Car Parking

CAR PARKING SOLUTIONS

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  • Commercial Everyday Car Parking

    With a solid track history of 15 years plus, Bodpave 85 with a gravel finish, is likely to be the correct choice to meet these demands

  • All Year Event Car Parking on Grass

    Grass Reinforcement Heavy is likely to be the correct choice to allow this to work

  • Overflow Car Park with Gravel Finish

    With a lower cost base, Bodpave 40 has been designed to work well for gravel infrequent or moderate use

  • Seasonal Event Car Parking on Grass

    For parking for spring and summer events, both Grass Reinforcement Heavy and Grass Reinforcement Medium are the likely options

  • Overflow Car Parking with Grass Finish

    Designed to assist strong grass growth,  Bodpave 85 is the likely solution

  • Verge or Off Drive Parking on Grass

    Depending on site conditions and amount of use, either Grass Reinforcement Medium & Grass Reinforcement Heavy

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Subject to project size, we would be happy to visit to check suitability and that the chosen solution will meet your needs.

Everyday use - commercial and domestic - grass and gravel parking

  • Bodpave 40 (per m2)

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    GridPave is a multi-purpose porous cellular paver with the ability to withstand loads of up to 150 tonnes per m2.

    £18.00 inc VAT Quick View
  • Bodpave 85 (per m2)

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    GridPave is a multi-purpose porous cellular paver with the ability to withstand loads of up to 150 tonnes per m2.

    £25.20 inc VAT Quick View

Lighter Vehicle Use on Grass - Summer and Infrequent Parking

Heavier Vehicle Use on Grass - Larger Events and Winter Parking

  • Grass Reinforcement Mesh Heavy (14.5mm) – 1m x 10m

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    Grass Protection Mesh is a thick plastic mesh designed for protecting and reinforcing grassed areas which are used by vehicles and pedestrians.

    £124.80 inc VAT Quick View
  • Grass Reinforcement Mesh Heavy (14.5mm) – 2m x 10m

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    Grass Protection Mesh is a thick plastic mesh designed for protecting and reinforcing grassed areas which are used by vehicles and pedestrians.

    £248.95 inc VAT Quick View
  • Grass Reinforcement Mesh Heavy (14.5mm) – 2m x 20m

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    Grass Protection Mesh is a thick plastic mesh designed for protecting and reinforcing grassed areas which are used by vehicles and pedestrians.

    Typical uses for the heavy 14.5mm grade are:

    • Large overflow event car parks used throughout the year – like visitor attractions, theme parks, wedding / conference centres and sports venues;
    • Small overflow car parking area used frequently throughout the year- like Churches, schools, and sports venues;
    • Heavy use pedestrian walkways used throughout the year; and
    • Grass access routes like emergency access routes to playing fields.
    £396.00 inc VAT Quick View

Protect your grass whilst still being able to park on it! Our protection mesh is designed to be laid over grass so that it can grow through the mesh and create a natural look. It is made of durable material, making it a great permanent solution for industrial and residential applications alike. It also provides a slip-resistant surface for pedestrians and cars, reducing the potential for accidents.

For regular / multiple vehicle use and creating long-term car parks on grass areas, we generally recommend our Heavy Duty Protection Mesh, which will protect grass from vehicles including cars, golf buggies and lorries up to 7.5 tonnes. 

  • Parking year-round on grass 
  • Maintains the aesthetics of your grass by reducing rutting, smearing and wear caused by pedestrians and cars
  • Grass grows through quickly to hide the mesh, giving a natural look
  • Slip resistance to minimise hazards
  • Can be placed directly on top of grass making for easy installation 

Problems & Solutions

The primary solution would be the GrassProtecta Medium and the GrassProtecta Heavy. Both are designed to take the weight of a car, but the choice of grade is all down to the ground / local conditions and amount of use.

If the ground is sandy, drains well, is well grassed and is generally flat and even, then the medium grade is likely to work well.  Also, if the area is likely to be sparingly used and / or in the warmer months of the year, then the medium grade is likely to be the best choice.

