It’s Throwback Thursday here in the EcoGrid Blog!
In today’s blog we “Throwback” to an EcoGrid permeable paving install from 2006 (and still going strong today of course); a project undertaken by a school in Lichfield, Staffordshire.
Saxon Hill, an academy for children young persons with physical disabilities, required better disabled access facilities in their new wildlife area and sensory garden. Step in the world renowned EcoGrid!
In particular the school wanted to create new pathways with solid bases suitable for regular wheelchair use in addition to foot traffic. Let’s take a look at pics of the pathway being prepared and the EcoGrid E40 going down, ensuring a smooth permeable surface that’s highly aesthetic, non-slip and tactile.
This great testimonial was provided following the install:
“We constructed the main paths that will provide access around the garden, using the revolutionary EcoGrid lattice system for the base – it’s basically interlocking squares of recycled plastic material, quite clever once you’ve worked out which way up it goes!
After filling it in with sand, it provided a solid base for wheelchairs to run over, whilst retaining a natural look once the grass started to grow back through the lattice. With the help of teachers, parents and friends of the school, we laid over 80 metres of path in total – an excellent day’s work.
On Friday 24th November the school had a tree-planting session, which all of the pupils were involved in – so the new paths were well used during the day. We used some of the resulting turf cuttings to build up the banks around the new pond structure, and made use of some of the old bricks and turf to create some amphibian habitat piles near the pond.”
The reinforced pathways mean complete access routes are now available for wheelchairs – no churning up mud, no unsafe conditions – all done quickly with minimal cost and labour. Saxon Hill are also happy to be able to promote the pathway as another eco-friendly element of their nature area.
Get in touch today to use the World’s No. 1 Permeable Paving in your next project – EcoGrid! Create a fully permeable and load bearing surface quickly (up to 100m2 per hour, per person) that once installed stays virtually maintenance free. We believe in the quality of our product and back that up with a 20 year guarantee.