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NATIONAL STATIONS IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME BENEFITS FROM CLARK-DRAIN LINEAR DRAINAGE AND STEEL ACCESS COVERS

NATIONAL STATIONS IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME BENEFITS FROM CLARK-DRAIN LINEAR DRAINAGE AND STEEL ACCESS COVERS

Clark-Drain Ltd

The refurbishment of platforms is part of Network Rail’s government funded National Stations Improvement Programme (NSIP ). The five year programme aims to deliver £179 million worth of station improvements to a minimum of 150 medium sized stations in England and Wales.An overarching objective of the programme is to achieve a noticeable improvement to the passenger perception of stations whilst providing value for money in station investments. Part of this remit involves aspects of customer comfort and safety, including ensuring that the control of surface water runoff is efficiently and effectively managed. For this project Murphy Group were commissioned by Network Rail as the main contractor.Clark-Drain has provided a total of 740m length CD 434 linear drainage channel for installation in three of the station‘s platforms to drain the surface water at a maximum rate of 4.6 l/s into silt box traps before discharge into the mains.The silt boxes work by retaining runoff to allow deposited silt to settle to the bottom of the basket before the water is discharged via the outlet pipe connection. The basket is located so that it is easily removed for periodic cleaning. Both the channels and silt boxes are lightweight and designed for easy handling, installation and maintenance. The bodies of the channel are constructed from recycled hard wearing polypropylene to protect them from damage and ensure long lasting durability. A BS EN 1433 Class B125 quick-fit grating with ‘CatchLock’ retention system provides all the strength required for the 12.5 tonne loading it was designed and tested to withstand and perfectly suits high trafficked station platforms.The narrow-slot ‘heel-guard’ design reduces the potential for tripping and slipping and provides a useful safety feature for passengers and rail staff.The weight of each one meter length, at 5kg, made it very easy to install enabling Murphy Group Engineers to lay several lengths in one go for faster levelling and taking 25% less building time  than heavier polymer concrete options. As part of the aesthetic appeal of the platform refurbishment, the CD 434 was specified because of its flexibility to follow the curve of the platform edge, giving uniformity and enhancing the visual appearance when laid to the same contour.In addition, the linear drainage channel was supplied with 450 x 450mm, 600 x 600mm and 750 x 600mm steel recessed covers and frames. These enabled 60 of the stations lighting cable access chambers to be securely covered and in-fi lled with the marble effect paving specified for the station floor as part of an attractive and functional design for the public to enjoy.WHY THE CD 434 WAS CHOSENLightweight – The one meter length channel and grate is lighter, weighing 5kg, compared to traditional concrete products weighing 20kg or more without being detrimental to its strength for EN1433 B125 loading.Reduced manual handling – Lightweight design and simpler, easier and safer installation provides greater emphasis on health and safety, reducing work related injuries.Easy and quick to install – Installing up to four lengths in one go enables faster levelling, taking 25% less time than traditional polymer concrete.Dual Locking – The Catchlock system simplifies locking of the grating yet enables safe and speedy access for maintenance. The optional anti-tamper bolt locking system provides added security against theft, reducing time and cost spent on replacing lost gratings.Anti-slip and narrow slot finish – Reduces the potential for tripping and slipping, helping to improve public safety.100% recycled – ‘Green’ credentials help toward reducing the carbon foot-print and act as a theft deterrent due to having no intrinsic scrap value.Enhanced durability – Carefully designed load transfer structure improves product life span and lowers maintenance and replacement costs.Heat resistant – The polypropylene/nylon properties make the CD 434 channel ideal for hot tarmac installation.
Cast Iron Rainwater and Drain Outlet Cowl

Cast Iron Rainwater and Drain Outlet Cowl

Cast Iron Air Brick Company

Before there was an open, 4" (100mm) diameter pipe that drained water from the back of this Devon farm house into the yard. Apart from an open pipe, which never looks good on a listed building, when it rained heavily there was water gushing out across the road causing havoc to any cars parked nearby. With the installation of the cast iron cowled conservation vent now the water is deflected downwards and the opening is no longer open to the elements and in eye line. With a choice of 100mm or 125mm spigots this cowled vent has many uses
Drain Through Balconies & Upton Park, Newham

