ACO Technologies have supplied their ACO CIVICDRAIN and ACO STORMBRIXX for a beautiful barn conversion in Oxfordshire aiming to attract tourists on Airbnb.
The owners of Brasenose Farmhouse, Kate and Carl Tomlinson, were looking to convert their barn into two ground floor apartments.
A key factor of consideration was management of surface water in the courtyard and driveway areas.
The ACO CivicDrain was installed at the base of a 105m2 driveway, which leads down a steep incline to the parking area of the house.
ACO CivicDrain is a C 250 system, suitable for light to medium duty traffic applications, another important factor for the barn as 4x4 vehicles are regularly used in and around the farm.
As well as being installed at the bottom of the driveway, it was also fitted along the left of the driveway where the apartments can be accessed via a pathway to the courtyard area.
It is manufactured from Vienite®, ACO’s high strength polymer concrete material, and comes complete with a corrosion resistant black composite Heelguard grating.
To avoid the issue of water pooling in the courtyard area, ACO StormBrixx – which can be used as a domestic soakaway system – was installed and connected to the downpipes off the 112m2 roof.
StormBrixx is a sustainable drainage solution (SuDS) and will collect the roof water, hold it and slowly release it into the natural water cycle
It is a geocellular attenuation and infiltration system with a high void ratio and manufactured from recycled plastic, making it an ideal choice for this project.
View Surface Water Channel Drainage Product Entry View ACO Product Overview Brochur PDF