ACO TECHNOLOGIES PLC - WATER MANAGEMENT

ACO BUSINESS PARK
HITCHIN ROAD
SHEFFORD
BEDFORDSHIRE SG17 5TE

Tel: 01462 816666
Fax: 01462 815895

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Suppliers of: Surface water drainage, drainage channels, slot drainage channels, channel drainage systems, storm water management systems, SUDS drainage systems, Threshold drainage channels, Linear drainage channels, Road drainage systems, Kerb drainage systems

ACO Water Management

Throughout the world ACO is recognised as a world leader in the design, development and implementation of sustainable surface water management systems.

Through client-based research and constant innovation, ACO Water Management has evolved from its origins in line drainage to an award-winning supplier of an unrivalled range of products and support services that provide the complete and effective management of surface water: from system design through collection, cleaning, storing and on-site source control allowing the safe release of run-off back to natural watercourses.

Covering applications as diverse as retail and commercial developments to major national transport and infrastructure projects, the ACO Water Management range assures industry leading sustainable drainage performance and environmental protection.

 The range includes high performance surface water drainage systems, award-winning attenuation and infiltration solutions, as well as hydrocarbon separators and vortex flow control systems. For more information visit www.aco.co.uk

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ACO Water Management Main Product ranges: 

 Civils + Infrastructure

The Civils + Infrastructure range has pioneered the management of surface water and today provides architects, specifiers and engineers with a complete package of integrated systems suitable for use across the entire spectrum of civil engineering projects.

Building + Landscape

 The Building + Landscape range is tailored to the demands of residential developments. Easy to use and install, products have finish options that both complement and enhance the aesthetic qualities of any domestic property.

 Tailored to the demands of domestic applications, the market leading range provides customers with the most complete and stylish surface water management offering for driveways, patios, level doorway thresholds, landscaped areas, roofs and wetrooms.

 The Building + Landscape range is certified and tested to the highest performance standards for the domestic environment.

 ACO Sport provides specific drainage solutions and stadia products for sporting facilities, stadiums and arenas. These systems are designed to maximise the functionality of the athletic facility without disrupting the performance of athletes and players.

 ACO Wildlife includes toad tunnels and amphibian fencing systems, focuses on the protection of vulnerable species whose habitats are increasingly under threat.

 ACO Building Drainage specialises in the development of drainage products and corrosion resistant drainage systems for application across the internal and external built environments. See the ACO Building Drainage page for more information.

 The Surface Water Management Cycle

To help architects, designers and contractors meet the legal requirements that now tightly control the way surface water is managed, ACO has created its unique ‘Surface Water Management Cycle’ – Collect, Clean, Hold, Release - the four core processes now required for the complete and sustainable management of surface water drainage.

 SUDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage)

ACO is proud to be at the forefront of SUDS innovation. Our unrivalled experience and industry leading approach to sustainable surface water management makes us the ideal partner to help realise SUDS objectives. With world-class, integrated solutions, such as our new StormBrixx attenuation system, already aligned to the new legislation and policy agenda, we create lasting, measurable change.

 Design Software

The unique ACO Hydraulic Design software built to enable the efficient and accurate hydraulic design of surface water management schemes using channels as the means of conveyance.

Further technical information is available to download from the ACO Website or via the BPi Download Library

 

 

