MACCAFERRI LTD

BUILDING 168
HARWELL CAMPUS
DIDCOT
OXFORDSHIRE OX11 0QT

Tel: 01865 770555
Fax: 01865 774550

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Suppliers of: Gabions,Retaining Walls, Geotextiles/Drainage, Geocomposite Drainage Systems, Civil Engineering Geocomposites, Geogrids, Soil Reinforcement, Erosion Control Matting, Erosion Control, Steel Geocomposites, Geocell Mattress, Embankment Reinforcement, Geomat

MACCAFERRI are a global company who dramatically changed civil engineering´s landscape after inventing Gabions 130 years ago.  Our highly-specialised professionals are trained in designing and developing complex solutions in the civil engineering, geotechnicl and environmental construction markets.  We do not simply sell products we strive to be the leading technical reference for design and development in advanced projects and are strongly committed to solving our clients´problems. Today we are the undisputed leader in the manufacturing and supply of gabions and associated wire mesh products to the global construction industry.

Our solutions start from the design phase of the project with the simple aim of solving a problem and proceed through all the stages of development - manufacturing, designing and installing solutions and end with a close-knit, multi-level integration result.

Environmental protection is an essential factor for us and we are ethically engaged.  Maccaferri´s solutions are better as we design and develop them with an eye on quality of life and on preserving the environment and our communities for future generations.  We have always stood out for the reliability, transparency and professionalism of our management while abiding by all pertinent laws.

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PRODUCTS -

Biodegradable Products

Biomac blankets are used for surface erosion protection and provide immediate protection to vulnerable slopes to the effects of erosion such as wind, rain and surface run off and placed onto topsoiled and seeded slopes. 

Flood Protection Barriers

FlexMat DT is used as a rapid deploy barrier for flood protection raising embankments and providing buttressing suppport for temporary works.  The mesh is reinforced with vertical steel rods and internally lined with a non-woven geotextile sleeve. 

Gabions

Maccaferri Gabions are cages which are engineered from double twisted hexagonal woven steel wire mesh with numerous uses and are typically used to form flexible, permeable and monolithic structures such as retaining walls, channel linings, hydraulic control structures and erosion protection. Maccaferri Jumbo Gabions are used on large scale civil engineering products and identical in concept to our regular gabions.  Our gabions can also be used for streambank stabilization, restoration and erosion products.

Noise Barriers

Green Reef and Greensonic are a new concept of noise barrier.  Both systems support numerous plant species which can suit the particular enviornment in which the barrier is to be placed.  

Geocomposites - MacDrain

Maccaferri have a broad range of drainage geocomposite for geosynthetics drainage systems, are efficient and can be applied to several situations.

Geogrid - MacGrid

Our MacGrid are deformed or non deformed grid like polymeric material formed by intersecting ribs joined at the junctions.  The fundamental working mechanism is by friction.  In the extruded grids a confining effect over the soil particals that lodge in the openings of the grid itself can be taken into account.

Geomats

MacMat are made of synthetic material filaments to form a highly deformable layer and can be used on slopes, along the banks of canals and river courses.

Geomembrane - MacLine

MacLine is a very low permeability bituminous geotextile membrane liner or barrier.

Green Terramesh

Terramesh is an environmentally friendly modular system used to form vegetated faced soil reinforced slopes and embankments.  

Soil Reinforcement Structures

Maccaferri MacRes system has been developed to create vertical concrete faced soil reinforcement structures.  It is used extensively in infrastructure, mine works and anywhere that requires a vertical faced structure capable of resisting high loads.

Segmental Retaining Walls

Maccafferri MacWall is a segmental blockwork retaining wall system.  Segmental block retaining walls are increasing in popularity due to their ease of construction, cost-effectiveness and versatility.

Reno Mattresses

Our Reno Mattresses are units manufactured from double twisted hexagonal woven steel wire mesh and are divided into uniformly portioned cells.  The Reno mattresses are filled with stones at the project to form flexible, permeable, monolothic structures such as river bank protection and channel linings for erosion control projects.

