ACO has announced a new addition to its popular StormBrixx stormwater attenuation and infiltration range that broadens the scope of installation applications in the construction market.
Designed for surface water infiltration and storage, the versatility of the StormBrixx system means it can be used across all construction environments as a standalone solution, or as part of an integrated sustainable urban drainage (SuDS) scheme.
The latest addition – ACO StormBrixx SD (Standard Duty) range – represents a general-purpose extension to the high-capacity patented plastic geocellular system, comprising of a 914mm high injection-moulded stackable crate design suitable for use in a wide range of construction applications.
While the StormBrixx HD (Heavy Duty) offers the ideal solution for Local Authority projects due to the option for integrated man access units, which facilitates the rigorous maintenance requirements mandated by SuDS approval boards and water companies; the new SD is the ideal cost-effective storage and infiltration solution for non-government funded work.
StormBrixx SD has a depth to invert of 4.5m and is available with integrated access plates to allow easy maintenance. The range is perfect for a variety of private sector integrated drainage systems with less restrictive specifications, including schools, housebuilding projects, supermarkets and carparks.
The SD system offers a high void ratio of 97% – one of the highest available on the market – which can limit the volume of excavation required to achieve a specified storage capacity. This helps to reduce both installation time and cost.
The SD range incorporates many of the benefits of the original HD StormBrixx attenuation system which drove the product to become one of the most popular on the market. Given the system’s stackable structure, up to 347m 3 can be loaded onto a single HGV – significantly reducing both the number of vehicles required, and consequentially, the carbon emissions for each project. Manufactured from fully recyclable polypropylene, the brick bonded and cross bonding structure ensures it is one of the strongest systems available.
Additional accessories available include inspection point and pipe connectors and for added ease of maintenance, the system can be configured to minimise silt accumulation. The SD range also benefits from a low flow and drain down facility, to ensure the system can be properly maintained throughout its life.
Luke Dekonski, National Manager for Storm Water Control at ACO, commented: “The ACO StormBrixx system is well known throughout the construction industry for its ability to offer a highly efficient attenuation and SuDS solution. We have decided to launch a highly competitive extension to the StormBrixx range, which will offer many of the structural and time-saving benefits of the original product, but without certain functions which would be redundant on non-public sector projects.”
For more information on the new StormBrixx SD range, please visit: www.aco.co.uk .