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Sustainable Drainage Solution for housing development


Global building solutions company, CEMEX, have provided an eco-friendly paving solution for a new housing development in Cambridge. The ReadyPave™ Uni-Ecoloc permeable paving system has been installed in the courtyard and parking areas of the traditionally designed houses and apartments in the village of Brampton.

The site, which was formerly a car dealership, suffered from large amounts of surface water. To address this situation, developers Campbell Buchanan specified a sustainable urban drainage system (SUDS), which would filter the surface water to the ground and nearby River Ouse in an evenly distributed manner. The ReadyPave™ Uni-Ecoloc system also negated the need for costly soak-aways, whilst providing an aesthetically pleasing and robust surface. The main driveway was constructed using grey ReadyPave™ Uni-Ecoloc blocks with parking bays in a contrasting Brindle colour.

ReadyPave™ Uni-Ecoloc is a fully interlocking system, which provides the inherent strength that is ideal for vehicular access and tight manoeuvring areas. It has voids which are filled with granular material to provide filtration to the ground below.

ReadyPave™ Uni-Ecoloc can be machine installed in clusters for larger commercial areas but the system is increasingly being specified for housing developments where sustainable drainage is becoming an important consideration, particularly in light of last summer’s drought orders in the South East.

A brochure detailing the entire ReadyPave™ range is available on request by calling 0870 240 3030, or you can visit the CEMEX website at www.cemex.co.uk for information on a wide range of building materials.

CEMEX manufactures a wide range of building materials including Block Paving, Architectural Masonry and Dense and Lightweight blocks, as well as a wide range of Concrete Roof Tiles and associated fittings.

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