The next time you enter your business, take a moment to look at the exterior. If the entrance and landscaping look outdated or ordinary, potential customers may just walk on by. To attract new business and provide a greater, aesthetic experience for your customers, consider the modern trend of placemaking.
Category: Courtyard Paving
It’s thirsty work being a tree in the pub beer garden! We take a look at this water smart installation of StoneSet DIY kits to pave sections of the courtyard at the Crossroads Hotel Narrabri. There were a number of unexpected advantages using StoneSet on this project. Mainly – locals, visitors and even trees can now quench their thirst in leafy comfort
Loose gravel and garden stones are very popular in the landscaping world. They look nice, add dimension and they are easier to maintain then mulch. But you may not always consider it for your larger projects, as it may seem too costly in both actual cost and in time. StoneSet is however, an affordable solution and can be laid quite quickly – with 150m2 easily installed per day.
With StoneSet Porous Paving, you can have the best of both worlds. In short, ever even large-scale projects can use StoneSet to have a positive effect on not only our own environment but the whole planet. And the best thing? It isn’t nearly as costly as you may think.
Laying a porous paving for commercial use probably takes less time than you think. Although it varies from project to project, consider this: at the Sydney Observatory we paved over 1000m2 to our high quality standards in only 10 days. The paving was placed to seamlessly fit in with the heritage nature of the site, while meeting the accessibility requirements of today. Our porous paving was a perfect alternative that matched the existing red granite but offered a long lasting, low maintenance and easy to traffic solution.
StoneSet Porous Paving is also much more suitable for commercial projects and heavy-traffic use than you may have considered. Whilst the pavements remains fully porous strength is not compromised and yes, large trucks can drive on it. Consequently, StoneSet can improve yours hard to soft landscape ratio.
How we do we do this? By using a resin and aggregate blend that provides a surface with a high enough void content to allow rain water to permeate, reaching up to 96ltrs/m2/second. Building from the bottom we compact 3 layers of no fines road base. We then top this with a layer of 52 mm recycled plastic Gravel/Drainage Cell, which is backfilled with 6-10mm recycled aggregate. Finally, StoneSet is applied over the top at 25 mm depth. Leaving you with an incredibly sturdy layer for even the heaviest of use.
COMMON USES FOR STONESET: WHERE TO USE
StoneSet is suitable for a large variety of different implementations. Whatever your paving project, we have you covered:
- Tree Surrounds
- Pool Surrounds
- Art Features
Religious centers such as temples, churches, and mosques, central to communities, should offer a refuge from the “concrete jungle” of the city. Concrete detracts from the beauty of natural materials used in religious buildings, while natural stone landscaping compliments the connection between the earth and spirituality.
After a busy day at the office and a long commute home, homeowners want to escape the hectic pace of life more than ever. This is why a growing number of them are looking no further than their own backyard to plan their escape. A new trend called hardscaping is inspiring homeowners to change outdoor spaces from dreary to divine.