Road Mesh

Maccaferri Road Mesh is planar grid material used for the structural reinforcement of asphalt pavements and provides lateral restraint to the asphalt, improving resistance to rutting and extending fatigue life, minimising disruption through pot-holes and resurfacing works.

Rockfall & Debris Flow Barriers

Maccaferri Rockfall Barriers are designed to catch falling rocks and boulders before they fall onto infrastructures or other developments.  They are supplied in a kit form with all components (except ground anchors).

Maccaferri Steelgrid is a high strength steel geocomposite with exceptional stiffness and mechanical durability of high tensile steel cables. 

Terramesh System

Maccaferri Terramesh System is a modular system used to form rock faced reinforced soil walls and embankments and has been used globally on some of the most significant infrastructure schemes.

Further technical information, image galleries and product specifications are available through the Maccaferri website or via the BPi Download Library.

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.

Maccaferri Armater Erosion Control Brochure
versatile, dependable and well-proven geocell

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Maccaferri Articulated Concrete Block Mattresses
Articulated Concrete Block Mattresses

Published [22/01/19]File size [1974 KB]

Maccaferri Brochure UK Coastal & Marine Protection Apr 2018
coastal and marine protection, Ballasted Mattresses, Gabions, Reinforced Geomats.

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Maccaferri Construction Services Brochure
erosion protection

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Maccaferri Enkadrain Drainage Brochure

Published [22/01/18]File size [5967 KB]

Maccaferri Enkagrid Soil Reinforcement Brochure
SOIL REINFORCEMENT

Published [22/01/18]File size [375 KB]

Maccaferri Enkamat Erosion Control Brochure
Solid erosion protection

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Maccaferri Flood and Emergency Brochure Apr 2018
Emergency river works, Landslide and erosion control or emergency work, coastal erosion, permanent and temporary demountable flood barriers

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Maccaferri Gabions & Reno Mattresses Brochure
galvanised box gabions

Published [22/01/18]File size [9085 KB]

Maccaferri Geosynthetics UK Brochure
ground reinforcement, Geotextiles, Geomembranes, Geogrids, Geocomposites

Published [22/01/18]File size [1290 KB]

Maccaferri Hydraulic Works Brochure Apr 2018
River, Canal and Watercourse Erosion Protection and Linings

Published [04/10/18]File size [2026 KB]

Maccaferri In Infrastructure Brochure
pavement reinforcement systems, retaining structures, erosion protection, rockfall mitigation, gabion retaining walls embankment stabilisation technology

Published [22/01/18]File size [653 KB]

Maccaferri Landfill Brochure UK

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Maccaferri MacGuide Brochure April 2018
Maccaferri Retaining Structures

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Maccaferri MacMat R Brochure
Erosion Control Mat

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Maccaferri MacRes Brochure
vertical concrete facing retaining walls

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Maccaferri MacWall Brochure
Maccaferri Retaining Structures

Published [22/01/19]File size [519 KB]

Maccaferri PA6 New Coating for Wire Brochure
polyamide polymer coating for steel mesh products

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Maccaferri Para Products Brochure
Geogrids Reinforcement of embankments over soft soils

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Maccaferri Railway Works UK Brochure Apr 2018

Published [23/11/18]File size [1674 KB]

Maccaferri Rockfall Protection Snow Systems Brochure
Rockfall protection and natural hazard mitigation,Snow Barriers, Avalanche Protection

Published [22/01/18]File size [3712 KB]

Maccaferri Soil Stabilisation & Pavements Apr 2018
Structural reinforcement of asphalt, Asphalt Pavement reinforcement and Drainage Unbound pavement reinforcement

Published [23/11/18]File size [3712 KB]

Maccaferri Solutions Guide Brochure
Gravity Retaining Walls & Soil Reinforcement, Rockfall Protection & Snow Barriers

Published [22/01/18]File size [4818 KB]

