GRASS CONCRETE LTD

DUNCAN HOUSE
142 THORNES LANE
THORNES
WAKEFIELD
WEST YORKSHIRE WF2 7RE

Tel: 01924 379443
Fax: 01924 290289

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Suppliers of: Grass Reinforcement paving Grass Pavers GRASSCRETE RETAINING WALLS Erosion Control parking on grass, grass concrete systems, grass paving systems

Grass Concrete Limited is a UK based company dedicated to the promotion of Environmental Solutions to construction problems. The cornerstone of our development has been the unique Grasscrete permeable paving system that has become a world wide generic reference for reinforced grassed paving.

To match the reputation of Grasscrete and to meet the challenges of worldwide supply, we have a network of International Licensees and Agents to service your requirements. Although Grasscrete has remained very much at the forefront of our activity, it has been joined over the years by a range of products that offer environmental benefit.

Our commitment to clients includes free advice for project design, backed by a comprehensive portfolio of technical publications, Grasscrete provide solutions that are "Fit for Purpose". In the UK many of our products are supported by a laying service from our own Contracting Division.

OUR PRIMARY RANGE OF PRODUCTS ARE:

Grasscrete - Grass Paving System.

Reinforced grassed paving systems tend to be referred to in a number of different ways, including grass pavers, reinforced grass, turf pavers or even on very own Grasscrete system. Each of these terms can often be confusingly used as a generic reference for all available systems.

Here at Grass Concrete Limited we feel that we have the solution to that problem. Firstly we have the complete range of systems whether it be in concrete, plastic or geo-fabric system. Then we have a ’tell it as it is’ approach to our customers. This comes with technical design assistance and for UK projects an installation service by our own Contracts Division. Our grass reinforcement products include:

  • grasscrete - A cast on site cellular reinforced concrete system, not to be confused with cellular concrete pavers. Grasscrete is load bearing up for to 40 tonnes gross vehicle weight, resists differential settlement and provides excellant drainage. Grasscrete is also widely installed for water engineering projects including reservoirs, spillways and water erosion control projects.
  • grassblock - Ideal for not only grass reinforced paving but also slope protection. A advanced design for a safe walking platform and lower traffic vibration.
  • grassroad - A licensed plastic paving system for a lower visual impact and suitable for occasional use such as overspill car parks. Available in in green and black.
  • grasskerb - A dry fix HDPE  kerb edge solution. Available as a 45mm deep for lawns and roofing applications and a heavier duty 60mm unit for grassblock applications.

Retaining Walls - The Betoconcept Range.

The Betoconcept Range is a flexible mass gravity earth retaining walling system, a Dry-Build solution for earth retention or noise absorption.

Betoconcept interlocking concrete units enable a quick and easy construction process with a choice of plantable or stone finished faces, together with a range of colours. Our ranges of retaining wall blocks are available for retaining slopes up to 22m high and include:

  • betoflor  Hollow low height dry build interlocking concrete block walling for plants
  • betoatlas Dry build interlocking retaining wall block for up to 10.6 metres high in a hollow plantable format
  • betotitan A patented retaining wall block for heights of up to 22 metres. Dry build and plantable available in a range of colours
  • betoplus  A dry build interlocking system of concrete block walling that provides a low height, plantable solution with a curved face profile
  • leromur  Solid concrete retaining wall block for use on curved retaining wall applications

Green Roofing

Grassroof is a simple green roof system that can be used for either Extensive or Intensive, new or retro-fit flat roof green roofing projects.

Grasscrete’s green roofing is available as two types. In the GRF/1 type, gaps in the paving layer is simply filled with a lightweight aggregate filter media and for the GRF/2 type paver it is bonded to the geotextile. By bonding to the geotextile the soil is held in place whilst still allowing rainwater to be drained off into a rainwater harvesting system. Grassroof system is lightweight and also provides improved thermal insulation.

