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SUDS CASE STUDY LAUNCH AT FLOOD EXPO

SUDS CASE STUDY LAUNCH AT FLOOD EXPO

The trade association Interpave will be launching a new project case study on permeable paving for sustainable drainage (SuDS) at Flood Expo in ExCeL, London on 27th and 28th September.


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INTERPAVE FEATURES SUDS AT FLOOD EXPO

INTERPAVE FEATURES SUDS AT FLOOD EXPO

The trade association Interpave is exhibiting at Flood Expo in ExCeL, London on 27th and 28th September and hosting an important presentation by SuDS guru Bob Bray.


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Interpave at Flood Expo

INTERPAVE at FLOOD EXPO

The trade association Interpave is exhibiting at Flood Expo 2017 at ExCeL, London on 27th and 28th September.


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PERMEABLE PAVING SIMPLIFIES SUDS

PERMEABLE PAVING SIMPLIFIES SUDS

Recent innovations with concrete block permeable paving help meet regulatory requirements while reducing costs and land-take.


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PERMEABLE PAVING SIMPLIFIES SUDS

SUDS LATEST AT VISION LONDON

Interpave will be hosting a presentation by SuDS guru Bob Bray at Vision, London Olympia, exploring innovative applications of permeable paving to optimise costs and land use for sustainable drainage, while offering imaginative designers new opportunities with water in the landscape.


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INTERPAVE SUPPORTS THE FLOOD EXPO 2015

INTERPAVE SUPPORTS VISION LONDON

Interpave is pleased to support Vision London – from 7-8 June 2016 at London Olympia – where new developments in permeable paving for SuDS and precast concrete paving for inspirational urban design will be promoted.


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INTERPAVE SUPPORTS THE FLOOD EXPO 2015

INTERPAVE SUPPORTS THE FLOOD EXPO 2015

Interpave is pleased to be exhibiting at The Flood Expo, which returns to ExCeL, London on 14th and 15th October 2015. Here, the organisers tell us more about the event.


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New Suds Requirements Implemented

NEW SUDS REQUIREMENTS IMPLEMENTED

New Government requirements for SuDS on developments in England came into force on 6th April and are being implemented through the planning system. Although the planning system’s ability to actually deliver mainstream use of SuDS is questionable, Interpave welcomes the move towards a design-led approach, developing multi-functional SuDS integrated with urban design.


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Southern Fringe, Cambridge

FRINGE BENEFITS CAMBRIDGE

The trade association Interpave has published a new case study on urban design and hard landscaping incorporating SuDS on major developments in Cambridge.


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Brownfield

INTERPAVE AT ECOBUILD

Interpave’s stand at Ecobuild celebrates the transformative power of inspired hard landscape in our cities. It focuses on opportunities for innovative uses of water in urban design, presented by new government requirements for SuDS and enabled by concrete block permeable paving.


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Stamford

CONCERNS OVER GOVERNMENT SUDS PLANS

An influential advisory body has warned government that proposals to move requirements for sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) into the planning system will not deliver the necessary reductions in flood risks. The trade association Interpave shares these concerns in its recently published consultation response to government.


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Didcot

NEW GOVERNMENT MEASURES AIM FOR SPRINGTIME SUDS

The government has announced an alternative approach to implementing sustainable drainage system (SuDS) using the planning system - anticipated in Interpave’s recent discussion document – and taking effect in Spring 2015.


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BRE Park

REPORT CALLS FOR PERMEABLE PAVING

A new report from the Committee on Climate Change highlights the need for wider use of permeable paving and sustainable drainage to help fight flooding and pollution.


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SuDS Case Study

SUDS - A NEW DIRECTION

The recent National SuDS Conference highlighted a new direction for sustainable drainage techniques such as concrete block permeable paving. SuDS are now seen as a local, design-led issue and integral part of the planning process, not just engineering measures driven by long-delayed legislation. This move opens the door for greater involvement by architects, master-planners and landscape designers.


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SuDS source

SUDS CONFERENCE PROGRAMME FINALISED

The complete programme for the 2014 National SuDS Conference - Design, Delivery and Management of Sustainable Drainage System (SuDS), being held on 24th and 25th June in Northampton - has now been launched.


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Wet block

FLOOD PREVENTION – ACTION NOW WITH PERMEABLE PAVING AND SUDS

With government’s ongoing delays in implementing SuDS, what is being done now to reduce further flooding?


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Hard Landscape

FLOOD PREVENTION MEASURES DELAYED AGAIN

Government’s announcement of yet more delays in implementing sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) that would help reduce flooding has been met by growing frustration, particularly following recent extreme weather and ongoing Environment Agency warnings of further flooding from groundwater and rivers.


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Hard Landscape

NEW HARD LANDSCAPE GALLERY LAUNCHED

The trade association Interpave has launched a new, on-line project gallery highlighting the transformative power of good hard landscape design incorporating modern precast concrete paving, as well as the importance of considered detailing and execution.


