Permeable Paving – Planning & Regulations

Here at New Dawn, our services extend well beyond just installing permeable paving. We have assisted numerous architects, engineers and planners in successfully implementing permeable paving into projects large and small. But why do you need to use permeable paving? Typically in new developments, it is in response to specific planning regulations and restrictions. Here’s … Continued

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 Parking Areas and Stormwater Collection

Increasingly we are seeing more and more creative ways that permeable paving can be used to manage stormwater and associated problems like erosion and nutrient leeching. For example, this article here (opens in new tab) shows a council in Canada trialling a permeable parking lot. It’s a great illustration of how councils are realising the … Continued

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Porous Pavements

Porous Pavers or Porous Pavements are two types of permeable surfaces often specified in new domestic and commercial developments. Traditionally, porous pavers are small concrete pavers with gaps between the edges, laid on a sand base. However, there is increasingly demand for surfaces with a much higher porosity than these systems offer, and that are … 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