The Binwall Range - Demountable Bunker Walling System

Binwall is a large format, dry build, demountable concrete walling system that is ideal bin-store bunker walling system. Binwall makes a great choice for Quarries, Waste Transfer Stations, Re-cycling Plants, Bulk Storage Yards etc.

 

Useful Resources:

 

Further technical information is available in the BPi download library or on the Grass Concrete website.

ATHLETICS TRACK Turf Edging Plates .
BLOCKS Walling Concrete Interlocking Blocks
BRIDGE Abutments Retaining Wall Systems
BULK STORAGE Units Concrete
BUNKER Walls .
CAR PARK Grass Protection .
CAR PARK Surfacing Porous
CHANNELS Spillway .
COASTAL EROSION PROTECTION Coastal Defences .
CONCRETE WALLING Dry Laid .
CONCRETE WALLING Dry Laid Interlocking .
CONCRETE WALLING Dry Laid Modular Block Systems .
CONCRETE WALLING Dry Laid Modular Block Systems Gravity Walls
CONCRETE WALLING Dry Laid Relocatable .
CONCRETE WALLING Freestanding Modular Systems .
CONCRETE WALLING Interlocking Blocks .
DRAINAGE SUDS See Also SUSTAINABLE URBAN DRAINAGE SYSTEMS (SUDS) .
DRIVEWAY Permeable Surfaces .
EDGING Flower Bed and Lawn .
EDGING Paving Applications .
EMBANKMENT PROTECTION Grass Concrete Slabs .
EROSION CONTROL Cellular Confinement Systems .
EROSION CONTROL Grass Slopes .
EROSION CONTROL Open Cell Matting .
FLOOD DEFENCE SYSTEMS Demountable .
FLOOD DEFENCE SYSTEMS Demountable Freestanding Interlocking Concrete Blocks
FLOOD DEFENCE SYSTEMS Flood Walls / Walling .
FLOOD DEFENCE SYSTEMS Flood Walls / Walling Freestanding Interlocking Concrete Blocks
FLOOD PROTECTION .See Also FLOOD DEFENSE SYSTEMS: .
GARDEN Edgings .
GARDEN Retaining Walls .
GEOGRIDS Biaxial .
GEOGRIDS Soil Reinforcement .
GEOSYNTHETICS .
GEOTEXTILES Ground Stabilisation .
GEOTEXTILES Reinforcement .
GEOTEXTILES Woven .
GRASS CONCRETE SURFACES Cast In-Situ .
GRASS REINFORCEMENT Fabrics .
GRASS REINFORCEMENT Geogrids .
GRASS REINFORCEMENT Geogrids Pregrown Turf Combined
GRASS REINFORCEMENT Pavers Concrete
GRASS REINFORCEMENT Pavers HDPE
GRASS REINFORCEMENT Pavers Recycled Plastic
GRASS REINFORCEMENT Sub-Base Emergency Access Routes Building Regs 1991:B5 Secion 17
GRAVEL Paving Systems SUDS
GREEN ROOF SYSTEMS Retrofit .
GREEN ROOF SYSTEMS Vegetation Mats .
HELICOPTER Landing Pads .
KERB Edgings .
PARKING Surfaces Porous
PATHS Pathway Surfacing Permeable
PAVERS Grass Reinforcing .
PAVERS Grass Reinforcing Recycled Plastic
PAVERS HDPE Grass Reinforcing
PAVING Porous See Also PERMEABLE PAVING:
PAVING Systems Grass Infill
PAVING BLOCKS .
PAVING BLOCKS Grassed System .
PAVING BLOCKS Interlocking .
PAVING BLOCKS Permeable .
PAVING BLOCKS Vehicular .
