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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How to pave around mature trees

Can you build permeable pavers over tree roots? Mature trees can be beautiful features of your home and garden, and are often incorporated into your landscape design. But these beautiful trees need protecting, particularly around their vulnerable root zone. Different kinds of driveways and paths can damage or even kill plants in your garden. For … Continued