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09 June 2008

The new "Green" paving from CEMEX UK 

Two new paving designs, ideal for drives, patios and ornamental gardens, have been launched by one of the UK’s leading building materials supplier, CEMEX. Chelsea ReadyFlowTM and Barbican ReadyFlowTM are stylish concrete block permeable pavers which will not require planning permission when new legislation comes into force in October 2008.

From the autumn, new legislation means that householders will need to get planning permission to install impermeable materials such as asphalt on their land. The legislation is being introduced to help to reduce excess surface water, which is being created when rain falls on impermeable materials in sealed areas such as car parks, bus stations and pavements.

It is estimated that during the 2007 summer floods, around two-thirds of the 55,000 homes were flooded from surface water. It is hoped that by encouraging householders to use permeable paving as part of a Sustainable Urban Drainage System, that doesn’t require planning permission, it will lead to reduced rainfall into the sewers, cleaner rivers and streams and increased water to plant and tree life.

The 2 new ReadyFlowTM pavers are attractive whilst at the same time are practical and can be used as part of a SUDS system. They are stylish and available in a choice of colours and sizes to enhance any property.

Barbican ReadyFlowTM 60 has a contemporary appearance with its smooth finish and clean lines. In contrast the Chelsea ReadyFlowTM 60 has traditional-looking tumbled edges. Both pavers come in a choice of 3 sizes and 3 colours to give the home-owner infinite opportunities in terms of laying patterns and design.

The new ranges are available from leading builders merchants, call the CEMEX Product Support Helpline on 0800 667827 for further information.


Notes to editors: For further information and pictures contact Elizabeth Young t. 01932 583214 e. CEMEX is a global building materials company and leading supplier of cement, ready-mixed concrete and aggregates. In the UK, CEMEX also has a significant share of the asphalt, concrete block and mortar markets. The company has a national supply network in the UK with over 500 locations, to ensure that quality building materials is available to customers locally. For more information, see or

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