Sector Housing, social
Project type New build
Services provided Product / system manufacture
Year completed 2018
Project location Scotland
Client Robertson Group
Contractor CBS
Products used LotrakĀ® 20/20S
 
 

Context

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.

Products supplied

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.


Context

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.

Products supplied

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.