A recent housing development by Bellway Homes in Sheffield is one of the latest projects to use Bituchem’s specialist Natratex Cotswold landscaping material.
Over 700m² of the product in 6mm buff was applied to the new Bluecoats housing estate’s footpaths to complement the natural stone finish of the houses, whilst standing out from the surrounding tarmac roadways.
Natratex Cotswold proved the perfect solution for the application due to its ability to withstand constant pedestrian usage without damaging the appearance of the natural stone.
Natratex Cotswold, Bituchem’s flagship product, is extremely versatile with successful applications across a variety of sectors, including the housebuilding sector. The material is particularly effective for such applications as it can be used to complement or contrast with the surrounding landscape, including modern rural developments which are increasingly using natural Cotswold stone for the houses and surrounding areas.
The natural aesthetics of Natratex Cotswold is created using naturally occurring coloured aggregates, bound using a clear binder for a long-lasting, durable finish. Suitable for both pedestrian and vehicular areas, Natratex Cotswold can be applied in new construction projects, such as new housing developments, as well as overlays for existing landscapes and regeneration projects.
The material can be laid all year round and is done so using conventional equipment for a quick and easy application without the need for lengthy road closures.
Bituchem has created a heavy duty alternative for heavily-trafficked areas and also a porous option for schemes requiring a sustainable drainage solution, which eliminates the need for noticeable conventional drains.