Building aesthetics coupled with the need to conserve energy and natural resources are factors that play an ever increasing role in the development of commercial buildings. The selection of products needed to achieve these elements is therefore paramount to the success of the final appearance of any project.
In order to meet the parking and landscaping aesthetic requirements, Civtek (PTY) Ltd, civil engineering contractors, chose Technicrete ISG pavers, kerbs and retaining wall products for City Logistics’ new warehouse based in Benoni, Gauteng. “Technicrete’s price, reliability and proven track record with Civtek made them a natural partner for us on this project” said Raymond Metcalfe, Contracts Manager at Civtek (PTY) Ltd.
“The new warehouse facility for City Logistics comprised 10,750 m2 of paved parking and roadways, and Technicrete’s 80 mm DZZ grey interlocking pavers were chosen for their suitability for heavy duty-areas because of their hard wearing surface overlay that is the best option for a logistics facility” said Metcalfe.
“Technicrete’s Figure 7 Semi mountable kerbstones were installed in driveways and parking areas that covered 450 meters. While 6,210 Florawall units were applied behind the kerbs so that seedlings could be planted in over 550 m2 to enhance the landscaping aspects of the project.”
“ The City Logistics warehousing project also comprised a Retention Dam, and after taking technical advice from the Technicrete ISG’s sales representative, Wayne Oliver, our engineer selected their Earthform retaining wall blocks to support the 150 m2 surrounding the dam whilst still giving a pleasing finish and an easy maintenance offering” concluded Metcalfe.
“Our Florawall units give uninhibited root and water penetration, which is needed for true plantability success. It is a good looking and practical product that will enhance the visuality of any retaining application. It can be stacked up to six layers high providing the grounding is suitable and no additional loads are applied” said Wayne Oliver from Technicrete ISG.
Oliver continued “Our DZZ interlocking pavers and our range of kerbing are known for their longevity when applied in projects that require a surface to withstand a heavy and high traffic flow such as industrial and commercial properties are subjected to”.
Technicrete ISG is an iconic South African brand which is well known for its paving, kerbs, roof tiles, erosion protection blocks, precast products, prebagged concrete and retaining wall products. Their products have been used on many government infrastructure and private sector development developments.
To view the complete Technicrete ISG offering please visit www.technicrete.co.za
Technicrete ISG is part of the IS Group which also comprises Rocla and Ocon Brick.