Drain Through Balconies & Upton Park, Newham

Sapphire Balconies Ltd

To keep in line with the details of the planning permission soffits were excluded resulting in a unique design to the underside of the balconies. The speed of install was very important to this project as balconies elsewhere on the scheme had been slow to install. Our Rigid.Ready.Right. guarantee was highly commended by Barratt East’s MD who was thrilled to receive a goodwill guarantee refund and who said they were very pleased with the product and service.
TECHNODRAIN IS THE PERFECT DRAINAGE SOLUTION FOR BUILDERS' MERCHANT JT ATKINSON

TECHNODRAIN IS THE PERFECT DRAINAGE SOLUTION FOR BUILDERS' MERCHANT JT ATKINSON

Clark-Drain Ltd

JT Atkinson, a family owned independent builders' merchant in the North of England, needed a lightweight yet robust drainage solution for their new branch in Stokesley. They required a reliable and durable solution which would be installed quickly, to ensure their 30th branch opened on time.  The branch yard would be a highly trafficked area, so the JT Atkinson team were seeking a drainage solution that could withstand large loads and constant heavy traffic of forklift trucks and articulated lorries.Technodrain is an advanced, linear drainage channel, providing versatility whilst being economic, light and quick to install. Constructed of High Density Polyethylene (HD-PE), it delivers long life with low whole-life cost. Having used Clark-Drain products at their other branch sites, the JT Atkinson team knew first-hand the quality of Clark-Drain’s products and customer service.Designed for surface water management, the versatility of Technodrain enables it to be used across all construction environments as a light, robust, solution for run-off surface design. Technodrain’s size-to-weight ratio maximises its savings in transport and installation costs, and this installation was within the limits set by the HSE manual handling guidelines for a one person lift.Chris Gilbertson, Project Manager for JT Atkinson, says: “We were looking for a quality drainage product which would be easy to install, able to withstand F900 loads, and be long lasting. Technodrain from Clark-Drain is the ideal solution and doesn’t disappoint. Not only does it provide us with the drainage we need at a competitive price, the installation was extremely easy thanks to its lightweight nature.”Technodrain was installed at the Stokesley branch of JT Atkinson in October 2019.WHY THIS PRODUCT WAS CHOSEN Hard wearing – Constructed of High Density Polyethylene (HD-PE), Technodrain delivers long life with low whole-life cost.Easy to install – Tongue and groove joints allow for ease of installation and the connection of multiple channels. Preformed lateral and vertical channel outlets also provide quick and easy connection to discharge pipes.Cost effective – whilst providing a safe environment and a highly efficient system for surface water clearance. BS EN1433:2002 – Load handling performance is rated at 90 tonnes, making it durable with strength to spare in an area used by a range of vehicles from forklift trucks to artic lorries.Hydraulic performance – With maximum through-flow of 8.25 litres per second and a water way area of 372cm2, it has more than enough capacity for JT Atkinson.Bolted locking system – Technodrain features a bolted locking system, with 4 bolts in every 500mm to avoid grating movement.
TECHNODRAIN DELIVERS ON DRAINAGE FOR AN EAST SUSSEX EQUESTRIAN CENTRE

