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TOPICAL ISSUES

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Hard Landscaping Today

Hard Landscape Today discusses latest developments in urban design, focusing on innovative techniques for cost effective SuDS.

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Defra SuDS and Planning Response

Interpave’s response to the government’s Consultation on Delivering Sustainable Drainage Systems 2014.

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SuDS and Permeable Paving Today

Discussion document for all those involved with the development process. Exploring the latest thinking on SuDS and initiatives to deliver them now.

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Permitted Paving

Guidance on planning measures designed to help reduce rainwater runoff from around existing buildings.

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Planning with Paving

Precast Concrete Sustainable Paving in Urban Design.

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Accessible Paving

Precast Concrete Solutions for Building Regulations, BS8300, DDA and Inclusive Mobility.

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Home Zones Paving

Precast Concrete Paving Solutions for Today's Residential Street Environments.

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Urban Paving

Precast Concrete Solutions for Urban Regeneration.

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Kerb Appeal

The Case For Precast Concrete Kerbs and Re lated Products.

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The Cost of Paving

Comparative Initial Construction and Whole Life Cost Analyses for Pavements.

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Modern Methods of Paving

Machine Installation of Concrete Paving Blocks.

Adobe AcrobatPermeable paving for adoption

Guidance for achieving successful local authority adoption of permeable pavements.

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Understanding Permeable Paving

Guidance for designers, developers, planners and local authorities.

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Cutting Paving

Cutting precast concrete blocks, flags and kerbs - efficient design and managing the risk.

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Defra Response

Interpave's response to questions set out in Defra's consultation on future water.

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Environmental Impact of Paving

The Green Guide and precast concrete paving – Edition 2, 2012

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Paving for Sustainability

BREEAM 2011, the Code for Sustainable Homes and wider sustainability issues

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Handling Kerbs & Flags

This document from Interpave combines and updates two previous, separate publications. It provides guidance on safe handling of kerbs and flags, and illustrates examples of available equipment.

Australia Road Case Study

Peterborough Case Study

RBA Case Study

RBA Case Study

Brownfield Case Study

 

 

CASE STUDIES & RESEARCH

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Australia Road, London

This case study covers a community driven SuDS scheme, designed by Robert Bray Associates and winner of the top prize at the 2017 Landscape Institute Awards, that features innovative applications of concrete block permeable paving.

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Fleetwood Crescent, Peterborough

This case study demonstrates how concrete block permeable paved drives, parking and adopted roads can store and treat runoff from all the hard surfaces on a typical new housing development without any additional land-take or other SuDS features.

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Safer Cycleways, London & Nottingham

This case study examines the latest innovation in kerbs designed to protect cyclists in cities. Initially developed for the London CS2 cycleway extension, the latest generation of precast concrete cycleway segregation kerb units has also been used as part of the Nottingham Cycle City Ambition Programme.

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Trafalgar Place, London

Interpave has just published a new case study exploring the public realm at Trafalgar Place London, shortlisted for the 2016 Stirling Prize.

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Innovations with SuDS & Hard Landscape

Three recent projects by Robert Bray Associates demonstrate innovative design approaches to optimise the potential of concrete block permeable paving for SuDS.

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Brownfield Estate, London

With the recent completion of public realm regeneration at the east London Brownfield Estate, Interpave has substantially updated its case study on this exemplary project. Brownfield includes modernist architect Ernö Goldfinger's listed, 'brutalist' concrete high-rise blocks - including Balfron Tower - from the late 60's and early '70s.

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Hazeley Academy, Milton Keynes

Interpave's 2015 revisit explores the successful long-term use of concrete block permeable paving around a state-of-the-art secondary school and its benefits for wildlife. It demonstrates the use of terraced compartments using flow control chambers and straightforward, non-specialised maintenance of concrete block permeable paving.

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Southern Fringe, Cambridge

A pictorial tour around several linked developments in this growth area of the city. It focuses on the role of precast concrete paving – including permeable pavements as part of SuDS – in helping to define each area’s character, integrated with architectural design and master-planning.