AMPHIBIAN REFUGES Amphibian Shelters .
AMPHIBIAN STOP GRIDS
AMPHIBIAN TUNNELS
AMPHIBIAN TUNNELS Under-Road .
ATM ENCLOSURE SLABS Polymer Concrete .
BAT BOXES Bat Roosting Boxes .
BAT BOXES Bat Roosting Boxes for Pipistrelle Bats .
BRICKS Nest Box .
CABLE CONDUITS Ducting .
CABLE CONDUITS Ducting External .
CAR PARK Grass Protection .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Aluminium .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Anti-Corrosion Coatings Corrosion Resistant Coatings
CHANNEL GRATINGS Cast Iron .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Chemical Resistant .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Contemporary Design .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Decorative Designs .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Design Service .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Ductile Iron .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Galvanised Mesh .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Galvanised Steel .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Linear Drainage Channels .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Pedestrian .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Plastic .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Polyester Concrete .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Stainless Steel .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Stainless Steel Mesh .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Steel .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Surface Channel Classes A-F .
CHANNELS Chemical Resistant .
CHANNELS High Capacity .
CHANNELS Resin Concrete .
CHANNELS Slotted .
CHANNELS Stormwater .
DRAINAGE Railway Infrastructure .
DRAINAGE Railway Track Grooved Drainage Boxes
DRAINAGE Railway Track London Underground Standard 1-085 Fire Safety
DRAINAGE Rainwater .
DRAINAGE Road Drainage
DRAINAGE CHANNEL Covers .
DRAINAGE CHANNEL Covers Slot Systems
DRAINAGE CHANNEL Sump Unit Silt Bucket
DRAINAGE CHANNELS AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Airport Runway .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Block Paving .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS BS EN 124 .
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 Building Thresholds .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Car Parks / Parking Areas .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Cast Iron Tops Ductile Iron Gratings
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Cast-In .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Chemical Resistant .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Curved .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Design Service .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Design Software .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS DIN 19580 .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS DIN 19580 Classes A-F .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Domestic Applications / Residential Applications .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Domestic Applications / Residential Applications Kit Garage Pack
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Driveways Drives
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Extreme Flow .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Extreme Loadings Ultra Heavy Duty
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Flat Roofs .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Flow Control Systems .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Galvanised Steel .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Heavy Duty .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Heelguard Tops .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Hidden Channel .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS High Capacity .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Illuminated .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Industrial Applications .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Integrated Seal IKT Approved