TECHNODRAIN DELIVERS ON DRAINAGE FOR AN EAST SUSSEX EQUESTRIAN CENTRE

Clark-Drain Ltd

Ashdown Forest in East Sussex is a major destination for horse lovers, with several stables and riding schools amidst miles of bridleway. Clark-Drain supplied drainage solutions to one of the forest's prestigious equestrian centres, which is undergoing development of its visitor amenities.The centre has installed 3,000 square metres of new paving and parking areas, along with other upgrades to its facilities. Contractor Codrin Iordache of Cody Building took the opportunity to use Clark-Drain’s new HD-PE Technodrain solutions for the first time. Codrin says: “I was interested when I heard about Technodrain as an alternative to the polymer concrete drainage channels we generally use. Technodrain seemed to combine value with meeting all our technical specifications.“We found that the lightweight system is easy to handle. It’s also clear that, despite being light, the drainage channels have all the strength required.”All the Technodrain channel installed at the centre is in fact load rated to D400 and able to accommodate vehicles up to 40 tons. This means the area is equipped to handle even the biggest horseboxes, including HGVs carrying up to nine horses.Channels of two sizes were sourced from the range for this project:1. An external depth of 210mm, internal width of 100mm and max through-flow of 8.25 litres per second. 2. An external depth of 310mm, internal width of 200mm and max through-flow of 42.6 litres per second.Integrating sump units with channel drainageAlso supplied were several Technodrain sump units. These remove silt from the surface water, preventing dirt and debris from entering the drainage system and causing blockages. Codrin says: “I was impressed by the sump units. As with the channels, the galvanised steel edging made it simple for us to integrate them with the 80mm paving. They also feature grating that bolts in place, which is really easy to remove for maintenance inspection and cleaning of the unit and the channels.“The design of the Technodrain system also means that it’s easy to connect units together. Simple tongue and groove joints allow for the installation of channels with a ready-mounted grating, saving time on site and providing accurate connections. We will definitely be using Technodrain again on future projects.”Cody Building sourced the Technodrain products through the Tunbridge Wells branch of Professional Building Supplies, who specialise in drainage products as part of their wider range. Terry Hallett says: “We have been talking to customers since Clark-Drain introduced the Technodrain range and have had a really positive response. People like the value the range offers, and the fact that the light weight makes the units easy to handle.“The light weight is also good for us as a merchant. It makes this product sustainable to transport, and the HD-PE construction means there’s less likelihood of channels cracking in transit. It will also make storage at our central warehouse and branches simpler, with fewer issues around safe handling to deal with.”WHY THESE PRODUCTS WERE CHOSEN:Value - Technodrain consistently adds great value to excellent specifications.Load ratings - units chosen for this project were rated at Group 4 (D400), suitable for HGV parking. Robust - the HD-PE (high density polyethylene) channels and sump units are resistant to a wide range of acids, salts and hydrocarbons.Ease of installation - the 210mm deep channels used in this project weigh just 15kg each, including the ductile iron grating and galvanised steel edge.System integration - products in the Technodrain range connect easily together using simple tongue and groove joints.
HIGH-SECURITY ASSET MANAGEMENT AT REDUCED RISK, OPTIMISED COST, AND MINIMAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

HIGH-SECURITY ASSET MANAGEMENT AT REDUCED RISK, OPTIMISED COST, AND MINIMAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Clark-Drain Ltd

At a Glance:New £253m resettlement prison required complete and secure cabling infrastructureManufacture and off site build of completed chambers reduced onsite labour by one third minimising COVID / H&S risksLighter, recyclable materials cut fuel use, accelerated installation and reduced environmental impactHMP Five Wells has won 15 major industry awardsThe ClientKier (www.kier.co.uk) is a leading UK construction and infrastructure services company, providing specialist design and build capabilities for vital economic and social building projects across the UK. Kier was awarded the contract by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) for a new build resettlement prison in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire – as part of their New Prisons Programme. The aim of the programme is to reform and modernise the prison estate to provide more safe, secure and functional prison places focused on supporting rehabilitation.The ChallengeKier needed a cable access infrastructure that could satisfy the extremely secure access requirements of a prison environment spanning a 36-acre site.Over 1100 components were supplied to ensure a fully secure cable access system with features such as custom cabling.Kier’s goals for efficiency and cost-effectiveness, as well as for environmental sustainability and social responsibility, is in line with their brand values.The site required a simplified installation, reduced fuel consumption and lower emissions solution that would both endure and be recyclable at the end of their life. The benefits of Kier’s approach came to the fore during the COVID-19 pandemic.As Kier’s project director Rob Stanton explains, ‘new ways of working and offsite manufacture were embraced to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on project delivery’.The SolutionUsing polypropylene products from Clark-Drain, via subcontractor Mitchellson, significantly reduced the weight of the components as compared to traditional concrete. This removed the need for lifting equipment, reduced the on-site labour required (and the attendant health and safety risks), and dramatically shortened the installation time on this £253 million project.From a sustainability point of view, too, these lighter components scored highly, not only in respect of reduced fuel consumption and end-of-life recyclability, but also in terms of provenance, robustness, and therefore long-life durability.Clark-Drain also made several prior visits to site to assess the project requirements, and, based on these early engagements, added further value by designing, building and deploying, in relatively short timeframes, two new chamber bellmouths, to protect below-ground cabling. The bellmouths enable cables to be easily routed within the inner chamber walls during installation by site operatives, but also enable ducts to be securely housed and connected, inside the chamber walls, prior to concrete backfill being applied during installation. Clark-Drain manufactures over 70% of its products inhouse, including the completed chambers, which were manufactured and built offsite at its yard in Yaxley, Peterborough.Demonstrating its commitment to social value and equitability throughout, Kier also involved its Digital Apprentice trainees in the project, and created a project bank account to ensure easier and quicker supplier payment.Outcomes and ResultsThe figures speak for themselves:Cable access for the project is being assembled 22% faster than if traditional construction methods had been usedLighter materials meant that one third less labour was required on-site to install the chambersSurveys were carried out 70% faster using dronesMillions are being saved on post-project snagging using cloud-based review and QA technologiesThe project has won 15 major industry awardsAnd as for the environmental benefits, long life and recycling apart, the polypropylene chambers are only 38% of the density of concrete, greatly reducing the project’s fuel consumption and carbon emissions.Rebecca Wade, Bid Director at Kier, describes the project’s successes: ‘Thanks to the deployment of agile digital methods and next-generation suppliers, we are delivering efficiently and cost-effectively, whilst respecting our commitments to our society, our community, and our planet.’For more information on how Clark-Drain can help your business deliver robust, cost-effective, environmentally responsible cable access solutions, no matter how big or small your project, get in touch.
Flexible, sustainable and safe drainage solutions for Leeds Arena