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Permeable Paving

PERMEABLE PAVING AT THE HEAD

A new case study from the trade association Interpave discusses how master-planning, urban design, hard landscape and external surfaces have been integrated with sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) – featuring concrete block permeable paving - on a major, phased development in Oxfordshire.


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SuDS School

SUDS AT SCHOOL

The trade association Interpave has published a case study exploring how a new, award-winning school in Kidderminster takes an exemplary approach to sustainable drainage, with a SuDS scheme – incorporating concrete block permeable paving – integral to the project from the very start.


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Shared Surface

SHARED SURFACE INNOVATIONS

The trade association Interpave has published a new case study exploring how concrete block paving plays a key role in innovative shared surfaces, characterising an important regeneration project in Edinburgh - integrating hard landscape with architectural design.


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Permitted Paving

NEW PUSH FOR PERMEABLE PAVING

The Welsh government is the latest to introduce new planning rules – taking effect this September - requiring permeable paving solutions for new or replacement drives, as part of the fight against flooding. Interpave’s guidance on all the UK requirements has been updated.
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Permitted Paving

PERMITTED PAVING

Recent planning Permitted Development rule changes aim to apply SuDS techniques to new or replacement paving around existing homes and various non-domestic buildings. Interpave’s new Permitted Paving guide helps local authorities - as well as surveyors, conveyancing lawyers, designers, contractors, landscapers and other professionals - to interpret them.
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Paving for Sustainability

INTERPAVE AT ECOBUILDInterpave’s stand at Ecobuild focuses on the wide ranging sustainability credentials of precast concrete paving products – particularly permeable paving for SuDS. Visit Interpave at Stand N1557 (on the British Precast Pavilion opposite entrances N4 and N5) to find out more and pick up the latest ‘Paving for Sustainability’ guide.
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PRP - MASTER-PLANNING WITH PAVING

MODULAR PAVING INSTALLATION QUALITY SCHEME LAUNCH

On the 25th January 2013 at 11am, in the prestigious Abbey Centre of the City of Westminster, the latest National Highways Sector Scheme, NHSS30 – ‘The Quality Management of the Installation, Maintenance and Repair of Modular Paving’, will be launched.
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Dr Brian Shackel

Dr Brian Shackel, BE Sheff, MEngSc PhD UNSW, CPEng, FIEAust

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Dr Brian Shackel, for many years involved with pioneering research and a passionate advocate of concrete block paving, as well as a larger-than-life character respected throughout the industry.
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PRP - MASTER-PLANNING WITH PAVING

PRP - MASTER-PLANNING WITH PAVING

Interpave has published another of its ‘Master-Planning with Paving’ case studies – updated and expanded with recent site visits. It looks at how precast concrete surfaces, including permeable paving, form an important part of the hard landscaping palette of PRP - a major practice involved with a diversity of projects.
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PRP - MASTER-PLANNING WITH PAVING

REGENERATION WITH PAVING

Interpave has published a case study looking at an exemplary, recent project to reclaim streets for residents using straightforward concrete block paving interventions designed with full community involvement.
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Understanding Permeable Paving

LOW MAINTENANCE PERMEABLE PAVING

Whether used in isolation or as an essential Sustainable Drainage System (SuDS) technique, concrete block permeable paving has proven itself over decades of successful use around the world. Updated guidance from Interpave now brings together evidence that maintenance requirements are much lower than previously thought, making it even more cost-effective.
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Permeable Paving

PROVING PERMEABLE PAVING

Important research into the long-term performance of a Europe-funded showcase Sustainable Drainage System (SuDS) scheme highlights the robust performance of concrete block permeable paving. It also suggests much longer maintenance intervals – and lower whole-life costs – than are currently applied. A new case study on the project has been published by Interpave.
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Floods

DROUGHT AND FLOODS – A CASE FOR SuDS

With the wettest April on record causing extensive flooding throughout the southern half of the country, many are wondering why there was still a severe drought – and hosepipe bans - in the same areas at the same time. Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) and techniques such as concrete block permeable paving are an essential part of the solution but they must be applied extensively to have real impact.
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SuDS

INTERPAVE RESPONSE DEFENDS SuDS

Draft National Standards for Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) were issued for consultation by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) at the end of 2011. The Standards are intended to meet the requirements of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (FWM Act), which makes SuDS effectively mandatory. Interpave has just published its response to the Standards consultation, urging government to think again about a proposed ‘get-out clause’ and raising other important issues.
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Wet block

DEFRA LAUNCHES SuDS STANDARDS CONSULTATION

The long-awaited draft National Standards for Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) have just been issued for consultation by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). At Interpave, we shall be pressing for the most sustainable solutions but we are concerned about a loophole enabling developers to avoid SuDS for cost reasons.
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