Maccaferri Terramesh and Green Terramesh Soil Reinforcement Brochure
soil reinforcement mesh

Published [22/01/18]File size [6605 KB]

Maccaferri Timber Crib Brochure UK
Timber Crib retaining wall structures

Published [22/01/18]File size [9518 KB]

ACOUSTIC BARRIERS Sound Barrier Mats .
ACOUSTIC BARRIERS Vegetated Planted Faces
ACQUACULTURE Nets and Cages .
ASPHALT Reinforcement .
ASPHALT Reinforcement Pavement Reinforcement Systems
ASPHALT Reinforcement Structural Steel Mesh
BALLASTED MATTRESSES AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS BBA HAPAS
BALLASTED MATTRESSES Breakwaters .
BALLASTED MATTRESSES Dune Reconstruction .
BALLASTED MATTRESSES Filtering Mattresses .
BALLASTED MATTRESSES Flexible .
BALLASTED MATTRESSES Geogrids .
BALLASTED MATTRESSES Groynes .
BALLASTED MATTRESSES Open Pile Jetties .
BALLASTED MATTRESSES Polluted Sediment Capping .
BALLASTED MATTRESSES Quays .
BALLASTED MATTRESSES Seawalls .
BALLASTED MATTRESSES Submarine Pipeline and Cable Protection .
BALLASTED MATTRESSES Wire Mesh .
BASEMENT DRAINAGE SHEETS Geotextile Combined .
BREAKWATERS
BUNDS Reinforcement Geogrids .
CANAL Bank Protection .
CANAL Hydraulic Erosion Protection .
CANAL Reinforcement .
CEMENT CONCRETE and MORTAR ADMIXES Fibres .
CEMENT CONCRETE and MORTAR ADMIXES Fibres Polypropylene Fibres
CEMENT CONCRETE and MORTAR ADMIXES Fibres Steel Fibres
COASTAL EROSION PROTECTION Coastal Defences .
DRAINAGE MEMBRANES Exterior Applications .
DRAINAGE MEMBRANES Horizontal Applications .
DRAINAGE MEMBRANES Underground Applications .
EMBANKMENT CONSTRUCTION Basal Reinforcement Basal Platforms
EMBANKMENT CONSTRUCTION Geocellular Containment Systems .
EMBANKMENT CONSTRUCTION Geotextiles .
EROSION CONTROL Bioengineering Systems .
EROSION CONTROL Cellular Confinement Systems .
EROSION CONTROL Grass Slopes .
EROSION CONTROL Matting .
EROSION CONTROL Matting Biodegradable Biomats
EROSION CONTROL Matting Geomats
EROSION CONTROL Matting Geomats Steel Mesh Reinforced
EROSION CONTROL Open Cell Matting .
EROSION CONTROL Rock Slopes .
FENCING Industrial .
FENCING Mesh .
FENCING Motorway .
FENCING Ports .
FENCING Railway .
FENCING Roadside .
FENCING Woven Mesh .
FLOOD CONTROL Flood Barrier Construction Geocellular Containment Systems
FLOOD DEFENCE SYSTEMS Commercial .
FLOOD DEFENCE SYSTEMS Demountable .
FLOOD DEFENCE SYSTEMS Demountable Geotextile Lined Wire Mesh Units
FLOOD DEFENCE SYSTEMS Demountable Lightweight Multicellular Systems
FLOOD DEFENCE SYSTEMS Domestic Residential Applications .
FLOOD DEFENCE SYSTEMS Emergency Walls .
FLOOD DEFENCE SYSTEMS Flood Walls / Walling .
FLOOD DEFENCE SYSTEMS Lightweight .
FLOOD DEFENCE SYSTEMS Permanent .
FLOOD DEFENCE SYSTEMS Temporary .
FLOOD PROTECTION .See Also FLOOD DEFENSE SYSTEMS: .
FOUNDATION Engineering .
FOUNDATION Engineering Geogrids
FOUNDATION Stabilisation Rail and Road
GABIONS AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS BBA HAPAS