Flexible, sustainable and safe drainage solutions for Leeds Arena

BLÜCHER UK Ltd

The Leeds Arena, when completed, will be a 13,500 capacity entertainment focused arena. BLUCHER® have supplied over 70 drains from their adaptable range of floor drains for the concourse, plant room and kitchen areas. BLUCHER® also supplied BLUCHER® EuroPipe, their push fit stainless steel drainage pipework system which was installed in the kitchen and conference areas. BLUCHER® EuroPipe was specified over other metallic or plastic systems for two specific reasons, due to the potential heat of the waste to be drained through the pipework and A1 fire rating of the exposed pipework in general.
Two Fifty One, Southwark Bridge Road

Two Fifty One, Southwark Bridge Road

CCL Building Products Ltd

CCL Wetrooms were contacted by Laing O'Rourke to design and supply drainage solutions for 193 wetrooms in their luxury development of apartments at Two Fifty One, Southwark Bridge Road. The wetrooms of similar sizes needed appropriate linear drainage for the shallow floor build up, that could also achieve a very short run off from the waste pipe to the stack. CCL Wetrooms specified Linear Screed Drains with solid grills into the apartments and penthouses, thanks to the drains' minimal height of only 67mm.
Holland Green, Kensington

Holland Green, Kensington

CCL Building Products Ltd

The luxurious apartments at Holland Green required the supply of wetroom drainage and waterproofing solutions into 134 bathrooms, suitable for use on a solid floor. CCL Wetrooms specified the installation of a Linear Screed Drain with a bespoke length Stone-Infill Grill into each shower area. The Linear Screed Drain was positioned flush against the shower wall and installed with either a single or double trap, capable of coping with flow rates of up to 56 l/min. To waterproof the floors and walls of the wetrooms, we recommended the installation of Tilesafe waterproofing membrane and Flexible Wall Membrane.
190, Strand

190, Strand

CCL Building Products Ltd

The Berkeley Groups' stunning London apartments required the installation of wetroom & waterproofing solutions into 188 wetrooms, suitable for a screeded floor construction. Linear Wall Drains with Stone-Infill Grills were specified into the apartments and penthouses. A high build latex system incorporating insulation boards and HBL-50 levelling compound was installed to the desired depth of 22mm from finished screed level, before the installation of Linear Screed Decs. Linear wall Drains & Stone Infill Grills of varying lengths were installed against the shower walls prior to waterproofing with RIW Tilesafe on the floors and RIW FWM on the walls.
Aldgate Place, E1

Aldgate Place, E1

CCL Building Products Ltd

Barratt Homes' stunning London apartments at Aldgate Place, E1 required the installation of wetrooms onto screeded floors.Linear Wall Drains and Stone-Infill Grills were specified into the apartments and penthouses within the high rise complex.To comply with planning regulations for apartment blocks, a same level waste connection was required within the 100mm floor build up of each of the wetrooms. This was achieved using the shallow linear wall drain which has a total height of only 67mm. RIW Tilesafe waterproof membrane and RIW FWM were applied to the floor and walls to prevent water penetration.
The Glade, Ascot

