Fire access routes are roads, paths, tracks or reinforced grassed routes to a building, new development, domestic housing or commercial property to satisfy planning regulations.  An access road to allow a fire engine or emergency vehicle (Ambulance) a clear access in case of an emergency to a building is often specified in construction projects. Engineered reinforced surface solutions which are also SuDS compliant and environmentally sympathetic are often specified.

Fire access routes need to combine safety, sustainability and practicality with stable, durable, engineered aesthetically acceptable surfaces. Sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) which attenuate surface water run-off must be considered alongside options such as reinforced gravel and grass surfaces to further limit visual and environmental impact.

A robust cellular permeable paving grid system is often specified for fire access routes and emergency vehicle roads as they are often required to be part of a reinforced grassed surface. Interlocking porous plastic pavers provide a surface stabilisation solution that is free-draining and can be designed in conjunction with a SuDS system to manage rainwater run-off. Cellular plastic porous pavers can be filled with a selected gravel to provide a SuDS compliant free draining retained gravel access route, or filled with grass to blend in with the natural environment; accommodating the increased desire for green surfacing wherever practical. Where an invisible structure grass access route is required, a reinforced rootzone system is often considered, where small plastic mesh filaments are blended into the rootzone to provide a stable grassed surface that looks like any normal grass with the added benefit of being able to support the heavy loads from a fire engine or emergency service vehicle.

ABG supply the following products that are suitable for stabilising grass or gravel fire access routes

Sudspave Permeable Paving Grids

Sudspave plastic paving grids are an interlocking permeable paving system designed for traffic applications where a free-draining stabilised surface is desired. The pavers can be filled with a gravel or a grass finish and are ideal for fire access lanes. With a grass fill, the pavers allow optimum grass growth and a high load-bearing stabilised surface. The construction profile allows rainwater to run-through the paver fill, through the permeable sub-base and into the sub-soil.

ABG Sudspave is an example of a permeable gravel or grass surface reinforcement system

Truckcell Heavy-Duty Porous Pavers

Truckcell™ is a heavy-duty cellular porous paving system designed for heavy vehicles over grass or permeable gravel access roads. With a gravel fill, the porous plastic grids provide a structural surface that is SuDS source control compliant. A grass fill is suitable where natural grass is required in addition to a reinforced access route.

Heavy Duty permeable gravel and grass reinforcement service for temporary works access, platforms and crane hard standings

Fire access route using porous plastic pavers
Grass filled permeable paving system for fire lanes

Grass Reinforcement

Advanced Turf System (Netlon ATS) is a high-performance mesh-element grass reinforcement plastic mesh rootzone system. The reinforced grass system provides an aesthetic, SuDS compliant free-draining grassed surface, capable of sustaining fire engines and emergency service vehicle loadings.

Advanced Turf reinforced grass system

The plastic mesh reinforces the grass surface rootzone, making it suitable for fire access route applications.

The ABG technical team work with clients to design and supply suitable SuDS compliant fire access route solutions that meet environmental guidelines and local planning requirements.  Contact our team with your project requirements.

Sudspave Permeable Pavers

Sudspave is a permeable paving grid system of interlocking cellular plastic porous pavers designed for the stabilisation of trafficked grass or gravel surfaces. Used where a free-draining permeable gravel or grass car park, access road or driveway is required.


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Sudspave plastic porous paving grid for permeable trafficable gravel or grass surfaces

Advanced Turf - Reinforced Grass

Netlon Advanced Turf System (Netlon ATS) is a high performance mesh-element reinforced natural grass rootzone system. It provides an aesthetic, SuDS compliant free-draining grassed surface, capable of sustaining heavy vehicle loadings in occasional-use applications.

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Netlon Advanced Turf reinforced grass system for traffic from ABG Geosynthetics

Truckcell Heavy-Duty Porous Paver

Truckcell™ is a heavy-duty cellular porous paving system designed for intensive usage and high-load traffic applications. The permeable paver can be filled with topsoil and seeded or with gravel to provide a structural surface for HGV traffic, trucks, coaches and fork-lift trucks.

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Truckcell heavy duty permeable gravel pavers / grass pavers for car parking and access roads
 

Products

Sudspave Permeable Pavers

Sudspave is a permeable paving grid system of interlocking cellular plastic porous pavers designed for the stabilisation of trafficked grass or gravel surfaces. Used where a free-draining permeable gravel or grass car park, access road or driveway is required.


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Sudspave plastic porous paving grid for permeable trafficable gravel or grass surfaces

Advanced Turf - Reinforced Grass

Netlon Advanced Turf System (Netlon ATS) is a high performance mesh-element reinforced natural grass rootzone system. It provides an aesthetic, SuDS compliant free-draining grassed surface, capable of sustaining heavy vehicle loadings in occasional-use applications.

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Netlon Advanced Turf reinforced grass system for traffic from ABG Geosynthetics

Truckcell Heavy-Duty Porous Paver

Truckcell™ is a heavy-duty cellular porous paving system designed for intensive usage and high-load traffic applications. The permeable paver can be filled with topsoil and seeded or with gravel to provide a structural surface for HGV traffic, trucks, coaches and fork-lift trucks.

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Truckcell heavy duty permeable gravel pavers / grass pavers for car parking and access roads
 

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