StoneSet Permeable Paving was specified by the architects working on the Hazelbrook Station upgrade to save money and time while reducing disruption to the regularly used footbridge at the station.
Part of an upgrade of the Great Western Highway at Lawson, the station refurbishment at Hazelbrook included improving the aesthetics of the existing concrete pathways. HBO + EMTB Architects sought to avoid removing the existing concrete pathways leading to the footbridge, and instead utilise the existing surface.
The architects specified StoneSet paving for overlaying the pathways, saving time and money while also reducing disruption to the regularly used footbridge access at the station.
Four types of beautiful Australian sourced aggregates were used within the resin bound StoneSet overlay paving with the colours complementing the surrounding screens and planter beds. The thin depth of lay is just enough to take out any undulations within the existing surface but not so thick to affect existing levels and edges.
The different stone colours were separated with a permanent aluminium edge detail, providing a clean and crisp separation of the colours.
The overlay paving installation also ensured that the existing manhole covers were retained while maintaining easy access; this was easily achieved by marking the manhole covers with an aluminium edge.
The StoneSet paving was installed over a two-day period with access to and from the railway platform maintained at all times. The final outcome was stunning and proved that utilising an existing surface will not only save on costs and reduce time but also be beneficial to the environment.