PHPD discovers how a development in West Sussex used permeable paving by Tobermore to meet sustainable drainage requirements, whilst ensuring the exterior style of the property was maintained.
It can be a challenge to create an aesthetic and functional hard landscaping solution for an aspirational housing scheme. Such was the case when developer Junnell Homes Ltd created Salterns Reach, a luxurious housing scheme in Prinsted, West Sussex.
The design of the properties was inspired by the Arts and Crafts era of architecture – originally formulated around 1880-1920 and referencing the importance of traditional craftsmanship.
For the Saltern’s Reach development, when the exterior of the properties were considered, the hard landscaping was seen as hugely important as the developer was seeking products that would blend with the distinct style of the project, whilst offering functional benefits.
Jonathan Bingham, Construction Director at Junnell Homes, explained what his team wanted to achieve at Salterns Reach: “We needed to create an entranceway that complemented the development as a whole and the grand frontage of the homes on site”.
Paving was selected as the most appropriate hard landscaping material due to its attractive and hard-wearing qualities. Tobermore provided Junnell Homes with Hydropave Tegula Duo and Hydropave Tegula 240 permeable paving. These products met the project requirements, blending beautifully with the traditional surroundings of the site. Importantly, they also served a SuDS function – a legal requirement for new housing schemes in the UK that feature ten or more units.
The properties at Salterns Reach successfully reached completion in late 2016 and range in price from £725,000 to £2.5m. Jonathan commented: “The aesthetics and technical capabilities of the products met our design vision; hard-wearing, suited to purpose, easily repairable and offered design flexibility.”
And would he use a similar solution if faced with the same challenge on future developments? Jonathan noted: “We gladly recommend Tobermore paving products to anyone in the construction industry.”