PAVING EDGE RESTRAINTS Paving Edgings .
PAVING SLABS Grass Concrete System .
PAVING SLABS Permeable .
PAVING SLABS Porous Concrete .
PERMEABLE PAVING Grassed Finish .
PERMEABLE PAVING Gravel Infill .
PERMEABLE PAVING Sub-Base Systems SUDS/Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems
PERMEABLE PAVING SUDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems) .
RETAINING WALL Blocks .
RETAINING WALL Blocks Concrete
RETAINING WALL Reinforcement Fabric .
RETAINING WALLS Bridge Abutments .
RETAINING WALLS Building Modules Concrete
RETAINING WALLS Cast Stone (Reconstructed Stone) .
RETAINING WALLS Coloured .
RETAINING WALLS Curved .
RETAINING WALLS Dry Build Dry Stack .
RETAINING WALLS Embankments .
RETAINING WALLS Engineered Concrete Blocks .
RETAINING WALLS Extreme Loading Conditions .
RETAINING WALLS Flood Protection Systems .
RETAINING WALLS Freestanding .
RETAINING WALLS Heavy Duty .
RETAINING WALLS Interlocking Concrete Blocks .
RETAINING WALLS Interlocking Masonry .
RETAINING WALLS Marine Units .
RETAINING WALLS Modular Blocks .
RETAINING WALLS Natural Stone Appearance .
RETAINING WALLS Plantable / Vegetated .
RETAINING WALLS Precast Concrete .
RETAINING WALLS Precast Concrete Units .
RETAINING WALLS Precast Concrete Units Demountable
RETAINING WALLS Precast Concrete Units Modular
RETAINING WALLS Precast Concrete Units Severe Exposure BS 5400 Part 4
RETAINING WALLS Reinforced Soil .
RETAINING WALLS Relocatable .
RETAINING WALLS River Bank Walls .
RETAINING WALLS Sea Defence Walls .
RETAINING WALLS Split Faced .
RETAINING WALLS Square Faced .
RETAINING WALLS Temporary .
RETAINING WALLS Variable Angle .
REVETMENTS Grass Reinforcement Systems .
REVETMENTS Gravity Walling Systems .
REVETMENTS Precast Interlocking Systems .
ROOFING SHEETS Green Roof .
ROOFING SYSTEMS Green Roof .
SEA DEFENCE WALLS Precast Concrete Units .
SOIL REINFORCEMENT . .
SOIL REINFORCEMENT Fabric .
SOIL REINFORCEMENT Geogrids .
SOIL REINFORCEMENT Materials .
SOIL STABILISATION Geogrids .
STORAGE Units Precast Concrete
STORAGE BUNKERS Recycling .
STORAGE BUNKERS Waste .
TURF Edgings .
TURF Reinforcement .
WALLING Bin Stores Dry Laid
WALLING Dry Build .
WALLS Bulk Storage .
BETOATLAS Retaining Wall
BETOCALCUL Computer Design
BETOCONCEPT Retaining Walls
BETOFLOR Retaining Wall
BETOJARD Retaining Wall
BETONAP Reinforcing Geotextile
BETOPLUS Plantable Retaining Walls
BETOTITAN Retaining Walls
BINWALL Store Wall
GRASSBLOCK Grass Concrete Surface
GRASSCRETE Grass Concrete Surface
GRASSKERB Dry Laid Edging
GRASSROAD Grass Reinforcing Pavers
GRASSROOF Green Roof Systems
LEROMUR Retaining Wall
TERRATONE Coloured Grass Concrete

