A courtyard is a private ‘public’ space, open to the sky and surrounded by a building or wall.  

Courtyards can be found in pubs, hotels, apartment buildings, small housing developments and individual residences.  

The purpose of a courtyard is to provide a communal space for socialising, sitting or playing and can be designed to include any combination of seating, sculptures, tree pits, play areas or soft/hard landscaping.  

The durability and flexibility of SureSet resin bound paving makes it ideal communal courtyards, whatever the design.  

Benefits 
Practical and functional, our high quality permeable communal courtyard surfacing significantly reduces problems caused by standing water; providing a wide range of safety, comfort and maintenance benefits including:

  • Reducing maintenance and running costs; the UV stability and permeability of SureSet improves the long-term appearance of a communal courtyard with minimal maintenance.
  • Increasing safety; there’s no loose stone to migrate or be catapulted into other areas and the potential to slip is greatly reduced.
  • The versatility of SureSet allows you to camouflage unsightly drains and manhole covers and include surrounding trees with a tree pit.

Bases
Suitable bases for SureSet communal courtyard paving include asphalt, concrete, crushed rock and SureCell®.   When applied to SureCell, our own fully permeable reinforced stable sub-base, a fully SuDS compliant surface is created.  

Sustainability  
Even when applied to a non-permeable base, the permeability of SureSet resin bound paving allows water to drain away, be harvested or discharged into drains or soak-aways.    

SureSet communal courtyard paving is covered by our 18 year guarantee  

Please contact us for more information or advice about SureSet courtyard surfaces.  

Ready to find out more?
You can download information about how to specify and suitable bases for SureSet permeable paving on the right or read some case studies.