The Glade, Ascot

CCL Building Products Ltd

CCL Wetrooms were contacted by exclusive house developer Montrose Developments, to supply wetroom systems and install comprehensive waterproofing solutions into the master bedroom and guest en-suites at their development of three executive houses in Ascot. The systems needed to be suitable for use on screeded floors. Linear Wall Drains were installed into the en suites, which were then laid to falls. The shallow drain was ideal for the shallow screed depth. RIW Tilesafe and FWM waterproof membranes were then applied across the floor and walls of the shower areas.
Waterproofing and Drainage Solutions for Octagon Developments' luxury country mansion in Virginia Water

Waterproofing and Drainage Solutions for Octagon Developments' luxury country mansion in Virginia Water

CCL Building Products Ltd

CCL Wetrooms Installation team were approached by Octagon Developments to supply and install wetroom systems and waterproofing solutions into the master bathroom, gym and three guest en-suites at their luxury house in Virginia Water. Linear Screed Drains were recommended for installation into each of the wet areas, capable of coping with flow rates of up to 29 L/min. Falls were created within the screed before the Linear Screed Drains and solid linear floor & wall grills were installed into the required position within each bathroom. RIW Tilesafe & FWM were used to fully waterproof the wetrooms.
Royal Garden Hotel

Royal Garden Hotel

Fixfast Ltd

Fixfast supplied a complete package here, not on the drains and guards but all the fasteners required for fixing the roofing system. For this project, Fixfast also helped by providing the necessary rainwater calculations required to complete the project, ensuring the efficient and reliable drainage expected of the FarBo range once installed
Byrom Point, Liverpool

Byrom Point, Liverpool

Kawneer UK Ltd

Kawneer’s AA®100 zone-drained and capped curtain walling and AA®540 top-hung casement inserts in an unusual tiger bronze finish feature on the new Byrom Point mixed-use development on Liverpool’s Great Crosshall Street, close to the University of Liverpool.
Hotel nhow Berlin

Hotel nhow Berlin

IPS Flow Systems

Technology and design in perfect harmony. Located directly on the banks of the Spree River, the office of TCHOBAN VOSS Architects has created a spectacular building with the Music and Lifestyle Hotel nhow Berlin, which not only convinces with its impressive façade, but also with its innovative spatial concept. Every detail must be perfect for the demanding, international audience. It’s a good thing that the floor drains from KESSEL combine technology and design in perfect harmony. City, country: Berlin, Germany Date of completion: 2009 Type(s) of building: Hotel, gastronomy Product(s): 288x roof drain Ecoguss with Variofix-shallow bed upper section Oval, Fire protection insert Fire-Kit, Passage seal Quick-Fit, Grease separator EasyClean free Auto Mix & Pump NS 10
Vakkaru Resort

Vakkaru Resort

IPS Flow Systems

Holiday of a lifetime on the water. Behind-the-scene draining solution from KESSEL. White sandy beaches, azure water – Vakkaru Resort on the Maldives is a real holiday paradise. The upmarket guests are accommodated directly at or even above the water. High-performance drainage solutions from KESSEL guarantee that nothing disturbs the holiday of a lifetime. City, country: Vakkaru Island, Maldives Date of completion: 2017 Type(s) of building: Hotel, Gastronomy Product(s): Grease separator EasyClean free Auto Mix & Pump NS 4, 59x Aqualift F Compact, 13x pumping stations as individual solution, 720x design drain Invisible, 33x access cover Ferrofix
Perfectly crafted drainage and flooring solutions

