Specifying Permeable Pavers
Our Hydropavers® are the perfect choice for architects, builders and DIY fanatics who want to turn their hardscaped areas into environmentally-friendly, non-slip, puddle free and attractive spaces that carries a multitude of advantages.
Where can Hydropavers® be laid?
Hydropavers® can be laid in all outdoor spaces where regular paving would normally be appropriate.
Our Permeable Pavers are perfect for a range of applications:
Public spaces such as car parks, footpaths, and garden paths
Alfresco and patio areas
Eco building projects
Commercial and industrial storage facilities
How We Make our Permeable Pavers
We use ceramic material, compressed at 1,600 tonnes before baking it at 1,200 degrees Celsius. It is this compression gives our permeable pavers their durability and hardness.
How Permeable Pavers Work
Our Permeable Pavers drain water by absorbing it through the paver itself. The sponge-like properties of the stone then allow the remaining water to drain through to the underlay, which is typically comprised of aggregate bedding. A typical area paved in 55mm pavers can absorb all water that falls on them during a day subject to 5mm rainfall. The permeability rate of these pavers is able to absorb more than 60mm per hour of rainfall. This level of permeability is more than enough to cope with any rainfall event that has occurred in Melbourne Victoria in the past 100 years.
Sizes and Styles
Our Permeable Pavers come in a range of colour options to suit almost any palette. We currently stock the following sizes:
- 600 x 300mm
- 300 x 300mm
- 200 x 100mm
These sizes are available in thicknesses of:
The colour range of Premier’s permeable pavers includes:
- Light Grey
- Dark Grey
- Tactile pavers in yellow
Benefits of Premier Pavers and Stone’s Permeable Pavers
The benefits of our Permeable Pavers are myriad:
Revolutionary drainage system:
using our permeable pavers opens up a whole range of possibilities. Because you no longer have to consider water run-off requirements, you don’t have to create awkward slopes or place an ugly, plastic drain in the middle of your beautiful courtyard. Any area fitted with Permeable Pavers becomes, in effect, one large storm drain. This means your entire patio is capable of dealing with storm water much more readily, your car park will never flood again, and you can maintain the design of your courtyard without sacrificing beauty for functionality.
Safety and comfort:
the texture of our permeable pavers makes them non-slip. Combined with their permeability, their non-slip surface means that (even after the heaviest of rainfalls) your footpath, car park or entrance will remain safe. Not only that, they prevent puddling in high-traffic areas, which can contribute to falls and affect visibility for drivers due to light reflection.
our Permeable Pavers aren’t only designed to absorb water; they are also perfect for absorbing noise, particularly vehicle noise and other sounds in built up areas.
Pool and spa area anti-slip:
creating a safe outdoor environment, Permeables permit the water runoff to be absorbed by the pavers, rather than create unsafe puddles. Especially important if young children or the elderly frequently use your pool area.
Easy to maintain:
to maintain the appearance of your Permeable Pavers, all you need to do is hose them down regularly with a high pressure-cleaner. Our permeable pavers don’t require any sealing, so you never have to worry about re-sealing. And, the fact that they are made from ceramic means they maintain their strength and appearance for a lifetime. They also prevent you from having to un-clog and clean out your drain.
our Permeable Pavers help prevent soil erosion caused by stormwater run-off, and prevent waste and chemicals from entering our waterways.
Satisfy regulatory needs:
Premier Hydropavers® satisfy local council requirements stipulating that water saving solutions must be implemented in paved areas.
The technology behind Hydropavers® is the most important event in the manufacturing of permeable pavers. This product has been applied in a range of settings with complete success. The arrival of this technology creates remarkable opportunities for the domestic and commercial construction sphere as well as government building projects.
So, if you’ve been struggling to devise a drainage system that meets your aesthetic objectives, look no further than our Permeable Pavers. With our pavers you don’t need to think about drainage, all you have to do is select the size, thickness and colour, lay the pavers according to your design and let our ceramic absorption technology do the rest.