RECYFIX MONOTEC drains car park at Skypark, UK
The high capacity channel system RECYFIX MONOTEC drains the extensive car park at Skypark in Exeter, in the Southwestern part of the United Kingdom. The drainage system is specially made for traffic, parking and commercial areas. Installed in landscaped grounds, it includes numerous car parks requiring effective surface water drainage.
Strong, sturdy, easy to install - high capacity channel RECYFIX MONOTEC
Cat Jones, Project Manager at HAURATON UK, responsible for South West UK was particularly pleased. The comments she received from Sam Reed, Site Manager for G Works Construction, “I was surprised how strong and sturdy these RECYFIX MONOTEC channels made of PP were. Cutting mitres was easy on site and no accidental damage to any component was experienced. The tongue and groove features on the channels provide easy assembly of the moulded components and facilitates the alignment of the channel run thus reducing installation time for the groundwork contractor”.
The whole unit is made of tough, virtually unbreakable polypropylene (PP) formulated to be very resistant to daily temperature fluctuations from frost conditions to strong sunlight, including the Ultra Violet (UV) spectrum. PP is naturally resistant to de-icing salt. Complying with the requirements of EN 1433, the PP is given its UV resistance by adding sufficient stabiliser so that the structural strength of the material is unaffected and a consistent appearance is maintained.
In the asphalted car park, three sizes of the RECYFIX MONOTEC system were installed:
- 145 metres of RECYFIX MONOTEC 100 Type 230 (cross-section of 190.5 cm2)
- 136 metres of RECYFIX MONOTEC 100 Type 280 (cross-section of 245.5 cm2)
- 45 metres of RECYFIX MONOTEC 100 Type 380 (cross-section of 355.5 cm2)
The 326 metres of channels provide a total hydraulic capacity of over 7,700 litres.
HAURATON introduced the RECYFIX MONOTEC system just over two years ago. Skypark joins the numerous installations successfully completed in the United Kingdom.