Perfectly crafted drainage and flooring solutions

ASPEN by Canal Engineering Limited

A popular brewery brand recently expanded its headquarters to support the increase in demand of its craft beer range. John Lord Flooring were approached to specify the resin flooring and Aspen Stainless steel products were utilised for the drainage system. The Uragard-HT62W antimicrobial resin flooring was an ideal solution for the project due to its durability, chemical resistance and anti-slip properties. The floors and drains worked hand in hand to distribute waste water into the central drainage channel within the processing area.Aspen Stainless Davos Plus drain channels were installed to cope with the high level of waste demand within the brewery. The channel profile was carefully designed to provide an easy to clean surface with a self-draining slope feature. The strictest level of hygiene standards are required within food and drink facilities due to the build-up of bacteria and possible cross contamination of liquids.   It's essential the drainage is perfectly compatible with the flooring to ensure a seamless connection and high performance. This partnership with John Lord supports optimum performance compatibility by preventing the elevation of floor plates that can compromise hygienic performance.The drain channels are designed in compliance with EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group) to support safe hygienic engineering in food manufacture. The EHEDG states ‘product contact surfaces must be easy to clean, non-absorbent and not present a toxicological hazard by leaching of substances and foodstuffs’ the cleanability of the drainage is also an important hygiene requirement as stated in the EHEDG ‘Improperly or insufficiently cleaned equipment cannot be effectively disinfected’ A perfectly fitted drainage system will have a positive impact on boosting the hygienic performance of the entire facility. This includes employee health & safety, operational costs as well as consumer safety. The dedicated project managers worked closely with the contractor during the installation process to ensure the highest standards for drainage and protection were achieved. If you have any questions regarding our drainage solutions, please email aspen@canalengineering.co.uk or visit our site and speak to one of our technical advisors for more information. 
Flat Roof Replacement Implementing Safe2Torch Best Practice

Flat Roof Replacement Implementing Safe2Torch Best Practice

IKO PLC

This project had a wide ranging number of detailing factors to overcome with cladding abutment details and change in levels to be redesigned and encompassed into a system that also drained the roof areas of their historic high levels of standing water. Some of the existing construction build had not taken into account any suitable maintenance of the roof with sections being completely inaccessible and thus reducing the performance of the waterproofing.
Holiday Inn Express, Birmingham

Holiday Inn Express, Birmingham

Kawneer UK Ltd

This £16.3 million 250-bedroom precast hotel using Kawneer’s AA®540 windows, AA®110 zone-drained curtain walling and series 190 heavy-duty commercial entrance doors to help form the unusual pattern of L-shaped windows, forms part of the new 1.2 millionft2 Arena Central mixed use development in the city.
Barons Quay, Northwich

Barons Quay, Northwich

Kawneer UK Ltd

Three types of Kawneer’s curtain walling have been used on an exciting new retail and leisure quarter designed to rejuvenate the historic town centre of Northwich in Cheshire - AA®100 fire-rated curtain walling with 50mm sightlines and AA®110 curtain walling with 65mm sightlines, in mullion-drained and capped as well as SSG (Structurally Silicone Glazed) versions.
Smythe Library, Tonbridge School

Smythe Library, Tonbridge School

Kawneer UK Ltd

The £3.6 million refurbishment of a library at one of Kent’s most prestigious independent boys’ schools features Kawneer’s AA®100 mullion-drained curtain walling with bespoke fin caps and AA®541 concealed vents along with AA®720 entrance doors on a stunning new 13.5m high circulation tower topped by an AA®100 rooflight.
Atherleigh Park, Leigh

Atherleigh Park, Leigh

Kawneer UK Ltd

At Atherleigh Park Hospital in Leigh, Wigan, Kawneer’s AA®3110HW windows were installed alongside AA®100 zone-drained curtain walling and AA®543 tilturn and AA®541 top-hung casement windows by Polar (NE) Ltd, bringing four-fold benefits to a new £40 million mental health hospital.
Heavy duty and porous asphalts for business park

Heavy duty and porous asphalts for business park

Tarmac

Heavy duty surfacing was required for new access roads and car parking areas as part of a project to extend this business park located close to the A1 near Biggleswade. Using HGV resisting Ultiphalt HD asphalt on access roads combined with Ultidrive porous free draining asphalt on parking areas provided both sustainable drainage and long term durability.
CORE DRIVE Gravel Driveway Installation

CORE DRIVE Gravel Driveway Installation

CORE Landscape Products

The clients had severe damp issues on the exterior wall of the house. The driveway sloped toward the property and the area had no working drainage system in place. The clients wanted a free draining surface that would not require constant maintenance and could handle the frequent car use that was suitable for a baby stroller along with a solution to the rising damp problems they were experiencing.
Disabled Access Gravel Driveway Using CORE DRIVE Gravel Stabilisers

Disabled Access Gravel Driveway Using CORE DRIVE Gravel Stabilisers

CORE Landscape Products

Our clients existing block paved driveway was uneven and had sunken in one specific area due to drainage problems. They wanted a free draining surface that was disabled friendly and could incorporate an access ramp to the front door, making entry easier for their elderly mother who had recently moved in with them
ACO Wildlife Kerb chosen to prevent amphibians from falling down roadside gullies

