Sector Housing, private
Project type Refurbishment
Services provided Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
Project location East Midlands
Products used Grasscrete
 
 

Challenge

The project involved the refurbishment of an overgrown rear garden near the Derbyshire Peak District. 

Solution

A steep access road leading to a car park was constructed, as well as a narrow bridge with a three-tonne weight restriction.

Pre-contract meetings with local architect, Derek Trowell, resulted in a sustainable design that would maintain the natural limestone of the region.

The design featured plateau-forming, dry stone walls that enabled a car park and winding access route to be accommodated. Old timber railway sleepers were used to form a kerbed trail.

Grass Concrete's range of grass reinforcement systems was considered for the access road and car park. Grasscrete was subsequently chosen for the project.

With a route to site that could not accommodate heavy vehicles, a programme of double handling was devised. All materials including concrete were passed over the bridge using telescopic handlers that were then able to negotiate the incline with their four-wheel drive capability.

Outcome

Grasscrete benefits:

  • self-draining structure
  • flexible plan shape
  • level upper surface for low-wheel vibration
  • non-slip finish
  • can resist wheel loads of climbing vehicles and braking vehicles on descent

Within the space of a few months, the garden was totally transformed, and featured in the Wirksworth Festival, a celebration of art and architecture for the region.


Challenge

The project involved the refurbishment of an overgrown rear garden near the Derbyshire Peak District. 

Solution

A steep access road leading to a car park was constructed, as well as a narrow bridge with a three-tonne weight restriction.

Pre-contract meetings with local architect, Derek Trowell, resulted in a sustainable design that would maintain the natural limestone of the region.

The design featured plateau-forming, dry stone walls that enabled a car park and winding access route to be accommodated. Old timber railway sleepers were used to form a kerbed trail.

Grass Concrete's range of grass reinforcement systems was considered for the access road and car park. Grasscrete was subsequently chosen for the project.

With a route to site that could not accommodate heavy vehicles, a programme of double handling was devised. All materials including concrete were passed over the bridge using telescopic handlers that were then able to negotiate the incline with their four-wheel drive capability.

Outcome

Grasscrete benefits:

  • self-draining structure
  • flexible plan shape
  • level upper surface for low-wheel vibration
  • non-slip finish
  • can resist wheel loads of climbing vehicles and braking vehicles on descent

Within the space of a few months, the garden was totally transformed, and featured in the Wirksworth Festival, a celebration of art and architecture for the region.


 
 
 
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