Park footpaths form an important part of the hard landscaping of our outdoor spaces. Well maintained and accessible green spaces are vital to communities, and the economy. They add value to homes, bring communities together, generate revenue for local businesses, support local wildlife, make local areas more desirable and improve our health and wellbeing.
Therefore, when planning these types of pedestrian routes, footpaths and walkways need to be designed with access in mind. They must be durable, safe and easy to maintain in order to entice people to use these outdoor spaces and to keep them coming back.
For these reasons, the NatraTex portfolio is packed with surfacing options for the regeneration of old park footpaths and for the creation of new development.
Park Footpaths Make a Big Step Forward with NatraTex Cotswold
In an increasingly busy and urban world, our parks are important places. These green spaces provide safe locations for us to exercise, spend time with friends and family, and connect with nature. From a community perspective, green spaces help to bring groups of local people closer together and help to combat crime and anti-social activity.
NatraTex Cotswold is a popular choice for park footpaths and recreational areas. The mellow warm tone of the natural aggregate is a perfect coloured paving solution to complement the open space. This is particularly important in green spaces, where preserving the natural surroundings of the park or beauty spot is important while balancing accessibility needs for visitors.
An example of this is the use of NatraTex Cotswold at a private estate in Chertsey, Surrey. The aim of this project was to create elegant footpaths throughout the landscaped gardens, which blended in with natural surroundings while providing level and safe access for users. As you’ll see from the finished results, in using NatraTex Cotswold the client was able to create a sense of untouched natural beauty while opening more of the landscape up for use.
NatraTex Cotswold was also used at Cheltenham Racecourse as the surfacing of choice for a new footpath and disabled viewing area. The coloured paving is suitable for people with various mobility needs, while it’s natural buff tones ensure it blends in seamlessly with outdoor environments, proving that NatraTex is perfect for both decorative paving and park footpaths, too.
NatraTex Colour and Park Footpaths
Architects and designers alike choose NatraTex because it offers a greater choice of colour without compromising on quality. The NatraTex Colour range features a whole spectrum of vibrant, eye-catching tones which are suitable for all types of applications including park footpaths and coloured playgrounds.
Laid in the same way as traditional black asphalt, NatraTex matches its durability but the clear binder allows coloured aggregate to display more vividly. In Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire, NatraTex Terracotta was specified in the regeneration of Queen’s Gardens. The park is part of a town centre redevelopment and was designed to create a valuable space for everyone to enjoy. The warm Terracotta shade was chosen to complement the vibrant flower beds of the gardens, while NatraTex was chosen for its durability.
A Sustainable Path For The Future
The need for more sustainable and durable building materials is more pressing than ever. Our solution to this is NatraTex Eco, a sustainable surfacing solution made of at least 50% locally sourced recycled materials.
Sustainable infrastructure benefits the environment, economy and our communities. As a business, we are committed to pursuing sustainable alternatives which bring all the benefits of our innovation and experience to the table. NatraTex Eco is one of these alternatives. As durable and hard-wearing as our other products, it is available in a wide range of colour ranges and is suitable for park footpaths, decorative footpaths, driveways and more!
Choose NatraTex for Park Footpaths
NatraTex Cotswold has been used for park footpaths at locations around the country. Urban green spaces are a very important part of living in a town or a city, with parks providing many benefits to the population. At BituChem Group, we work with architects, developers and contractors to create outstanding surfaces in coloured asphalt.
We can assist you in each step of your project, from initial design right through to construction and installation of hard landscaping. To find out more about NatraTex products, contact us today. A member of our team will be happy to advise you, provide samples, or arrange a quote.
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