ACO Wildlife Kerb chosen to prevent amphibians from falling down roadside gullies

ACO Technologies plc

WILDLIFE KERB SOLUTION FOR PERTH AND KINROSS COUNCILWhen local wildlife rangers reported significant numbers of amphibians trapped in roadside gullypots, Perth and Kinross Council were concerned that many of these animals would be unlikely to escape or survive. In order to provide a safe and sustainable solution to prevent this issue, the council turned to ACO’s Wildlife Kerb to eradicate the problem.  Following prior observations during routine drain maintenance, Perth and Kinross Council Countryside Ranger Service set out to conduct the Amphibians in Drains Project throughout the region. The surveys revealed that significant numbers of trapped amphibian wildlife – primarily frogs and toads – were being found, having fallen through the drain grid. In fact, nearly 70 percent of the gullypots surveyed contained amphibians and small animals. Crucially, once trapped, it is unlikely they are able to escape or survive. Furthermore, the majority of animals were found in August and September, and the road gullies they had fallen down were less than 500m from a breeding pond – which suggests they were dispersing to their hibernation sites. This gave rangers enough information to infer that roadside drains have a significant impact on their populations. Amphibians typically follow the side of the kerb along the road which directs them straight into a traditional gullypot. Following funding from the SITA Trust, the Ranger Service was able to obtain ACO Wildlife Kerbs, which provided the perfect resolution. As part of their eco-friendly design, ACO Wildlife Kerbs contain a recess which allows amphibians  to follow the lower edge of the kerb and bypass  the gullypot.  The council piloted the use of Wildlife Kerbs at a site on Elm Drive in Blairgowrie. Following the success of the trial, the products were subsequently rolled out throughout the area.To read the full case study visit www.aco.co.uk/casestudies
Newcastle Girls High School

Newcastle Girls High School

Kawneer UK Ltd

The £11 million redevelopment of Newcastle Girls High School into arguably the region’s and one of the UK’s leading girls’ schools includes AA®100 mullion-drained curtain walling, AA®541 top-hung casement windows and AA®720 doors on both the refurbished and new-build elements as well as AA®3110 horizontal sliding doors on the new-build element.
One Canal Parade, Cardiff

One Canal Parade, Cardiff

Kawneer UK Ltd

Two versions of Kawneer’s AA®100 curtain walling – mullion-drained capped and SSG (Structurally Silicone Glazed) - were used on One Canal Parade in Cardiff city centre. These were complemented by Kawneer’s AA®540 fixed lights, AA®720 bottom-hung, outward-opening vents for smoke ventilation, series 190 heavy-duty commercial entrance doors and aerofoil caps integrated into a Brise Soleil system.
Triton Supplies Type C Waterproofing For Landmark London Scheme

Triton Supplies Type C Waterproofing For Landmark London Scheme

Triton Systems

The White Collar Factory will be a mixed-use are of workspace, residential and retail, designed by architects, AHMM. The development, sited on London's City Road, comprises a new 16-storey office tower, a new public square and refurbished existing buildings to the rear. The new 2-storey basement has been waterproofed using a Type C system applied internally, to provide drained protection in accordance with BS 8102: 2009. The waterproofing was supplied by Triton Systems.
SuDS Permeable Paving - Crane Hardstandings, Truckcell, Wadlow Wind Farm, Cambridgshire, UK

SuDS Permeable Paving - Crane Hardstandings, Truckcell, Wadlow Wind Farm, Cambridgshire, UK

ABG creative geosynthetic engineering

In Line with Cambridge County Councils renewable Energy Development Programme. RES received consent to build the 13 turbine Wadlow Wind Farm. The site is in a sensitive ecological and archaeological location. It therefore meant the crane hard standings had to be sympathetic to the local environment without compromising the minimum bearing capacity of 200kpa. ABG Truckcell Porous Plastic Paving System was chosen. This was supported by a free draining sub base and seeded with an indigenous seed mix to blend with the local environment. Due to the rapid installation, grassed appearance and load bearing abilities Truckcell ticked all the boxes.
Cranswick Country Foods

