Is there an Australian Standard for Permeable Paving?

Australian Standards (https://www.standards.org.au/) cover just about everything that you might build, buy or encounter in life in Australia. They’re the way to ensure that products have comparable minimum performance standards, and to ensure that works (including almost all aspects of construction) are completed to a safe, high quality standard. For example, there are various standards … Continued

Permeable Paving in the Royal Botanical Gardens

Here at New Dawn, we always get interesting and unique problems to solve with permeable paving. We recently received a request to provide permeable paving around a bottle tree in the Children’s Garden in the Royal Botanical Gardens. One of the trees had recently died, so had been replaced. This meant ripping up the permeable … Continued

Anti Slip Pool Surrounds

Poolside Permeable Paving

We exhibited at the SPASA Pool and Spa Show last weekend, showing off our permeable paving and it’s application around poolsides and spas. Our display at the SPASA Pool and Spa Show Everyone we talked to were interested in the paving – and that if you install it around a poolside, water will drain through … Continued

Permeable Concrete

It seems that more and more architects are specifying Permeable Concrete (otherwise known as pervious concrete or porous concrete) as a surface in landscape plans in order to comply with Council regulations – normally in tree protection zones (which we covered here). So we thought we’d give you a run-down of the porous concrete we … Continued

Options to Repair a Driveway: Resurfacing or New Concrete?

At New Dawn Paving, we specialise in the installation of permeable paving. However, the product we install, Pebble Pave, also works as an extremely cost effective option for driveway resurfacing! Concrete driveways serve as a highly practical area, however, can over time deteriorate and fade from exposure from the elements, oil leaks, the weight of … Continued

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Protecting Mature Trees with Permeable Paving

Mature trees are beautiful things, and often your dream garden is planned and built around them. But you have to be careful to protect them, especially their vulnerable root zone. Preventing the uptake of water, say, by laying concrete over the roots, is a sure-fire way to kill a tree. How can you protect your trees … Continued