Long-Lasting Luxury Paving for New Commercial Spaces

In the realm of commercial design and landscape architecture, paving plays an important role in shaping the overall aesthetic and functionality of a space. The right paving not only enhances the visual appeal of a commercial area, but also contributes to an elevated user experience and ensures lasting durability of the new built environment. For new commercial projects seeking to achieve luxury and longevity in design, concrete pavers present a standout solution.

Concrete pavers are well known for their strength and durability. Design-wise, the material offers much more than a grey, industrial aesthetic, with advancements in manufacturing technology and raw material selections now enabling a wealth of colours and finish options. Among other paving suppliers in the Australian market, Anston has become renowned for our innovative approach to locally made, finely crafted concrete pavers, elevating the material to a new level of luxury.

Beauty and Function Combined

Anston concrete pavers are crafted with meticulous attention to detail, made in 25 beautiful colours within four styles, each exuding elegance and sophistication. These luxury concrete pavers also offer a high level of customisation. Building on the generous range of colours, shapes, and sizes available, designers have the freedom to create unique and visually striking paving patterns, request bespoke sizes, specify different finishing options, or include stencilling of graphic effects. Whether aiming for a modern, minimalist style or a more formal aesthetic, Anston concrete pavers can be tailor-made to cater to any design vision.

Another advantage of Anston’s concrete pavers is their exceptional durability. Strong enough to withstand the rigors of heavy foot traffic and to resist varying weather conditions, these pavers are proven to maintain their beauty and integrity over time. Anston pavers are made in compliance with the requirements of AS 4455.2:2010, providing quality assurances of the pavers’ capacity to withstand the minimum Breaking Loads required for pedestrian traffic in commercial environments.

The reliable combination of pleasing aesthetics and long-lasting performance is why Anston concrete pavers are optimal for up-market commercial spaces, adding a touch of luxury and elevating the overall experiential appeal.

Safety and Innovation

Commercial construction is experiencing a rise in the use of pedestal systems for paving, where pavers in balconies, roof terraces or outdoor areas are laid on elevated pedestals or pods instead of a traditional solid concrete or mortar base. These pedestal paving systems offer a range of benefits for both the installer and end user, providing much more convenience for ongoing maintenance.

The introduction of pedestal systems does however pose a safety concern: paver failure becomes much more dangerous to pedestrians when pavers are installed at a raised height. In certain instances, pedestals may be set almost 1m high, creating a fair distance between the paved level and sub-base level. Should pavers break, pedestrians are at risk of severe injury if they fall through to the sub-base.

To address this concern and protect pedestrian safety in highly trafficked commercial spaces, Anston has designed a pedestal paving range specifically for installation on raised pedestals. Each pedestal paver contains an in-built safety feature that resists full breakage and maintains structural integrity, even if the paver is subjected to a heavy impact load. This provides peace of mind that any damaged pavers can be replaced and risks resolved well before any potential injury to pedestrians.

Environmentally Considerate Pavers

Another factor that sets Anston’s concrete pavers apart is their approach to environmental sustainability. As a manufacturer of concrete products, Anston has made decent progress exploring options to reduce the carbon footprint associated with their products and operations, leading to a standard range that is 100% Australian-made with locally sourced raw materials and manufactured using low-carbon cement. Recently, the company has taken another step towards sustainability with the late 2023 launch of a new concrete colour range, called Anston EcoPebble.

EcoPebble offers four mix designs that each contain 24% recycled waste materials, including soft plastic post-consumer waste, processed quarry waste and industrial waste by-products. The manufacturing process utilises rainwater harvested onsite at the factory premises, reducing consumption of potable water resources. The launch of EcoPebble demonstrates the company’s commitment to better environmental outcomes, successfully achieving a reduction in virgin raw material consumption and the diversion of hazardous waste away from landfill.

For new commercial developments seeking a combination of luxury, durability, safety and sustainability packaged perfectly in a paving solution, Anston concrete pavers present an ideal choice. Offering exceptional durability, beautiful design, design flexibility, specialty safety features and environmental sustainability, these pavers are a testament to the evolution of concrete paving, transforming pavers from a purely functional feature to an attractive, considered design element that can bring many benefits to the built environment.

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