Complete System .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Rainwater Recycling .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems Precast Concrete
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Stormwater .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS SUDS .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Traffic .
DRAINAGE SUDS See Also SUSTAINABLE URBAN DRAINAGE SYSTEMS (SUDS) .
DRAINAGE SURFACE WATER .
DRIVEWAY Edging Blocks .
DRIVEWAY Permeable Surfaces .
DRIVEWAY Refurbishment .
DRIVEWAY Surfacing Access Way Surfaces
EDGING Bricks .
EDGING Flower Bed and Lawn .
EDGING Paving Applications .
FLAGSTONES BS EN 1341 CE Marked .
FLAGSTONES Concrete .
FLAGSTONES Domestic .
FLAGSTONES Reclaimed Stone Appearance .
GARDEN Edgings .
GARDEN Pavings .
GRANITE Paving .
GRATINGS Road Mortar Fixing
GRATINGS Road Pedestrian
GRATINGS Road Pressed Concrete
GROUND SOURCE HEATING AND COOLING Ground Source Heat Pumps GSHP .
GROUND SOURCE HEATING AND COOLING Groundwater Energy Sources Groundwater Extraction
HEAT PUMPS Ground Source Heat Pumps GSHP .See Also GROUND SOURCE HEATING AND COOLING:
HEAT PUMPS Rainwater Energy Sources Paving Applications
HEAT PUMPS Water Source Heat Pumps Water Extraction Waterbased Systems
KERB Channels .
KERB Channels BS 7263:1994 Part 1
KERB Edgings .
KERB Units .
KERB DRAINAGE Systems .
KERBS Anti-Vehicular Containment
KERBS Block System .
KERBS BS 7263 Part 1 .
KERBS BS EN 1340 .
KERBS Bullnose .
KERBS Bus and Tram Access .
KERBS Bus Boarding Systems .
KERBS Driveway Drives Decorative Feature
KERBS Driveway Drives Garden Patio
KERBS Exposed Aggregate .
KERBS Granite .
KERBS Granite Aggregate .
KERBS Granite Composite Recycled Content up to 77%
KERBS Granite Finish .
KERBS Level Access .
KERBS Natural Aggregate .
KERBS Natural Stone Appearance .
KERBS Precast Concrete .
KERBS Precast Concrete BS EN 1340:2003
KERBS Precast Concrete Bullnosed
KERBS Precast Concrete Halfbatter
KERBS Radius Radial .
KERBS Sandstone .
KERBS Small Unit Sett .
KERBS Small Unit System .
KERBS Stone Natural Stone Sawn Stone
KERBS Traffic Management HGV
KERBS Vehicular Containment .
KERBS Vehicular Deterrent .
KERBS Weathered Stone Appearance .
LANDSCAPING Paving .
MASONRY Blocks .
MORTARS BS 4721:1981 .
MORTARS Cast Stone (Reconstructed Stone) Pointing
MORTARS Coloured .
MORTARS Fire Resistant EN 998-2
MORTARS Heritage and Conservation Applications Cement-Free
MORTARS Pointing Repointing .
MORTARS Pointing Repointing Coloured
MORTARS Ready to Use Readymixed Bulk Delivery
MORTARS Readymixed .
MORTARS Readymixed Ready to Use Coloured
PATHS Pathway Surfacing Permeable
PAVING Concrete .
PAVING Decorative Concrete .
PAVING Decorative Design .
PAVING Deterrent .
PAVING Joint Fillers Joint Filling Sand
PAVING Porous See Also PERMEABLE PAVING:
PAVING Porphyry .
PAVING Quartzite .
PAVING BLOCKS .
PAVING BLOCKS Aged Brick Appearance .
PAVING BLOCKS AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS .
