EcoPath for Primary School Sensory Garden


Hobletts Manor Infant School required paths to be laid to their newly designed and created sensory garden, an enclosed area for children to enjoy nature and learn at the same time. The paths would be purely for foot traffic but needed to be visually attractive and slip-resistant. The school is committed to caring for the environment by recycling when possible, so Ronacrete’s newly introduced RonaDeck Eco Path MT was the obvious product for specification.

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Path at Hemel Hempstead school

Eco friendly resin bound path.

RonaDeck EcoPath MT is a resin bound surfacing system that combines specially formulated resin with a blend of aggregate and recycled rubber granules (taken from truck tyres).

Ronacrete Approved Contractor Flintstone Solutions placed the vulcanised rubber granules (15kg) and kiln dried aggregate (75kg) into a clean, forced action mixer.

The two parts of the RonaDeck Eco Path MT resin were then mixed with a drill and helical paddle mixer attachment for 30-45 seconds. The mixed resin was immediately added to the mixer with the already mixed aggregate and rubber granules and mixed with the aggregate/rubber blend until the aggregate was evenly coated.

RonaDeck Eco Path MT was then applied at a thickness of 35mm to the prepared sub-base of compacted Type 3 aggregate and levelled and smoothed with a float, taking care not to compact the resin to ensure permeability.

The surface was allowed to cure and was ready for foot traffic within 24 hours. The day was sunny but if there had been heavy rain then the surface would have needed sheltering for the first 12 hours.

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RonaDeck EcoPath laid in school’s sensory garden

About Ronacrete

Ronacrete is an international manufacturer of specialist construction products with factories and development centres in the UK and the Far East. Accreditations include BS EN ISO 9001, BS EN ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001, offering specifiers the opportunity to gain BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes credits. Market leading brands include SuDS compliant RonaDeck resin bound products for paving and tree pits, Ronafix admixture and Ronafix modified pre-packed mortars with BBA approvals for screeds, renders, concrete repair and bedding. Ronacrete produces materials for; resin bound and resin bonded hard landscaping, polymer modified and fast drying screeds, waterproof renders and coatings, concrete repair and protection, waterproof bedding mortars and resin flooring. www.ronacrete.co.uk
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