Stone Digital 7 - The natural solution for sustainable hard landscaping

Stone Show


Setting the new paving standard with BS7533-101 and understanding its environmental considerations

23 Feb 2022
Stone Digital
 The completion of BS 7533 Part 101 2021 on the design of pavements is a significant development in hard landscaping and a major achievement for the sustainable use of natural stone. 
True or False? 
Fortunately, the answer is ‘true’ but probably not in quite the way you might think.  Steven Burton and Phil Crichton get right down to the fundaments of ‘sustainability’, what it means in practice and how, while we’re all waiting for the ‘think tanks’ and the ‘policy makers’ to provide the universal blueprint  for ‘saving the planet’,  our industry; designer/specifiers, manufacturer/producers, contractor/installers can start making a real, tangible difference, now!   
Steven Burton and Phil Crichton argue that by insisting on best practice in design and specification (ref the 101), small and immediate environmental benefits are immediately realised.  So, if we are to confidently state that stone is ‘the natural solution for sustainable hard landscaping’ we have to make it our business to ensure best practice in design, specification and construction becomes universal.
Steve Burton (GMICE), Technical Director - Steintec
Phil Crichton (DipLA, CMLI), Specification & Technical Consultant - Steintec

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