PAVING BLOCKS BS 6717:1986 Part 1 .
PAVING BLOCKS BS EN 1338 .
PAVING BLOCKS Chamfered .
PAVING BLOCKS Cobble Appearance .
PAVING BLOCKS Colourcoated .
PAVING BLOCKS Coloured .
PAVING BLOCKS Coloured BS 1014 .
PAVING BLOCKS Cycleway .
PAVING BLOCKS Decorative .
PAVING BLOCKS Demarcation .
PAVING BLOCKS Deterrent .
PAVING BLOCKS Drainage Channel .
PAVING BLOCKS Driveway Drives
PAVING BLOCKS Fantail .
PAVING BLOCKS For the Visually Disabled .
PAVING BLOCKS Frost Resistant .
PAVING BLOCKS Granite Composite Recycled Content up to 77%
PAVING BLOCKS Granite Sett Appearance .
PAVING BLOCKS Heavy Duty .
PAVING BLOCKS Heritage and Conservation Applications .
PAVING BLOCKS High Strength .
PAVING BLOCKS Interlocking .
PAVING BLOCKS Light Vehicular .
PAVING BLOCKS Low Chamfer .
PAVING BLOCKS Machine Laid Mechanical Lay .
PAVING BLOCKS Modular Sizes .
PAVING BLOCKS Nitrogen Oxide Removal .
PAVING BLOCKS Oil Resistant .
PAVING BLOCKS Open Bond .
PAVING BLOCKS Permeable .
PAVING BLOCKS Petrol Resistant .
PAVING BLOCKS Recycled Aggregate High Content (CDW) Over 50 percent
PAVING BLOCKS Reflective .
PAVING BLOCKS Relayable .
PAVING BLOCKS Road Marking .
PAVING BLOCKS Road Marking BS 6044:1987 .
PAVING BLOCKS Sealed System .
PAVING BLOCKS Shaped .
PAVING BLOCKS Skid Resistant .
PAVING BLOCKS Special Shapes .
PAVING BLOCKS Square Sett Appearance .
PAVING BLOCKS Stone Sett Appearance .
PAVING BLOCKS SUDS Sustainable Urban Drainage .
PAVING BLOCKS Tapered .
PAVING BLOCKS Textured Finish .
PAVING BLOCKS Traditional .
PAVING BLOCKS Traffic Calming .
PAVING BLOCKS Vehicular .
PAVING BLOCKS Weathered Stone Appearance .
PAVING BLOCKS York Stone Appearance .
PAVING BLOCKS York Stone Sett Appearance .
PAVING BORDERS Decorative .
PAVING COBBLES Aged Appearance .
PAVING COBBLES Composite Granite Recycled Content up to 77%
PAVING COBBLES Concrete Imitation Granite .
PAVING COBBLES Decorative .
PAVING COBBLES in Concrete .
PAVING COBBLES Reclaimed Appearance .
PAVING COBBLES Simulated Stone Units .
PAVING DRAINAGE GULLIES Weathered Stone Appearance .
PAVING EDGE RESTRAINTS Paving Edgings .
PAVING EDGE RESTRAINTS Paving Edgings Path Edging Garden Edges
PAVING EDGE RESTRAINTS Paving Edgings Polymer
PAVING KERB RESTRAINTS Decorative Coloured .
PAVING SETTS . .
PAVING SETTS Flame Textured .
PAVING SETTS Granite Composite Long Setts
PAVING SETTS Granite Composite Recycled Content up to 77%
PAVING SETTS Porphyry .
PAVING SETTS Reclaimed Appearance .
PAVING SETTS Simulated Stone .
PAVING SLABS Anti-Slip Skid Resistant
PAVING SLABS Brick Replica .
PAVING SLABS BS 7263:1994 .
PAVING SLABS BS EN 1339 .
PAVING SLABS Bullnose .
PAVING SLABS Chamfered .
PAVING SLABS Circular .
PAVING SLABS Clay Tile Appearance .
PAVING SLABS Cobbled Appearance .
PAVING SLABS Coloured .
PAVING SLABS Cycleway .
PAVING SLABS Decorative .
PAVING SLABS Deterrent .
PAVING SLABS Exposed Aggregate .
PAVING SLABS Fibre Reinforced .
PAVING SLABS For The Visually Disabled .
PAVING SLABS Granite Aggregate .