GABIONS Ballasted Mattress .See Also BALLASTED MATTRESSES:
GABIONS Box Galvanised Steel Mesh
GABIONS Breakwaters .
GABIONS BS 8002 .
GABIONS Civil Engineering Applications .
GABIONS Dune Reconstruction .
GABIONS Erosion Control .
GABIONS Galvanised Steel Mesh Polyamide Polymer Coated
GABIONS Galvanised Steel Mesh PVC Coated
GABIONS Groynes .
GABIONS Marinas .
GABIONS Open Pile Jetties .
GABIONS Quays .
GABIONS Retaining .
GABIONS Seawalls .
GABIONS Slope Stabilisation .
GABIONS Steel Mesh .
GEOCOMPOSITES Asphalt Pavement Drainage .
GEOCOMPOSITES Barrier Geotextiles .
GEOCOMPOSITES Cellular Soil Containment .
GEOCOMPOSITES Drainage .
GEOCOMPOSITES Drainage and Gas Venting Layers .
GEOCOMPOSITES Drainage Filter Layers .
GEOCOMPOSITES Drainage Groundwater Drainage .
GEOCOMPOSITES Drainage Highway Drainage Systems Road Edge Drainage
GEOCOMPOSITES Drainage Landfill Cap Drainage .
GEOCOMPOSITES Drainage Leachate Management .
GEOCOMPOSITES Drainage Railway Embankments and Tunnels .
GEOCOMPOSITES Drainage Vertical Applications .
GEOCOMPOSITES Reinforcement .
GEOGRIDS AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS .
GEOGRIDS Asphalt Pavements Reinforcement .
GEOGRIDS Basal Reinforcement .
GEOGRIDS Biaxial .
GEOGRIDS Earth Retention .
GEOGRIDS Erosion Control .
GEOGRIDS Ground Stabilisation .
GEOGRIDS Heavy Duty Pavements .
GEOGRIDS Road Construction .
GEOGRIDS Slope Stabilisation .
GEOGRIDS Soil Reinforcement .
GEOGRIDS Unbound Road Construction SubBase Stabilisation
GEOGRIDS Uniaxial .
GEOMEMBRANES Attenuation Ponds .
GEOMEMBRANES Basin Lining .
GEOMEMBRANES Canals .
GEOMEMBRANES Channel Linings .
GEOMEMBRANES Containment Linings Containment Liners
GEOMEMBRANES Contaminated Land Barrier .
GEOMEMBRANES Hydraulic Structures .
GEOMEMBRANES Hydraulic Works .
GEOMEMBRANES Hydraulic Works Watercourses
GEOMEMBRANES Hydropower Dams .
GEOMEMBRANES Landfill Gas Barriers .
GEOMEMBRANES Landfill Groundwater Barriers .
GEOMEMBRANES Mining Heap Leach Pads .
GEOMEMBRANES Pollution Control Liners .
GEOMEMBRANES Reservoir Lining .
GEOMEMBRANES Settlement Lagoons .
GEOMEMBRANES Tunnel Drainage .
GEOMEMBRANES Tunnel Waterproofing .
GEOMEMBRANES Underground Works .
GEOMEMBRANES Waste Tip Liners and Caps .
GEOSYNTHETICS .
GEOSYNTHETICS Basal Reinforcement .
GEOSYNTHETICS Bentonite Liners .
GEOSYNTHETICS Clay Liners .
GEOSYNTHETICS Geosynthetic Strapping AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS HAPAS CERTIFIED
GEOTEXTILES Drainage Civil Engineering Applications
GEOTEXTILES Drainage Filter Fabric / Drainage Filters
GEOTEXTILES Drainage Structural Drainage
GEOTEXTILES Drainage Surface Drainage Sheets Sheeting
GEOTEXTILES Dune Reconstruction .
GEOTEXTILES Embankment Construction .
GEOTEXTILES Erosion Control .
GEOTEXTILES Filtration Filters / Filter Fabric
GEOTEXTILES Geocontainment Systems Bags
GEOTEXTILES Geocontainment Systems Dewatering Applications
GEOTEXTILES Geocontainment Systems Hydraulic Engineering