Growing Concerns

February 2019

With increasing demand to green-up hard landscaped areas, Grass Paving has fast become a design option of choice for urban planners, architects and specifiers.

The benefits can be significant and it’s important to consider the fit for purpose choices for different applications.
A reinforced grass system can help permeate heavy rainfall and help address SUDs issues with obvious advantages over traditional hard paved landscapes with their increased runoff into the storm water channels.

Some grass paving systems help store rainfall within the system with low risk of ponding, until the ground can naturally re-charge is a significant benefit. This lag time is beneficial in the prevention of flooding and can be extended by introducing an underlying drainage blanket across the full extent of the paved area. The drainage blanket can be used to either attenuate permeation to the water table or be a vehicle for rainwater harvesting.

Today’s wide choice of grass paving systems means that Specifiers now have a wide choice of products. Without the clear guidelines of an industry standard it could be possible to end up with a product that might be fine in the short term, but will not stand the test of time, and in turn, not achieve any degree of sustainability. Future proofing is essential for grass paving.
Take for example a car park in daily use; “will the grass cover and then the structure stand-up to regular traffic”. These are the sort of challenging questions that that should be asked to ensure a correct specification.

For building developments emergency access roads must support the weight of the latest fire and access vehicles, with weight capacity up to 18 tonnes. In other areas think however about the potential for unplanned heavy use such as from refuse and skip vehicles.
Consider the strength of the under structures to the grass paving. Cast on-site concrete or pre-cast concrete provide the heavy-weight system as compared to plastic systems, specifiers must consider what is fit-for-purpose.
Careful consideration of grass paving types, particularly when likely to be subjected to frequent traffic. A relatively thin layer plastic paver might suffice for light traffic or secondary parking but will not stand the test of time of structural design of reinforced concrete.
This problem becomes more likely where plastic pavers are gravel infill for traffic use - with no grass to provide tensile anchorage, vibration across the surface will naturally cause a sieving effect that can lead to loss of gravel through into the base below or the gravel can also rotate with an abrasive effect on the side walls of the plastic grids, in each case the likely outcome is a break-up of the structure.

Good grass coverage will be essential to achieving the green vista many clients desire. Many grass paving systems rely upon grass to anchor the system in place, the depth and shape of the soil pockets therefore has a critical part to play if grass cover is to be sustained.

Adopting grass paving on driveways and car parks is a growing trend to address issues of greener external works. Specifiers can turn those large parking areas into sustainable green vistas with sustainability built in.
Grass paving systems can have an increasing role in sustainable harmonised urban landscapes. They provide fantastic green areas where once just asphalt was considered.

Grass Concrete Limited
Wakefield
Tel: + 44 (0) 1924 379443
Web: www.grasscrete.com

Dry-Build Solutions for earth retention or noise absorption.

February 2019

Moving up from ground level to vertical landscaping, Grass Concrete has a line-up of vertical landscaping products, the Betoconcept range.

The range meets growing demand for both retaining walls that combines reduced noise levels with attractive vertical landscapes, offering a real variety of planting options as an alternative to what would be otherwise dull and un-inspiring structures.

Retaining walls on road highways or the simplest garden or boundary walls now feature: planting, colour, shape or textured finish. The Betoconcept range brings different shapes and styles to accommodate planting on high or low walls with; Betoatlas, Betoflor, Betotitan, Leromur, Betojar, Betoplus and Betonap products

With individual interlocking blocks and dry-build interconnectivity the range offers the ability to free-form wall layouts in single or terraced wall format. These interlocking units enable a quick and easy construction process and can cope with complex curves, ground embankments and weight surcharges.

The Betoconcept range has interlocking blocks made from high strength machine pressed concrete, offering dry build solutions and noise absorption, excellent for external wall solutions in urban and rural areas.

Dry built blocks interlock to form the required face angle, they are easy and quick to construct with a choice of plantable or stone-faced finishes. The contemporary colours include : natural, buff and red will fit in with a variety of environments and tone with natural landscapes.

Betoconcept blocks provide adequate soil pockets for all types of plants, shrubs and climbers. Good drainage and water capture with the stepped bank also helps keep landscape maintenance to a minimum. Using the depth for landscaping means significant growth can benefit both sound suppression and help get quick landscaping results across a wide walled area

Grass Concrete’s retaining wall range bringing together both structural integrity and a variety of landscape design options.

Tel 01924 379 443
www.grasscrete.com
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