A new Home Bargains store at Prescot Parkway, Merseyside, opened its doors to customers this Spring. (2017). The 2415 m² (25,973 ft²) store is located just off the Manchester Road, near the M57. It features a wider range of goods such as health, beauty and household items including a 698 m² (7,500 ft²) garden centre. The store’s 131 space car park is drained by some 151 metres of RECYFIX® MONOTEC, Hauraton’s high capacity channel drainage system.
Hauraton Limited introduced the RECYFIX MONOTEC, system in January 2016.The new Home Bargains store joins the numerous installations successfully completed in the United Kingdom.
Two MONOTEC sizes were installed in the Home Bargains car park’s red block surface both channel sizes having a nominal grating width of 100mm. The larger channel has an overall height of 380mm and provides a cross-section of 355.5cm2. The smaller channel has an overall height of 230mm and provides a cross-section of 190.5cm2. The 151 metres of channel installed has a total water capacity of just over 5078 litres.
All 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 stabiliser so that the structural strength of the material is unaffected and a consistent appearance is maintained. The MONOTEC channels have a loading category of up to Class D400.
In addition to the car park drainage, two sizes, 100 and 200, of the company’s RECYFIX® PLUS channels were also installed in the service yard against the retaining wall, the 105 metres of channel being supplied with HEELSAFE ductile iron gratings for a D400 loading category.
Ian Burton, Hauraton‘s Project Manager for the North West comments; “With a maximum weight of 10.4kg per channel, John Rogers of William Tarr and Co Limited, the groundwork contractor, was particularly impressed with the easy handling of the MONOTEC channels and how robust the product was 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”.
For RECYFIX MONOTEC product specifications go to www.hauraton.co.uk. CIVILS section and for RECYFIX PLUS go to the LANDSCAPING section.
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