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To avoid disruption most of our school paving projects take place during August, so while schools across the country have been out for the summer SureSet have been installing top quality school paving ready for the new academic year.   Here is a summary of some SureSet school projects we have completed this summer…  

Burlish Park Primary School, Worcestershire
Customer: Thomas Vale   
A brand new £5.5m school has replaced the 1960’s building in Windermere Way and features two new sports pitches, a multi-use games area, car park and bicycle store.   SureSet was specified for the courtyard.

Key features:

  • Natural Aggregate: 6mm Barley Beach
  • Area: 130m²
  • Base: urban pathway build-up
  • Depth: 24mm
  • Edging: granite standard edging, cobbles, buildings  

Stoke Lodge Primary School, Bristol
Customer: Pyramid Construction   
The play area has been fully landscaped and includes four brightly coloured circles, each with 1.5m high play grade poles, linked together with a SureSet resin bound pathway.  

Key features:

  • Natural Aggregate: 6mm Barley Beach
  • Area: 40m²  
  • Base: concrete
  • Depth: 18mm
  • Edging: metal, concrete  

Yewstock College, Dorset
Customer: RG Spiller   
A project to improve facilities at the college began in May 2014 and include a single storey building around an internal central courtyard providing access to the classrooms and natural daylight.  SureSet was specified for the internal courtyard.

Key features:

  • Natural Aggregate: 6mm Chestnut, 6mm Barley Beach, 6mm Sterling Forest Green
  • Area: 45m², 50m², 30m²   
  • Base: asphalt
  • Depth 22mm
  • Edging: timber, retaining wall, aluminium  

The Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls, Essex
Customer: Aggregate Industries UK Ltd   

Part of an £8m refurbishment and development SureSet permeable paving was specified for a courtyard and access roads.  

Key features:

  • Natural Aggregate: 6mm Bronze, 6mm Golden Pearl
  • Area: 312m², 796m²
  • Base: asphalt
  • Depth: 18-20mm
  • Edging: ACO drain, kerb, flexible aluminium  

Yarm School, County Durham
Customer: Cleveland Land Services   
Over the last six years this school has undergone a £3m redevelopment programme to create new buildings and facilities to accommodate the growing number of students. SureSet permeable paving was specified for parking bays (see banner picture).  

Key features:

  • Natural Aggregate: 6mm Barley Beach, 6mm Sterling
  • Area: 1811m², 183m²
  • Base: asphalt
  • Depth: 18-20mm

John O’Gaunt School, Berkshire
Customer: Bolt & Heeks  
With funding to invest in its infrastructure and technology in order to compete with larger schools, the refurbishment of this school included science labs, sports hall, information technology suite, all weather pitch, library, internet café, entrance halls and signs, a new main entrance and external landscaping.     SureSet permeable paving was specified for a new resin bound footway.    

Key features:

  • Natural Aggregate: 6mm Norwegian Bronze, 6mm Bronze
  • Area: 220m², 8m²   
  • Base: concrete, asphalt
  • Depth: 16mm
  • Edging: kerb  

Michael Tippet School, South London
Customer: Bolt & Heeks Ltd   
The school opened in 2008 and is currently undergoing some external works including a sensory playground. SureSet was specified for a footpath running through a playground featuring an outdoor gym and a sensory play area.  

Key features:

  • Natural Aggregate: 6mm Barley Beach  
  • Area: 118m²
  • Base: asphalt
  • Depth: 16mm
  • Edging: baton  

Why choose SureSet for your school paving?   

  1. Our experience working with a large number of educational establishments; from major regeneration schemes to small refurbishment projects
  2. SureSet is virtually maintenance free and its permeability means no standing water; making safe to use immediately after wet weather  
  3. Our environmental credentials, including compliant with Sustainable urban Drainage Systems (SuDS)  
  4. Not only is SureSet available in a wide range of colours, but we also offer bespoke colour blends  
  5. We support you through the whole process  
  6. Installation is quick; our Installation Team can lay up to 250m² per day and the surface can be ready to use in as little as six hours  
  7. Our industry leading 18 year guarantee against: loose stone; cracking; oil damage; UV degradation; colour change; frost damage and workmanship.  

If you found this interesting, you might like our Blog Paving Ideas for Schools.  

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