Yorktone assists rebirth of Yorkshire school after fire

Project: Carleton School Refurbishment
Client: N/A
Product: Yorktone
Size: 4,500m2


The ability of Brett Landscaping to provide high-quality flag paving materials in a cost-effective, value engineered solution has helped a Yorkshire school to rise from the ashes after a devastating fire.

The main building of Carleton Community High School in Pontefract burnt to the ground on 19th October 2008.

Carleton decided to take the opportunity to benefit from using modern techniques to create a holistic school landscape that would be highly functional but also eye-catching to provide an attractive environment for learning.

Brett Landscaping was approached thanks to its reputation for paving products which combine good value and bold aesthetics and proposed the use of their Yorktone range for the school’s paved areas. Yorktone offers a textured finish with a very durable, hardwearing surface which combines contemporary aesthetics with excellent slip resistance properties.

For the amphitheatre steps, the company manufactured a bespoke paving unit fitted with an integral visibility strip, in order to meet access regulations regarding the visually impaired. The installation of 4,500 square meters of Yorktone paving was completed in Summer 2012 and two years on, Carleton Community High School’s head teacher, Hellen Bolton, is happy with the choice of Brett Landscaping.

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