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St George's Primary School, Kidderminster

This RIBA Award winning school displays an exemplary approach to sustainable drainage, with a SuDS and landscape scheme integrated into the overall project from the very start. Solving complex issues, the drainage scheme utilises several SuDS techniques – including concrete block permeable paving – within a fully developed management train.

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Great Western Park, Didcot

Great Western Park is being developed on 160 Ha of essentially greenfield land to the immediate west of Didcot. Once complete, it will increase the urban area of Didcot by around 20%, eventually providing 3,000 new homes and related facilities. The use of concrete block permeable paving is an essential part of an intergrated sustainable drainage system (SuDS) management train throughout this major new development.

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Greendykes North, Craigmillar, Edinburgh

This important regeneration project in Edinburgh shows how shared space brings together all street users, including drivers, as part of the social world. The deliberate integration of traffic with other social activities reduces speeds and improves the relationship between pedestrians, cyclists and traffic. Precast concrete paving plays a key role - used to define areas and reduce speeds without signage - making external surfaces integral to the architectural design.

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PRP Architects Projects

This case study – updated with 2012 site visits - looks at how precast concrete paving, including permeable paving, forms an important part of the hard landscaping palette of a major multi-disciplinary practice involved with a diversity of projects.

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DIY Streets – Turnpike Lane London

Regeneration using straightforward paving interventions designed with full community involvement.

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SuDS in Cambridgeshire – Comparing Costs and Performance

The Lamb Drove SuDS Monitoring project in Cambourne demonstrates that SuDS work and should cost less. It also highlights the robust performance of concrete block permeable paving.

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Adoption in Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire County Council has taken a positive and pragmatic approach to adopting streets and other areas using concrete block permeable paving for some 15 years.

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Accordia Housing Cambridge

Accordia is a substantial, award winning housing project on the edge of central Cambridge. Its importance lies in its demonstration that it is possible for a volume house-builder to support high quality architecture and urban design.

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RBA case study

This case study shows that there is more to concrete block permeable paving than just meeting the latest legislative demands to help reduce flooding.

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Wauchope Square, Craigmillar, Edinburgh – Revisit 2012

An expanded and updated case study looking at how the first stages in the regeneration of the Craigmillar area of Edinburgh – previously the fourth most deprived area in Scotland – are developing on the ground.

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Efficient Design for Safe Construction using Precast Concrete Kerbs

A case study demonstrating best-practice to meet HSE requirements

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Permeable Paving Projects

Concrete Block Permeable Pavement Case Studies and Update

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Case Study In Engineered Interlocking Concrete Pavement

Hong Kong International Airport represents the largest single airfield installation of interlocking concrete pavement using state-of-the-art design and construction.

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Listing of British Standards for Precast Concrete Paving and Kerbs

Updated version, December 2010.

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Initial Construction Costs

For Various Pavement and Drainage Options

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Whole Life Cost Analysis

For Various Pavement and Drainage Options

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The Performance of Geotextiles in Concrete Block Permeable Pavements

For Literature Review

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Permeable Paving Case Study – Adoption in Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire County Council has taken a positive and pragmatic approach to adopting streets and other areas using concrete block permeable paving for some 15 years.

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COMPLETE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION INFORMATION DOCUMENTS

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Each sub-section of Interpave’s Design and Construction Information documents (DACIs) is available as single documents.

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Concrete Block Paving

Design and Construction Information
Guide to the Properties, Design, Construction, Reinstatement and Maintenance of Concrete Block Pavements

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Concrete Block Permeable Paving

Design and Construction Information
Guide to the Design, Construction and Maintenance of Concrete Block Permeable Pavements (Edition 6)

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Concrete Flag Paving

Design and Construction Information
Guide to the Properties, Design, Handling, Construction, Reinstatement and Maintenance of Concrete Flag Pavements

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Concrete Kerbs

Design and Construction Information
Guide to the Properties, Design, Handling, Installation and Reinstatement of Precast Concrete Kerbs

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Heavy Duty Pavements

The Structural Design of Heavy Duty Pavements for Ports and Other Industries.

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Paving for Rain - Responsible Rainwater Management Around the Home - guidance for householders

Design and Construction Information
This download gives straightforward design and construction guidance for home-owners, designers and contractors, based on design calculations using sound engineering principles (suitable for driveways and car traffic only).

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