Paving for Councils – Why it’s a good idea!
Littlehampton Bricks and Pavers is a boutique brick maker in Australia. With extensive expertise and knowledge in this industry, our handcrafted products have been chosen for many world-leading projects. We continue to innovate in bespoke design and a range of colours.
When it comes to paving for Councils, several elements must be considered. Littlehampton Bricks and Pavers has provided multiple paving projects for Councils in Australia and understands the needs and specific requirements necessary for these projects. From the start of your project to its successful completion, Littlehampton Bricks and Pavers will collaborate with you until you are delighted with your end paving result.
Councils must follow specific regulations when sourcing a paving contractor specialized in municipal and institutional paving services. There are several vital points to consider to meet the expectations of residents.
Clay Pavers vs Concrete – What are the main factors to consider?
When choosing the suitable paving material, one cannot specially compare the two; however, we can elaborate more on each to help you make the right choice.
Many Councils prefer to use clay pavers instead of concrete in walkways areas as a quality clay paver will last much longer than a concrete paver and require no maintenance; however, it can be more expensive to purchase at first.
Another reason for the preference is that natural clay products will keep their colour forever, unlike tinted concrete pavers. Concrete pavers are coloured with various artificial additives, but they have a long history of colour leaching, turning “grey,” while clay pavers never fade.
Our clay pavers are perfectly designed and best suited for footpaths and light traffic. They are made to last much longer than cement and look good forever. These clay pavers are fired at over 1100 degrees celsius, adding to their longevity and strength.
It’s no wonder they are still finding pots made from clay in Pyramids after thousands of years!
Councils may choose clay for aesthetics and longevity, as clay pavers are designed to last and look better than concrete.
Clay products are also environmentally friendly, weather-resistant, and stain-resistant, and they have a life span many times that of alternative products.
Why Councils use paving as their first choice
Councils use pavers on streetscapes to beautify the footpaths and accentuate areas. Pavers are diverse and recommended to be utilized on footpaths and light-traffic roads. With the overwhelming benefits of pavers, you can’t go wrong with choosing pavers over any other material. Some factors to consider when choosing paving for your Council project include:
Easy Installation – Paving doesn’t require expensive specialty equipment as concrete surfaces do. Once the pavers are in place, they are filled and compacted into a solid and durable surface. With a well-done and firm base, pavers are durable enough to accommodate vehicle and foot traffic once set.
Durability & Weather Resistant – Clay pavers are extremely strong and will never fade. Pavers are more durable to sun, heat and weather conditions that tend to damage concrete. Your clay pavers have a lifespan of up to 100 years and still maintain their original colour.
Sustainability – Our pavers are made from environmentally-friendly materials and processes aiming to reduce carbon footprint through green energy sources such as solar; also, all our bricks are fired using recycled waste oil. We recycle the heat from the main kiln to dry and pre-heat the bricks before firing them, and we hand grade each product, so every brick that is sent out is good for us – no wastage. All those processes help us to reduce the amount of waste in the system.
Drainage – Pavers are perfect for drainage. Many Councils turn to pavers to help drain the excess water, prevent overflow in public areas, and keep the undersoil moisture healthy for the environment.
Littlehampton’s experience in Council paving projects
At Littlehampton Bricks and Pavers, we have worked on various Council paving projects and understand your time constraints and budgetary needs. Our paving professionals provide quality results that you can trust. Below are a few of our Council clients who chose us to collaborate with their Architects and provide our paving expertise to their projects:
- Cowell Aquatic Park and Marina (City of Franklin Harbor)
- Hawker and Quorn Mainstreets (Flinders Ranges Council)
- Victor Harbour city centre upgrade (City of Victor Harbour)
- Aldinga mainstreet (City of Onkaparinga)
- Prospect Rd
- Main North Road (City of Port Adelaide)
- Mt Barker (Mt Barker Council)
- Kingston Mainstreet upgrade (Kingston Council)
- Port Pirie stage 1 (Port Pirie)
- Virginia Mainstreet Upgrade (City of Playford)
- Walkerville Tce Upgrade (City of Walkerville)
- The Parade Kent Town (Norwood St Peters Council)
The pavers produced by Littlehampton Bricks and Pavers are made from natural clay and water. They are fired at more than 1100 degrees Celsius, making them slip and fade-resistant, strong enough to be used in heavy load areas and easy to maintain. Cleaning requires mild detergent and a little scrubbing, but in most cases, they can just be hosed down or swept clean. Furthermore, as no chemicals are used during manufacturing, the pavers are recyclable and environmentally friendly. Better yet, the kilns are fueled by recycled waste oil and the Littlehampton Bricks and Pavers factory is powered by solar panels.
Why choose Littlehampton Bricks and Pavers
Littlehampton Bricks and Pavers not only understands the needs of Council requirements but also provides our products and services in line with Council value propositions. As a local family-owned business, we take great pride in our services and have done so for the last 120 years. We use skills and traditional techniques to produce a premium range of handcrafted clay bricks and clay pavers that benefit our clients locally and internationally.
Elegance, rich colour blends and unique designs are characteristics of our bricks and pavers acknowledged by discerning architects and perfect for Council projects. Our pavers are independently tested for strength (breaking load), slip resistance and water absorption. They pass all tests with flying colours and are rated for use in commercial, council areas, schools, footpaths, roads and more!
As a very proud Australian paver manufacturer, we take enormous pride in crafting the best pavers for any space. Whether designing beautiful quality products or helping customers with selections or deliveries, we can help you with all your paving needs.
Contact us today for all your Council project needs, and let us pave the way for you today!