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Clearmac® Provides Eco Solution for Thames Valley Park Bridge Decks

By 13th March 2017 April 12th, 2017 No Comments

Two bridges at Thames Valley Business Park in East Reading have been resurfaced using Clearmac®  – a sustainable porous paving from Gaysha in a hard landscaping project that took just one day.

Combining a high tech business environment with spacious park grounds, a nature reserve and a river frontage, the business park needed a bridge deck solution that would meet the prestigious location’s high standard of specification and aesthetics while offering an environmentally responsible choice.

A permeable paving solution such as Clearmac® provided the ideal choice for a greener specification, while the ‘Staffordshire Pink’ colourway complements the surrounding environment and delivers an appealing natural look.

Installed by Gaysha for Bartholomew Landscaping, the scheme involved 34m2 of Clearmac® in our ‘Staffordshire Pink’ blend, on two bridge walkways within the grounds of Thames Valley Park.

The porous paving system is fast to install, enabling the Gaysha team to complete the task within a single day, and it cures so quickly that the bridges were ready for use again by the next morning.

Comprised of graded aggregates with a clear polyurethane resin binder, to allow the aggregate colours to show through, Clearmac® provides an extremely flexible and impact-absorbent surface. Durable and hardwearing, it is also slip-resistant and low maintenance, retaining its natural aggregate appearance throughout its service life while enhancing the sustainability of any environment with it’s natural and porous stone surface.

Construction Director Andy Behan comments: “Clearmac® was the ideal specification for this installation because its environmental profile answers the ethos of Thames Valley Park while its appearance meets the need for a high end finish.  And because it’s porous, it will aid natural drainage, ensuring that rain fall makes its way back to the river.”

Dom Mahoney

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