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Kerb Combined Kerb Outlets
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Landscaping Applications .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Lighting Systems .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Linear .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS London Underground Standard 1-085 Fire Safety Performance of Materials
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Mesh Tops Mesh Gratings
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Multi-Storey Car Park .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Paved Areas .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Pavement Footpath Foot Way
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Pedestrian Areas .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Polymer Concrete .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Polymer Concrete Monocast / Monolithic Integral Gratings
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Polymer Concrete Monocast / Monolithic Integral Heelguard Gratings
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Polymer Concrete Monocast / Monolithic Slot Design
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Polymer Concrete Purpose Made
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Polymer Concrete Recycled Materials Incorporated
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Polypropylene .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Rail Infrastructure Applications .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Rainwater Attenuation .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Rainwater Recycling .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Recycled Materials Polypropylene
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Recycled Materials Vienite
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Resin Concrete .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Restricted Depth Installations .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Road Highway Street
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Shallow .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems Block Paving
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems Block Paving BS EN 1433
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems Block Paving BS EN 1433 Class A15
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems BS EN 1433:2002
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems High Capacity
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems Loading Classes B-F DIN 19580
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems MDPE
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems Precast Concrete
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Sports Grounds .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Sports Grounds Artificial Grass Surfaces Athletic Tracks
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Stainless Steel Purpose Made
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Stainless Steel Radius Units
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Steel .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Stormwater .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS SUDS .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Threshold Drains .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Threshold Drains Level Access
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Threshold Drains Part M Compliant
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Traffic .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Tram Track .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Tram Track Derailment Containment
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Walkway .
DRAINAGE GRATINGS Replacement .
