Chelmer Valley Clay Pavers consist of specific clays and sands fired at higher temperatures, providing excellent technical qualities, durability resisting frost, excellent transverse strength, abrasion resistance and resistance to chemicals typically associated with hard landscaping situations such as road salts etc. Clay paving does not polish under intensive use and retains its slip/skid resistance.
This long service life plays a significant role in defining the sustainability of clay paving. The natural resources used in the production of new clay paving products are conserved by ranging its original environmental impact over this extended period of time.
100% Raw Material = 100% Brick
Minimising Waste – Closed System Production Process
The paver production process, known as a closed loop system, takes waste raw clay and waste from thermal production (fired rejects) and uses that in part as raw material substitute, mixed with quarried clay for the production of new products. This ensures new paver production is 100% efficient where 100% raw material = 100% brick.
Ground water/recycling of rainwater used in the production cycle circulates in a closed circuit, so not a single litre of industrial wastewater is wasted. This is known as a zero-discharge process.