PAVING SLABS Granite Composite Recycled Content up to 77%
PAVING SLABS High Strength .
PAVING SLABS Natural Stone Appearance .
PAVING SLABS Patio Coloured .
PAVING SLABS Patio Natural Stone Reproduction Simulated Stone Appearance
PAVING SLABS Patio Textured .
PAVING SLABS Patio York Stone Reproduction .
PAVING SLABS Permeable .
PAVING SLABS Porphyry .
PAVING SLABS Precast Concrete .
PAVING SLABS Purpose Made Finishes Specialist Designs
PAVING SLABS Quartzite .
PAVING SLABS Radial .
PAVING SLABS Reclaimed Stone Appearance .
PAVING SLABS Reproduction Brick .
PAVING SLABS Riven Faced .
PAVING SLABS Rounded Edge .
PAVING SLABS Shaped .
PAVING SLABS Simulated Stone Finish .
PAVING SLABS Slip Resistant .
PAVING SLABS Square Edge .
PAVING SLABS Stone Natural Stone .
PAVING SLABS Stone Natural Stone BS EN 1341 CE Marked .
PAVING SLABS Tactile .
PAVING SLABS Tactile Barface Corduroy
PAVING SLABS Tactile Blister Lozenge .
PAVING SLABS Tactile Cycleway .
PAVING SLABS Tactile Directional Guidance .
PAVING SLABS Tactile Hazard Warning .
PAVING SLABS Tactile Platform Edge .
PAVING SLABS Textured .
PAVING SLABS Tree Planting Sets .
PAVING SLABS Vehicular .
PAVING SLABS York Stone Aggregate .
PAVING SLABS York Stone Appearance .
PERMEABLE PAVING Brick Pavers SUDS Compliant (Sustainable Urban Drainage)
PERMEABLE PAVING Concrete Blocks .
PERMEABLE PAVING Granite Composite Recycled Content up to 77%
PERMEABLE PAVING Ground Source Heat Pump Systems Incorporated Rainwater Energy Sources
PERMEABLE PAVING Rainwater Harvesting Systems Incorporated .
PERMEABLE PAVING Sub-Base Attenuation Units .
PERMEABLE PAVING Sub-Base Ground Source Heat Pumps Combined .
PERMEABLE PAVING Sub-Base Systems SUDS/Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems
PERMEABLE PAVING SUDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems) .
PORPHYRY Paving .
QUARTZITE Paving .
RAINWATER HARVESTING Filters Filtration System
RAINWATER HARVESTING Systems .
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS SUDS Best Practice
RAINWATER RECYCLING SYSTEMS Rainwater Harvesting .
SOAKAWAYS Segmental .
STONE Decorative .
STONE Design and Installation .
STONE PAVING Natural Stone Paving Stones .
STORMWATER Attenuation .
STORMWATER Attenuation Tanks .
STORMWATER Drainage .
STORMWATER Drainage SUDS Best Practice .
STORMWATER Filtration Tanks .
SUSTAINABLE URBAN DRAINAGE SYSTEMS (SUDS) Infiltration Modules .
TACTILE PAVING . .
TURF Edgings .
UNDERGROUND DRAINAGE . .
UNDERGROUND DRAINAGE PIPES PVC-u Pipe/Concrete .
UNDERGROUND DRAINAGE PIPES Road Drainage .
AQUASETT Permeable Paving
AQUAFLOW Permeable Paving
AQUAFLOW GEOTHERMAL Geothermal Ground Source Heat Pump Systems
AQUAPAVE Permeable Paving
AQUASLAB Permeable Paving
AVENIDA Paving System
CHARTRES Paving System
ECOGRANITE Stone, Paving, Setts, Kerbs
INBITEX Geotextiles
NORI Clay Paving Bricks
ROYAL FOREST Concrete Block Paving
SC INTERGRID Geogrids
SUDS SYSTEMS SUDS Systems
THERMAPAVE Paving System