DRAINAGE GULLIES .
DRAINAGE PIPES See Also UNDERGROUND DRAINAGE PIPES: SOIL PIPES: or RAINWATER PIPES:
DRAINAGE SUDS See Also SUSTAINABLE URBAN DRAINAGE SYSTEMS (SUDS) .
DRAINAGE SURFACE WATER .
DRAINAGE SURFACE WATER Management Systems .
DRIVEWAY Soakaways .
EDGING Flower Bed and Lawn .
EDGING Paving Applications .
EQUIPMENT Bases Polymer Concrete
FLOOR CHANNELS Car Park Deck .
FLOOR CHANNELS Chemical Plant .
FLOOR CHANNELS Doorway .
FLOOR CHANNELS Stainless Steel .
GARDEN Edgings .
GARDEN Irrigation Watering Systems .
GARDEN Irrigation Watering Systems Recycled Rainwater
GEOGRIDS Gravel Surface Stabilisation .
GEOGRIDS Ground Stabilisation .
GEOGRIDS Soil Reinforcement .
GEOMEMBRANES Stormwater Storage Applications .
GEOTEXTILES Drainage Filter Fabric / Drainage Filters
GEOTEXTILES Drainage Structural Drainage
GEOTEXTILES Drainage Surface Drainage Sheets Sheeting
GEOTEXTILES Filtration Filters / Filter Fabric
GEOTEXTILES Ground Stabilisation .
GEOTEXTILES Non-Woven .
GEOTEXTILES Protection Fleece .
GEOTEXTILES Soil Separation .
GEOTEXTILES Stormwater Storage Applications .
GEOTEXTILES Stormwater Storage Applications Attenuation
GEOTEXTILES Stormwater Storage Applications Infiltration
GRASS REINFORCEMENT Border Edging Grids .
GRASS REINFORCEMENT Fabrics .
GRASS REINFORCEMENT Geogrids .
GRASS REINFORCEMENT Pavers Recycled Plastic
GRATINGS Drainage .
GRATINGS Pedestrian .
GRATINGS Purpose Made Bespoke Custom Designs .
GRATINGS Road Galvanised Steel
GRATINGS Road Large Capacity
GRATINGS Steel .
GRATINGS Vehicular .
GRAVEL Paving Systems Geogrids
GRAVEL Paving Systems Honeycomb Sheet
GRAVEL Paving Systems SUDS
GRAVEL Stabilisation Systems .
GRAVEL Stabilisation Systems Weed Control Geotextile Incorporated
GREASE SEPARATORS . .
GREASE SEPARATORS Below Ground .
GREASE SEPARATORS Biological .
GREASE SEPARATORS BS EN 1825 .
GREASE SEPARATORS Gravity .
GREASE SEPARATORS Stainless Steel .
GROUND REINFORCEMENT Cellular Confinement Systems .
GROUND REINFORCEMENT Lightweight Plastic Tiles .
GROUND STABILISATION Cellular Confinement Systems .
GROUND STABILISATION Mesh .
GUIDE FENCES Guide Walls .
GUIDE FENCES Guide Walls Small Mammals and Amphibians
GULLIES Rainwater Pipe .
GULLIES Resin Concrete .
GULLIES Stainless Steel .
GULLY GRATINGS . .
KERB Channels .
KERB Units .
KERB DRAINAGE Systems .
KERB DRAINAGE Systems BS EN 1433:2002 Kitemarked
KERB DRAINAGE Systems EN 1433 D400 CE Marked
KERB DRAINAGE Systems Highways Agency Interim Advice Note IAN117/08
KERB DRAINAGE Systems Highways Agency Product and Certification Requirements
KERB DRAINAGE Systems Highways Works Clause 516
KERB DRAINAGE Systems SUDS Applications
KERB DRAINAGE Units .
KERB DRAINAGE Units One Piece Half Battered Profile
KERB DRAINAGE Units One Piece Splayed Profile
KERB DRAINAGE Units Polymer Concrete BS EN 1433:2002
KERB DRAINAGE Units Polymer Concrete Recycled Materials Incorporated
KERB DRAINAGE Units Recycled Materials
KERB DRAINAGE Units Recycled Materials BS EN 1433:2002
KERB DRAINAGE Units Resin Concrete
KERBS Combined Drainage See Also KERB DRAINAGE:
KERBS Lightweight .
KERBS Lightweight HSE Guidelines Compliant
KERBS Lightweight Polymer Concrete
KERBS Wildlife Safety Bypass Pocket Incorporated .
MANHOLE COVERS (FRAME INCLUDED) Resin Concrete Internal
MATWELL FRAMES Aluminium .
MATWELL FRAMES Drainage Outlet .
MATWELL FRAMES External Exterior Outside Entrance
MATWELL FRAMES Including Mat Removable Mat
MATWELL FRAMES Stainless Steel .
MATWELL FRAMES Wheel Traffic Part M Compliant
MOTORWAY Drainage Channels .
NEST BOXES Cavity Wall Build-In Brick Sizes
OIL SEPARATORS BS EN 858-1-2 .
OIL SEPARATORS Bypass Separators .
OIL SEPARATORS Environment Agency PPG3 Guidelines Compliant .
OIL SEPARATORS Petrol Filling Stations Garage Forecourt
PARKING Surfaces Porous
PAVERS Grass Reinforcing Recycled Plastic
PAVING Systems Grass Infill
PAVING Systems Gravel Infill
PAVING Systems Porous Water Drainage Control
PAVING BLOCKS Drainage Channel .
