Concrete block paving for domestic and commercial applications

Block paving is increasingly becoming the preferred choice of material to create areas of hardstanding and roadways for both domestic and commercial projects, not only for its aesthetic appeal but also for its important health and safety, sustainability and flood resistance credentials.

Choosing permeable paving that is a sustainable urban drainage system (SuDS) is a condition of planning permission in some areas in the UK as risk of flooding grows. Formpave pioneered SuDS, utilising permeable paving, over 20 years ago and our Aquaflow® Permeable Paving System achieved The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: Innovation.

Alongside our Aquaflow SuDS system, Formpave also manufactures and supplies permeable and conventional concrete paving products, paving kerbs and accessories, and Nori clay paving.

Aquaflow (SuDs) sustainable urban drainage systems

Aquaflow (SuDs) sustainable urban drainage systems from Forterra Building Products
SuDS help prevent flooding by replicating natural systems and processes to drain surface water. Collected storm water is stored before being slowly released back, either into water bodies or directly into the ground.

Formpave block paving products

The Formpave range represents a definitive collection of high quality, permeable and conventional concrete block paving products, designed and manufactured in the UK to enhance and add value to your project.

Ecogranite permeable paving
Permeable block paving
Ecogranite block paving
Block paving
Paving kerbs & accessories

With over 60% recycled content, Ecogranite is the sustainable solution for permeable block paving. This premium range of permeable block paving has a textured surface, exposing the sparkling granite while offering excellent skid and slip resistance. The paving blocks incorporate a slot and chamfer which helps to prevent localised flooding by allowing water to disperse at a high rate making them the ideal premium paver to complement the Aquaflow SuDS system.

Designed to disperse water at a high rate, our range of permeable block paving – comprising Aquasett, Aquaslab, Aquaflow and Aquaflow ML – is fully compatible with the Aquaflow SuDS system. With a choice of attractive traditional or contemporary finishes, they are ideal for a variety of commercial and residential projects and for the creation of pedestrian areas. For heavy duty applications, choose Aquaflow ML blocks, which are designed to be laid by hand or machine.

For a sustainable solution for conventional block paving, Ecogranite has over 60% recycled content. Its textured surface exposes the sparkling granite and offers excellent non-slip resistance properties, which make it ideal for residential and commercial projects, including driveways, access roads and car parks. The range features long setts, boulevard paving, cobbles, slabs and traditional rectangular paving blocks.

Formpave manufactures a wide range of conventional block paving for both commercial and domestic applications. From contemporary modular or traditional rectangular paving to cobbles and boulevard paving, all available in a variety of sizes, distinctive colours and finishes. Designed to withstand heavy loads, you can be confident that Formpave block paving offers the strength and durability you need.

A range of block paving kerbs and edging suitable for use with conventional block and permeable block paving. Kerbs and edging are used as a paving edge restraint and are suitable for roads and footpaths on commercial, industrial and domestic sites. Standard and bull nose kerbs are available to add the finishing touches and are available in colours and finishes to match the Aquaflow, Chartres, EcoGranite and Royal Forest ranges.

Case studies

Sometimes, it is reassuring to read about other success stories before embarking on your own. Here, you will find examples of residential, education, commercial and public sector construction projects in which Forterra’s innovative products, and its skilled, approachable teams and flexible services, have played a significant part.

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