A new Travelodge in Weston Super Mare, Somerset has opened its doors to guests in March 2016. The hotel is located on Beaufighter Road, some three miles from the Grand Pier and includes a newly laid asphalted main car park with 47 spaces drained by a 60 metre run of RECYFIX® MONOTEC, Hauraton’s new high capacity channel system.
Hauraton Limited introduced the RECYFIX® MONOTEC, their new high capacity channel system in January, the new Travelodge being the first installation of the system in the United Kingdom.
The MONOTEC channels installed in the Travelodge car park have a nominal grating width of 100mm, an overall height of 380mm and are suitable for a loading category of up to Class D400. The channels provide a cross-section of 355.5cm2 and have a high attenuation volume.
The RECYFIX® MONOTEC one metre long channel component is of a sturdy monolithic design where the HEELSAFE grating and the tongue and groove linking system are integral to the channel moulding. The whole unit is made of tough, virtually unbreakable polypropylene (PP) formulated to be very resistant to daily temperature fluctuations from frost conditions to strong sunlight, including the Ultra Violet (UV) spectrum. PP is naturally resistant to de-icing salt. Complying with the requirements of EN 1433, the PP is given its UV resistance by adding just sufficient carbon black as a stabiliser so that the structural strength of the material is unaffected and a consistent appearance is maintained.
The front asphalted car park, with 15 spaces, at the new Travelodge is drained with over 40 metres of RECYFIX® PRO 100 channels fitted with Hauraton’s FIBRETEC® Class C250, HEELSAFE gratings which have a similar appearance of the MONOTEC grating. This HEELSAFE grating has super smooth, elliptical slot openings where the moulded bars have slightly raised triangular bosses along their outside edges. As well as providing an elegant appearance, this feature ensures surface water is directed into the slots helping eliminate any cross-flow over the grating which helps optimise the channels attenuation volume.
Cat Jones, Hauraton‘s Project Manager for the South West comments; “We worked closely with the ground workers to ensure the drainage systems specified were going to be discreet, blended in well with the desired design effect and meet the loading Class required. It was particularly pleasing this first installation of our tough RECYFIX® MONOTEC channels here in the UK went so well, with a maximum weight of 10.4kg the contractor found the channels supplied, easy to handle and install with no breakages reported during the installation process. Matching Trash Boxes and End Caps were also supplied. All Hauraton surface water drainage systems’ comply with European Standards (hENs) and carries the CE mark”.
Malcolm Benham, Operations Director for the main contractors Pavenet Limited comments, “The RECYFIX® channel runs were very easy to install and user friendly. With the job complete, we had one day of very heavy rain and were impressed that both car parks were effectively drained with no puddles on site”.
Project: Travelodge, 4 Beaufighter Road, Western Super Mare, Somerset, BS24 8EE
Architects: SKD Design
Authority: North Somerset
Main contractor: Pavenet Limited.
Builders Merchant: JPD Yate.
Surface water drainage systems and Hydraulics Design Support: Hauraton Limited.
60m – RECYFIX® MONOTEC 100/380 high capacity channels to loading category Class D400.
40m – RECYFIX® PRO 100 channels with FIBRETEC® gratings to loading category Class C250.
Trash Boxes and End Caps to match the RECYFIX® MONOTEC and RECYFIX® PRO channels. Channels and Trash Boxes have HEELSAFE gratings