PAVING BLOCKS Slot Drainage Systems .
PAVING BLOCKS SUDS Sustainable Urban Drainage .
PAVING BORDERS Edging Grids .
PAVING EDGE RESTRAINTS Paving Edgings Path Edging Garden Edges
PERMEABLE PAVING Gravel Infill .
PERMEABLE PAVING SUDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems) .
PIPES Precast Concrete See Also UNDERGROUND DRAINAGE PIPES: Concrete
PLAY AREA Kerbs Rubber Capped
RAINWATER HARVESTING Filters Filtration System
RAINWATER HARVESTING Pumping Units .
RAINWATER HARVESTING Soakaways .
RAINWATER HARVESTING Systems .
RAINWATER HARVESTING Systems BREEAM Credits
RAINWATER HARVESTING Systems BS 8515:2009
RAINWATER HARVESTING Treatment .
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Attenuation Systems Commercial
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Attenuation Systems Crates
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Attenuation Systems Domestic
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Attenuation Systems Industrial
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Attenuation Systems Tank Sewer
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Car Washes .
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Commercial .
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Domestic .
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Industrial .
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Pumped Systems .
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Sports Stadium .
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS SUDS Best Practice
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Syphonic Siphonic Systems .
RAINWATER RECYCLING SYSTEMS Rainwater Harvesting .
ROAD GULLIES Precast Concrete .
SEATING Sports Venue .See Also STADIUM SEATING
SEATS Stadium .
SEPARATORS Alarmed .
SEPARATORS Bypass BS EN 858-1 and 2:2002
SEPARATORS Bypass Class I
SEPARATORS Bypass Class II
SEPARATORS Environment Agency PPG3 Guidelines Compliant .
SEPARATORS Full Retention Class I
SEPARATORS Full Retention Class II
SEPARATORS Full Retention Forecourt
SERVICE BOXES Polymer Concrete Recessed Lid .
SERVICE CONDUITS Ducting Polymer Concrete Channel
SHOWER DRAIN Gratings .
SHOWER DRAIN Gratings Barrier Free
SHOWER DRAIN Gratings Decorative Designs
SHOWER DRAIN Gratings Linear Channel Stainless Steel
SHOWER DRAIN Gratings Shower Gully Slip Resistant
SHOWER DRAIN Gratings Shower Gully Stainless Steel
SHOWER DRAINS Barrier Free .
SHOWER DRAINS Floor Level Showers .
SHOWER DRAINS High Capacity High Flow Speed
SHOWER DRAINS Linear Shower Channels .
SHOWER DRAINS Stainless Steel .
SHOWER DRAINS Wetroom Applications .
SOIL REINFORCEMENT Geogrids .
SOIL STABILISATION . .
SPORTS FIELD Drainage .
SPORTS FIELD Drainage IAAF Requirements
SPORTS FIELD Equipment IAAF Requirements
SPORTS FIELD Kerbs Removable
SPORTS FIELD Kerbs Rubber Capped
SPORTS FIELD Sand Traps .
SPORTS FIELD Service Boxes Cable Distribution
SPORTS FIELD Service Boxes Water Distribution
SPORTS FIELD Surface Drainage .
SPORTS FIELD Surface Drainage IAAF Requirements
STORMWATER Attenuation .
STORMWATER Attenuation Modular Geocells .
STORMWATER Attenuation Modular Geocells AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
STORMWATER Attenuation Tanks .
STORMWATER Drainage .
STORMWATER Drainage SUDS Best Practice .
STORMWATER Filtration Tanks .
STORMWATER Flow Controls .
STORMWATER Flow Controls Vortex Systems / Vortex Valves
STORMWATER Management Systems .
STORMWATER Management Systems AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
STORMWATER Separation Chambers Oil Separators
STORMWATER Storage .
STORMWATER Storage Attenuation Systems .
STORMWATER Storage Infiltration Systems .
STORMWATER Storage Modular Geocellular Units Geocellular Tanks
STORMWATER Storage Soakaways .
STORMWATER Storage Tanks Balancing .
SURFACE WATER MANAGEMENT . See Also RAINWATER MANAGEMENT and STORMWATER:
SUSTAINABLE DOMESTIC DRAINAGE Rainwater Soakaway Systems Residential Rainwater Management