GEOTEXTILES Geocontainment Systems Marine and Coastal Protection Applications
GEOTEXTILES Geocontainment Systems Tubes
GEOTEXTILES Gravity Walls .
GEOTEXTILES Ground Stabilisation .
GEOTEXTILES Non-Woven .
GEOTEXTILES Protection .
GEOTEXTILES Reinforcement Asphalt Pavement Construction
GEOTEXTILES Soakaway .
GEOTEXTILES SubBase Separator .
GEOTEXTILES Unbound Road Construction SubBase Stabilisation
GEOTEXTILES Wall Drainage .
GEOTEXTILES Woven .
GREEN ROOF SYSTEMS Drainage Membranes .
LANDFILL Caps Capping .
LANDFILL Lining Barriers .
LANDFILL Separation and Filtration Membranes .
LANDFILL Stabilisation .
NATURAL HAZARD MITIGATION Debris Flow Barriers .
NATURAL HAZARD MITIGATION Landslide Barriers .
NOISE CONTROL Barriers .See Also ACOUSTIC BARRIERS:
PAVEMENTS Asphalt Reinforcement Systems
RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION MEMBRANES .
RETAINING STRUCTURES Reinforced Soil Structures .
RETAINING STRUCTURES Structural Precast Concrete .
RETAINING STRUCTURES Timber Crib Systems .
RETAINING WALL Gabions .
RETAINING WALLS Brick Appearance .
RETAINING WALLS Culverts .
RETAINING WALLS Curved .
RETAINING WALLS Dry Build Dry Stack .
RETAINING WALLS Dry Laid Modular Blocks .
RETAINING WALLS Embankments .
RETAINING WALLS Extreme Loading Conditions .
RETAINING WALLS Flood Protection Systems .
RETAINING WALLS Gabion Faces .
RETAINING WALLS Gabion Walls .
RETAINING WALLS Geocellular Systems Vegetated Green Walls
RETAINING WALLS Harbour Walls .
RETAINING WALLS Heavy Duty .
RETAINING WALLS Marine Units .
RETAINING WALLS Mines Crusher Walls
RETAINING WALLS Mines Hopper Walls
RETAINING WALLS Modular Blocks .
RETAINING WALLS Modular Blocks Segmental
RETAINING WALLS Natural Stone Appearance .
RETAINING WALLS Plantable / Vegetated .
RETAINING WALLS Precast Concrete .
RETAINING WALLS Precast Concrete Panels .
RETAINING WALLS Precast Concrete Panels Geosynthetic Strap Soil Reinforcement Incorporated
RETAINING WALLS Precast Concrete Panels Steel Strip Soil Reinforcement Incorporated
RETAINING WALLS Precast Concrete Panels Vertical Face
RETAINING WALLS Precast Concrete Units .
RETAINING WALLS Precast Concrete Units Modular
RETAINING WALLS Reinforced Soil .
RETAINING WALLS Reservoirs .
RETAINING WALLS River Bank Walls .
RETAINING WALLS River Diversions .
RETAINING WALLS Sea Defence Walls .
RETAINING WALLS Split Faced .
RETAINING WALLS Timber .
RETAINING WALLS Timber Crib Structures .
RETAINING WALLS Waterways .
RIVER REALIGNMENT River Training and Modelling .
RIVERBANK Erosion Protection .
ROCKFALL PROTECTION
ROCKFALL PROTECTION Rockfall Barriers .
ROCKFALL PROTECTION Rockfall Drapery Systems .
ROCKFALL PROTECTION Rockfall Embankments .
ROCKFALL PROTECTION Soil Nailing .
ROCKFALL PROTECTION Wire Mesh Netting .
SAFETY BARRIERS . .
SAFETY BARRIERS Highway .
SAFETY BARRIERS Road .
SALT MARSH Erosion Protection Reinforced Geomats
SEA BED STABILISATION
SEA BED STABILISATION Reinforced Geomats Seagrass Meadows Root Reinforcement
