Category: Architectural - Hospital Paving

StoneSet for Hospital Campuses

Hospitals have a reputation for being cold and clinical. Sick people want to leave as soon as possible, and their relatives find visiting them a bore. It doesn’t have to be this way, however, and a great first step in making hospitals hospitable is using StoneSet on the campus grounds.

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BIRD CONTROL WITH GRAVEL BINDER

Bird netting has come under fire recently – with photos like this Tasmanian salmon netting. We take a look at this medical facility in St Leonards where bird netting would have been unsightly, especially if birds were to become entangled. A far smarter solution is to stop birds being able to pick up the stone using Pour’On gravel binder – retaining the buildings modern, cleaner look

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Stoneset for safety on common property

Since 2011, Sydneys growth rate has averaged 4.95% pa and currently boasts 5.1M residents. Despite being the capital city with the largest population, the growth rate has slowed this year to 2% due to ‘internal migration’ to other capitals.

Since 2011, Sydneys growth rate has averaged 4.95% pa and currently boasts 5.1M residents. Despite being the capital city with the largest population, the growth rate has slowed this year to 2% due to ‘internal migration’ to other capitals.
Population change: Australian Capital Cities
Melbourne follows Sydney closely at 4.9M residents and in 2018 saw the largest ever net-annual increase in population with a corresponding highest growth rate of the capitals at 2.7%.
With the price of housing, Medium density zoning has provided the bulk of dwellings for growing populations. As a result, Strata living is evolving toward a higher quality of dwelling, including luxury apartments.
Foyers and landings on common property are busy thoroughfares. Issues such as loose stone, concrete cracking and pooling or flooding from runoff are legitimate safety concerns for Owners Corporations. Strata Committees are being forced to act on reports of trip and slip xhazards and search for alternatives.
Owners Corporations and Councils face many safety issues in highly trafficked pedestrian areas.
Why is StoneSet’s unique brand of resin bound stone well placed to meet these demands?

PEBBLES STAY BOUND

Unlike Pebblecrete, Stonset uses a very robust and durable 2-part polyurethane binding resin. Unlike cementitious adhesives used for pavers and pebblecrete, Stoneset resin is chemically cured, UV stable and flexible to ensure strength and flexibility which affords customers a 10 year guarantee
This landing at an apartment block in Coogee was surfaced in Cream stone in keeping with the strata blocks external appearance.

SAFETY

Runoff, pooling, dampness, mould, slip hazards. These are all common issues that must be dealt with by Committees and Councils. Rather than the expense and hassle of fitting new strip drains and networks to deal with pooling water, why not let that water flow through the pavement, and into the ground?

MAINTENANCE

A combination of the above, highly trafficked areas that experience water pooling will see advanced stages of wear well before StoneSets 10 year guarantee. This attractive and durable system provides a low maintenance, hard surface which is crack resistant, yet flexible enough to allow for ample controlled movement such as root growth.

ENVIRONMENT

Despite the eastern seaboard experiencing one of the driest winters on record, we have not seen water restrictions put in place. Any rain has seen significant runoff, as the ground has become dry and compacted. StoneSet is porous, allowing water to run right through and return to the water table, providing water and nutrients to trees, shrubs and other greenery. With StoneSet The larger the gravel surface area, the larger the amount of rainwater to be stored. Forget the tank and let the water sit in the decorative gravel until the ground is ready to absorb it.

APPEARANCE

The value of property in Australia has not only resulted in a shift to Strata living, but an increase in the quality of living these newly built strata units offer. Luxury apartments are framed by beautifully landscape gardens and common areas. StoneSet has 24 different natural colours of stone and 6 vibrant colours of recycled glass, StoneSet offers the freedom of creativity and a cool porous paving product for all your landscaping needs.

Looking to fuel your next park project? Contact us. We are members of the Master Builder’s Association and a CarbonNeutral company that is dedicated to customer satisfaction.

StoneSet’s Slip Resistance Helps Everyone

From hospitals to playgrounds, campuses to shopping centres and beyond, paved areas are at constant risk of becoming a liability.

Traditional design has been stuck in a rut, relying on the same solid concrete slabs that collect water on their surface whenever it rains.

Accumulated moisture turns outdoor areas into health hazards for our loved ones, and liabilities for businesses. There is a newer, safer solution.

StoneSet’s permeable paving process is the answer. By using locally sourced and recycled materials, we can create an aesthetically pleasing, environmentally friendly, and most importantly human-friendly alternative to the concrete and asphalt of yesteryear.

Two key differences set us above and beyond in slip resistance. The porous nature of our material allows moisture to drain into the ground beneath, reducing pooling and the creation of slick patches. Second, by casting a layer of sand on the surface, we can provide an instant anti-slip finish.

Our wide range of materials in various sizes can be laid in beautiful combinations of shapes to create awe-inspiring outdoor displays while at the same time keeping those on it safer than traditional building materials.

The concrete benefits of StoneSet’s porous paving technology are clear. Peace of mind is much harder to measure, but no less important.

StoneSet is perfect for commercial and private applications. Whether it be for customers and clients, or friends and family, from young to old. You can rest assured that StoneSet’s solution is quicker to install, more environmentally friendly, longer lasting, more visually appealing, and safer. We can’t wait to work with you!

Please contact us today and let us know how we can help make those close to you even safer.

Hospital Walkways Made Safe and Beautiful

Public and private health care providers require walkways that are safe, reliable, and visually attractive.  StoneSet achieves these goals while also being completely customizable and environmentally friendly.

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StoneSet Offers Solutions for Commercial Development within Various Communities

Communities have recognized the need to protect our environment while continuing to increase the safety and security of our neighbourhoods. Our governing bodies and business owners continue to look for innovative designs that are cost-effective and easy to maintain. Porous paving is a water-sensitive solution that enhances the beauty, value, and usability of properties and landscapes while increasing environmental safety.

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Incorporate StoneSet in Landscaping Projects to Reduce Noise Pollution

Sometimes a landscaping job is so physically demanding that manual labor alone is not enough. As a professional landscape contractor you know when it’s time to bring in the heavy equipment to manage the work. It’s a practical solution, but what do you do when the circumstances of the job prohibit the use of large, noisy machinery? We have recommendations when you encounter this situation.

 

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StoneSet Applications for Senior Living Facilities

Senior Living Facilities, Retirement Homes, and Nursing Homes, typically surrounded by concrete, seek better paving solutions. Concrete cracks and crumbles and presents a major safety hazard for residents and visitors. Replacing old and dangerous concrete with StoneSet porous paving provides a safer and  more sustainable environment with gorgeous aesthetically pleasing designs.

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