SUSTAINABLE URBAN DRAINAGE SYSTEMS (SUDS) Swale Inlet Units .
SUSTAINABLE URBAN DRAINAGE SYSTEMS (SUDS) Swale Inlet Units CIRIA C697 Guidance
THRESHOLD Drains BS EN 1433.2002 Load Classes A-D
THRESHOLD Drains Level Access
THRESHOLD Drains Part M Compliant
TRENCH COVERS Gratings .
TURF Edgings .
UNDERGROUND DRAINAGE . .
UNDERGROUND DRAINAGE Gullies .
UNDERGROUND DRAINAGE Gullies Trapped .
UNDERGROUND DRAINAGE Gullies Untrapped .
UNDERGROUND DRAINAGE PIPES Highway Drainage .
UNDERGROUND DRAINAGE PIPES Precast Concrete .
WATER FLOW CONTROLS Stormwater Management .
WATER FLOW CONTROLS Vortex Systems .
WETROOM ACCESSORIES .
WILDLIFE REFUGES Wildlife Shelters .
WILDLIFE TUNNELS Under-Road .
ACO AMPHIBIAN Wildlife Tunnel System
ACO ARCO Shower Gratings
ACO BORDERGUARD Border Reinforcement
ACO BRICKSLOT Channel Gratings
ACO CIVICDRAIN Drainage Channels
ACO CLASSIC Shower Gratings
ACO CLIMATE TUNNEL Wildlife Tunnel Systems
ACO COMBIPOINT Channel Drainage Sump Units
ACO DECKLINE 125 Channel Drainage System
ACO DOORWAY DRAIN Threshold Drainage Channel
ACO DRAINLOCK Grating Fixing System
ACO DRAINMAT Threshold Drainage Channel
ACO EYELEDS Surface Water Drainage & Lighting System
ACO FREESTYLE Bespoke Drainage Gratings
ACO GRAVELGRID Gravel Stabilisation
ACO GRAVELGUARD Gravel Stabilisation
ACO GROUNDGUARD Ground Reinforcement
ACO H RANGE Monocast Channel Drainage Systems
ACO H RANGE RD 100V Monocast Channel Drainage Systems
ACO H RANGE RD 150V Monocast Channel Drainage Systems
ACO H RANGE RD 200V Monocast Channel Drainage Systems
ACO H RANGE RD 300V Monocast Channel Drainage Systems
ACO H RANGE SD 200V Monocast Channel Drainage Systems
ACO HEXDRAIN Drainage Channel
ACO HEXDRAIN BRICKSLOT Threshold Drainage Channel
ACO HEXDRAIN PRO Channel Drainage System
ACO INDOOR Matwell Assembly
ACO KERBDRAIN Kerb Drainage Systems
ACO LIGHTPOINT Surface Water Drainage & Lighting System
ACO MOBILE FENCE Wildlife Protection
ACO MODULAR 125 Channel Drainage System
ACO MONDO Shower Gratings
ACO MONODRAIN PD100D Channel Drainage Systems
ACO MULTIDRAIN Channel Drainage System
ACO MULTIDRAIN BRICKSLOT Slot Drainage Channel
ACO MULTIDRAIN MD Channel Drainage System
ACO MULTIDRAIN MONOBLOCK PD100D Channel Drainage System
ACO MULTIDRAIN PPD Channel Drainage System
ACO MULTIDRAIN PPD BRICKSLOT Slot Drainage
ACO MULTILINE SEALIN Channel Drainage Systems
ACO NEST BOXES Cavity Wall Nest Boxes
ACO PROFILE Slot Drainage
ACO Q-BRAKE Drainage Flow Control
ACO Q-BRAKE VORTEX Water Flow Control
ACO Q-CEPTOR Oil Separators
ACO Q-PLATE Stormwater Flow Controls
ACO QMAX Channel Drainage
ACO QMAX 225 Channel Drainage
ACO QMAX 350 Channel Drainage
ACO QMAX 550 Channel Drainage
ACO QMAX 700 Channel Drainage
ACO QMAX 900 Channel Drainage
ACO QUAD Hydraulic Design Software
ACO QUADRACEPTOR Surface Water Run Off Infiltration Systems
ACO QUADRATO Shower Gratings
ACO RAILDRAIN Grooved Drainage Boxes
ACO RAIN-CEPTOR Rainwater Harvesting
ACO RAINDRAIN Drainage Channel
ACO RAINDRAIN B 125 Drainage Channels
ACO RAINDRAIN BRICKSLOT B 125 Drainage Channels
ACO ROADDRAIN One Piece Channel System
ACO ROADDRAIN Drainage Channels
ACO S RANGE Drainage Channel
ACO SHOWERDRAIN Shower Channels
ACO SLIMLINE Slot Drainage Channel
ACO SPORT Sports Field Drainage
ACO STEPDRAIN Threshold Drainage Channel
ACO STOPGRID Wildlife Protection
ACO STORMBRIXX Surface/Storm Water Management
ACO TEX Geotextiles
ACO THRESHOLD Drainage Channels
ACO TRAMDRAIN 200 Channel Drainage System
ACO WAVE Shower Gratings
ACO WELLNESS Shower Gratings
ACO WILDLIFE KERB Kerb System
ACO WILDLIFE SYSTEMS Wildlife Protection
ACO WRAP Geotextile
ACOTEX PLUS Geomembrane Protection Fleece
ATEC Corrosion Resistant Coatings
HEELGUARD Gratings
HEXTECHNOLOGY Channel Drainage Systems
MONODRAIN HEELGUARD Monocast Channel Drainage Systems
Q-FLOW Drainage Channel Tops
Q-GUARD Drainage Channel Tops
ULTRASTEEL Drainage Channel Protection
VIENITE High Strength Recycled Material
VISUALISER Channel Gratings Selection Software

