Flexipave Recycled Surfacing Material

Morgan Sindall at the Network Rail Werrington Grade Separation project in Peterborough have surfaced a public bridleway using a material that reuses waste and reduces our carbon footprint. ‘Flexipave’ is made with recycled vehicle tyres and acts as a flexible porous surfacing material.

It is manufactured by KBI UK Ltd and is a 50/50 mix of recycled, loose ground rubber derived from vehicle tyres, and natural stone aggregate. The dry elements are bound on site during installation using a KBI proprietary binding agent.

This polyurethane binder allows material to flex, which makes it ideal for surfacing on bridleways frequented by horses. The material is porous which allows the passage of water to flow through. It is estimated by KBI that approximately 5,000 recycled tyres were used in the construction of the Hurn Road bridleway on the Werrington project, with approximately 2,150 m2 of material placed. This equates to significant carbon savings, with a former waste product able to be used in place of importing virgin materials.

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