Terrabase Rustic Gold
Addagrip are delighted to have been able to help out with our Terrabase Rustic Resin Bound porous surfacing for a community project in our own town.
Ian Smith, Chairman of the Brighter Uckfield volunteer group, contacted us regarding a surfacing requirement to improve an area of land at the corner of Mallard Drive, by the Highlands roundabout.
The area had become overgrown and time-consuming to maintain. In true community spirit, a number of local businesses offered to help out, supplying materials and services. The area was initially cleared by Brighter Uckfield, C.J.Thorne prepared the base in readiness for the resin bound surfacing which was donated by Addagrip and installed by our approved contractor Hobart Paving, and a new seat was donated by The Highlands Inn and then installed by Nice ‘n’ Tidy.
Terrabase Rustic Resin Bound surfacing was the perfect product to transform the area which consisted of bare soil and existing trees. The patented ‘no-dig’ system can be installed onto a compacted MOT Type 3 sub base (or similar) so there was no need for a concrete or asphalt base. With its 6-10mm aggregate size the surface is porous so will allow water to penetrate through to the roots of the two trees in situ. The Rustic Gold blend was selected to create a bright sunny surface that will be low maintenance and hard wearing for many years to come.
Brighter Uckfield, a group of volunteers who help keep Uckfield’s community spaces bright and tidy, will be finishing off the project with a planter.
A plaque mounted on the wooden bench was officially unveiled on Friday 21st July 2017 by Ian Smith, who thanked representatives of the local businesses involved for their support to help make this part of Uckfield a brighter place:
"For the past 5 years, as fast as Brighter Uckfield volunteers cleared brambles and weeds from the corner of Mallard Drive, they grew back, which can be disheartening. With the generosity of local businesses who have donated time and money, Brighter Uckfield has seen the site turn into a superb community asset, almost beyond our wildest dreams. This has been a fine example of partnership working." Ian Smith