SEA DEFENCE WALLS Gabion Walls .
SEA EMBANKMENTS Erosion Control Membranes .
SLOPE STABILISATION Cellular Confinement Systems .
SLOPE STABILISATION Mesh Steel Mesh
SLOPE STABILISATION Soil Nailing .
SNOW BARRIERS
SNOW BARRIERS Avalanche Protection .
SNOW BARRIERS Snow Fences .
SNOW BARRIERS Snow Nets .
SNOW BARRIERS Steel Net Drapery Systems .
SOIL EMBANKMENT REINFORCEMENT AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS .
SOIL REINFORCEMENT . .
SOIL REINFORCEMENT Concrete Panel Faced Systems .
SOIL REINFORCEMENT Drainage Combined .
SOIL REINFORCEMENT Galvanised Steel Mesh AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
SOIL REINFORCEMENT Galvanised Steel Mesh Polyamide Polymer Coated
SOIL REINFORCEMENT Galvanised Steel Mesh PVC Coated
SOIL REINFORCEMENT Geogrids .
SOIL REINFORCEMENT Materials .
SOIL REINFORCEMENT Planted/Grassed Reinforced Slopes .
SOIL REINFORCEMENT Structural .
SOIL STABILISATION . .
SOIL STABILISATION Geogrids .
TUNNEL Portal Erosion Protection .
WATERCOURSE Bank Protection .
WATERCOURSE Channel Linings .
WATERCOURSE Hydraulic Erosion Protection .
WATERCOURSE Hydraulic Training Works .
WATERCOURSE Waterproofing Liners .
ARMATER Erosion Control Geocell
BIOMAC Biodegradable Biomats
BIOMAC Erosion Protection
CUBIROC Gabions
DUNA Soil Reinforcement
DUNE Safety Barriers
ENKADRAIN Geocomposite Drainage Systems
ENKADRAIN CK Civil Engineering Geocomposites
ENKADRAIN FINDRAIN Geotextiles/Drainage
ENKADRAIN PREMIUM Civil Engineering Geocomposites
ENKADRAIN STANDARD Geocomposite Drainage Systems
ENKADRAIN WIDE Geocomposite Drainage Systems
ENKAGRID MAX Soil Reinforcement
ENKAGRID PRO Soil Reinforcement
ENKAGRID TRC Geogrids
ENKAMAT Erosion Control Matting
FIBROMAC Polypropylene Fibre Concrete Admix
FLEXMAT DT Flood Protection
GALMAC Zn/Al Alloy Galvanising
GEOMAC Erosion Control Mattresses
GREEN REEF Acoustic Barrier
GREEN TERRAMESH Embankment Reinforcement
GREENSONIC Acoustic Barrier
MAC.RO Natural Hazard and Rockfall Mitigation
MACBAG Geotextile Bags
MACBAR Software
MACDRAIN Geocomposite Drainage Systems
MACFLOW Software
MACGRID Geogrids
MACGRID AR Asphalt Pavement Reinforcement
MACLINE Geomembranes
MACLINE GCL Geosynthetic Clay Liners
MACMAT Geomats
MACMAT-R Geomats
MACRA Software
MACREAD Software
MACRES Soil Reinforcement
MACRES Retaining Walls
MACRO Natural Hazard and Rockfall Mitigation
MACSTARS Software
MACTEX Geotextiles
MACTUBE Geosynthetic Tubes
MACWALL Retaining Walls
MACWEB Geocells
MARINE MATTRESS Ballasted Matresses
OLCRACK Software
PARADRAIN Geogrids
PARAFENCE Fencing
PARAGRID Geogrids
PARALINK Geogrids
PARAPRODUCT Geogrids
PARAWEB Soil Reinforcement Strips
POLIMAC Polymer Coatings
RENO Geocell Mattress
ROAD MESH Asphalt Reinforcement
ROAD MESH Asphalt Pavement Reinforcement
SARMAC Ballasted Matresses
STEELGRID Steel Geocomposites
STEELGRID Rockfall Drapery Systems
STEELGRID HR Rockfall Drapery Systems
TERRAMESH Embankment Reinforcement
WIRAND Concrete Reinforcement