If the ground is a standard clay / sandy loam, drains well, flat, and even, the heavy grade is likely to be the correct choice for all year-round use.  The heavy grade will give the strongest footprint which is especially required in winter.  Also, if the vehicle is 2 tonnes to 7.5 tonnes, then again, the heavy grade would be the appropriate choice.

The correct product for car parking on a gravel driveway, that would be secure, long lasting and need very little maintenance, is a gravel filled permeable cellular grid like Bodpave 40.  Bodpave 40, when installed correctly, has been designed to hold gravel well, and to resist the damaging effects of the twisting and turning of cars.  All permeable cellular grids like Bodpave 40, need a hardcore base to support the grid.  Bodpave 40 has been designed to work well either with current hardcore so an existing driveway can be upgraded or on a new driveway.  Full installation and specification guidelines are available on the Grassmats website.

Either the GrassProtecta Medium or GrassProtecta Heavy is the correct choice.  For both options, the ground, preferably, should be fully grassed, have reasonable drainage and be flat and even.  For events that are mainly in the warmer months and the use expected to be light, then GrassProtecta Medium is likely to work well.   GrassProtecta Heavy is the regular choice when the anticipated use of the car park is going to be all year round.  GrassProtecta heavy will give an improved performance on the colder wetter days the mesh.  This is because GrassProtecta heavy will give the strongest footprint and the greatest depth of grass entanglement giving stronger capabilities and so is likely to work to expectations.  For larger sites it is strongly advised that contact is made with Grassmats Technical.  Grassmats offer site visits to confirm suitability.

To be able to park on grass or a grass verge,  keep the grass, and neutralize the damaging effects of a moving car,  GrassProtecta is the usual choice.  GrassProtecta can be easily installed with little preparation and requires scant maintenance.  GrassProtecta Medium or GrassProtecta Heavy are both used for parking on grass.  The GrassProtecta Medium is the best choice when the need to park is only in the warmer months or the need is infrequent and light.  When the need for parking can be intense or all year round, the GrassProtecta heavy is generally the correct choice.

Depending on ground conditions, how much use the proposed car park is going to have and what time of the year the car park is going to be used, either GrassProtecta Heavy or Bodpave will be the solution.  Also, the size if the car park will influence the solution.

If ground conditions are good, the site is not being used every day and the use is mainly in the summer for then GrassProtecta is the likely answer.  The access / reversing aisles in GrassProtecta and the parking spaces left without cover.

If the car park is going to be used throughout the year, and most days then a Grass Permeable Grid like Bodpave 85 should be considered.  It is advised contact is made with Grassmats technical to discuss options.

Depending on ground conditions and how often the car parking areas are going to be used, then either GrassProtecta Heavy or a permeable grass paver like Bodpave will.  It is advised contact is made with Grassmats technical to discuss options.

FAQs

Yes, if the traffic is going to be cars or heavier.  For pedestrian traffic, please contact Grassmats Technical

When a permeable cellular paver is used for an access route or a driveway, a grass finish is generally not suitable.  Although the route is likely to remain stable the grass is mostly lost due to the movements of the car tyres.

Bodpave 85 with a grass finish car be used in a car park but, due to the wearing action of the car tyres moving and turning on the access aisles, it is advisable to consider using gravel as the fill on the movement and reversing access aisles and grass for the parking bays.

Bodpave 85 with a grass finish car be used in a car park but, due to the wearing action of the car tyres moving and turning on the access aisles, it is advisable to consider using gravel as the fill on the movement and reversing access aisles and grass for the parking bays.

Bodpave 85 with a grass finish car be used in a car park but, due to the wearing action of the car tyres moving and turning on the access aisles, it is advisable to consider using gravel as the fill on the movement and reversing access aisles and grass for the parking bays.

Both Bodpave 85 & Bodpave 40 are fully made from recycled plastics.

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