Permeable paving combines aesthetics and "a quality SUDS" for zero carbon standard housing scheme

 Hanson Formpave has supplied over 2,000m2 of paving to Barratt Homes’ Hanham Hall development, which is set to be the first of its kind to achieve the new zero carbon standard.

Set within 12-acres near Bristol, the development will be one of the first zero carbon communities in England and will consist of 185 houses as well as a range of shops and offices.

It features Formpave’s standard Chartres paving – which emulates the old stone traditionally used in rural and heritage sites – as well as Aquasett and Aquaflow, Formpave’s permeable paving sustainable urban drainage system (SUDS).

The system will contribute towards a communal rainwater harvesting facility which will deliver enough water to flush one toilet and for one washing machine in each home.

Other sustainable solutions include photovoltaic panels, sliding shutters to prevent solar overheating as well all the properties being designed to maximise natural light.

Hanson Formpave area sales manager, Chris Hubbard, said: "This is a cutting edge housing development and we are delighted our products have been specified."

Barratt Homes project manager, Philip Marshfield, said: "We wanted to use products that offered the most innovative sustainable solutions available. Hanson Formpave’s permeable paving was the perfect choice when it came to combining both aesthetics and a quality SUDS."

Hanham Hall is the first housing scheme to be created as part of the Government’s Carbon Challenge initiative, which aims to help the house building industry fast track projects that significantly reduce the impact on the environment, provide important lessons for delivering low carbon housing developments and encourage people to live more sustainable lifestyles.


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