Aco Technologies - DEMYSTIFYING DRAINAGE

August 2020

DEMYSTIFYING DRAINAGE

It is crucial that drainage and water management systems are considered at the beginning of a construction project, but with a wide range of options available, selecting the most appropriate solution can be an intimidating task. Here, Adam McKinnon, Business Development Manager, ACO Scotland, explores some of the different types of drainage systems, how to correctly specify, and the role that training plays in selecting water management systems.

Drainage comes in all shapes and sizes, with a number of logistical challenges associated with selecting a system for a project. For example, the complex four-way slopes needed for point drainage can be difficult to construct, and require increased excavation and pipework that could be avoided with an alternative system, such as channel drainage.

This is just one factor of many in selecting drainage, which as we’ll outline below, encompasses a range of considerations.

All drainage system manufacturers must ensure products are suitable to meet a specific load classification. To comply with BS EN 1433:2002 standards, all drainage channels are organised into load classes, which are effectively different categories detailing the load-bearing capacity of that product. Ranging from A 15, for pedestrian footpaths and patios, through to F 900, for airports and industrial yards, the standards are a quick way of ensuring that the right channel and grating is selected.

Grated vs Monocast systems

Grated channels offer greater aesthetic versatility, but monocast systems offer better security and integral strength against turning forces. Local environmental considerations affect the preferred channel type – for example, coastal sea air may require a coated product that protects against oxidisation. ACO’s monocast channels are made from Vienite®, ACO’s high strength recycled polymer concrete, which helps to provide this type of protection.
Correct sizing

Choosing the correct channel size is crucial in preventing flooding, but also unnecessary expenditure in instances of over-specification. It requires knowledge of rain fall levels in a particular location, alongside various considerations over surface area and types. It can be useful to rely on the expertise of drainage manufacturers, and some offer self-service tools to ease this process, such as ACO QuAD.

Training is key

Training is often the best way of keeping up to speed with product developments, which is a crucial element of correct specification. ACO, for example, offers training sessions on products as well as subjects such as SuDS, and where they are best applied within different projects. Thinking about drainage options from the beginning of a project is the best way to ensure that effective surface water management is implemented in urban environments.

To help those under significant time pressures, some manufacturers – including ACO – have already shifted towards online training sessions. Teaming up with learning providers, such as Colab, which offers industry-relevant CPDs and on-demand videos from events, helps to ensure construction professionals can stay up-to-date, even while on-the-go.

Final thoughts

There is no one-size-fits-all with drainage and water management systems, which necessitates a bespoke approach for every project. By engaging in training and opening a dialogue with manufacturers as early as possible, those tasked with delivering drainage can be confident of providing an effective solution.

To find out more visit our Professional development page

Aco Trading + COVID 19 – Update

April 2020

Trading + COVID 19 – Update

Further to our communication of March 16th we are emailing to keep you up to date regarding ACO’s trading status.

We are pleased to be able to say that we remain open and trading, holding good levels of stock for all of our core product ranges. At present our delivery times continue to be the normal 3-5 working days.

Our factories continue to operate in fully controlled and safe work environments in order to ensure a full service and supply of products as required by stockist or site.
Additionally, our customer care teams are also available to provide support. These include:
Project pricing
Order enquires
Technical support
Design services
Online training
We will maintain full support to customers that continue to operate until further notice; this is on the basis that despite the understandable confusion created by the corona virus pandemic, the government has confirmed that construction sites can continue to operate. They state: “Construction sites have not been asked to close, so work can continue if it is done safely.” (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/remediation-and-covid-19-building-safety-update-27-march-2020).

To deliver full support ACO have worked hard in order to establish strict new operating procedures in the business. All of our operating focus is directed in the context of health and safety of its employees and customers; it continues to be of paramount importance whilst ensuring the business continues to run with optimal efficiency in this new and challenging environment.

We will continue to monitor Government & WHO guidelines and working practices to ensure we implement appropriate responses across the whole business, so as to comply with all government guidelines as a minimum.

Finally, I would like to remind you that ACO offer a variety of support tools including online knowledge bases and live support services.

I would like to draw your attention to our online ‘askACO’ technical services support facility, it is automatically available to users that that have already registered on the ACO website and for those that haven’t, registration is very quick and easy. You will also be able to find the latest updates regarding service availability at: www.aco.co.uk/Covid19-trading

We will keep you regularly updated via email, but for now would like to thank you for your continued support and urge you to stay safe while working through this, together.

Yours sincerely

Mike Simpson Lane

Managing Director
ACO Technologies plc

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