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Paving and walling specialists Kilsaran International, has recently completed an intricately designed paving project at Sandymoor School in Cheshire.
Landscape Architects, Planit-IE, required a paving manufacturer that was flexible and cost-effective in order to create the desired landscape. Approximately 2000 sq metres of paving was supplied and hand laid across the new site, which specifically required an unusual 160 gauge laying style. The specification was made for the popular Mellifont block paver in a three size mix, using a Rustic, Charcoal and Curragh Gold colour blend.
“Kilsaran is experienced in providing hard landscaping solutions for unusual and challenging schemes, with a wealth of installations in the public sector field,” said Robert Davenhall, specifications manager at Kilsaran International. “Although we have worked with Planit-IE before, the brief was completely different. It was exciting to be involved in a project that required high attention to detail and a unique installation, the result is visually stunning but still functions as the safe and low maintenance landscape a school environment requires.”
“We worked closely with the landscape architects to achieve the different laying patterns and colour mix blends, and laid out a number of demonstration panels on the ground under the architect’s specific instruction. This was to illustrate the vast design scope our products facilitate, which in turn helped the architects envision the bespoke design before installation, allowing them full confidence in their pattern and the ratio of colour blends.”
The result of the high attention to detail given by Planit-IE and Kilsaran, is a vibrant, colourful entrance to the school, transforming the landscape into a cheerful and welcoming site. In addition the colour mix doesn’t show dirt, which is critical for high traffic areas and avoids taxing maintenance duties. Kilsaran worked closely with the client and specifiers to deliver the desired aesthetics within the constraints of cost and practicality.