Permeable paving began with Formpave

Whether your next project is a single driveway, an entire carpark, or an adoptable road, aesthetics is an important factor. But so too is managing flood risk and meeting legislative and sustainability requirements.

Formpave can help you to fulfil all of these project goals. The Formpave range of concrete permeable paving products can be used alone or with Aquaflow SuDS, the patented, award-winning sustainable urban drainage system we pioneered over 20 years ago and which many have sought to emulate. Formpave’s collection of permeable and standard concrete paving products is all designed and manufactured right here in the UK.

Sustainable paving systems

Formpave is a founding member of the UK Green Building Council and at the forefront of ‘whole system’ design solutions. Formpave Aquaflow SuDS is helping architects, specifiers and engineers to create more sustainable developments through considerate design and careful selection of techniques and materials:

  • reducing surface water – dealing with surface water at the source reduces the effects of urbanisation and the impact of localised flooding
  • improving water quality – Aquaflow provides two levels of storm water treatment; removing harmful pollutants and protecting the environment downstream
  • contributing to the biodiversity – by working in conjunction with other SuDS techniques, Aquaflow allows any hard standings, including roads, to be used as drainage, producing a traditional looking surface with many desirable features
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Designing your paving scheme

To help you achieve a quality system and SuDS solution, Formpave’s team of experienced designers offer a comprehensive free design service bespoke to every project. This includes technical and professional advice, preparation of draft proposals and validation of the client’s own design. All designs are covered by our professional indemnity insurance.

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Commercial or domestic, contemporary or traditional

Formpave’s permeable and conventional paving products are available in a wide selection of colours, block types and finishes, including EcoGranite which contains more than 60% recycled content. The range has been developed to cater for a range of commercial, industrial and domestic applications, from contemporary to traditional designs.

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From supermarket car parks to National Trust properties

Formpave’s products have been used to create attractive, sustainable paving schemes – with and without SuDS – for supermarket carparks and high street pedestrian zones to cutting-edge housing developments and conservation areas, including National Trust. Read about some of them here.

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We've got the perfect paving for a perfect job

To help you in your decision-making process, our brochures contain useful information about the product ranges, their applications and technical specifications.

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