Community and amenity
Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
Total Protection (GB) Ltd
Terrabase Rustic resin bound surfacing
Mortlake Crematorium, situated on the banks of the Thames by Chiswick Bridge, was licenced in 1936 and formally listed as a Grade II building in May 2011 by English Heritage.
The building has undergone relandscaping and features a central roundabout and newly planted borders. Existing loose gravel walkways were uncomfortable underfoot when wet and presented issues with migrating gravel. It was decided to replace this surfacing as part of the renovation of the grounds, and also to resurface other paved areas with something more aesthetically pleasing.
It was essential that any resurfacing work was carried out with great sensitivity. A natural looking, porous product was required, that would be comfortable underfoot, low maintenance and could be installed with the minimum of disruption and noise to allow services at the crematorium to continue.
Mortlake had seen the installation of Terrabase Rustic resin bound pathway at Highgate Cemetery and decided this would be ideal for over 1400sqm of pathways and garden areas at their own crematorium grounds.
Existing loose gravel and paving slabs were removed and a compacted MOT Type 3 base was installed to take the new Terrabase Rustic surface. The new natural-looking, hard wearing surface can be power-washed to keep it looking clean and to maintain porosity.
Mortlake selected a Rustic Gold blend which provides warm-looking and inviting pathways that allow visitors to spend time walking the grounds, leading them though the central path featuring a gazebo with seating. Pathways also lead through the newly created Children’s Remembrance Garden which contains a beautiful calming pond, seating and stepping stone feature leading to an ironwork remembrance tree. Whilst the perimeter walkways are seamless, areas of the paved patio areas adjacent to the building have been designed to incorporate block edging features.
Pathways that lead out to the front of the building incorporate recessed lighting discs for guidance and to illuminate the trees and planted areas.
Natasha Bradshaw, Superintendent and Registrar at Mortlake Crematorium, is delighted with the newly surfaced areas: "We are really pleased with the paths, more importantly we have received great feedback from visitors to the crematorium."
The installation was completed by Addagrip approved contractor, Total Protection (GB) Ltd in November 2015.