The definition of offsite construction
In the housing sector there have been a number of different descriptions given to delivery methods which set out to improve product and process. The term Modern Methods of Construction has in the past been adopted for new products and technologies. Offsite is a construction term to describe a delivery method that adds substantial value to a product and process through factory manufacture and assembly intervention. The whole objective is to deliver to the construction site elements that are to an advanced state of completion thus removing site activity from the construction process. In some cases this may be in a three dimensional volumetric form or more commonly for housing in open or closed panel form.
With Ecogrid, we can supply a palletised base system, designed as a low excavation, load bearing base for an off-site construction with a load bearing parking surface. 220 mm of excavation with a permeable clean stone infill of 150mm, a geotextile membrane layer, 20mm clean fine stone fill and a grid system laid over the top. We can also supply the new Ecogrid Bloxx system with a compressed rubber insert, providing an insulated layer for maximum sustainability.
Both the E50mm grid system and the Bloxx system have a point loading of 40 tonnes and an area of 100 square metres can be fitted by two persons in an hour.
Fully permeable, therefore needing no underground drainage and made from 100% recycled materials, we really can now talk about sustainable surfacing.