The Social Bite Village is an innovative, community-led project designed to provide a low-cost, safe living environment for up to 20 people for around 12-18 months. Situated on vacant, council-owned land, the project is aimed at breaking the cycle of homelessness by giving the residents a transitional pathway to both employement and permanent housing.
Through the Robertson Group, Don & Low was asked to help supply geotextile materials for the project and were able to provide Lotrak® 20/20S and Lotrak® 100.
Lotrak® 20/20S is a biaxial geogrid designed to provide good ground stabilisation and reinforcement. The high strength of Lotrak® 20/20S combined with low elongation provides effective reinforcement, while the aperture design of the geogrid allows the aggregate to interlock and encourages load dispersal.
Lotrak® 100, on the other hand, is a mechanically bonded non-woven geotextile with market established technical and hydraulic properties – addressing the industry requirements of separation and filtration. Acting as an effective separator beneath granular materials, Lotrak® 100 prevents the loss of construction aggregates into the underlying soil.
These characteristics made both geotextiles ideally suited to the groundworks for The Social Bite Village.