Did you know that since October 2008, it has been a legal requirement to incorporate SuDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) into any front garden or driveway over 5m² that is being paved over – even if you are only replacing an existing driveway?
This requirement was introduced to prevent any surface water run-off to the highway and thereby help reduce the risk of future flooding events and build up a more sustainable infrastructure for our urban spaces.
In some instances it is not possible to incorporate a SuDS solution; in these cases you will need to seek Planning Permission from your Local Authority. Failure to do this could be a costly omission as your driveway may subsequently need to be replaced if you come to sell your property in the future.
Brett can supply you with Permeable Paving options if you project calls for it, along with several drainage accessories such as:
- Line Drains
- Dished Channels
- Recessed Manhole Covers
Dished Channels create a gentle channel to drain water away to soakaways within your property boundaries, in accordance with Government legislation.
Dished Channels blend well with paving and can be incorporated in to your design without compromising the overall result.
Corners are also available to integrate with dished channels to direct water flow.
Line Drains can be incorporated in to your driveway to drain water away to soakaways within your property boundaries, in accordance with Government legislation.
Line drains sit flush with the surface of your driveway and are able to withstand regular traficking.