Project: New Sheffield Development
Client: Keepmoat Homes’ Cutler’s View
Product: Alpha Antique Charcoal & Lugano Kerbs
Size: 1,100 m2
Leading paving manufacturer Brett Landscaping has provided materials and design concepts to ensure kerb appeal at a new housing development in Sheffield.
Hull-based Ashridge Contractors turned to Brett for assistance on Keepmoat Homes’ Cutler’s View development to provide a durable paving solution that can withstand traffic loadings and provide good looks to complement the project.
The Alpha Antique Charcoal paver from Brett Landscaping was quickly identified as the optimum choice aesthetically, but the structural requirements of the carriageway surface – which had to resist the horizontal forces exerted by passing traffic – meant that Brett needed to engineer an appropriate solution.
“Whilst our Alpha block paving performs superbly when it comes to realising the attractive ‘rustic cobble stone’ look, a stronger laying technique was needed to achieve the level of structural strength required to withstand the force of moving traffic,” explains Jamie Gledhill, Senior Sales Manager at Brett Landscaping.
“This opened an opportunity for us to design an aesthetic triumph in carriageway paving terms, and one which has been supported with effective structural performance.”
The team from Brett advised combining their Alpha Antique block paving in Charcoal – laid using a herringbone pattern – with the new silver grey Lugano Kerbs. This latest 2015 addition to the Brett commercial paving range provides a granite aesthetic to create the strongest possible paving configuration for vehicular traffic.
The new Lugano range provides both a light silver grey as well as a darker graphite grey granite aesthetic and is available in a comprehensive range comprising block paving, flags as well as kerbs to offer a fully integrated solution to the urban designer. Designed with sustainability in mind the Lugano paving range also scores well when it comes to recycled content which is often a critical element when designing under BREEAM.
The recommendation was accepted and Ashridge’s company buyer, Graham Littlefield, who has worked with Brett several times in the past, has been wholehearted impressed with finished result. He explains:
“From the start of the project to its successful completion, we have been delighted with the input and service from Brett. Jamie and the team have shown to be conscientious suppliers, who’ve remained involved with the task at hand, supplying on time and enabling us to keep to schedule.
“We have in fact been so impressed with the Brett approach and quality that we’ve just requested further samples for a forthcoming site we’ll be working on in Yorkshire.”
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