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Hard landscaping specialist, Charcon has supplied over 400 square metres of its environmentally friendly EcoPave Flag Paving to Wimpey Homes for installation at its new Dunston Staiths development in Gateshead

Committed to building homes that are safe, attractive and sustainable, Wimpey Homes was adamant that the development was environmentally friendly, as landscape architect on the project, Gerry Kemp from GlenKemp Architects explains: “The environmental aspect of the build was integral to the design and construction of the site. Every material was carefully chosen to maintain the look, feel and standard of the development.”

Having previously worked with Charcon on a number of projects, Gerry knew it could supply a range of eco-friendly hard landscaping products. “I knew Charcon had a wide range of environmentally friendly paving, blocks and kerbs that would suit the development perfectly and meet its objectives for aesthetics, cost and availability.”

Developed to optimise the manufacturing processes while minimising the usage of raw materials, Charcon’s Eco range has been specifically created to produce a range of hard landscaping with excellent green credentials.

Alan Hodgson, Charcon’s territory sales manager, said: “Containing over 76 per cent of recycled materials, EcoPave Flag Paving has been developed to meet the growing need for sustainable hard landscaping. Having seen the development and Wimpey Homes’ plans, EcoPave in Black Fleck was ideal for the project.”

Gerry concludes: “The flag paving looks great. The exposed aggregate within the paver gives a subtle sparkle and weathered natural appearance at a cost effective price.”

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