Aggregate Industries states the case for SuDS as flooding crisis deepens

  • 14 Oct 2019

With lots of flash flooding across the UK recently and forecasters predicting a turbulent winter ahead, Aggregate Industries has stated that the case for Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) adoption has never been greater.

On the 1 October, the Environment Agency issued 70 flood warnings and 181 alerts across England as torrential downpours drenched many parts of the UK, resulting in nationwide chaos, widespread flooding, travel disruption, power cuts and thousands of homes affected.

Looking to the winter ahead, even more profound weather patterns are expected with forecasters predicting that temperatures could dip to as low as -14C in some parts of the UK.

For local authorities and developers alike, the result is increased onus on efforts to mitigate the impact of the UK’s increasingly erratic weather – with Sustainable Drainage Systems being a vital tactic in this.

In pre-empting this growing demand, Aggregate Industries recently launched its newly updated SuDS range offering a full suite of surface options; from aggregates designed to ensure excellent drainage characteristics through to permeable paving enabling water filtration, all of which can be used together or separately as part of a strategic SuDS drainage system.

Paul Wagstaff, Head of Product Management at Aggregate Industries, comments: “There is no getting away from the very real flood risk facing many parts of the UK and, as demonstrated by the recent issues, our current defence measures are limited. It is therefore imperative that local authorities, developers and all those operating in the construction sector take stock of the SuDS opportunity and the importance it can play in helping up be prepared, whatever the weather.”

Constituting one of the of the widest SuDS ranges in the construction industry, Aggregate Industries offer includes various foundation design and system surface options, including SuperFlow aggregates, Hydromedia ready-mixed concrete, Charcon infilta paving, Grassgrid block paving, Lytag lightweight aggregate, SuperDrainasphalt and SuperSport asphalt. Each product can be combined to offer a comprehensive and complete sustainable drainage system designed to help reduce flood risk and control and minimise pollution before it enters the watercourse.

Visit the Aggregate Industries website

Leave a Reply

Latest news

Granada

From derelict Grade II listed rail station to warm workplace thanks to Granada’s secondary glazing

As part of a redevelopment at Peterborough’s Fletton Quays, Granada Glazing has designed, manufactured & installed bespoke arched secondary glazing systems.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Glazing, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Video of the Week, Windows

Crown

Crown Paints answers the call to help rural communities

Crown Paints has helped to breathe new life into hundreds of rural phone boxes, as part of a nationwide scheme to provide local communities with access to vital emergency medical equipment.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Charity work, Paints, Coatings & Finishes, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment

Saint-Gobain Weber

CMS gives winter school leavers space to start developing their careers

CMS Window Systems is working with North Lanarkshire Council to provide a vocational environment for school leavers to make the transition from education to the workplace.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Glass, Innovations & New Products, news, Posts, Windows