At Cowfold in West Sussex, permeable paving specialist Clearstone has met the challenge laid down by developers Hellett & Holden, who were looking for the perfect surfacing solution in a rural spot.
With a watchful eye on surface water management, the local authority stipulated highly permeable surfaces for the development - ruling out many traditional options like block paving.
Developer Sean Hellett was still keen to find a solution that met the look of the project, so he asked Clearstone to join the team.
Clearstone’s resin bound gravel has provided an attractive welcome to the mews development combining the refurbishment of a Georgian property with the construction of a new dwelling.
Clearstone installed its resin bound paving in the ‘Chesil’ colour variant, across an area of 220m².
Completed in just one day, the new surface is firm and durable, yet has the look of a neatly-kept gravel driveway - and, importantly, meets SuDS drainage regulations.
Hellett believes first impressions are vitally important for his projects: “Estate agents and prospective buyers coming to view the property have been instantly impressed, often commenting on the stylish driveway” he reports.