Resiblock futureproofs Britain's oldest high street

All roads lead to Rome, as the saying goes, and that was certainly the plan for Britain's oldest High Street in Colchester, when the Romans settled in England in 43AD.

Now these roads, and the paving alongside them, are being made 'futureproof' by Essex County Council, with the use of Resiblock Resiecco.

Having been used in High Streets throughout the UK, and even at Europe’s longest pedestrian shopping area in Købmagergade, Copenhagen, Resiblock provide paving protection against large volumes of footfall traffic, cleaning regimes and staining from food, drinks and chewing gum.

Following the Installation of new broadband upgrades, paving improvements were planned by Essex County Council and Colchester Borough Council.

Both Councils’ key specification were to ensure that the new pavers were ‘futureproof’, with protection against large volumes of footfall traffic the top of the list. Protection against food and drink staining had been recently highlighted to the client following the ‘Eat out to Help Out’ scheme.

Essex County Council only needed to look a short way down the A12 for their solution. Resiblock have manufactured and supplied sealing solutions for High Streets since 1992 with Resiblock Resiecco often being the sealer of specification on High Street Projects. Contractors Henderson & Taylor had the benefit of product knowledge having used Resiblock during the Maidstone Public Realm Scheme.

Stabilisation of the joint notwithstanding cleaning regimes and trafficking whilst imparting the following additional benefits:

  • Prevents jointing loss from cleaning regimes & heavy footfall
  • Significantly reduces staining by food and drink
  • Virtually eliminates residual staining by chewing gum oils
  • Inhibits the growth of weeds and grass in joints
  • Environmentally friendly – solvent free

Since 1993 Resiblock Limited, the block paving sealer experts, has sold block paving sealers to seal, stabilise and protect all paving types.

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