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Landscaping materials ‘fit for purpose’ Who is responsible?

OK, so no names, no pack drill! I recently attended one of our many surveys to supply and potentially for one of our approved contractors, to fit a permeable grass filled access route, leading to a grass filled car-park to a sports centre. I have to say that I even I was taken aback at [...]

By | 2018-01-09T10:48:44+00:00 April 6th, 2017|EcoGrid News & Blogs|0 Comments

Think you know about plastics in construction?

For my part, I am only going to concentrate on the plastics that are used for ground reinforcement or landscaping/civils projects. Caveat Emptor is the phrase that springs to mind and, for those of us that didn’t take Latin; this means ‘buyer beware’!So, what type of plastics are generally used for this type of projects? [...]

By | 2018-01-09T11:59:48+00:00 November 9th, 2016|EcoGrid News & Blogs|0 Comments

Surface water regulations for Resin bound stone base

Tarmac used to consist of a mixture of tar and aggregate, however is now more Asphalt or Bitumen which is an oil based product102 million tonnes of Bitumen are used throughout the World annually and over 85% is used in the construction of roadways. Traditionally, resin bound stone installations have been laid on a base [...]

By | 2018-01-09T12:03:23+00:00 November 8th, 2016|EcoGrid News & Blogs|0 Comments

Passing off…an increasing annoyance. Or what on earth does”or similar mean?”

Benjamin Franklin was so right! Ecogrid has been in production now for over 22 years and has grown in sales ever since. We took over the distribution of this product some six years ago and ever since, we have been engaged in a 'battle' with all sorts of manufacturers and distributers who hoodwink clients in [...]

By | 2018-01-08T11:30:18+00:00 October 5th, 2016|EcoGrid News & Blogs|0 Comments

Hard Shoulders: The EcoGrid solution

Ecogrid has long been used across Europe as a hard shoulder reinforcement material Fully load bearing up to articulated lorry strength and fully permeable So why nor use it to reinforce hard shoulders on motorways, escape routes and emergency access routes? Ecogrid is swift and simple to install. We even offer a curiving of angled [...]

By | 2018-01-08T10:51:13+00:00 July 1st, 2016|EcoGrid News & Blogs|0 Comments

Truck Grid…Grid for trucks? TruckGrid.co.uk

Fork handles....no four candles! http://truckgrid.co.uk Ecogrid is a lorry loading capable permeable plastic grid system able to not only withstand the point loading of fully laden articulated lorries but also able to take the lateral loading, or the forces on the grid system made when lorries turn in a tight circle. Ecogrid E50 has a [...]

By | 2018-01-05T13:17:11+00:00 April 20th, 2016|EcoGrid News & Blogs|0 Comments

EcoGrid…a game changer for permeable load bearing parking systems…why?

Ecogrid...a game changer for permeable load bearing parking systems...why?     We are often asked why a client should buy Ecogrid. Other grid examples are mentioned that are, on the surface, cheaper and appear to do the same job. This always appears to be the case, we are all aware of cheap Eastern European or [...]

By | 2018-01-12T11:42:39+00:00 March 3rd, 2016|EcoGrid News & Blogs|0 Comments

What makes EcoGrid the best product in the world for permeable paving?

What makes EcoGrid the best product in the world for permeable paving? We are often asked why a client should buy EcoGrid. Other grid examples are mentioned that are, on the surface, cheaper and appear to do the same job. This always appears to be the case; we are all aware of cheap Eastern European [...]

By | 2018-01-12T12:11:00+00:00 January 11th, 2016|EcoGrid News & Blogs|0 Comments

EcoGrid: Solutions for the Yorkshire Marathon

Here, we were approached by Run For All with a problem. The natural ‘flow’ of marathon runners was disrupted when they came to speed humps along the course. The council would not allow the humps to be removed, therefore a solution needed to be found. Run for all contacted EcoGrid for help. In order to [...]

By | 2018-02-06T10:27:51+00:00 November 24th, 2015|EcoGrid News & Blogs|0 Comments

Business surface water charges, EcoGrid has the answer-Don’t pay any!

Business site area charging At EcoGrid, we are often asked if our system can be used to eradicate surface water charges. The simple answer is ‘yes’. We have a complete range of grids that have different loading capacities suitable for anything from domestic pedestrian traffic to a lorry park turning area or exterior warehouse. How [...]

By | 2018-02-06T10:37:04+00:00 November 20th, 2015|EcoGrid News & Blogs|0 Comments

EcoGrid launches new 20mm recessed tray for Resin Bound Stone applications

Back due to popular design shallow trays re-launched by Recessed Manhole Covers, designed to offer a much morepractical solution for contractors who specialise in wet pour surfacing. Approximately two years agoour factory terminated production of the 20mm inset range of recessed drain covers. However, afterre-evaluating and taking our client’s requests into account, we are once [...]

By | 2018-02-06T11:05:07+00:00 October 28th, 2015|EcoGrid News & Blogs|0 Comments

Ecogrid launches it’s new 20mm recessed tray for #Resin #Bound #Stone applications

Back due to popular design shallow trays re-launched by Recessed Manhole Covers, designed to offer a much more practical solution for contractors who specialise in wet pour surfacing. Approximately two years ago our factory terminated production of the 20mm inset range of recessed drain covers. However, after re-evaluating and taking our client’s requests into account, [...]

By | 2018-02-08T12:43:20+00:00 October 28th, 2015|EcoGrid News & Blogs|0 Comments

EcoGrid Bloxx for a new ice rink centre

In this example, Ecogrid Bloxx was chosen as an easy to fit surface that is entirely free draining and can be used along-side a more cost effective Ecogrid gravel filled surfacing. The surfacing had to be completely accessible for wheel chair use and have the ability to flow from gradients to access the buildings  

By | 2018-01-12T11:34:08+00:00 October 26th, 2015|EcoGrid News & Blogs|0 Comments

Ecogrid Bloxx for a new ice rink centre

In this example, Ecogrid Bloxx was chosen as an easy to fit surface that is entirely free draining and can be used along-side a more cost effective Ecogrid gravel filled surfacing. The surfacing had to be completely accessible for wheel chair use and have the ability to flow from gradients to access the buildings

By | 2018-02-08T12:42:32+00:00 October 26th, 2015|EcoGrid News & Blogs|0 Comments
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