Specifier Review
Sudscape Hits The Heights For Trowbridge Town Council

Sudscape Hits The Heights For Trowbridge Town Council

The re-development of the Civic Hall in Trowbridge Park for Trowbridge Town Council by Beard Construction has involved the installation of an innovative hard landscaping system that offers unique eco-friendly qualities.


Sudscape is a SUDS compliant porous paving system which has been used to surface the first-floor balcony of the new building from where the Lord Mayor can address the public. Sudscape is largely comprised of recycled car tyres which form a sub layer, coupled with a top layer of resin bound aggregate.

It was considered ideal for use on the balcony by the specifier, Construction Services Group Hydrock, because it is light weight, does not require special machinery or heavy plant for the installation process, and boasts excellent drainage properties, with the rubber sub base holding rainwater from where it can naturally and effectively drain into the rainwater sewers.

The fact that Sudscape is available in a range of colour finishes means that it complements the interior scheme of the new building, effectively harmonising the exterior with the interior. In addition Sudscape requires very little on-going maintenance, with no need for pressure washing or any specific cleaning regime.

Mark Buckley of Beard Construction comments: “With environmental considerations now a key part of building criteria we were very keen to use a product which has substantial eco credentials. The fact that the Sudscape product boasts a range of other benefits, including easy maintenance making it ideal for installation on a balcony made it the natural choice.”