Creating a solid foundation for economic development in East Sussex

January 2019

The construction of a new link road in the “Growth Corridor” above Bexhill-on-Sea will lead to a boost in business and housing development.

Nearing completion, the North Bexhill Access Road is a crucial part of the wider development plans of the Bexhill-on-Sea area by opening access to future employment and residential land. Our soil stabilization solutions have supported the project by providing reinforcement across key areas of construction.

The area around Bexhill-on-Sea, in East Sussex, is currently undergoing a large-scale economic development programme – a major part of which is the nearly completed North Bexhill Access Road. The 2.4 km link road will open access to large areas of development land for new businesses, houses and farms, helping to stimulate growth and create new employment opportunities across the region.

Beginning work in 2016, client Sea Change Sussex and contractor Breheny Civil Engineering have relied on the reinforcement power of Maccaferri’s soil stabilization solutions throughout the project.

Across two phases of development, soil road embankments have been constructed using Paralink® geogrids, which have provided both basal reinforcement and a reliable load transfer platform.

MacTex® W2 geotextile was used to create a stable working platform for the mobile cranes and piling rigs on site. Applied directly to the wet subgrade, this high-strength polyester woven geotextile performs both reinforcement and separation functions, making it ideal for the soil make-up of the Bexhill site.

The site’s haulage roads and carparks were stabilized using MacGrid® WG geogrids. Engineered to be mechanically and chemically durable, MacGrid® is finished with a protective polymeric coating, making it resistant to biological degradation.

Mega structure to support economic growth in South West England

January 2019

The development of the M49 junction near Bristol will unlock crucial employment land and reduce congestion for nearby businesses

A new junction being built on the motorway linking the M4 and M5 is set to attract new business by easing access to the highway network and opening up Europe’s largest brownfield site. Maccaferri is supporting the project with its Green Terramesh, Paralink and MacWall solutions.

The development of the M49 junction is the first Road Investment Strategy scheme to start construction in the south west of England. It is one of six planned multi-million-pound road projects aimed at boosting the economy, tourism and heritage in the region. According to Highways England, the new junction will open up Europe’s largest brownfield site for employment land, contributing to economic growth and easing congestion, and has the potential to deliver 14,000 jobs for the area.

Located near Bristol, the construction will feature a two-bridge junction, incorporating an existing bridge on the site, with a second bridge being built immediately next to it. They will join into a single roundabout that spans the motorway. New access and exit slip roads will be built on both sides of the motorway junction, connecting it with both northbound and southbound traffic. The new bridge will also include a dedicated lane for pedestrians and cyclists.
Two road stubs will be left on the newly completed roundabout to connect the junction to the local road network, supporting future development in the area.
The new junction will open up Europe’s largest brownfield site for employment land, contributing to economic growth and easing congestion.

– Highways England

Maccaferri worked with main contractor Galliford Try and main designer ARUP to propose the most effective solutions for the project. The final design includes back-to-back soil reinforced slope embankments using BBA Green Terramesh (20,300 m2 face), combined with a BBA Paralink reinforced basal platform. This basal platform will be formed with various grades of Paralink (from 200 kN/m to 1,500 kN/m), using a total of 58,000 m2 of high-strength geogrid.

The two bridge abutments have been designed using BBA MacWall, achieving a total of 400 m2 and a maximum height of 10 m.

This week marks the start of the installation of Maccaferri’s reinforcement solutions on the site, with construction continuing into 2019. Follow Maccaferri on social media to keep up-to-date on the progress of the new M49 junction.

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