ACO TECHNOLOGIES PLC - WATER MANAGEMENT

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BEDFORDSHIRE SG17 5TE

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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 Park .
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 .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Domestic Applications Kit Garage Pack
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Driveway 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 High Capacity Slot Systems .
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 MDPE Slot System .
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 Purpose Made .
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 BS EN 1433:2002
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems Loading Classes B-F DIN 19580
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems Precast Concrete
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Sports Field Athletic Tracks Artificial Grass Surfaces
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 System .
PAVING BLOCKS Slot Drainage System BS EN 1433:2002 Class A15 .
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 Stadia Stadiums .
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS SUDS Best Practice
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Syphonic Siphonic Systems .
RAINWATER RECYCLING SYSTEMS Rainwater Harvesting .
ROAD GULLIES Precast Concrete .
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
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
STADIUM Drainage Channels .
STADIUM Seating .
STADIUM Terracing Stadia Terraces
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 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 BORDERGUARD Border Reinforcement
ACO BRICKSLOT Channel Gratings
ACO CIVICDRAIN Drainage Channels
ACO CLIMATE TUNNEL Wildlife Tunnel Systems
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 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 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 S RANGE Drainage Channel
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 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

Gold Star for Silver How

November 2019

Developing a house worthy of the prestigious RIBA House of the Year shortlist is no mean feat. It requires every intricate detail to be well thought through, from the choice of tile to the drainage infrastructure. When a team of award-winning architects required a discrete drainage solution that would support the bold, seamless transition from the inside of a home to the outside, it turned to ACO Water Management for support.

To find out more please visit https://www.aco.co.uk/case-studies

ACO StormBrixx - The star of Scarborough

June 2019

ACO StormBrixx SD provides a shallow attenuation solution for Star Carr Farm distribution yard

Project: Star Carr Farm, Scarborough: potato storage and distribution yard.

Objective: Provide an attenuation solution for a large area with restrictive installation depth due to a peat layer and be able to cope with sustained HGV traffic.

Solution: ACO StormBrixx SD geocellular attenuation units with a brick-bonded construction installed under the distribution yard

When James Stockdale Ltd, leading supplier to McCain Foods, looked to open up a new farm and potato store at Star Carr Farm, Scarborough, the appointed contractors turned to ACO Water Management to overcome a restricted installation for an essential attenuation requirement.

James Stockdale Ltd, or ‘Stockdales’ as it is often referred to, has been growing potatoes in Yorkshire since the 1940s. Initially supplying the county’s fish and chip shops and greengrocers from a five acre plot, the company now farms in excess of 2,300 acres. Key to its sustainable growth has been its close working relationship with McCain, which began in the 1960s.

In 2018, Stockdales looked to expand its storage and haulage offering, through the creation of a series of potato stores. Given the size of the planned storage area and distribution yard, which would need to have capacity for up to 65 potato bulkers at a time, providing adequate surface water drainage for the new site was a critical planning criteria that needed to be satisfied. To achieve this, Stockdales appointed local construction contractors, Harlands Builders Ltd.

FOR PEAT’S SAKE
Craig Harland oversaw the project: “One of the key issues we encountered early on in the construction was the discovery of a layer of peat. As the Local Authority’s environmental policy prevented the peat from being removed, we could only excavate a certain amount of material, leaving us a shallow area in which to fit a drainage system. As such, we needed a flexible solution that could work between this layer, whilst still be strong enough to cope with sustained HGV traffic from the distribution network on the finished site above.

Craig continues: “However, we became aware of the ACO StormBrixx SD series, which was shallow enough to work within the available depth, while providing the required volume and mandated attenuation levels.”

THE STORMBRIXX SOLUTION
ACO StormBrixx SD (Standard Duty) is a general-purpose extension to ACO’s high-capacity patented plastic geocellular system, comprising of a 914mm high injection-moulded stackable crate design suitable for use in a wide range of construction applications.

While the StormBrixx HD (Heavy Duty) offers the ideal solution for Local Authority mandated projects, due to the option for integrated man access units which facilitates the rigorous maintenance requirements; the new SD range is the ideal cost-effective storage and infiltration solution for non-government funded work, such as the potato stores and distribution yard at Star
Carr Farm.

COMPRESSIVE QUALITIES
The SD system offers a high void ratio of 97% – one of the highest available on the market – which limits the volume of excavation required to achieve a specified storage capacity, reducing both the installation time and cost. What’s more, the high vertical compressive strength of 350kNm2 also ensures the StormBrixx system is able to cope with the intense and regular load challenges posed by the site’s sustained HGV traffic as they come to collect the potatoes for delivery.
The StormBrixx crates were easy to construct with a snap-lock system and in Starr Car Farm the half crates were brick-bonded to each other, which evenly distributed vertical loads down the aligned pillars.

“The ACO Design Services team were fantastic,” continues Craig. “Not only did they work closely with us to design a system which would meet the load challenges of a sizeable distribution yard, with a limited maximum install depth, but they were very vocal when it came to the installation parameters.
Rather than just selling us the product and leaving us to get on with it, the team was excellent in ensuring we were fully up-to-speed on how and where to install it.”

FINAL THOUGHTS
Craig concludes: “From an installation perspective, it was incredibly easy to put together; and we completed the entire 1290m3 StormBrixx project in just two working days.
What was particularly helpful was the pre-site visit, where the ACO team brought with them some small-scale models of the system to demonstrate the brick-bonding mechanism in practice, prior to the final install. This really helped crystallise the simplicity of the StormBrixx product, and made for a very smooth install for a sizeable system in next to no time.”

For more information on the ACO StormBrixx range, including the StormBrixx SD and the new SD half layer, suitable for where installation depth is restricted, please visit: www.aco.co.uk/
products/stormbrixx.

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