Nu-flex | Lancashire County Council recycle over 5,700 old car tyres with new surfacing
With their award-winning environmentally friendly porous paving alternatives, Nu-flex has grown from strength to strength.
It not only uses and recycles old rubber but is also highly durable and low maintenance.
One of the product’s primary advantages is its immense porosity, which enables immediate dissipation of surface water. Which prevents any water that can become a danger on the ground and ice forming.
The process has been used throughout the UK and has seen immediate advantages for local authorities and user groups who are now able to reuse inaccessible footpaths and bridleways.
Loved by running clubs, cyclists and the horse-riding community, the nu-flex system is playing a vital part in towns, allowing people access to footpaths that were once abandoned.
They system is cold laid and leaves a smooth easy to use surface with plenty of grip with its embedded stone chips. It won’t rut and is resistant to defects and hazards. The local authorities see many benefits in rejuvenating public walkway with nu-flex one of the main benefits being low maintenance and extensive warranty.
Over the past 18 months, Lancashire County Council has installed the process and seen significant advantages from the nu-flex paving alternatives. They have procured (through open tender) roughly 17,000m2 of nu flex and recycled roughly 5,700 vehicle tyres destined for landfill. All of the above has been installed in house through Nuphalt Contracting’s Civils Division.
Tony Lund – Senior Environmental Project Officer told us:
“The walkways can be used all year round, even in winter. The paving allows the public to walk risk free due the porous surface removing standing water.”
Nu-flex has been extremely praised for the creative alternatives and won ‘Highly Commended’ at the CIHT Northwest and IHE Mercia Branch Awards.