Latest Posts

New cannabis bill could see construction taking the high road

The proposed amendments to the Cannabis for Private Purposes bill that seeks to further decriminalise cannabis usage and legalise South…

Read More..

Luxury vs ultra-luxury – What’s the difference?

BESPOKE LIFESTYLE: There are a number of key factors that distinguish ultra-luxury homes form the rest, not least that they’re…

Read More..

Creating sustainable growth and reducing poverty through structural transformation

Urban development domains ACRC’s analytical framework uses the concept of urban development domains to transcend both sectoral and traditional systems-based…

Read More..

A root cause of flooding in Accra: developers clogging up the city’s wetlands

Christopher Gordon, University of Ghana Ghana has six designated Ramsar sites. These are wetlands designated under the criteria of the…

Read More..

Nigerian property crime could be reduced if neighbourhoods were better designed

Adewumi Badiora, Olabisi Onabanjo University Nigeria has a very high crime rate. The Global Peace Index ranked it the world’s…

Read More..

Inner cities are growth engines attracting young homebuyers

Inner city living is boosting the city residential property market and driving urban rejuvenation Inner cities. Love them or hate…

Read More..

Kenya’s push for affordable housing is creating opportunities despite barriers

Raphael M. Kieti, University of Nairobi; Robert W. Rukwaro, University of Nairobi, and Washington H.A. Olima, University of Nairobi In…

Read More..

Heron IVC: Walking the green talk

Waterfall is closing the loop on waste Waterfall prioritises sustainability and responsible environmental stewardship as a strategic imperative, keeping the…

Read More..

20th Aug 2022

Architect Africa Online

Africa's Leading Architecture Aggregator

Greening hardwearing driveways with Armorflex HLP

The blocks allow natural or planted vegetation to grow through their openings providing the natural aesthetically pleasing finish once installed.

Don’t you just wish, when driving along a bumpy sand road, that there could be some form of tracking to make the journey easier? Or even when driving up your own driveway, that there is an attractive greened track that blends in with your already established landscaping? A simple yet highly engineered hardlawn paving from Technicrete, Amorflex HLP, is probably the best solution for a stable grounding.

Easy to maintain by using traditional lawn maintenance techniques, Amorflex HLP paving blocks allow the natural greening of paved surfaces to form hard wearing grassed driveways, roadways, parking areas and embankments. They can also be used on embankments for light duty erosion protection as well as a light stormwater run-off.

Once earthworks have been designed to suit the application loading, the preparation for the laying of the Amorflex HLP blocks includes creating a surface of layer works to standard specifications 1200MJ (max 10mm in 3m), and putting down a river sand bedding (with a recommended thickness of between 10mm and 15mm). The blocks are then hand-compacted into the bedding sand using a rubber mallet.

The top openings in the Armorflex HLP blocks are filled with topsoil and grassed prior to trafficking. The blocks allow natural or planted vegetation to grow through their openings providing the natural aesthetically pleasing finish once installed. Keeping the soil intact is helped by the roots of the plant growth.

The Amorflex HLP blocks are available in 340mm x 294 mm with a 90mm thickness, primarily in grey but other colours are available upon request.

Technicrete and Rocla are part of the Infrastructure Specialist Group of companies (ISG).

SOURCE: First Published on Leading Architecture & Design

error

If you find this website useful please spread the word.

RSS
Follow by Email
WhatsApp