Using concealed lighting to create vivid and contemporary landscapes is growing in popularity and the new ACO Eyeleds illuminated drainage channel system from ACO Water Management, which offers a versatile and simple way of achieving stunning results, will be amongst the many innovative landscaping products on its stand at this years GLEE.
The ACO Eyeleds system is designed specifically for residential, pedestrian and light-vehicle applications. It carries surface-mounted LED spotlights that are set within a range of channel options, allowing unique schemes to be created that can highlight individual areas, demark hazardous zones or add striking aesthetic qualities to surrounding architecture. It is also very easy to install with no special fixtures or electrical fittings required.
Also on the stand will be ACOs award-winning ground reinforcement and stabilisation system ACO GroundGuard. Recognised by the Association of Professional Landscapers, ACO GroundGuards open-grid structure allows it to be seeded with grass or back-filled with gravel to create high load-bearing surfaces of any size that blend perfectly with their surroundings. Capable of supporting 250 tonnes per square metre, it is specifically designed to create access routes, car parks and pedestrian pathways.
Changes to planning laws and the forthcoming Floods and Water Bill have focussed attention on hard-landscaping drainage solutions, particularly around new and refurbished driveways where the control of surface water run-off is now subject to tight Local Authority regulation. ACOs HexDrain Brickslot allows discreet, virtually invisible channel drainage runs to be installed, making the system ideal for visually sensitive hard landscaped areas such as driveways, footpaths and patios.
The HexDrain Brickslot channels are manufactured from a high strength, recycled polypropylene (certified for pedestrian and residential traffic applications) and are fitted with narrow 10mm wide offset inlet gratings. The gratings height and offset allow traditional block paviours to be laid right up to the edge of the channel inlet, blending it perfectly with the natural breaks between the surrounding blocks.
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