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    Addagrip soaks up the atmosphere at Ecobuild 2014

    Addagrip, the leading resin bound and bonded surfacing manufacturer, will once again be exhibiting at Ecobuild – the world’s leading event for sustainable design, construction, energy and the built environment.

    Ecobuild is taking place at ExCeL in London from Tuesday 4 March to Thursday 6 March, and Addagrip will be exhibiting on stand S1729.

    Aware of the extremely wet weather we’ve experienced over the past few months, the Addagrip stand will be highlighting the porous properties of its resin bound systems – including Addaset Resin Bound Surfacing, Addabound Resin Bound Surfacing and Terrabound Resin Bound Surfacing.

    “Visitors to our stand at Ecobuild will be able to experience first-hand the porosity of our surfacings with some live demonstrations,” says Roger Critchley, Managing Director of Addagrip.

    Addaset, Addabound and Terrabound are all SuDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems) compliant, where a suitable base build-up configured for SuDS has been installed (to make sure that the rain water can drain through the product, through the asphalt and the sub-base and away into the soil).

    SuDS mimic natural drainage processes to reduce the effect on the quality and quantity of run-off from developments and provide amenity and biodiversity benefits. Installing SuDS can also reduce flood risk.

    “From speaking to existing clients and potential customers recently, drainage seems to be top of their agenda,” says Roger. “Everyone seems to want a solution and our SuDS compliant products can help provide that.”

    One of Addagrip’s approved contractors, Total Protection (GB) Ltd, recently installed Terrabound at the new visitor centre at Hengistbury Head – the stunning nature reserve near Bournemouth.

    Terrabound was chosen for its porosity and, even with the heavy rain experienced recently in the UK, Jacqui van Bommel, Landscape Officer at Bournemouth Borough Council, says that the surfacing is performing well.

    “The Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre has been open for a number of weeks. We’ve been very busy and the Terrabound looks as good as the day it was laid,” says Jacqui. “The main courtyard previously used to flood regularly and, with our drainage interventions and the porosity of the Terrabound, I am very pleased with how the surface has performed so far, even with an extremely high water table.”

    Addagrip worked closely with Bournemouth Borough Council over the choice of gravel incorporated in the Terrabound. Some local stone was specified and Addagrip provided testing to check its suitability.

    Terrabound is a commercial grade resin bound surfacing system, introduced to provide a more cost effective solution for large and small projects. It is available in a select range of natural aggregates and provides a seamless, porous, hard wearing, low maintenance and decorative surface.

    Last year, Terrabound was incorporated into a project at Abbotsford House, near Melrose in the Scottish borders, the former home of the novelist, playwright and poet Sir Walter Scott. As part of the lottery-funded restoration works, Addagrip approved contractor, The Fraser Bruce Group, carried out the installation of 6mm Rhine Gold Terrabound Resin Bound Surfacing at a depth of 18mm to the courtyard and garden pathways totalling 850m2.

    The Addagrip stand at Ecobuild will also feature Addabound Resin Bound Surfacing – which includes a minimum of 25% recycled content of aggregate and filler – Addaset Resin Bound Surfacing, Addacolor Resin Bound Surfacing, Addastone Resin Bonded Surfacing and the Addastone Tree Pit System.

    “We are delighted to be exhibiting at Ecobuild once again and are looking forward to sharing our latest products with our visitors,” says Roger Critchley. “The past year has seen us battling some very inclement weather conditions, as well as working on some high-profile projects where water was less of an issue – namely, Penguins Rock at Edinburgh Zoo and the Lee Valley White Water Centre.”


    Images supplied showing:

    1 Hengistbury Head (installed by Addagrip’s approved contractor, Total Protection (GB) Ltd)

    Please credit the Hengistbury Head photographs to Bournemouth Borough Council.

    2 Abbotsford House (installed by Addagrip’s approved contractor, The Fraser Bruce Group)

    Notes to editors:

    Established in 1980, Addagrip is a leading resin manufacturing and formulating company, offering a range of high quality products to meet industry requirements.

    Addagrip’s philosophy is to create and develop a wide range of high quality decorative and hard wearing surfacing solutions, installed through a network of approved contractors, to meet project requirements ranging from commercial schemes to domestic installations.

    The current product range includes Addastone Resin Bonded, Addastone TP Tree Pit, Addaset and Addacolor Resin Bound surfacing systems, along with a range of quality resin floor finishes and concrete protection resins.

    The latest additions to the range are Addabound and Terrabound. Addabound is a resin bound surfacing with a minimum of 25% recycled content of aggregate and filler. Terrabound is Addagrip’s new commercial grade resin bound surfacing system.

    Environmental considerations are important to Addagrip and its ongoing programme of research and development is continually striving to develop a product range that is as environmentally friendly as possible.

    Addagrip products have been used in a variety of high profile projects including Media City UK in Salford, Edinburgh Zoo and Abbotsford House.


    For more information on this media release, please contact Angela Ward on: 01825 765617 or by email: angela@themarketingeye.com