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Whipsnade Zoo | A ZSL Conservation Zoo

Trailflex Permeable Paving in Dunstable

Trailflex Paves the Way for Sustainability and Durability at Whipsnade Zoo

Project Overview:

Trailflex, a leading provider of sustainable and durable paving solutions, is proud to announce its successful collaboration with Whipsnade Zoo. This case study details the installation of 850m2 of Trailflex on the zoo’s tiger enclosure viewing points and pathways leading to the play area.

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Whipsnade Zoo

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Project Challenges: Whipsnade Zoo, a renowned conservation leader, sought a paving solution that would meet several key criteria:

High Durability: The pathways needed to withstand the continuous foot traffic of thousands of visitors year-round.

Low Maintenance: Minimizing maintenance requirements was crucial to ensure resources remained focused on the zoo’s vital conservation initiatives.

Sustainability: Aligning with Whipsnade’s commitment to environmental responsibility, the chosen material should be eco-friendly.

Freeze-Thaw Resistance: The pavement needed to endure the harsh winter conditions experienced in the region.

Trailflex emerged as the perfect solution for Whipsnade Zoo, addressing all the project challenges. Here’s how:

Unmatched Durability: Trailflex is a unique blend of recycled vehicle tyres and a strong hybrid resin binder. This innovative composition delivers exceptional strength and resilience, making it ideal for high-traffic areas like zoo pathways.

Minimal Maintenance: Trailflex boasts exceptional low maintenance. Unlike traditional paving materials, it requires minimal cleaning, repairs, or replacements, freeing up valuable staff time and resources.

Sustainable Choice: Trailflex is a champion of sustainability and more. It utilizes recycled rubber from end-of-life vehicle tyres, reducing landfill waste and promoting a circular economy. Additionally, its permeable nature potentially contributes to Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) by allowing rainwater to infiltrate the ground and reduce stormwater runoff.

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Freeze-Thaw Resistant: Trailflex is specifically formulated to withstand harsh weather conditions, including freeze-thaw cycles. This ensures a long-lasting and reliable performance year-round, even in regions with harsh winters.

Project Outcome:

The installation of Trailflex at Whipsnade Zoo has proven to be a resounding success. The zoo now enjoys a durable, low-maintenance, and environmentally friendly pathway system that enhances the visitor experience while aligning with their sustainability goals. Trailflex can process more than 80,000 litres of rain water per hour and carries a 20-year guarantee.

Trailflex:  The Sustainable and Durable Choice for Your Project:

This case study showcases the numerous benefits of Trailflex for high-traffic areas.  Whether you require a solution for walkways, car parks, playgrounds, or public spaces, Trailflex offers the perfect combination of durability, sustainability, and low maintenance. Contact Trailflex today to learn more about how we can contribute to your next project!

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