Cranswick Country Foods

ASPEN by Canal Engineering Limited

Aspen Stainless supplied bespoke stainless-steel solutions to the UK’s leading food producer Cranswick. Aspen worked closely with Trundley Design to design effective hygienic plant equipment for a number of food processing plants across the UK.The drainage system was installed to support the cleaning regime and water flow around the factory. This blended perfectly with the John Lord flooring design and allowed for waste to drain effectively into the surrounding channels and gullies; creating a seamless connection between the systems and prevented any standing waste and bacteria from building up.
Heavy Duty Drainage for Maerry Hill Shopping Centre

Heavy Duty Drainage for Maerry Hill Shopping Centre

ASPEN by Canal Engineering Limited

The Merry Hill Shopping Centre in Brierley Hill recently underwent an expansion and overhaul of its entrance area. Aspen were approached to design, manufacture and install bespoke drainage for the newly renovated entrance area to the shopping centre.Aspen worked closely with the client to manufacture and install stainless steel solutions to support the performance of the outdoor environment. There was great importance placed on the rainwater calculations and anti-slip resistance to ensure the channels and covers were fit for purpose in an outdoor setting. Aspen provided engineering drawings, samples and prototypes to ensure a seamless manufacturing process and delivery of the project from day one.Aspen Stainless  HD Heel Guard Drain Cover and Drain Channels were specifically designed to support the flow of rainwater within the entrance area. The standard central bottom Meribel Outlet was installed to efficiently dispose of non-liquid waste built up within the outlet. The trap featured fully removable trash baskets to allow for the efficient disposal of non-liquid waste, built up within the outlet.The HD Heel Guard Cover was specifically tested using the pendulum anti-slip test. The pendulum assesses the friction offered by the floor when a foot comes into contact with the surface. The cover was tested to ensure that the surface presents a safe level of grip in end use. The pendulum anti-slip has proven to deliver the most accurate results and is therefore the key adopted method for assessing floor slipperiness in all conditions. The pendulum CoF test is the subject is a British Standard, BS 7976: Parts 1-3 using an imitation heel (rubber soling sample) sweeping over the drain cover. The slipperiness of the flooring has a direct impact on the value provided and is therefore the adopted method for assessing floor slipperiness in all conditions.The dedicated project manager worked closely with the contractor during the installation process to ensure highest standards for drainage and protection were achieved. The design, manufacture and installation process was specifically scoped out to meet with all the necessary building regulations in line with the latest HSE and UKSRG guidelines.If you wish to find out more about Aspen Stainless solutions please email: aspen@canalengineering.co.uk or speak to one of our technical sales team via our online chat portal.
SuDS Permeable Paving, Park and Ride, Sudspave, Truro, UK

SuDS Permeable Paving, Park and Ride, Sudspave, Truro, UK

ABG creative geosynthetic engineering

Following a successful park and ride facility in the west of the city and to reduce traffic further, an east park and ride facility comprising 1800 car parking spaces as part of a regeneration scheme. The park and ride design focused on sustainability and protecting local habitats. Due to restrictions on run off levels Cornwall council opted for Porous Paving. ABG Sudspave 40 permeable pavers were installed on free draining aggregate to enhance surface water drainage. Sudspave was supplied pre assembles for rapid installation. The panels can be filled with topsoil, gravel or seeded.
Torfaen Learning Zone, Cwmbran

Torfaen Learning Zone, Cwmbran

AluK (GB) Ltd

The newly opened £24m Torfaen Learning Zone in Cwmbran is a showcase for AluK’s SL52 capped, mullion drained curtain walling system, complete with punched open-in windows in the thermally efficient AluK 77IWE casement system. Part of the Welsh Government’s 21st Century Schools and Education programme, it is the new home of learning for all those aged 16 and over in Cwmbran and caters for 1300 students. It has been built on a brownfield site in the centre of the town and will form part of a wider development, also set to include offices, a hotel and retail and hospitality outlets.
Residential Tadelakt Steam Room

Residential Tadelakt Steam Room

TyloHelo Ltd

Helo was invited to design and build a bespoke steam room as part of a leisure complex redeveloped within a country estate. Using traditional Moroccan Tadelakt finish, an authentic hammam style steam bath was created. A challenge posed by this project was to achieve remote switching of the steam from the main residence over a distance of 350 metres, enabling the client to prepare the steam room in advance of use. Special design features were included. For example, an ornate pull handle and concealed linear drain at the room’s entrance.

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