The Racecourse Newbury

July 2018

Project case study: The Racecourse Newbury (housing)

Product: Golden Brindle and Charcoal block paving;
Aquaflow® SUDS with Red Brindle permeable paving

Developer: David Wilson Homes
Area: 8,000m2
Location: Newbury, Berkshire

A range of Formpave’s block and permeable paving has been specified by David Wilson Homes for its new £350 million development, The Racecourse Newbury.

The project is a joint venture by David Wilson Homes Southern and Newbury Racecourse to regenerate the 106-year-old site. Work is expected to take up to 10 years and will include improvements to the racing, hospitality, conference and events facilities, as well as providing up to 1,500 new homes.

Formpave is providing 8,000m2 square metres of Golden Brindle and Charcoal Grey block paving from its Royal Forest collection. In addition, the company is supplying Red Brindle permeable paving incorporating its Aquaflow Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SUDS).

David Wilson Homes specified Formpave’s SUDS system to meet sustainable criteria under the Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM and to reduce the risk of local flooding.

David Wilson Homes’ project manager Daniel Pavely said: “Formpave offers a large range of paving options and colours which meant they were able to provide the perfect paving to complement the new homes and the surrounding area.”

Formpave has provided paving solutions to David Wilson Homes on a range of developments, using its design service to offer a bespoke solution that suits each project’s criteria.

For further information on Formpave products
please contact us on 01594 836999 or email us at sales@formpave.co.uk

Nash Court Belbroughton

July 2018

Project Case Study: The Forge Belbroughton
Product: Aquaflow/Aquapave, Ecogranite
Developer: Metis Developments
Area: 1200m2
Location: Worcestershire

A development of new homes in and around a converted 18th Century mill building in Worcestershire is using Formpave’s Aquaflow sustainable urban drainage system (SuDS).

The new homes by Metis Developments at Nash Court, in Belbroughton, share a car park built above a culverted stream which used to power the old mill.

The location and volatility of the stream meant it was not possible to connect the houses to the soakaways on the other side of the culvert, so Metis Developments came to the experts at Formpave to see if they could engineer a permeable pavement that could deliver the solution.

To drain surface water from the car park and roofs, Formpave designed an infiltration system within the pavement itself, making use of the natural permeability of the ground. Hidden distribution boxes below the car park connect to the rainwater downpipes from each home delivering roof runoff straight into the permeable paving system.

The special sub-base aggregate ensures water can then gradually soak into the ground over a wide area. Metis Developments selected a block paved finish from Formpave’s wide range of products and in no more time than it takes to construct a normal car park the development was finished and ready for customers.

Paul Webb, Commercial Director at Metis Developments, said, “We needed effective permeable paving to be put in place at Nash Court to comply with the planning conditions, and so we didn’t hesitate in choosing Formpave’s Aquaflow and Aquapave SuDS.

“These were not only extremely effective but were also aesthetically pleasing and in keeping with the design of our luxury new homes at the development.”

Duncan Short, of contractors Logmoor Limited, who installed the SuDS, said, “This was a challenging site to design, due in part to the stream beneath the parking area, which meant connecting the homes’ external drainage to the culvert was not an option, and a standard Tarmac base layer could not be used, as surface water would not have drained effectively.

“We opted for 1,200m2 of Formpave’s Aquaflow and Aquapave SuDS, as this solved our drainage issues and was also the most cost-effective infiltration system of its type.”

The whole process was made simple by Formpave’s experienced design team who provided the detailed design to overcome the site issues.

Formpave’s Aquaflow and Aquapave offer systems capable of dispersing up to 4,500mm of run-off water per square metre per hour. They are among a range of cost effective, sustainable permeable paving solutions provided by the company for traditional hard landscaping and urban drainage installations.

Established in 1989, Formpave is a world-leading authority in permeable paving. Its systems clean and drain surface water run-off in a controlled way and can also store water for purposes such as flushing lavatories, watering plants and washing cars.

Formpave offers a comprehensive free design service to suit all requirements, including technical and professional advice, preparation of draft proposals and validation of the client’s own designs. All designs provided by Formpave are covered by professional indemnity insurance and benefit from the company’s 20 years experience in designing permeable paving systems.

For further information on Formpave products please contact us on 01594 836999 or email us at sales@formpave.co.uk

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